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.