Southborough Community Preservation

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Chestnut Hill Farm

Welcome to The Southborough Community Preservation Committee website.

Please note that we are in the process of updating this site. Some information that appears here may be out of date. Thank you for your patience.



SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
OCTOBER 19, 2017
NOVEMBER 2, 2017
NOVEMBER 30, 2017
DECEMBER 14, 2017

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in Room A/B of Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road, Southborough, MA at 7:00PM.

2015 Committee:   Frederica Gillespie - Chair
                                  Andrew Mills - Vice-Chair
                                  David Candela - Recreation
                                  Tim Martel - At Large
                                  Kate Matison - Historic
                                  Mark Murphy  -  At Large 
                                  Benjamin Smith - Conservation 
Contact:                  Frederica Gillespie
                                 Town of Southborough
                                 17 Common Street
                                 Southborough, MA 01772
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                       or drop it off direct at the town house.

Thank you to all the Southborough Town meeting voters for supporting the CPC articles!

2015 Report of the Southborough Community Preservation Committee

Community Preservation Committee          


  2014 was a solid year for the Community Preservation Committee (CPC).  The April 2014 Town Meeting voted to accept our recommendations to appropriate from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) Funds: $203,500 ($49,368.15 from the Open Space Reserve Fund, and $154,131.85 from the CPA General Unreserved/Fund Balance), to be applied to the Chestnut Hill Farm Conservation Restriction; $33,943.65 from the CPA General Unreserved Fund Balance to fund the Southborough Fire and Police Department Memorial Project.

    This Summer we solicited requests for CPA funding to be presented to the upcoming April annual town meeting.  Three proposals were submitted.  At our September meeting we voted to approve a one-time sum of $3,000 for the update to Main Street area properties documented in Southborough's Historic Properties survey (2000) in order to have the area listed as an historic district.  As of this writing, the committee is in discussions with other applicants.  In December we had our annual Public Forum which was extremely well attended.

    This year the CPC elected Frederica Gillespie to Chair and Andrew Mills to Vice-Chair.  Sharon Shoemaker stepped down as Chair and Mark Murphy stepped down as Vice-Chair.  Mr. Murphy will stay on as a representative for the recreation committee.  We thank Mrs. Shoemaker and Mr. Murphy for their dedicated service.  We would also like to thank Jesse Stein, who stepped down in November, for his hard work and dedication.  The committee welcomed new member-at-large Tim Martel.


Southborough Town House Website

Power Point Presentation CPC application Process

The Triangle Park under Construction

New Volleyball Court

Historical Museum progresses
New chimney through the roof and new steps

Flagg School
Southborough Historical Society Museum

Some Recent CPC projects

CPC Funding has gone to help  fund the Southborough Fire and Police Memorial, the Main Street historic properties survey, help create a Beach Volleyball court at  Neary School; a Playground at South Union School; as well as funding for Triangle Park renovations, and to the Chestnut Hill Conservation Restriction.