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Missing Person: The West Springfield Police Department has been actively looking for a missing person since Sunday afternoon on January 26th. This man was last seen in the Mittineague park area of town and there is concern for his well-being. We are asking residents in the Mittineague park area to check their property for signs of anything suspicious. Also, please contact the West Springfield Police Department if you observed anyone walking around your neighborhood this past Sunday. The man we are looking for is a white male, approximately 6 feet tall with red hair and hazel eyes. You can get more information and a photograph of the missing person on our Facebook Page. Please call the West Springfield Police Department at 263-3210 x 0 if you have any information that could help us locate this man. Thank you.

CPA Projects

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What is the Community Preservation Act?

According to the Massachusetts State site, the Community Preservation Act (CPA) "helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities. The CPA is funded through a local option surcharge on property tax bills and a state match or those surcharges."

In other words, a community has to vote to put the Community Preservation Act into action. Once it is in place, every time a house sells in the community, the seller is required to put 1% of the total sale into the CPA account. This money can then be used for occurances in 4 categories: preserving open spaces, preserving historical sites, creating affordable housing, and developing outdoor recreational facilities. Different governmental community organizations are allowed to tap into the account at certain times and use it for purposes listed above. 

What has the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department done as CPA Projects?

1. Stone Bridge Restoration

2. Mittineague Park Gateway

3. Altamont Acquistion

For more information regarding the CPA, visit the Community Preservation Coalition site.

 

Altamont Property (antique hay rake)