Charlestown Citizens Alliance - May 29, 2015

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On Wednesday the Post Office delivered The Election Day Pipeline. Both the paper and online version of the pipeline contain a sample ballot showing all the questions that will be on the ballot for the June 1 Referendum.

The paper version that was delivered to mail boxes included a short survey for Charlestown's Comprehensive Plan. Please look for this survey and complete and send back to Town Hall. Your answers will help guide the Town for the next decade.

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Economic studies across the country have shown the positive impact of land conservation. Read about a Long Island study below and also a fiscal analysis of one of Charlestown's open space properties.

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Charlestown Open Space Provides Economic Payback

Charlestown Open Space Provides Economic Payback

In 2010, the Trust for Public Land released their report, "The Economic Benefits and Fiscal Impacts of Parks and Open Space in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York." The study found that parks and open space provide a $2.74 billion annual economic boon to local governments and taxpayers on Long Island. The report details how conservation of parks and open space generates income and increases property values, even as it reduces the costs associated with new government services, if the land were developed.

Read more.

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South Farm Pays Its Way and Will Provide Fiscal Benefits for Generations to Come

South Farm Pays Its Way and Will Provide Fiscal Benefits for Generations to Come

By offsetting the tax loss from new residential development, South Farm Preserve has already more than paid back the Town’s initial investment and will now continue to provide a fiscal benefit for generations to come.

Read more.

To learn more about the Monday, June 1 referendum visit our Vote 2015 Page

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Check the CCA Events Calendar for things to do in Charlestown

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