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Community Preservation Act Committee

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We anticipate that Eligibility Applications for FY2019 projects (for approval at May 2018 Town Meeting) will be available in mid-September 2017. Similar to previous years, prospective applicants will be required to submit Eligibility Applications by early/mid-November 2017, with Full Applications due early/mid-January 2018.  For guidance, the application and information on the funding process for FY2018 is available HERE. 


The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was enacted by legislation to provide dedicated funding for preservation of open space, historic resources and community housing. CPA funding is provided through a local real estate tax surcharge and a statewide Registry of Deeds surcharge. Easton adopted the CPA in 2001. For more information CPA and how it works, click here.

 

Easton’s voters adopted the CPA because they recognized the importance of preserving the treasures that comprise Easton’s character and contribute to our quality of life.

 

Since adopting the CPA, Easton's CPA funds have been used to acquire open space, construct playgrounds, preserve historically significant structures and protect community housing.  For a list of previously approved projects, click Projects & Proposals in the box on the left.

In 2015 the Easton CPC adopted its first Community Preservation Plan.  The Plan includes a history of the CPA in Easton, past project and financial information, and project priorities for each CPA category (Housing, Historic Resources, Open Space and Recreation). 
The 2015 CPA Plan is available HERE.

 

Visit the statewide Community Preservation Coalition's website at www.communitypreservation.org for more information about the Community Preservation Act.

 

To see Community Preservation Fund Financial reports, please see this page.

  

Member Position:
Term ends:
James Lee
Chair, Citizen representative
2018
Greg Strange
Vice-Chair, Planning & Zoning representative
2017
Timothy McCaul
Conservation Commission representative
2017
Edmund Hands
Citizen representative
2017
Avery Lee Williams
Clerk, Citizen representative
2017
Dennis Sheedy
Easton Housing Authority representative
2017
John Ventresco
Historical Commission representative
2017
VACANT
Citizen representative
2019
Meredith Keach
Recreation Commission representative
2017