Tuesday, October 10, 2006
A few years ago, Newton residents essentially voted themselves a tax increase when they passed the Community Preservation Act. Later this month, they'll have a chance to decide where that money goes.
The city has received $6.3 million worth of applications for community preservation funding, but has only $4.8 million available to distribute from the fund this fiscal year.
The projects and amounts requested are:
* $2.7 million for historic preservation of the Durant Kenrick Homestead;
The public can have its say on the proposed projects at a hearing on Oct. 30 in the Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library, 6-9 p.m.
That input will be weighed in the weeks after the hearing, as the Community Preservation Committee and the city's aldermen decide which projects to support.
-- Connie Paige