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Springfield City Council To Vote On First Year CPA Projects Recommendations

City Councilors in Springfield are scheduled to vote Monday to approve funding for several projects under the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act.

Community Preservation Commission chairman Robert McCarroll said 13 projects are being recommended for Springfield’s first year of participation in the program.

"One is a community housing project, five are historic resources projects ,and the remainders are open space - recreational uses projects," said McCarroll.

Springfield voters in 2017 approved the Community Preservation Act, which adds a surcharge to property tax bills.

It raised $1.3 million in the first year.

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