Community Preservation Committee

**CPA Proposals due January 15, 2020**

CPA Fund Overview

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was adopted by Northfield voters on November 4, 2008. The Act authorizes a surcharge, with certain exemptions, on property tax bills, and the funds are to be segregated and used for specific purposes. The funds must be used for the acquisition, preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or creation of:

Historical Resources
Community Housing
Open Space
Recreational Resources

Ten percent of receipts must be used (or banked) for each of these three components. Five percent of receipts may be used by the Community Preservation Committee(CPC) for administrative purposes such as appraisals, surveys, presentation materials, etc. The remainder of the receipts may be used for any of the three components eligible for funding. The funds may not be used for routine maintenance or to replace operating budgets.

Board Members

Community Preservation Committee Members

NameAppointed byContact
Anthony Matteo

Finance Committee

Mary King

Historical Commission

Tammy Pelletier

Planning Board

Robin Conley

Open Space Committee

Lara Dubin



Charles Eiseman

Conservation Commission

Carol Pike

Council on Aging/Housing

Robert Henry


Yolanda Merchant