The Middleboro CPC has finished the draft of the Community Preservation Plan. The public is invited to comment on June 6th – 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at Middleboro Town Hall in the Board of Selectman meeting room.
The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 6 regarding a draft of the community preservation plan required under the state Community Preservation Act. The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Room at the Town Hall.
Residents are invited to attend the hearing and comment on the draft, as are all local officials and members of town boards and committees.
The Community Preservation Act, which was approved by Middleboro voters in 2010, helps to create a community that preserves open space and historic sites, creates recreational opportunities, and develops affordable housing. Money is raised through a surcharge on local property taxes, in Middleboro’s case a 1 percent surcharge. The local funding is partially matched from a state fund.
The draft, which reflects the community’s vision for the future, includes detailed goals and specific criteria that would be considered as the CPC reviews applications for CPA funding. Some goals of the CPA included in the draft are open space preservation, recreational facility creation or improvement, historic preservation, and creation of affordable housing.
The CPC, a nine-member committee made up of representatives of town boards and at-large members, is charged with making recommendations to town meeting on how CPA funds are to be spent.
The draft community preservation plan is available on the CPC website, middleborocpa.org, at
the Middleboro Public Library, or at the town clerk’s office in the bank building, 20 Center St. Residents are encouraged to attend the hearing and comment on the plan.