Community Preservation Committee

2019 Annual Public Hearing

Pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 44B, Sec. 5(b)(1), and the Town of Wrentham  General Bylaws Article 7.110 Sec. 2C, the Wrentham Community Preservation Committee will be conducting a Public Informational Hearing:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting Room, Wrentham Town Hall

79 South Street, Wrentham, Massachusetts 

The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comments regarding the needs, possibilities and resources of the town regarding community preservation. The Committee is required to consult with existing municipal boards, including the Conservation Commission, the Historical Commission, the Planning Board, the Recreation Director and the Housing Authority in conducting such studies. The Community Preservation Committee is vested with the authority to make recommendations to Town Meeting regarding the use of local Community Preservation funds derived from the Community Preservation surcharge on local property taxes and annually allotted state Preservation Trust Fund resources.

In anticipation of submitting warrant articles for Town Meeting, the Community Preservation Committee will consider proposals for projects that may be eligible to be funded in whole or in part by the Town of Wrentham’s Community Preservation Fund. Local non-profit organizations, town boards, and individuals who may be qualified to receive Community Preservation Act funds related to Open Space, Historical Preservation, Housing, Recreation and Municipal Planning are invited to attend.

Acceptance of the Community Preservation Act

At the November 8, 2016 election, the Town of Wrentham voted to accept the Community Preservation Act (Chapter 44B, Sections 3 to 7).

Wrentham's Community Preservation Committee, or "CPC", was created under Article 7.110 of the General Bylaws to administer Wrentham's Community Preservation Fund (see link in sidebar).

The CPC consists of nine members as follows:

One representative from each of the following seven boards and committees: 
Historical Commission,
Open Space Committee,
Recreation Committee,
Planning Board,
Conservation Commission,
Board of Selectmen,
Housing Authority,

plus two citizens-at-large.

The current membership:
Barry Kassler, Open Space Committee (Chairman)
Mark Cuddy, Recreation Committee (Vice Chairman)
Robin McDonald, Citizen-at-Large (Clerk)
Leo Immonen, Conservation Commission
Alex Leonard, Historical Commission
Carol Mollica, Housing Authority
Steve Langley, Board of Selectmen
Scott Manchuso, Citizen-at-Large
Chuck Woodhams, Planning Board

The CPC meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Bennett Gardens Meeting Room.

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