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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 current Community Preservation Plan in 2020.  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 current 2020 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.

The CPC is accepting Letters of Interest, due Thursday March 11 2021 by 4:00 PM, for projects to be considered at the May 2022 Annual Town Meeting.  A Letter of Interest template and instructions is available here.

Community Preservation Committee members: 

Member Position:
Term ends:
James Lee
Chair, Citizen representative
Gregory Strange
Vice-Chair, Planning & Zoning representative
Carol Lundeen
Conservation Commission representative
Edmund Hands
Citizen representative
Matthew Craig
Citizen representative
Dennis Sheedy
Easton Housing Authority representative
John Ventresco
Historical Commission representative
Amanda Buck Varella
Citizen representative
Meredith Keach
Recreation Commission representative