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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.