Community Preservation Committee Public Hearing, April 13 – WaylandeNews

Wayland’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) invites all interested residents to a public hearing on April 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in person at the town building and on Zoom, hosted by the town. The link will be available on the city’s calendar page: The topics for discussion will be the five articles that the CPC has submitted for approval by the Annual Municipal Assembly. The CPC will review each article and answer questions from participants.

Wayland passed the Community Preservation Act twenty-one years ago with a 1.5% surtax on annual property tax. Thanks to this surcharge and contributions from the State Trust Fund dedicated to cities that have adopted the CPA, the city has accumulated more than $20 million. All funds must be spent on open space, historic preservation, community housing and recreation. The CPC reviews applications and recommends funding for specific projects for consideration by the municipal assembly.

This year, the Open Space project includes the purchase of 27 Sherman Bridge Road for conservation land. A Historic Preservation Project will fund the preservation and digitization of historic materials owned by the Wayland Free Public Library. Two community housing projects will be considered; one to replace the fire sprinkler system at 89 Oxbow Condominiums – community housing partially funded by CPA funds; and one the purchase of Launcher Way – 12 units for affordable housing.

The meeting/hearing will not last more than one hour.

Come and discover these exciting projects and express your interests and questions.

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