Community Preservation Committee


First and third Wednesday of each month (generally)

Agendas & Minutes

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

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Agendas and Minutes Prior to 2014

Spring 2019 Funding Round

Eligibility forms due January 7, 2019. Applications due January 24, 2019. Note:  All non-City applicants must complete the Fair Wage Compliance Certificate along with their other application materials. Follow the "Application Forms" link below.

Review schedule and current projects under review:

CPA Tax Surcharge Exemptions

Elderly and low-income residents may be eligible for a tax surcharge exemption. Click for details.

CPA Tax Surcharge Exemptions


  • Brian Adams, Chair, City Council Appointee
    Term expires: June 2022
  • Julia Chevan, Recreation Commission Representative
    Term Expires: June 2018
  • Vacant, Planning Board Representative     
  • Martha Lyon, Historical Commission Representative
    Term expires: June 2018
  • Jack Finn, Conservation Commission Representative
    Term Expires: June 2018
  • Christopher Hellman, Elected Representative
    Term expires: January 2020
  • Jeff Jones, Housing Authority Representative
    Term Expires June 2020
  • Linda Morley, Mayoral Appointee
    Term Expires: June 2019
  • David Whitehill, Elected Representative
    Term expires: January 2020
  • Sarah LaValley, Community Preservation Comm Staff
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  • Monique Owens, Community Preservation Committee Staff
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About the Committee

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) allows communities to create a local Community Preservation Fund to raise money through a surcharge of up to three percent of the real estate tax levy on real property for open space protection, historic preservation and the provision of affordable housing. The act also created a state matching fund to supplement local revenues collected.

Mailing List Sign-up

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The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is responsible for making recommendations for how Community Preservation Act funds must be spent in the four CPA program areas: Community Housing, Historic Preservation, Open Space and Recreation.