Community Preservation

Mission Statement

To consider projects and make recommendations to town meeting for appropriations which, first, preserve open space, provide affordable housing or historic preservation, and, second, benefit recreational opportunities.

The Community Preservation Committee is a town committee established by town bylaw at the Spring 2005 Annual Town Meeting.

Meetings  -  open to the public via Zoom Video Conferencing until further notice

  • 6:00 p.m. 
  • In most cases - Jan thru Aug - second Thursday of month; Sept & Oct - 2nd and 4th Thursdays; Nov - 1st and 3rd Thursdays; Dec - 1st and 3rd Thursday
  • School Administration Building or Town Hall Civil Defense Room
    Check posted agenda for correct location
Office Hours - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For April 2021 new project applicants:
1) The CPC voted a revised CP Fund 2021 project application schedule at its July 9, 2020 meeting due to the situation surrounding the COVID pandemic and the recessed Town Meeting.    The CPC will consider project applications for April 2021 Town Meeting that are time-urgent only.  Please see the Memo re Revised CP Fund 2021 Application Schedule posted below. 

Requirements and Deadlines:
2) Potential 2021 new time-urgent project applicants are required to complete the CP Fund Preliminary Funding Request form posted below, the deadline for which is August 19, 2020.  Following CPC and staff review of the preliminary request, eligible applicants will be invited to complete and submit a full time-urgent CP Fund application by October 8, 2020Criteria for Time Urgency of a CP Fund Project is posted below.

Two Revised CP Fund Applications- one for community housing, open space, and recreation, and one for historic preservation -  due on October 8, 2020 are posted below.

3) Town Meeting on September 14, 2020, approved all remaining 11 CPC articles from the April 2020 Warrant.  

 Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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