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.

Meet Belmont Podcast overview of Community Preservation Committee


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.



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


Member:Term: Position:Appointed By:
Stephen Pinkerton2020 Planning Board
David Kane 2021 Recreation Commission
Lisa Harrington2019 Historic District Commission
Gloria Leipzig2018 Housing Authority
Elizabeth Dionne2020 Board of Selectmen
Andres Rojas2018 Board of Selectmen
Margaret Velie2019ChairConservation Commission
Roy Epstein2021 Parks Commissioner
Floyd Carman2020 Board of Selectmen


Staff Contacts

Glen CastroCPC Technician(617) 993-2774