Community Preservation Committee

CPC Logo with blue backgroundIMPORTANT NEWS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUNDING

Pursuant to Article 1, Section 32.3.6 of the Framingham Ordinances, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will hold a Public Hearing on March 18, 2024, at 7:00 PM in the Blumer Room on the lower level of the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street. The purpose of this hearing is for final review and vote of the proposed project recommendations for funding of fiscal year 2024 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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81645435160?pwd=WmpPQW5rVWh2UThtT2hFNFFTNnVLUT09

Projects being considered include:

Project ID

Title

CPA24-004

Walsh/Dunning Softball Field Complex Improvements

CPA24-005

Accessible Boardwalk Construction, Carol Getchell South

CPA24-008

City of Framingham Rental Subsidy Program

CPA24-011

Athenaeum and Firehouse Preservation/Reuse

CPA24-012

Pratt Street Community Garden Fencing and Storage

CPA24-013

Reardon Park Construction

CPA24-014

Framingham History Center Academy Accessibility & Restoration

CPA24-015

Framingham History Center Village Hall South Wall Restoration

CPA24-016

499 Central Street Acquisition

CPA24-017 

Ecological Restoration of the Cochituate Rail Trail

CPA24-018

Design Carol Getchell Stairway

CPA24-019

Memorial Building Historic Preservation

CPA24-020

Edgell Grove Cemetery Tomb House (Phase 2)

CPA24-023

Waushakum Lake Rehabilitation/Preservation

CPA24-024

Rental Subsidies for Low-Income Families

 The application submittals are available for review in the office of Heather O’Donnell, Community Preservation Coordinator, Room 221 of the Memorial Building as well as on the Community Preservation webpage at  www.framinghamma.gov/3286/Community-Preservation-CommitteeThe legal notice can be found in the Metrowest Daily Newspaper and on the City of Framingham’s website: www.framinghamma.gov

Thomas F. Mahoney, Chair

Community Preservation Committee


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CPA PROJECT ELIGIBILITY FORM

Eligibility Form FY2024 is no longer available as the deadline has passed.

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

In November 2020, the City of Framingham adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA), MG Chapter 44B. This statewide legislation allows cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to adopt a property tax surcharge which, along with state matching funds, is used for open space preservation, creation of community housing, preservation of historic buildings and landscapes, and creation of recreation opportunities.

Consistent with the requirements of the CPA, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was formed.

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is comprised of nine (9) members. Five (5) seats are filled per state CPA statute by representatives from the following City Boards: Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Framingham Housing Authority, Parks & Recreation Committee, and Planning Board. The remaining four (4) seats are At-Large members appointed by the City Council. The four (4) At-Large members are prohibited from holding any other municipal position on a multiple-member body nor hold any position as a municipal officer while serving as a member of the CPC.

Name Position Appointing Authority Joined CPC Term Expiration
Thomas Mahoney Chair City Council July 2021 June 2024
Karen Margolis  Vice Chair City Council June 2022 June 2024
Judith Grove  Clerk City Council July 2021  June 2024
Vacant  Member Conservation Commission     
David Gudejko Member Parks & Recreation Commission June 2022 June 2025
Mary-Anne Tratchel Member City Council June 2022 June 2025
Vacant Member Planning Board     
Bob Merusi Member Housing Authority    June 2026
Fred Wallace Member Historical Commission July 2021  June 2025

DUTIES OF COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

The CPC is responsible for evaluating the community preservation needs of Framingham and making recommendations for appropriations from the Community Preservation Fund (CPC Fund) to the City Council as part of the annual budget process. During meetings, the CPC discusses its role as a facilitator to promote community preservation in Framingham and strives to:

  • Communicate the Community Preservation Act mission and goals to the residents of the City
  • Seek input and project ideas from the community
  • Utilize community goals articulated in other public documents that have received wide scrutiny and public input
  • Be a catalyst for projects
  • Be a funding source, not a developer
  • Meet multiple Community Preservation goals in each project 

The committee will hold at least one public, informational hearing as part of the initial study and the annual review process. Notice of the annual hearing will be posted at least two weeks before the hearing date. 

MEETING INFORMATION
The CPC will meet at a minimum on the second and fourth Monday monthly at 7 p.m. unless rescheduled due to holidays or conflicts. Additional meetings as required. Meetings will be held in person when possible, or via Zoom when that is not possible.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Email 
CPC@framinghamma.gov or call 508-532-5683 to contact the Community Preservation Committee.