November 30, 2023

Seekonk Community Preservation Committee Public Hearing Coming Up!


Want to help plan improvements to Seekonk in the areas of Open space and passive recreation, Historical preservation and Affordable Public Housing?

On August 15, 2023 at 6:30 PM the Seekonk Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is holding its annual public hearing to introduce residents to the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) – the funds available for projects in the areas above and how they are allotted. The meeting will take place in the Town Hall Select Board Room.

Among the 20 plus applications approved since the Committee was established are:
o Repairs to the Seekonk Commons building envelope
o Habitat for Humanity House constructed on Gude st.
o Plans for organizing, housing and developing a retention schedule for Town Hall and Public Safety Documents
o Seekonk Town playground
o Seakonke Area Trails – several grants for trail development and construction running from the Town Hall to Arcade Ave.
o Agricultural Preservation Restriction for the Yaghian property on South Wheaton St. which means the property will be kept in perpetuity as farmland.
o Purchase of the Medeiros Family Farm on Lincoln St. which will provide land for ball fields, trails, buildings illustrating Seekonk’s agricultural past and potentially a community garden.

Although the CPC is responsible for determining whether applications meet requirement set by the State, individuals and agencies can submit applications. The committee is made up of 9 members – 4 at large and the others mandated to be from the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Parks and Recreation, Historical Commission and the Housing Authority.

The hearing is an opportunity for residents to ask questions and to float ideas for possible projects. Copies of the application form will be available and it can also be seen on the Committee web page.

Susan Waddington
Clerk, Seekonk Community Preservation Committee


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