Community Preservation Committee


Projects, funding information, and timeline for 2023-24 cycle available here.

WHAT WE DO


The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act allows municipalities to adopt a property tax surcharge of up to 3%, the revenues from which are matched by state funds. The purpose of the Act is to fund community preservation projects and initiatives in the areas of community housing, historic preservation, open space conservation, and outdoor recreation. Greenfield citizens adopted the Community Preservation Act in 2020 with a local surcharge of 1 %.

The committee develops an annual Community Preservation Plan which you can read here.

You can read about about Community Preservation Committee funding here.

You can read about Community Preservation Act tax surcharge exemptions here.

The Community Preservation Committee is annually tasked with:

The committee operates under Chapter 117 of the City Code.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The committee holds a hybrid meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the City Hall Meeting Room, Room 203, 14 Court Sq., Greenfield, MA 01301 and via Zoom. Please check the calendar for scheduled meeting information, including agendas and Zoom links.

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Nine seats / Three-year terms
NAME TERM ENDS
Travis Drury, chair, Conservation Commission appointee June 2024
Susan Worgaftik, vice-chair, City Council appointment June 2024
Amy McMahan, Planning Board appointee June 2025
Donna DuSell, Recreation Commission appointee June 2025
VACANT, Housing Authority appointee June 2026
David Brock, Historical Commission appointee June 2026
Wisty Rorabacher, City Council appointment June 2025
Garth Shaneyfelt, mayoral appointment June 2026
Becky George, mayoral appointment December 31, 2027
Staff contact: Christian LaPlante / 413-772-1548, ext. 4 324 Main St., second floor, Greenfield, MA 01301
Community Preservation Committee Meetings

01/30/24 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
01/10/24 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
11/30/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
10/26/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
10/10/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
09/28/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
08/24/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
07/27/23 Public Hearing Agenda             Minutes       Video            
06/22/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
05/25/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
04/26/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
04/20/23 Cancelled (no quorum) Agenda             Minutes                  
03/23/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
03/09/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
02/23/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
02/07/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
01/26/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
01/12/23 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
12/01/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
10/27/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
10/13/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
09/22/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
08/25/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
07/28/22 Public Hearing Agenda             Minutes       Video            
07/14/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
06/23/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
06/01/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
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01/27/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
12/16/21 Agenda             Minutes                  
11/22/21 Agenda             Minutes                  
10/28/21 Agenda             Minutes                  
09/23/21 Agenda             Minutes                  
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07/22/21 Agenda             Minutes