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FRAMINGHAM – As required by a Framingham ordinance, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will hold a Public Hearing on March 27 at 7 p.m..

The meeting will be in the Blumer room of the Memorial Building and on Zoom.

The purpose of this hearing is for final review and vote of the proposed project recommendations for funding of fiscal year 2023 projects submitted. It will be at this hearing that the CPC will recommend the projects and funding amount to the City Council.

This meeting will also be viewable via Zoom at:

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Projects being considered include:

  • Framingham Accessible Dock (at Waushakum Beach)
  • Universally Accessible Walking Trail with Scenic Viewing Platforms on the Carol Getchell Trail
  • Arlington Street Park Construction
  • Chris Walsh Memorial Trail Design
  • 103 Guild Street (Purchase 11 Acres)
  • Edgell Grove Cemetery Tomb House Emergency Roof Repair
  • Framingham History Center – The Academy – Preservation and Accessibility
  • Framingham History Center – Edgell Memorial Library –Preservation and Restoration
  • Temple Street Park Improvements
  • Design Study for New Community Garden Sites in Framingham

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Framingham adopted the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) in November 2020 by voter referendum. In adopting the Act, voters agreed that property owners would pay a 1% annual surcharge on local property taxes that can be used solely for City quality-of-life projects, as defined by the Act.

Adoption of the Act also made Framingham eligible to receive matching funds from a state CPA Trust Fund. It is estimated that the Committee will have about $2 million in the account to award grants for projects.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.