Community Preservation Committee

Posted on: October 10, 2017


Community Preservation Funds

The Longmeadow Community Preservation Commission (CPC) has announced it is now accepting applications for project recommendations utilizing Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. Applications are available at the Town Clerk’s office, or on line at CPC. Applications are to be received at the Town Clerk’s office no later than Thursday, November 30, 2017 for consideration and approval at the Spring 2018 Annual Town Meeting.

Projects eligible for CPA funds must benefit the Town of Longmeadow by meeting one or more of the following criteria: 1. the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space; 2. the acquisition and preservation of historic resources;  3. the creation, preservation and support of community housing; and/or 4. the acquisition, creation, improvement and preservation of land for recreational use. Project funds cannot be used for routine maintenance.

“To date Longmeadow has approved 69 projects totaling over $3,900,000.  The projects ranged in size from $2,500 to $675,000.  The projects include renovation of the Blinn tennis courts, restoration work on the Community House and other town buildings, preservation of a number of historical documents, preservation of headstones in the Longmeadow Cemetery, replacement of the high school track, a patio at Greenwood Senior Center, preservation of Storrs House and Storrs Library, rehabilitation of the Center School and its playground, improvments to the Wolf Swamp School playground, renovations to facilities at Strople and Dipippo fields, and many others.  These projects highlight the value of Community Preservation funds.  It is a wonderful source of funds for Longmeadow residents or organizations that have contemplated a project that meets CPA criteria but lack sufficient funds”, stated Steven Weiss, Chairman of the Longmeadow CPC. 

“We have tried to make the application process as easy as possible.  Any individual or group can apply for CPC funds.  In addition, although it is not necessary, CPC members will meet with community organizations to discuss if a potential project meets the CPC criteria and to assist with completing the application”, stated Mr. Weiss. For more information or to download an application, access the CPC or email the CPC at longmeadowcpc@longmeadow. org

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