Funded Projects

 

PROJECTS

 OPEN SPACE

  • In conjunction with a Land grant and private funding, purchased 63 acres of land at Sweet William Farm and preserved 33 acres through a conservation restriction
  • Funded a study of open space in the Town of Upton
  • Granted funds to study and recommend access design to town-owned Stefans Farm property
  • In conjunction with the Historical Commission, purchased land on Mill Pond for a town park and preservation of historically significant stone chamber

 HISTORICAL PRESERVATION

  • Funded the major renovation and rehabilitation of the Upton Town Hall and made it ADA compliant with an initial grant of $2,000,000 and a long-term bond    
  • Preserved historic vital and cemetery records and improved storage of same
  • Funded removal of trees at First Cemetery to preserve endangered gravestones
  • Helped restore the granite steps at Historic Ball School now Town Police Station
  • Purchased and installed signage to identify Upton historic district and early school sites
  • Established reserve account to professionally document Upton properties of historical significance prior to demolition
  • Funded removal of trees to protect the Schoolhouse 6 historic site

RECREATION

  • Financed recreational needs study
  • Funded the reconstruction and rehabilitation of tennis and basketball courts at Kiwanis Beach including fencing                               
  • Replaced ground cover and playground equipment at Veterans Playground
  • Financed irrigation systems for athletic fields at West River and Memorial School
  • Provided funds for purchase and installation of surveillance systems at Leland Field and Kiwanis Beach recreation area
  • Contributed to several Eagle Scout projects
  • Construction of a large pavilion at Kiwanis Beach
  • Construction of a footbridge over a sensitive area in the Warren Brook Conservation area
  • Construction of a storage shed for athletic supplies at Leland Field
  • Funded the reconstruction of staircase and landing at Kiwanis Beach Ramsey Building
  • Funded the construction of an access road and parking area at Kiwanis Beach Recreation area soccer field
  • Funded 50% of cost of Recreation Commission master plan to assess current and future recreational needs

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

  • Granted $200,000 to Affordable Housing Trust as seed money to investigate affordable housing opportunities
  • Funded affordable housing survey