The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is an important tool designed to help preserve our historic neighborhood buildings, create better parks and playgrounds, support community housing, and create jobs.

 

By voting YES on ballot question 5 in Holyoke on November 8, a local dedicated CPA fund would be created. Our city would then receive additional funds from the statewide Community Preservation Trust Fund which Holyoke already contributes to but cannot draw from unless we join.  This makes local fund dollars go further towards needed projects in Holyoke.

 

The local fund for Holyoke would generate approximately $460,760 annually for Holyoke, based on FY2016 data. This does not include state CPA matching funds nor additional larger grants using CPA funds as a seed start.

 

For the average home in Holyoke, assessed for $179,340, the homeowner would pay an additional $23 per year. The CPA surcharge is only on a portion of the property tax bill: the first $100,000 of each property value is exempt. Additionally, low income families and seniors who are low to moderate income would be fully exempt from the CPA surcharge. To find out what your surcharge would be, use our surcharge calculator.

WAYS HOLYOKE COULD USE

CPA FUNDS:

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

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Projects could include restoring and preserving City Hall, schools, libraries, the Richardson train station, monuments, cemetery headstones, documents or structures like Scott Tower. Cost-effective investments now can prevent more expensive demolitions later and preserve the value of surrounding properties.

historic preservation

 

161 communities in Massachusetts have already adopted the CPA and are taking advantage of state funding for projects in their communities.

Yes for a Better Holyoke campaign

endorsers include:

ORGANIZATIONS

 

Holyoke Conservation Commission

HAP Housing

Holyoke Cultural Council

Holyoke Historical Commission

Holyoke Housing Authority

Holyoke Library Board

Holyoke Preservation Trust

Kestrel Land Trust

Nueva Esperanza

The Trustees

Winding River Land Conservancy

 

BUSINESSES

 

Arrow Properties

Canal Gallery

Conklin Furniture

Cubit Living

Gateway City Arts

Holyoke Health Center

Holyoke Hummus Company

Paper City Studios

Salsarengue Restaurant

United Paper Box

Virgilio Property Management

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Help us get CPA passed.

 

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VOTE YES ON CPA FOR HOLYOKE

 

PROTECT OUR PAST.

ENHANCE OUR FUTURE.

OPEN SPACE & RECREATION

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 Projects could include creating or improving playgrounds, parks, athletic fields, community gardens, and walking paths; or conserving open land, fields, and forests for public use.

 

 

outdoor recreation & parks

COMMUNITY HOUSING

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Projects could include supporting housing for seniors; promoting home ownership; rehabilitating old apartments to create condos to serve young families or small households.

 

 

 

community housing

SUPPORTERS

INDIVIDUALS

 

Mayor Alex Morse

State Representative Aaron Vega

At-Large Councilor, James Leahy

At-Large Councilor, Rebecca Lisi

At-Large Councilor, Diosdado Lopez

Ward 2 Councilor, Nelson Roman

Ward 4 Councilor, Jossie Valentín

Elbert Bowler

Rich Dupuis

Jason Ferreira

Bill Finn

Nancy Gentile

Ken Harstine

Jeff Horan

Nancy Howard

Sara Krohn

Larry Levitt

Meg Magrath

Liz O'Dair

Peter Palombella

Billy Peard

Laurie Pearlman

Kate Preissler

 

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© 2016 | Paid for by CPA For Holyoke

Rosemary Arnold, Committee Chair

Daphne Board, Treasurer

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