New Surcharge For Community Preservation Act To Appear On January 2018 Springfield Tax Bills

Dec 4, 2017

      It has been more than a year since voters in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts adopted the state’s Community Preservation Act.   The CPA is a property tax surcharge to fund projects involving historic preservation, open space and recreation, and affordable housing.

     The surcharge will be applied to tax bills starting in January.

             A nine-member commission, appointed last April, is finalizing a plan to implement the CPA in Springfield. 

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Community Preservation Commission chairman Robert McCarroll.