About

The Middleboro Community Preservation Committee – CPC – was created via bylaw passed at the June 6, 2011 Annual Town Meeting. You can contact the committee by email or by attending our meetings. Corrections or other information about the content of the web site can be sent to the CPC Webmaster. Information about exemptions is here.

Duties of the CPC
The committee is charged with administering funds raised by the Community Preservation Act – CPA – which was adopted by Middleboro by ballot question in 2010. Funds are raised by a 1% surcharge on property tax and matched at a varying level by the state. Besides the matching state funds, CPA money often attracts grants – increasing the value of your CPA dollars even more. CPA funds can only be spent on preservation of open space, historic assets, creation of recreational assets, and community housing. More information about CPA can be found on our CPA page.

Reed Cemetery
Reed Cemetery - photo by Wally Glendye
Projects are proposed to the CPC who then vote if the project should be recommended to town meeting. CPC approved projects then go to town meeting where you – the Middleboro voter – decide to approve or deny the spending.

CPC Members
CPC meetings are posted with the town clerk and on this page. This web site was created with the intention of providing the public with as much information as possible about the management of your CPA dollars.

The group consists of five statutory members and four at large members:

Member Type

Represents

Kimberly French(Chairman)

At large

Ted Eayres(Vice Chair

At large

Wally Glendye

Statutory

Historic Commission

n/a

Statutory

Conservation Commission

Mark Belanger

At large

Jack Healey

Statutory

Planning Board

Jo Ruthwicz(Secretary)

Statutory

Housing Authority

Dave Thomas

Statutory

Parks Commissioner

Laura Stevens

At large


2 Replies to “About”

  1. Community Preservation Act Committee
    Middleboro has a great tradition of music of which we all can take pride. We have noted musicians, composers and instruments. The organ is an instrument that changes with time. The loss of the powerful, hybrid electro-mechanical organ in the Central Congregational Church fire was a tragic loss. It is simply irreplaceable.
    We do, however, have an even earlier organ that serves as a Middleboro treasure. The 1890 mechanical organ at the Unitarian Universalist Society is another that could never be replaced, the musical quality from which is difficult to emulate with modern instruments. As a lover of locally produced music and a member of the Middleboro Music Guild, I attend many musical programs in the town. The Unitarian Universalist Society frequently offers its facilities for music programs, not only for the benefit of their congregation, but to the community at large.
    While this organ continues to provide beautiful music, it is in need to refurbishment. The cost of repairs to such vintage instruments can easily exceed the resources of their congregation. Concerts given for the community to raise capital have been musical gems, but insufficient to fund the needed repairs.
    I urge the Committee to consider assisting the Unitarian Universalist Society with funding for these much needed repairs.
    Charles R. Chace
    104 Wall St.

  2. Hello,

    I am working on a project with Massachusetts Housing Partnership in which I am creating a database that outlines the state of Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts in communities across Massachusetts. Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts are locally created and governed by independent municipalities, and are specifically for use in affordable housing initiatives.

    I was just wondering if you might be able to tell me if Middleboro has a Municipal Affordable Housing Trust. This information will allow me to understand a more detailed scope of the status of affordable housing across the state. If you are unsure whether or not such a trust exists in your community, it would be very helpful to be directed towards anyone who might know.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Best wishes,
    Megan Schwartzmeyer