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Committees: Community Preservation Committee

Engineering Department
c/o CPC Admin - Carol Costello
Engineer's Office - DPW Building
25 Bare Cove Park Drive
Hingham, MA 02043
Phone 781-804-2306
FAX 781-741-1432

Important Documents and Links:

CPC Bylaw

CP Coalition - State Website

Overview of Town of Hingham CPC

Community Preservation Committee Begins New Round of Funding (NOTE:  THIS WILL BE UPDATED AFTER JUNE 1, 2014 FOR NEW ROUND OF FUNDING FOR 2015)

The Community Preservation Committee is accepting project applications for the 2013-2014 round of funding. Applications are available at the Town Hall in the Clerk's office or by requesting an application via email to Carol Costello at CostelloC@hingham-ma.gov. 

The deadline for submitting applications is October 9, 2013. Completed applications should be submitted to CPC Admin Carol Costello, Engineering Office - located on the second floor of the DPW building, 25 Bare Cove Park Drive.  It is important to note that this application has been revised for this year's projects. Please be sure you are using the correct application for your submission.

The Community Preservation Committee reviews applications submitted by Town bodies and citizens at large for funding projects involving the acquisition of open space/recreation, preservation of historic resources, and the support of low and moderate income housing, and makes recommendations to Town Meeting regarding the use of the Town's Community Preservation Fund for those purposes. That fund is composed of a 1.5% surtax on Town real estate taxes and state matching grants payable each Fall based on the surtax revenues for the fiscal year ending the prior June 30th, and interest on the accumulated funds.

The Community Preservation Act requires that at least 10% of each year's Community Preservation revenues be spent or set aside for each of the three Community Preservation categories. The remaining 70% is available for spending on any one or more of the categories as the Committee and Town Meeting see fit.

What is Community Preservation Committee and who are they?

OUR MISSION:

We invest in community housing, historic resources, open space & recreation land to preserve, restore, and enhance Hingham's character as a community.

OUR PURPOSE:

The Community Preservation Committee reviews applications submitted by Town bodies and citizens at large for funding projects involving the acquisition of open space/recreation, preservation of historic resources, and the support of low and moderate income housing, and makes recommendations to Town Meeting regarding the use of the Town's Community Preservation Fund for those purposes.

Under the Community Preservation Act, funds are granted through two steps:
1. The CPC recommends an amount of funding for a project
2. The local legislature votes to appropriate up to the recommended amount of funding.

Nine members comprise the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) for the Town of Hingham – one each appointed by and from the Conservation Commission, the Planning Board, the Historical Commission, the Housing Authority, Recreation Commission and the Board of Selectmen, and three citizens at large, one appointed by the Board of Selectmen and two by the Moderator. The Committee reviews applications submitted by Town bodies and citizens at large for funding projects involving preservation of historic resources, creation of low and moderate income housing, acquisition of open space, and recreation. The CPC makes recommendations to Town Meeting regarding the use of the Town's Community Preservation Fund for those purposes.

The CPC may not appropriate funds directly, but the legislature may not appropriate CP funds without a CPC recommendation.

CPC MEMBERS 2013-2014

MEMBER
APPOINTED BY: TERM ENDS:
     
Bob Curley, Chairman
Matt Zieper, Vice Chairman
Historical Commission Rep
Moderator Appt.
2016
2015
Vicki Donlan
Recreation Comm Rep
2016
Kathleen Peters Selectmen Appt 2015
Irma Lauter, Selectman Selectmen Representative 2014
Sally Weston Moderator Appt. 2014
Scott McIsaac Conservation Comm Rep 2016
Gary Tondorf-Dick Planning Board Rep 2016
James R. Watson Housing Authority Appt 2014
     
Lizzie Eldredge Advisory Committee Chair Liaison 2014
Dan Dwyer Advisory Committee Liaison 2015
Lucy Hancock Advisory Committee Liaison 2015
Donna Smallwood
Advisory Committee Liaison 2016
     
Carol Costello – Admin Committee Appt N/A
Roger Fernandes – Town Engineer



Committee Appt



N/A


Rev: 9-25-13