Community Preservation Committee


The Community Preservation Act (CPA), M.G.L. Chapter 44B, which is enabling legislation allowing cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to adopt a property tax surcharge, was adopted by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Cellucci in September 2000. The CPA allows any city or town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to adopt a property tax surcharge of up to 3%, the revenues from which are matched by State funds. The citizens of Longmeadow voted to adopt the CPA in June of 2006 at a property tax surcharge rate of 1%.

The CPC is a town board made up of nine members. Four are at-large members and five members are representatives appointed from town boards (Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Housing Authority, Park and Recreation Commission and Historical Commission). Currently the CPC is short one at-large member.

The Community Preservation Committee is responsible for making recommendations for how CPA funds should be spent in the four CPA program areas: Community Housing, Historic Preservation, Open Space and Recreation. The Committee welcomes comments and suggestions, and encourages people to attend its meetings and speak during the Public Comment Period.

To contact the Community Preservation Committee, send email to:

Community Preservation Committee Members:

Steve Weiss, Chairperson (Historical Commission)

Donald Holland (Planning Board)

Arlene Miller, Clerk (At-large)

Ron Manseau, Vice Chairperson (Housing Authority)

James Jones (Parks and Recreation)

Stephen Gazillo (Conservation Commission)

Beth Green (At-large) Clerk

Linda Glenn (At-large)



CPC Final Plan

CPC Decisions on FY2015 Applications

Final Report Form

FY2016 CPA Fund Application

Below are links to the CPC FY2016 Applications:

Below are links to the CPC current grantees for 2014:

Below are links to the CPC current grantees for 2013:

Community Preservation Committee Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes 2015 02-05-2015 01-13-2015 01-06-2015 2014 12/09/2014 10/08/2014 09/09/2014 04/29/2014 02/10/2014 01/16/2014 01/06/2014 2013 12/11/13 09/11/13 06/05/13 04/23/13 03/14/13 03/06/13 02/21/13 02/07/13 01/10/13 2012 12/19/12 12/06/12 11/13/12 09/06/12 03/08/12 01/23/12 01/05/12 2011 02/15/11 01/25/11 01/11/11 12/15/11 12/08/11 10/27/11 2010 12/14/10 11/09/10 10/05/10 2009 02/04/09 01/21/09 2008 12/17/08 12/03/08 09/17/08 03/19/08 02/27/08 02/20/08 02/13/08 01/30/08 …

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