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                            Community Preservation Act Update

Community Preservation Act (CPA) Funds come from a 3% property tax surcharge that is matched with state funds from a real estate transaction stamp tax.  The Act requires funds be used on Affordable Housing, Historic Preservation, and Open Space/Recreation preservation initiatives in Massachusetts communities with a minimum of at least 10% of funds going to each of these three categories.  At the April 2004 Special Town Meeting, Provincetown voters ratified the CPA and voted to direct the uncommitted 70% of funds to finance affordable housing. The voters at the November 2008 Special Town Meeting amended that breakout to 10% in each category with 70% uncommitted and available for any category.  The spending allocation was further amended at the April 2014 Annual Town Meeting as follows: In every fiscal year, the community preservation committee must recommend either that the legislative body spend, or set aside for later spending, not less than 10% of the annual revenues in the Community Preservation Fund for open space/recreation, not less than 10% of the annual revenues in the Community Preservation Fund for historic resources; and not less than 60% of the annual revenues in the Community Preservation Fund for community housing.


According to the Community Preservation Act legislation, MGL Ch. 44B, Sec. 6, “Funds that are set aside shall be held in the Community Preservation Fund and spent in that year or later years, but funds set aside for a specific purpose shall be spent only for the specific purpose.” 


 Applications for CPA funds are typically accepted during a fall funding cycle in advance of the April Annual Town Meeting.  It should be noted that the Community Preservation Committee does accept applications on a rolling basis if appropriate. Applicants may discuss a potential application with the CPC at any time.  

 


ATM Date

Description

Amount

Community Housing:


2005

CEM/Seashore Point

$900,000


2007


Housing Office 1

$8,752

2007

90 Shank Painter Road

$1,000,000

2007

Sandy Hill Lane

$732,000

2008

Housing Office 2

$50,000

2009

83 Shank Painter Road

$150,000

2009-2011

Stable Path at 35 Race Point Road

$540,000

2009

Housing Office 3

$59,740

2010

Housing Office 4

$34,309

2011

Housing Office 5

$42,130

2012

Housing Office 6

$31,369

2013

Housing Office 7

$33,454


subtotal housing:

$3,581,754

Historic Preservation:


2005

Town Hall Restoration

$75,000

2006

PMPM Monument

$58,500

2007

Town Archives

$17,635

2007

Town Hall Clock

$20,000

2008

Public Library Restoration

$50,000

2008

FAWC - Days Lumber Yard Bldg.

$50,000

2008

PMPM Lodge

$25,760

2009

Town Hall Renovation

$2,000,000

2010

"Building Provincetown"

$12,500

2010

Library Façade Ph. 2

$45,000

2011

Corridor Cases: town hall

$12,000

2011

Winthrop St Cemetery Assessment

$44,500

2011

Municipal Archival Storage

$26,500

2011

Hawthorne Barn Restoration

$0

2012

Vital records

$19,106

2012

Winthrop St Cemetery Phase 2

$40,000

2012

UU Ceiling Restoration

$25,000

2013

Eastern Schoolhouse/WOMR

$50,000

2013

High School restoration

$200,000

2013

Winthrop St Cemetery Ph 3 & 4

$50,000

2013

Historic barn at FAWC

$25,000


subtotal historic:

$2,846,501

Open Space/Recreation:


2005

Peter's Property

$755,140

2009

Suzanne's Garden

$100,000

2010

Hawthorne Property

$133,200

2012

Foss Woods Addition

$50,000

2012

Dunes Edge Campground

$150,000

2012

School Playground

$35,000

2013

Greensfelder Bball Court

$72,916


subtotal open space/recreation:

$1,296,256




Grand Total


$7,724,511


Members:
  • Vacant, Planning Board - Term Ends 6/30/16
  • Barbara Prato, Conservation - Term Ends 6/30/16
  • Eric Dray, Historical - Term Ends 6/30/16
  • Kristin Hatch, Housing - Term Ends 6/30/16
  • Vacant, Community Housing - Term Ends 6/30/16
  • Peter Petas, Open Space - Term Ends 6/30/16
  • Vacant, Recreation - Term Ends 6/30/16
  • Vacant, At Large - Term Ends 6/30/16
  • Judith Cicero, At Large - Term Ends 6/30/16

Contact: Assistant Town Manager David Gardner



Town of Provincetown
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Ph: (508) 487-7000
Fx: (508) 487-9560