Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Franklin: the Community Preservation Act is coming to vote in November

The Town Council just voted to send the Community Preservation Act (CPA) to the voters in the November election.

The Act would (briefly) call for a 3% surcharge to be used for limited purposes (preservation, open space and one other).

The Commonwealth currently reimburses 100% of this so we would get a good benefit. It was discussed that the reimbursement should be planned for at about 50% to account for the unpredictability of what actually would happen.

Read more about this to prepare for the vote in November.

PS - As I learn more about it, find links, etc. I'll share them here.

The Franklin Gazette article by Michael Morton is here.