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.
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.
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.
Even accounting for the town's continuing obligation to make payments toward a $1.5 million commitment to the Cable Mills project — a commitment that falls under all three CPA designations — the town still projects $533,318 in available funds for the fiscal 2020 funding cycle.