Community Preservation

Community Preservation Committee

Our Mission:

When Royalston adopted the Community Preservation Act in 2008, residents accepted a surcharge on their real estate taxes. This money, bolstered by state matching funds, goes into a fund dedicated to open space, recreation, affordable housing, and historic preservation. The committee evaluates proposals submitted for funding and makes recommendations to town meeting. Email:

For more complete information, see our    Community Preservation Plan and Guidelines   The forms for the  Determination of Eligibility for Community Preservation Funding and the      Application for Community Preservation Funding are also available on this site.

Guidelines:    Community Preservation Plan and Guidelines
Eligibility:     Determination of Eligibility for Community Preservation Fund
Application:  Application for Community Preservation Funding

Our Meetings:

We meet on the second Monday of most months, at 7 p.m. at town hall.

Our Projects:

Click here to see the results of completed CPA projects in Royalston.

Our Members, 2019-2020:

The membership of this committee was defined when Royalston accepted the CPA, and includes representatives of the bodies listed below. Members are appointed by the Select Board and serve one-year terms.

Select Board                                     Roland Hamel
Planning Board                                Tom Musco
Conservation Commission             Maureen Blasco, Clerk
Historic District Commission       Matt Valliere
Open Space Committee                  OPEN
Board of Public Welfare                 OPEN
Building Inspector                           Geoffrey L Newton, Vice-chair
Community At-Large                      Marsha Charest, Chair

Contact Us:

13 The Common, PO Box125, Royalston, MA 01368 or