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Friday, June 17, 2005


What is the CPA?

In March 2001 Carlisle voted to join the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) and levy a 2% surcharge on real estate taxes, with the money to be spent as follows: 10% for open space preservation, 10% for historic resources, 10% for community housing, and 70% to be spent according to recommendations of a Community Preservation Committee (CPC). The state matches up to 100% of funds collected by the levy. All expenditures of CPA funds must be approved by Town Meeting.

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