Community Preservation Committee

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) allows communities in Massachusetts to establish a fund that may be spent for certain open space, recreational, historic resource and affordable housing purposes. CPA funds are raised through a local property tax surcharge coupled with matching funds from the state. In May 2001, the voters of Boxford adopted the CPA, approving a 3% surchage on most property taxes paid by town residents.
 
Click here for additional information including comprehensive overview of The Community Preservation Act including potential uses, text of the CPA, DOR revenue guidelines and a list of CPA communities etc.
 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ross Povenmire Agent (978) 887-6000 ext.181

Members

NameTitleTerm
Peter Delaney

Chair (Housing Partnership)

2018

Virginia Havey

Member (Historic Commission)

2018

Natasha Grigg

Member (Conservation)

2018

Jon Schwartz

Member (Recreation)

2018

Barbara G. Jessel

Member

2019

F. Richard Shaw

Member

2019

J. Steven Merriam

Member

2019

Vacancy One

Member

2019