Welcome to The Southborough Community Preservation Committee
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Public Information Hearing
Thursday, February 25, 2016
7:00 PM; Cordaville Hall, Room B
Meeting Dates 2015
June 18th (Southborough Town House 7:00 PM)
October 15th (Applications Review)
October 22nd (Applications Review)
All meetings are held in Room B, 9 Cordaville Hall; Southborough MA at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted
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
Town of Southborough
17 Common Street
Southborough, MA 01772
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
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
Southborough Town House Website
Power Point Presentation CPC application Process
|The Triangle Park under Construction
|Historical Museum progresses
|New chimney through the roof and new steps
|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.