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CPA at forefront of town ballot

Selectmen, School Committee see races for election

April 03, 2012
STURBRIDGE — The Community Preservation Act has been a hot topic in recent months, and it looks to be the main event at the Annual Town Election slated for Monday, April 9 at Oliver Wight Tavern.

One of four ballot questions, the CPA question will ask residents whether they support a petition signed by at least 5 percent of registered voters to revoke the 11-year-old CPA. Sturbridge voters accepted the CPA at the 2001 Annual Town Election, approving assessment of a surcharge of 3 percent on the annual tax levy on real property and exempting the first $100,000 of the value of each taxable parcel of residential property. Each year, the town has spent or set aside at least 10 percent of the estimated annual revenues – which include the surcharge and matching funds provided by the state – for each of the three purposes of the CPA.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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