In an effort to promote more multi-town collaboration on various CPA projects, Community Preservation Committees from the southeast Massachusetts area have been meeting on a regular tri-annual basis. The towns in attendance have included Bridgewater, Dighton, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Middleboro, Plympton, Stoughton, Wareham and West Bridgewater.
December 4, 2014
At their latest meeting, the Southeastern Regional Community Preservation Committees were joined by Melissa Cryan of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Division of Conservation Services (DCS) - mass.gov/eea/dcs/grants. DCS offers grant programs to municipalities for the acquisition of conservation and recreation land, as well as the development and renovation of parks. Ms. Cryan's presentation focused on the Mass PARC Grant Program, and provided the group with an overview of the program priorities, requirements, eligible costs and the selection process. To view a copy of the presentation, click below.
Regional CPC Coordination
Bridgewater CPC Sponsors Natural Resource Protection Zoning (NRPZ)
Bridgewater Community Preservation Committee
On 1/29/15, the Bridgewater CPC sponsored a presentation about the Natural Resource Protection Zoning (NRPZ) approach to land and natural resource protection by Jeff Lacy, AICP, Regional Planner MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation. NRPZ aims to protect rural character and the health of forests and agricultural lands. Find out more here: “The Green Side of Smart Growth" and slides from his presentation on 1/29/15.
Regional CPC Meeting Presentation: September 24, 2014
Public Forum held March 20th, 2014 Before its regular monthly meeting, the Committee hosted a public forum that allowed members of the community to discuss the drafted plan. Click here for a copy of the PowerPoint presented by Jennifer Goldson, which outlined the purpose of the plan, the process by which it was developed, and an overview of actual and estimated CPA revenue.
Regional Housing Coordinator Plan