Community Preservation Committee
- The 3rd Thursday of the Month, or as Posted
- 2020 Regular Meeting Schedule (PDF)
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
|Heather Richter, Chair - At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2022|
|Derek Beckwith, Vice Chair - Planning Board Representative||July 31, 2023|
|Robert Buchsbaum - Conservation Commission Representative||July 31, 2021|
|Thomas Bussone, II - Housing Authority Representative||n/a|
|Christy Edwards - At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2023|
|John Hall - At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2021|
|Nancy Marino - Parks and Recreation Commission Representative||July 31, 2022|
|Marilyn McCrory - Open Space and Recreation Committee Representative||July 31, 2023|
|Wendy Pearl, Historic District Commission Representative||July 31, 2022|
Community Preservation Act (CPA)
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 also helps strengthen the state and local economies by expanding housing opportunities and construction jobs for the Commonwealth's workforce, and by supporting the tourism industry through preservation of the Commonwealth's historic and natural resources.
Community preservation monies are raised locally through the imposition of a 1% surcharge. There is also a statewide Community Preservation Trust Fund, administered by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, which provides distributions each year to communities that have adopted CPA. Beverly created a local Community Preservation Committee (CPC), as required by the Act, that reviews project proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the Beverly City Council.
City of Beverly's Community Preservation Committee Launches 2020 to 2021
Funding Round with (remote) Public Hearing on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7 pm View the CPA Public Hearing Agenda Revision Number 2 on October 6, 2020.
The City of Beverly's Community Preservation Committee is launching the 2020-2021 Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding round on Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 7 pm with a public hearing, to be held remotely. You may join the meeting by telephone, computer or mobile device. By telephone, call 1 417-567-3146. Once you are connected they may ask for a meeting PIN number. That number is 208 459 821#. By computer or mobile device, follow this link: meet.google.com/rqr-ncmn-iqk An agenda for the meeting will be posted shortly.
- CPA Funding Round Information Includng FAQs, Eligibility Evaluation Criteria, and Procurement Process (PDF)
- Full Application Form with Instructions (PDF)
- PowerPoint Presentation by the Beverly Community Preservation Committee Regarding Application Process plus Background Information (PDF)
- Pre-Application Form with Instructions (PDF)
- Schedule of Important Funding Round Dates and Deadlines (PDF)