The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a smart growth tool that helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities. CPA communities are required to establish a local Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to administer its Community Preservation funds. Weymouth’s CPC is a nine-member body consisting of one member of the Conservation Commission, one member of the Planning Board, one member of the Historical Commission, one member of the Housing Authority, one member of the Recreation Commission, one member of the Town Council, and three residents at-large appointed by the Mayor.
The CPC has three responsibilities:
Develop a Community Preservation Plan. The CPC is charged with assessing the needs, possibilities, and resources of Weymouth with regards to community preservation. Based on its research, the CPC has developed a local community preservation plan to guide its decision-making on CPA project proposals.
Review and Recommend CPA Projects. The CPC is charged with the review of project proposals prepared by Town agencies and members of the community, with an aim to select the most advantageous projects for recommendation to the Mayor.
Keep Records and Report on the CPA Budget. The CPC is charged with keeping records of its meetings, proposals, and recommendations, as well as submitting an annual Community Preservation Fund budget to the Mayor.
|Daniel Condon||Vice Chair|