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Community Preservation Committee


When communities vote to  adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA), they agree to impose a local real estate tax surcharge to generate funds that may be used for open space protection, historic preservation, affordable housing and outdoor recreation.  In addition to the local surcharge collection, towns that vote to adopt CPA receive an annual distribution from the state that is funded through a statewide Registry of Deeds surcharge imposed specifically for CPA purposes.

Easton adopted the CPA in 2001. CPA funding grants are administered by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and approved at Annual Town Meeting. The Easton CPC adopted its first Community Preservation Plan in 2015.  The Plan includes a history of the CPA in Easton, past project and financial information, and project priorities for each CPA category (Housing, Historic Resources, Open Space and Recreation).   The 2015 CPA Plan is available here. For a list of past projects approved for and completed with CPA funds in Easton (CPA Databank) and to learn more about CPA and how it works, click here. Community Preservation Fund Financial reports, are available by  clicking here.

Click on the links below to view applications for CPA projects approved for funding at the May 2019 Town Meeting. 

Affordable Housing Trust - FY20 Projects & Programs
Easton Housing Authority - Elise Circle Roofs
Muscato Stadium - Field & Track Resurfacing 
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall - Fire Alarm Radio Box
Smith Farmhouse at Borderland - Exterior Restoration
South Easton Cemetery - Historic Fence Restoration
Tufts Farm - Assessment & Plan
Unionville Field - Pickleball Courts - Design & Engineering

Community Preservation Committee members: 

Member Position:
Term ends:
James Lee
Chair, Citizen representative
2021
Gregory Strange
Vice-Chair, Planning & Zoning representative
2020
Stefan Cautino
Conservation Commission representative
2020
Edmund Hands
Citizen representative
2020
Avery Lee Williams
Clerk, Citizen representative
2020
Dennis Sheedy
Easton Housing Authority representative
2020
John Ventresco
Historical Commission representative
2020
Amanda Buck Varella
Citizen representative
2022
Meredith Keach
Recreation Commission representative
2020