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Preservation Act Heading To Pittsfield’s November Ballot

A citizens group believes the Community Preservation Act could help preserve St. Mary the Morning Star Church on Tyler St. in Pittsfield.
Jim Levulis
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WAMC
A citizens group believes the Community Preservation Act could help preserve St. Mary the Morning Star Church on Tyler St. in Pittsfield.

Come November, Pittsfield will vote on whether to enroll in a program designed to preserve historic buildings and promote restoration.The city council on Tuesday unanimously approved placing adoption of the Community Preservation Act on November’s ballot. Adoption would add a 1 percent surcharge to tax bills to support preservation and restoration projects. It would mean a $14 annual increase for the average Pittsfield homeowner. Councilor John Krol voiced support in July.

“The Springside House and many other historic buildings that may be able to be reused in a variety of ways,” Krol said during a city council ordinance and rules committee meeting.

With an average 30 percent state match, it’s estimated nearly half a million dollars would be raised each year for preservation.

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