The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 28, 2001


Real estate tax bills in the mail October 1

In April 2001, the voters of Carlisle adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The act establishes a Community Preservation Fund (CPF) financed through a two percent surcharge on the local property tax. The CPF shall be used for: the acquisition, creation, and preservation of open space and recreational land; the acquisition and preservation of historic resources; the creation, preservation and support of affordable housing and the rehabilitation and restoration of such. It was also voted to exempt from the surcharge the following: property owned and occupied as a domicile by a person who would qualify for low income housing or low or moderate income senior housing in the community; and $100,000 of the assessed valuation of Class One Residential parcels (all residential parcels are Class One).

The CPA is effective as of July 1, 2001; the total in its entirety will be included in your November tax bill scheduled to be mailed on October 1, 2001 and will be due on November 1, 2001. Remember, if your taxes are paid through your mortgage company, forward the bill to them. If you do not receive your bill or have any questions regarding it, contact my office at 1-978-369-5557.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito