Projects for the second round of Community Preservation Act funding, to be presented at the April 2004 Annual Town Meeting, will be accepted until October 15, 2003. To download a Project Submission Form Click Here. Funds must be used or reserved as set forth in the Act, with a minimum of 10% of captured revenue used or reserved in each of the following categories: open space, community housing and historic preservation. The remaining 70% of the funds can be used for any of these purposes, plus recreation. All projects must be recommended to Town Meeting by the Community Preservation Committee. Residents or town boards cannot propose projects using CPA funds independently to Town Meeting. Project proponents will be notified of preliminary acceptance of their proposal, and will be scheduled to meet with the CPC later in the fall. The Project Submission Form lists the requirements for submitting a proposal.
CPA revenues are expected to exceed $2 million in FY04. The Town anticipates receiving its first state match of CPA funds in October, 2003, in addition to local revenues of approximately $1 million. The 2003 Annual Town Meeting approved expenditures of $811,600 for 3 projects – Hosmer House renovations and upgrades, Dickson Land purchase and Sudbury Housing Authority rental housing units.
For a copy of the Community Preservation Committee’s 2002 report Click Here.