Canton Community Preservation Committee (CCPC)
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT
Established under M.G.L. c. 44B, the Community Preservation Act (CPA) allows Massachusetts cities and towns to raise funds through a surcharge on local real estate taxes. These funds can be used to:
• acquire, create and preserve open space;
• acquire, preserve, rehabilitate or restore historic resources;
• acquire, create, preserve and support community housing; and
• acquire and preserve land for recreational use.
In the General Election of 2012, Canton residents voted to adopt the CPA with a 1% surcharge on all real estate property tax bills with two exemptions:
(1) residential property owned and occupied by any person who qualifies for low- income housing, or low- or moderate-income senior housing, and
(2) the first $100,000 of taxable value of all residential real property.
At the 2014 Annual Town Meeting, voters approved to extend the $100,000 tax exemption to commercial and industrial property owners.
Is our Project Eligible?
|Canton's CPA Projects
| HS Tennis Court Restoration
| Veteran’s Housing - Electrical Box Replacement for 13 units
||2014||Canton Housing Authority||$30,000|
| Veteran’s Housing - Smoke Detector Upgrade for 26 units
||2014||Canton Housing Authority||$63,700|
| Canton Corner Cemetery Gravestone Restoration, Phase 1
||2014||Historical Commission and DPW||$25,000|
| 1840 Friendship Quilt by Canton women
| Civil War Soldier Statue Restoration at Memorial Hall
Schedule for Applicants
Projects for consideration at the 2016 Town Meeting, should observe the following schedule: Pre-application period opens July 1, 2015 and forms are due by October 1, 2015
Full project applications are due by November 17, 2015
The Committee is planning to a host a workshop for CPA applicants this summer, more details to follow.
Community Preservation Plan2015 Approved Plan
After adopting the Community Preservation Act, each community must develop a Community Preservation Plan to facilitate implementation of the Act, according to Section 5 (b)1 of CPA. The Community Preservation Committee must hold a public hearing and update the plan every year.
For more information visit www.communitypreservation.org , as well as view the following instructions and guidance on Canton’s specific process for application funding
For project information contact CCPC Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (339) 502-5729.