Community Preservation Committee

Meetings

First and third Wednesday of each month (generally)


Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and Minutes Prior to 2014


Spring 2017 Funding Round 


Eligibility forms due January 9, 2017. Applications due February 3, 2017.

Review schedule and current projects under review...
2017 Round 1 Application Review Schedule
Project Applications Currently 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

  1. Sarah LaValley Conservation, Preservation and Land Use Planner slavalley@northamptonma.gov 210 Main St., Room 11 City Hall Northampton, MA 01060 Ph: 413-587-1263

Northampton CPA Projects

Members


  • Brian Adams, Chair, City Council Appointee             Term expires: January 2019                                           Smolts123@yahoo.com

  • Julia Chevan, Recreation Commission Representative     Term Expires: June 2018                                             jchevan@comcast.net                                                 

  • Ann Dewitt Brooks, Planning Board Representative       Term expires:                                                               acdbrooks@gmail.com                                                

  • David Drake, Vice Chair, Historical Commission             Term expires: June 2018                                               davidd321@yahoo.com

  • Jack Finn, Conservation Commission Representative       Term Expires: June 2018                                             jackfinn@a-two-z.com

  • Christopher Hellman, Elected Representative,                 Term expires: January 2020                                           mrchrishellman@hotmail.com

  • Jeff Jones, Housing Authority Representative           Term Expires June 2017                                               jjones@ufcw1459.com

  • Linda Morley, Mayoral Appointee,                                 Term Expires: January 2017             lmlindamorley@gmail.com

  • David Whitehill, Elected Representative,                       Term expires: January 2020                                           davidwhitehill@gmail.com

  • Sarah LaValley, Community Preservation Comm Staff     slavalley@northamptonma.gov                                     413-587-1263                                        

  • John Frey, Community Preservation Committee Staff     jfrey@northamptonma.gov                                           413-587-1072

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


Please visit the Mailing List Signup page to join the CPC email list.

Responsibilities


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.

Resources