The Sudbury Community Preservation Committee is currently soliciting project proposals for funding under the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Proposals will be accepted through October 31, 2008. The Application For 2009 CPC Projects is available at the Planning and Community Development office, the Town Manager’s Office and the Town Clerk’s offices, or can be downloaded on the CPC website. CPA funds must be used, reserved or retained as set forth in the Act. A minimum of 10% of annual revenue must 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 three purposes as well as the category of recreation, or can be retained for future use in all four areas.
All project proposals must be recommended to Town Meeting by a majority of the Community Preservation Committee. Project proponents will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal for further evaluation, and will be scheduled to present to the CPC later in the fall as it develops a final list of projects to recommend at the April 2009 Town Meeting. Project proponents are encouraged to review the Project Submission Form carefully for all project requirements.
Sudbury’s 2008 Annual Town Meeting approved ten projects in all three funding categories, including 5 in the Historic Preservation category for the Town Clerk Document Preservation, Military Training Filed Archaeology Study, Florence Hosmer Painting Appraisal, Stearn’s Mill Dam Evaluation and Town Hall Window Restoration; 2 in the Community Housing category for the Sudbury Housing Trust Allocation and the Sudbury Housing Authority Unit Reconstruction; 2 in the Open Space category for the CSX Land Purchase and the Nobscot Reservation Purchase of Development Rights; and one in the Recreation Category for Walkway Construction. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2008, Sudbury’s CPA surtax raised $1,367,707.90. We anticipate another significant match of funds from the state to be delivered to the Town in October.