The Community Preservation Committee has received 6 proposals for funding to be considered at the April 2004 Annual Town Meeting. The deadline to submit proposals ended on October 15, 2003. The projects involve all 4 eligible categories, and were submitted by both public and private interests.
The largest proposal is to purchase the development rights on the Cutting property, estimated at $4.7 million. In addition, a second proposal to develop a portion of the Cutting property into recreational field space was submitted in the amount of $600,000. These projects are submitted by the Town Manager.
Funds for new walkway construction are requested in the amount of $100,000, again submitted by the Town Manager.
Technical assistance for determining buildability on town properties for scattered site rental housing has been requested by the Sudbury Housing Authority in the amount of $20,000.
A project to preserve and restore the Sudbury Revolutionary War Cemetery on Concord Road is proposed by the Sudbury Historical Commission and the Town Manager in the amount of $172,350.
A proposal to create permanent deed restrictions on the Barton Farm located on Haynes Road has been submitted by a resident. The application states that the deed covenants are set to expire in 2010. The project involves legal research into the deeds and covenants to ensure that the property is protected in perpetuity, at an estimated cost of $15,000.
Public discussions of these projects are scheduled over the next 8 weeks, culminating in a public hearing to be held on December 17th at Town Hall. The tentative discussion schedule follows. All interested residents are urged to attend.
October 29, Town Hall:
Revolutionary War Cemetery
November 5, Town Hall:
Cutting – Development Rights and Recreation
Barton Farm Deed Restrictions
November 19, DPW Building:
December 3, Town Hall:
Housing Technical Assistance
Discussion on final selections
December 17, Town Hall:
Public Hearing on Final Selections
Copies of the proposals can be obtained from the Planning Board office by calling 978-443-2209, ext. 1387.