Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Community Preservation Committee writes in to invite residents to a public hearing on projects eligible for consideration under the Community Preservation Act.
Wednesday, February 27
Dear Editor, The Needham Community Preservation Committee (CPC) extends an invitation to a special public hearing to discuss the project proposals currently under review by the CPC. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the Highland Room on the lower level of Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. Comments, questions and concerns will be considered during the CPC’s deliberation of the projects. Those projects that receive the CPC’s final recommendation for funding from the Needham Community Preservation Fund will be presented to Town Meeting in May. Under the Community Preservation Act legislation, the following projects are eligible for consideration: Information on the projects is available at the Park and Recreation Office…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Needham residents can ask questions and share thoughts on the three proposals.
Needham residents are encouraged to come hear about several projects that are being considered for Community Preservation Act funding at Needham's Oct. 29 special Town Meeting. The Community Preservation Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposals on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in selectmen's chambers at Needham Town Hall. Following the hearing, the Community Preservation Committee will decide whether to recommend each of the three projects at Town Meeting. All three projects appear in the October 2012 special Town Meeting warrant. In 2004, Needham adopted the Community Preservation Act and its 2 percent surcharge on local real estate property tax bills. According to state guidelines, the funds can be spent in three main …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The public is invited to learn about and weigh in on four proposals for Community Preservation Act funding at a hearing tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Needham residents can hear about the latest round of projects up for Community Preservation Act funding at a public hearing tonight, Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The Community Preservation Committee is considering three historical projects totaling about $80,000 and one affordable housing project totaling $500,000. No open space projects made it to the final stage of consideration. Passed by voters and Town Meeting in 2004, Needham’s CPA funding comes from a 2 percent surcharge on real estate property tax bills, plus a state match. Each year, a minimum of 10 percent of the collected monies must be set aside in one of three “buckets” for projects in three areas: historic resources, community housing and open space. The …