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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.

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Williamstown CPC Seeks Requests; Big One Is on the Way

The Affordable Housing Trust, which has received CPC funds from town meeting each year since its inception in 2012, decided on Wednesday to this winter submit a request for $175,000 in new funding.

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Pittsfield Historical Commission OKs Historic Photo Project for CPA Funds

They include a large collection of very early class photos from before the time of yearbooks, famous Pittsfield people, Berkshire County landscapes, and other historical photos and events that are useful for research, especially in genealogy.

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Lenox Community Preservation Application and Schedule

Adopted by Lenox in 2006, the Community Preservation Act has helped bring many projects to fruition in the categories of Historic Resources, Community Housing and Open Space/Recreation.

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Community Preservation Committee Project Eligibility Process Now Open

The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom. Participation instructions will be included with the meeting agenda once it is posted on the city website in early October.

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CPA Committee Outline Upcoming Grant Cycle

The committee spent the bulk of its meeting last week discussing the next cycle and agreed to keep a similar agenda to how it planned to move forward during this past cycle.

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Pittsfield Preservation Act Committee Recommends Four More Projects

The Community Preservation Act Committee voted to send another four projects to the City Council for consideration.

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Pittsfield Asked to Add Spanish to City Communications

The City Council has asked the mayor to explore adding Spanish translations to city communications.

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Pittsfield CPA Committee Review Projects

Late last month, the committee heard from five applicants looking to utilize Community Preservation Act funds for various projects.

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Pittsfield CPA Committee Will Review All Projects

The CPA Committee agreed Tuesday that it would take another look at the 18 applications and may award funds to some projects able to move forward at the time or in the near future.

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Pittsfield City Council Accepts CPA Funds for Housing Assistance

The City Council voted this week to accept an order from the mayor to appropriate $110,000 from the Community Preservation Act Fund for an emergency housing assistance program.

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Community Preservation Funds Approved for Housing Relief

The Community Preservation Committee on Monday approved the use of more than $100,000 to help bolster emergency home security funds.

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Williamstown CPC Faces Three Applications Totaling $160,000

The applications, posted on the town's website, come from three bodies: the Sand Springs Recreation Center, the town's Affordable Housing Trust and the town itself. And they total $159,800.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Decides on Ask to Community Preservation Committee

The Affordable Housing Trust has received CPA funding from the town's voters each year since the trust was created. In fact, even longer.

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Pittsfield Environmental Group Looks to Eradicate Invasive Kiwi

The Parks Commission voted Tuesday to move the Greenagers initiative to CPA project eligibility review.

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Pittsfield CPA Recommends Dozen Projects to Fund

The Community Preservation Act Committee is recommending close to $600,000 for a dozen projects. The group entered this year's process with $613,000 to spend but just slightly more than $1 million worth of requests for 14 different projects. In order to allow for some funds to roll over into next year, City Planner CJ Hoss suggested keeping the approvals under $600,000.

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Pittsfield CPA Committees Gets $1 Million Worth of Requests

Nine entities are looking for more than $1 million from the Community Preservation Act to fund an array of projects. But, the city only has about $613,000 to dole out. The Community Preservation Committee will spend the next month or so decided which projects to fund and at how much.

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