Community Preservation Committee

Next Meeting will be 02/08/2023

 

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

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:
   Planning Board
David Lind2023 Recreation Commission *
Michael Chesson2024 Historic District Commission
Gloria Leipzig2023 Housing Authority
Elizabeth Dionne2022ChairSelect Board
Juliet Jenkins2024SecretarySelect Board
Margaret Velie2023Vice-ChairConservation Commission
Roy Epstein2023 Parks Commissioner
Sarah Caputo2023 Select Board

* Recreation Commission member designated by the Select Board

Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Matt HaskellAdmin Coordinator for CPC(617) 993-2616    

mhaskell@belmont-ma.gov