CPA Adoption Update: Uxbridge Considering CPA at Town Meeting

Uxbridge to vote on CPA AdoptionSeptember 28, 2017: Since last November's record-breaking amount of communities that voted on CPA adoption, interest among new communities has slowed down this year. However, the town of Uxbridge is now considering the question of adoption. During their October 24th town meeting, residents will decide whether or not to join the town of Northbridge in placing CPA adoption on their spring ballot in 2018.

According to their current town warrant, Uxbridge residents will decide whether or not to consider a 3% CPA surcharge for their community, with exemptions for the first $100,000 of residential property value, the first $100,000 of commercial property value, and low income and low and moderate income senior homeowners. With a 3% CPA surcharge and the aforementioned exemptions, Uxbridge would raise approximately $502,000 in local CPA revenues annually for recreation, historic preservation, affordable housing and open space projects. Adopting CPA at the 3% surcharge will also make the town eligible to receive all three rounds of the annual distributions of funds from the statewide Community Preservation Trust Fund, monies that are available only to communities that have adopted the Act.

If Uxbridge does adopt CPA, the funds could address a number of local needs including the creation of affordable housing, the preservation of historic resources, and the rehabilitation of public parks, soccer fields, and other recreational spaces.

Further Resources:

>> Uxbridge CPA Campaign Facebook page