Community Preservation Committee

 

Joey’s Park – Rebuilt in 2014 through CPA funds and private donations

 

On November 2, 2010, Belmont voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The CPA provides a funding source for Open Space (including outdoor Recreational Land), Community Housing, and Historic Resources.

Belmont raises money for its Community Preservation Fund by imposing a 1.5% surcharge on local real estate taxes.  Belmont collects close to $1 million/year from the property tax surcharge.  Additionally, each year the state distributes limited matching funds to the towns that have passed the CPA.  These funds are collected from existing fees on real estate transactions at the Registry of Deeds.

 

Process

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) recommends projects to Town Meeting regarding the appropriation of CPA funds.  Preliminary Applications for CPA funds are generally available in the summer and due in September/October. Final Applications are generally due in late November.  Sponsors of projects are encouraged to speak or meet with the CPC committee ahead of these deadlines.  Further information is available in Belmont's Community Preservation Plan.

Meetings

The CPC meets the second Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7pm in the Town Hall.

 

Member:Term: Position:Appointed By:
Karl Haglund2018 Planning Board
Floyd Carman2017ClerkBoard of Selectmen
Anthony Ferrante 2017 Recreation Commission
Lisa Harrington2019 Historic District Commission
Gloria Leipzig2018 Housing Authority
Anne Marie Mahoney2019Vice-Chair Board of Selectmen
Andres Rojas2018 Board of Selectmen
Margaret Velie2017ChairConservation Commission
Adam Dash2018 Parks Commissioner

 

Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Glen CastroCPC Technician(617) 993-2774      gcastro@belmont-ma.gov