Community Preservation Committee

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Members.

9 of 9 seats. 0 years each seat.

  • Barbara Zaccheo. June, 2022.
  • Mark Maloni. June, 2022.
  • Wisty Rorabacher. June, 2022.
  • Garth Shaneyfelt. June, 2023.
  • John Passiglia. June, 2023.
  • Thomas Guerino. June, 2023.
  • Susan Worgaftik. June, 2024.
  • Travis Drury. June, 2024.
  • Yanis Chibani. June, 2024.



Powers and Duties


The Community Preservation Committee shall study the needs, possibilities, and resources of
the city regarding community preservation. The committee shall consult with existing municipal
boards, including the conservation commission, the historical commission, the planning board,
the recreation commission and the housing authority, or persons acting in those capacities or
performing like duties, in conducting such studies. As part of its study, the committee shall hold
one or more public informational hearings on the needs, possibilities and resources of the city
regarding community preservation possibilities and resources, notice of which shall be posted
publicly and published for each of two weeks preceding a hearing in a newspaper of general
circulation in the city.


A. The Community Preservation Committee shall make recommendations to the legislative
body for the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space; for the acquisition,
preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic resources; for the acquisition,
creation, preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of land for recreational use; for the
acquisition, creation, preservation and support of community housing; and for the
rehabilitation or restoration of open space and community housing that is acquired or
created as provided in this section. With respect to community housing, the community
preservation committee shall recommend, wherever possible, the reuse of existing
buildings or construction of new buildings on previously developed sites. With respect to
recreational use, the acquisition of artificial turf for athletic fields shall be prohibited.


B. The Community Preservation Committee may include, in its recommendation to the City
Council, a recommendation to set aside for later spending funds for specific purposes
that are consistent with community preservation but for which sufficient revenues are not
then available in the Community Preservation Fund to accomplish that specific purpose
or to set aside for later spending for general purposes that are consistent with
community preservation.


C. As provided in the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act, no expenditures shall be
made from the Community Preservation Fund without the approval of City Council.


D. In each fiscal year and upon the recommendation of the Community Preservation
Committee, the City Council shall spend, or set aside for later spending, not less than
10% of the annual revenues in the Community Preservation Fund for open space, not
less than 10% of the annual revenues for historic resources, and not less than 10% of
the annual revenues for community housing. The Community Preservation Committee
will submit an annual administrative and operating budget for the Community
Preservation Committee, which cannot exceed five percent (5%) of the annual revenues
in the Community Preservation Fund, to City Council for approval.

Previous meeting:

  • Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 04:30 PM -- REVISED - IN PERSON AT JON ZON CENTER 35 PLEASANT STREET