(There is a lot to consider with the CPA, and especially after the meeting I hope we will continue to use this space to discuss it. - promoted by Brian)
Dedham's Master Plan Implementation Committee presents an educational workshop on the Community Preservation Act Monday, December 10th at 7 PM in the Lower Conference Room at Town Hall.
Co-sponsored by the Planning Board, the Historic Commission, the Conservation Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Commission, this workshop is designed to inform residents about the pros and cons of town's ability to tax themselves to raise funds reserved for Open Space, Historic Preservation, Recreation and Affordable Housing.
The CPA allows a Town by a public vote to tax itself and establish a Community Preservation Fund for open space protection, historic preservation, affordable housing and outdoor recreation. The tax surcharge can range up to 3% of the tax levy against real property. There are a number of exemptions that a Town can adopt, including those for low income households, low and moderate income senior households, the first $100,000 value of a home, and the first $100,000 in value of a business.
The CPA presentation will start at 7 PM with a slide presentation and talk about the CPA, followed by an opportunity for discussion and a question and answer period.