Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 is the deadline for Community Preservation Act applications, which allow certain projects in Braintree to be funded, at least in part, by a portion of property taxes set aside for historic and other purposes.
Recent projects in Braintree that have received such funding include the renovations at the , roof work at the and exterior construction at .
Funding must be approved by the Community Preservation Committee and also the . Braintree passed the Community Preservation Act in 2002, according to the town website. It is a statewide law that allows cities and towns to put aside 1 percent of property taxes to fund open space, historic, affordable housing and some limited recreational initiatives. Volunteers appointed by the mayor and the town council make up the nine-member committee.
For more background on the act in Braintree and older projects, go to .
From the town on tomorrow's deadline:
Applicants interested in submitting a CPA application have until Tuesday,
"September 4, 2012 (3PM) to make their submission at the Planning and Community Development Office - 90 Pond Street. The application and submission details are available on the CPC home page or by clicking here.
"The Community Preservation Committee reviews all applications in accordance the Community Preservation Act and recommends to the Mayor and Town Council for appropriation. Questions relative to the application and/or process can be directed to the Planning and Community Development Director, Christine Stickney.
Phone: 781-794-8230 or firstname.lastname@example.org"