Community Preservation Committee to Host Public Hearing - Dec. 11

The Community Preservation Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 11 for comments related to the use of Community Preservation Act funds and the draft Community Preservation Plan.

The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  The committee will provide a progress update and share highlights of the draft Community Preservation Plan prior to public comment.  Public input will be incorporated into the final version of the plan, which is expected to be finalized in January. 

The committee is also seeking applicants for the first round of Community Preservation Act applications.  The committee has designed a two-step application process.  The first step is a determination of whether a project is eligible for Community Preservation Act funds under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44B.

A link to the draft plan and a digital version of the eligibility application is available through the Community Preservation Committee webpage, which can be accessed from the list “Hot Topics” on the homepage of the city’s website, Paper copies are also available through the Department of Community Development at City Hall.

The eligibility application is due to Community Development by 4 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2018. Stakeholders with projects deemed eligible will be permitted to submit applications for funding. 

For more information, please call CJ Hoss, city planner, at 413-499-9366 or email at