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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Millis adopts Community Preservation Act

MILLIS

Open space protection, historic preservation, and affordable housing -- those are some of the things that could happen, now that the town of Millis has adopted the Community Preservation Act.

Voters in Tuesday's election adopted the state law that sets up a community preservation fund, which will be filled by adding a surcharge to local property tax bills.

The surcharge would add about $34.50 per year to the bill for a home assessed at $400,000, according to town officials. Some elderly and lower-income residents would be exempt.

The measure was approved 1,839-1,407, with 70 percent of registered voters casting ballots, said Patricia Sjogren, assistant town clerk. Town Meeting had voted in May to adopt the CPA.

-- Charlie Russo

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