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Pittsfield Committee Supports $50K for Saw Mill Acquisition

The Community Preservation Committee on Wednesday supported an out-of-cycle application for the saw mill property acquisition, which would fill a gap needed for the $400,000 transaction.

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Pittsfield Community Preservation Act Public Hearing Monday

The hearing will be held in Room 203 on the second floor of City Hall, 70 Allen St.

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Pittsfield Community Preservation Committee to Host Public Hearing

The Community Preservation Committee voted to hold its annual preservation plan review public hearing on Monday, Nov. 7, in Room 203 at City Hall. The hearing will also be broadcast on Pittsfield Community Television.

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Great Barrington Community Preservation Committee to Review Funding

The spending plans are subject to approval by voters at the June 6 Annual Town Meeting. The May 24 meeting and log-in links can be found on the town calendar here.

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Pittsfield CPA Recommends Funding for 11 Projects

The slate of recommendations totals about $670,000 and will go to the City Council for final approval next month.

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Pittsfield Community Preservation Committee Starts Reviews FY22 Applications

The panel received presentations for Morningside Community School's playground planning, stained-glass window restorations at St. Stephen's Church, and four applications from the city of Pittsfield.

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Pittsfield Panel to Review 11 CPA Applications of More Than $700K

There are $7,500 in recreation proposals, about $352,000 in historic preservation proposals, and $290,000 in housing proposals will be reviewed over two nights in late March and early April.

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Great Barrington CPA Committee Recommends Funding for Community Projects

The committee's grant recommendations, a total of $1,417,000, will be considered by the June 2022 Annual Town Meeting.

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Williamstown Community Preservation Committee OKs 4 Applications

Two of the committee's votes were unanimous. The other two were opposed by at least one member of the panel, and one came down to a 4-3 decision.

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Williamstown's Community Preservation Committee Facing Four Applications

Three combine to fit under the amount of Community Preservation Act funds the town anticipates for fiscal year 2023. The fourth exceeds that total on its own, but the applicant is hoping to receive its funds over a period of years.

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Pittsfield Community Preservation Committee OKs 11 Applications

Proposals include improvements to the Kirvin Park disc golf course, a lookout park on Francis Avenue, an improvement project for Morningside School, and a stained glass window restoration project at St. Stephen's church.

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Pittsfield Seeks CPA Funding For Disc Golf Course Renovation

About $4,750 is needed to replace the nine chain baskets that make up the course and the rest is for tee boxes, or starting areas that mark where the first shot is thrown from, and signage.

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Pittsfield Community Preservation Accepting Applications for FY2022

The city has a budget of about $743,450 for Community Preservation Act funding awards in fiscal 2022. The monies can be used for projects that fall under community housing, historic preservation, and open space and recreation.

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Pittsfield Community Preservation Act Public Hearing Oct. 25

Also, the project eligibility application process for a new year of CPA funds is open through Nov. 5. The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom.

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Pittsfield Community Preservation Panel Has $643K Budget For FY22

The city will be working with about $643,000 in Community Preservation Act funds in fiscal 2022 for projects that include historical preservation, open space and outdoor recreation, and affordable housing.

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Pittsfield City Council Approve Tyler Street Fire Station Funding

The funds will kickstart CT Management's redevelopment of the historic fire station into four residential housing units.

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Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Votes Funding Requests

One of the three, a request for $200,000 from the town's Affordable Housing Trust, now includes a commitment from the trustees to grant $40,000 to Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity.

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Faced with Funding Shortfall, Williamstown CPC Pauses Deliberations

The committee held its first meeting of the current funding cycle and quickly agreed by unanimous votes that all four of the applications before it are appropriate under the Community Preservation Act.

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Williamstown Historical Commission Backs Museum's CPA Request

Historical Commission Chair Gerrit Blauvelt called it an exciting project, and the panel granted Currie's request that it send a letter to the CPC finding that the restoration would be a significant work of historic preservation in the town.

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Williamstown's Demand for CPA Funds May Outstrip Supply

Four agencies submitted requests by Friday’s deadline for grants ranging from $50,000 to $160,000. Together, the aggregate is more than 8 percent over the total funds the CPC is expecting to be available for fiscal year 2022.

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Williamstown Nonprofit Seeks CPA Funds for Agricultural Restriction

WRLF Executive Director David McGowan was before the Agricultural Commission last week to ask that body for a letter of support for the application he plans to bring to the Community Preservation Committee next month.