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Community Preservation Committee
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CPC Administrator
(978) 897-4534
Office Hours:
See below
Office Location:
Conservation Department
Usually the 2nd and 4th Mondays
7 :30 PM

August 28th

Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 12 pm

I will be in the office on the following days during the summer:

June 20th (old hours, 9 - 1)
July 11th, 18th and 25th
August 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Committee Members
Appointed By
Vin Antil
Open Space Committee
Atli Thorarensen
Finance Committee
Bob Larkin
Stow Housing Authority
Bill Byron, Vice Chair
Council on Aging
Dot Spaulding
Historical Commission
Mike Busch
Recreation Commission
Cortni Frecha, Chair
Conservation Commission
Rick Connelly
Board of Assessors
Ernie Dodd
Planning Board
Krista Bracci
CPC Administrator
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Appointment Authority: Joint Committee Appointees

The Community Preservation Committee is responsible for developing a Community Preservation Plan and to facilitate implementation of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in Stow, which Stow adopted in 2001. Under the CPA, Stow has adopted a property tax surcharge to create a locally controlled Community Preservation Fund, which can be used to fund projects relating to the acquisition and preservation of historic buildings and landscapes, the acquisition and preservation of open space and recreation land, and the creation and support of affordable housing.

Stow is participating in the CPA in a manner that maximizes state matching funds and provides the least financial impact to the community. Towns that participate with a 3% property tax surcharge are eligible for state matching funds in the second and third rounds of grants each year. In addition to a 3% property tax surcharge to fund the Community Preservation Fund, Stow voted to adopt all exemptions to the surcharge, including: properties occupied by low income property owners and properties occupied by low and moderate income senior property owners if they show proof of eligibility income.  Additionally, the first $100,000 of assessed property value is exempt from the tax surcharge.

The CPC has been studying the existing resources of the town, identifying critical needs such as affordable housing and evaluating options to address those needs. All specific projects to be funded must be approved by a majority vote at Town Meeting.

If you would like to apply for CPA funding please complete the initial application on our webpage and submit it no later than December 1st.

Stow Town Building 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775
Phone: (978) 897-4514 Fax: (978) 897-4534
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