FY 2010

ARTICLE 18: To see if the Town will vote to accept the report of the Community Preservation Committee for the FY 2010 Community Preservation Projected Receipts and act upon the recommendations of the Community Preservation Committee and to set aside for later expenditure, certain sums of money from the Community Preservation Fund established pursuant to Chapter 44B of the General Laws, as follows:

Estimated Surcharge Receipts (based on Town Treasurer’s projections): $254,600.00

State Match (based on actual surcharge receipts)…….……….……………….. $ 89,110.00

Total Revenue…………………………………………………………………. $343,710.00

Set Aside- Open Space

$34,371.00 to be set aside, held in the Community Preservation Fund, and spent in FY2010 or later years for acquisition, creation or preservation of open space, and for the rehabilitation and/or restoration of open space acquired under the

Community Preservation Act.

Set Aside – Historic Preservation

$34,371.00 to be set aside, held in the Community Preservation Fund, and spent in FY2010 or later years for theacquisition, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic resources.

Set Aside – Community Housing

$34,371.00 to be set aside, held in the Community Preservation Fund, and spent in FY2010 or later years for the creation, preservation and support of community housing, and for the rehabilitation and/or restoration of community housing acquired under the Community Preservation Act.

Administrative Costs – Community Preservation Committee

$17,185.50 to defray the administrative and operating expenses of the Community Preservation Committee in FY2010 for the Community Preservation Fund (discretionary)

Set Aside - Discretionary

Reserved For CPF (Discretionary) $223,411.50

FY 2008 Interest/Adjustments

To accept $19,585.40 of interest/adjustments received in FY08 and to set aside 10% in each of the Historic, Open Space and Housing Reserve Accounts and 70% to the General Reserve Account.

$ 1,958.54 Set Aside – Open Space

$ 1,958.54 Set Aside – Community Housing

$ 1,958.54 Set Aside – Historic Preservation

$13,709.78 General Unreserved , or take any other action relative thereto.

Proposed by: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Support

Advisory Committee Recommendation: Support

Summary: These set asides are an annual requirement under the Community Preservation Act.

ARTICLE 19: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $100,000 of which $36,329.54 is from the CPA Housing Reserve Fund and $63,670.46 is from the CPA General Unreserved Fund, as requested by the Southborough Affordable Housing Trust. Monies will be used for the purchase and/or construction of new affordable housing in accordance with the Southborough Affordable Housing Trust rules and regulations, and in compliance with the Community Preservation Act. Said funds to be expended under the direction of the Community Preservation Committee, or take any other action thereto.

Proposed by: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Support

Advisory Committee Recommendation: Support

Summary: Funds from the CPA and from Southborough’s inclusionary zoning bylaw used in the flexible structure of the Housing Trust Fund will allow the Town to act quickly and creatively in meeting the Town’s affordable housing needs.

ARTICLE 20: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the amount of $166,000 of which, $36,329.54 is from the CPA Historic Fund, and $129,670.46 is from the CPA General Unreserved Fund, as requested by the Town of Southborough. Monies will be used for the restoration of the South Union School for the purpose of historic preservation. Said funds to be expended under the direction of the Community Preservation Committee; or take any other action thereto.

Proposed by: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Support

Advisory Committee Recommendation: Not Support

Summary: The Town of Southborough is requesting funds for the historical restoration of South Union School, restoration of the windows addition of storm windows, and other external renovations.

ARTICLE 21: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $26,389.00 from the CPA General Unreserved Fund to fund Phase III of the Southborough Town Clerk’s project. Monies will be used for the preservation and microfilming of historic town records; said funds to be expended under the direction of the Community Preservation Committee, or take any other action thereto.

Proposed by: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Support

Advisory Committee Recommendation: Support

Summary: Paul J. Berry, Town Clerk, who has presided over the Town’s records for many years, will be responsible for this project in which public records will be preserved. Unless this is done important records will continue to deteriorate under damp storage conditions and will eventually become illegible. This is the third year of funding this project.

ARTICLE 22: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $12,000 from the CPA Discretionary Fund to hire a curator/consultant to assess and prioritize the existing collection of items for preservation and historical importance. Said funds to be expended under the direction of the Community Preservation Committee, or take any other action thereto.

Proposed by: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Support

Advisory Committee Recommendation: Support

Summary: Southborough Historical Society has hundreds of artifacts/items in its care that require an expert’s assessment concerning its importance and urgency for preservations. Funds will be used for the assessment and to preserve items in need of immediate attention. Once assessment is complete a future application for funds can be submitted detailing priority and cost for preservation.

ARTICLE 23: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $190,950.00 of which $36,329.54 is from the Open Space Reserve Fund, and $154,620.46 is from the CPA General Unreserved Fund, to be applied to the Chestnut Hill Bond for the purpose of open space. Said funds to be expended under the direction of the Community Preservation Committee, or take any other action thereto.

Proposed by: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Support

Advisory Committee Recommendation: Support

Summary: This article is the Community Preservation Fund’s portion of the annual payment of the bond funding for the preservation of Chestnut Hill Farm.

ARTICLE 24: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $6,000 from the CPA Discretionary Fund, to assess existing and/or new property for the use of recreation fields for Town of Southborough. Said funds to be expended under the direction of the Community Preservation Committee and the Board of Selectmen, or take any other action thereto.

Proposed by: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Support

Advisory Committee Recommendation: Support

Summary: Monies are to be used to hire an engineering firm to evaluate the condition/work required on a piece of property that the town owns or is considering purchasing for the purpose of recreation. Use of the funds is contingent upon approval of the Board of Selectmen.