Vol. IV No. 9 5/1/2023
Key Takeaways from Community Preservation Committee (CPC), April 18, 2023
Apparently the $300,000 set aside for purchase of the 315 acres on the side of Monument Mountain will not be needed. It will be taken off the Warrant and returned to the CPC undesignated fund. If anything changes before Town Meeting, it can be restored; otherwise, it will be available for a need that arises in open space, affordable housing, or historic preservation.
June Ralph and Jane Wolfe from Construct, Inc., on behalf of Pine Woods, turned down $50,000 for an engineering study to determine the extent of the needs at Pine Woods. Construct, Inc. requested additional funds necessary to complete the driveway (approved last year). Approved. Canales said approved with condition that Construct, Inc, signs a compliance contract.
Also, Ralph and Wolfe asked about the possibility of floating a bond to raise approximately $3-5 million for other repairs. Not approved.
Ranne Warner, Chair, Affordable Housing Trust, spoke in favor of an engineering study at Pine Woods to determine the full extent and cost of work needed.
Photo: Jay Rhind