Mission and Responsibilities
The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) guides and monitors investment in community housing, historic preservation, open space, and recreation land to preserve, restore, and enhance Brewster’s environment and community character.
The CPC is responsible for reviewing applications for funding under the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The committee makes recommendations to Town Meeting on expenditures of CPA funds.
The Community Preservation Act (CPA), MGL C. 44B, was enacted by state legislators allowing any town in the Commonwealth to adopt a property tax surcharge of up to 3%, the revenues from which, along with any matching state funds, could be directed to open space and recreation, community housing, and historic preservation. Brewster adopted the CPA at its 2004 Fall Town Meeting.
The Brewster Community Preservation Committee is comprised of 9 members: four Citizen Representatives, appointed by the Select Board and members designated by the following committees: Conservation Commission, Planning Board, Brewster Historical Commission, Housing Authority and Recreation Commission.
|Roland Bassett Jr
|Member - Planning Board