Community Preservation Committee (CPC)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Meetings

  • 7:00 pm
  • Generally, on the 1st Wednesday of every month

Members

  • Mark Zamanian, Chair
    Redevelopment Authority
    Term Expires June 2025
  • Dwight MacKerron, Vice-Chair
    Historical Commission
    Term Expires June 2026
  • Michael Barrett, Treasurer
    Citizen Appointee
    Term Expires June 2024
  • John Morton
    Conservation Commission
    Term Expires June 2026
  • Laurice Rubel
    Recreation
    Term Expires June 2024
  • John Linehan
    Open Space Committee
    Term Expires June 2024
  • Donald F. Brady
    Housing Authority
    Term Expires June 2025
  • Olubunmi Aramide Olotu
    Citizen Appointee
    Term Expires June 2026
  • Rich Terry
    Planning Board
    Term Expires June 2026

Overview

Since 2009, the CPA has contributed over $11 million towards projects in the Town of Stoughton -- made possible by Stoughton's taxpayers, along with over $2.7 million of state CPA funds.

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was created by the Massachusetts Legislature as a way to provide cities and towns with the means to improve their quality of life, in a manner that might not otherwise be possible through existing budgets. Stoughton's CPA Fund is augmented by a subsidy from designated state funds. The Act requires that CPA funds be used only for the purposes of Open Space, Historic Preservation, Recreation and Community Housing. The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was created by vote of Town Meeting to make recommendations to Town Meeting for the specific use of the CPA funds and to oversee the proper application of those funds for projects approved by Town Meeting. Click for a list of projects that have been funded by Stoughton's CPA Fund.

The procedure for submitting applications for new project funding can be found at "CPA Fund APPLICATION FORMS". That link will take you to a page with forms for submission, and guidelines for your own use, including the Timeline for Applicants and the Applicant's Checklist. You will also find links on that same page to key Town of Stoughton planning documents, such as the Community Preservation Plan and the Open Space and Recreation Plan, that your application may need to refer to. Please be sure to read the entire Applicant's Checklist before submitting an application.

The committee's regular monthly meeting is generally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Additional meetings also may be held, as necessary.

The CPC began meeting online at the start of the pandemic and has now resumed meeting in person whenever advisable. You may also join live meetings remotely at the URL or phone number shown on the agenda for a particular meeting. We will make every effort to have our meetings live-streamed on SMAC whenever possible. See Videos of CPC Meetings for video recordings of recently held meetings.