In order to administer the fund, the City must create a local Community Preservation Committee (or "CPC"), which was created in February 2017 under Article LI, Section 2-289 of the City Code. The Committee includes appointments from the Community Development Board, Parks Commission, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission and the Pittsfield Housing Authority, as well as four "at-large" appointments submitted by the Mayor to the City Council for approval. The membership of the committee is as follows:
James Conant, Chair, Representative of the Conservation Commission
Thomas Cracolici, At-Large
John Dickson, Vice-Chair, Representative of the Historical Commission
Shirley Edgerton, At-Large
Alexandra Groff, At-Large
Sheila Irvin, Representative of the Community Development Board
George Moran, Representative of the Pittsfield Housing Authority
Simon Muil, Representative of the Parks Commission
Danielle Steinmann, At-Large
Before reviewing reviewing project applications, the CPC must adopt a Community Preservation Plan that outlines City goals and priorities. As part of that process, the CPC held one public input session in September, created a public survey that received 672 responses, and held a public hearing. Based on that input, the CPC adopted the Plan on January 8, 2018. The final Community Preservation Plan can be found here.
The CPC solicited project eligibility applications and received 20 applications that are currently under review. Once the eligibility has been determined for the 20 applications, applicants will be notified on how to proceed with preparing a complete application for funding. The eligibility application and guidelines can be found here.
For more information, please contact Cornelius Hoss at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 499-9366. For more information on the Community Preservation Act, visit the Community Preservation Coalition website.
January 8, 2018
January 22, 2018
Meetings are broadcast by Pittsfield Community Television and available to watch on demand through their website.