Community Preservation Act Committee

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*** Due December 9, 2016 ***


Community Preservation Act Committee (Bylaw) - appointed by Select Board Studies the needs, possibilities and resources of the town regarding community preservation; makes recommendations to the Town Meeting annually for the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space, for the acquisition and preservation of historic resources, for the acquisition, creation and preservation of land for recreational use, for the creation, preservation and support of community housing and for rehabilitation or restoration of such open space, historic resources, land for recreational use and community housing that is acquired or created as provided in the Community Preservation Act. 
CPAC Presentation at Town Meeting November 4, 2015 - Streeter 
CPAC Presentation at Warrant Review October 13, 2015 - Streeter 
CPAC Presentation at Warrant Review - April 7, 2015 - Streeter
CPA-funded Rolling Green Apartments project is “huge win” for Amherst - Community Preservation Coalition Newsletter, March 2015 (external link)
We now have a Facebook page at (external link)
Presentation of recent projects in Amherst funded by CPA - Boice
Appointed by the Select Board: 9 members / 3-year terms
Member Year Appointed Term Expires
Marilyn Blaustein, At Large 2011 2017
Paris Boice, Char, Conservation Commission Rep 2011 2018
Jim Brissette, Vice Chair, LSSE Rep 2013 2017
Peter Jessop, Housing Rep 2001 2018
Laura Lovett, Historical Commission Rep 2014 2016
Jim Oldham, At Large 2013 2018
Pari Riahi, Planning Board Rep 2015 2018
Diana Stein, At Large 2015 2018
Nate Budington 2016 2019


CPA Reports to Town Meeting

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Resources for working on CPA Plan

Updated September 22, 2016