CPA Committees & Meetings

Newton's Community Preservation Committee (CPC)

To learn about the CPC's duties and current members, scroll past the meeting schedule below or click here.

Current CPC Meetings Newton CPA projects: Elliot Street

  • For links to full meeting agendas, packets and minutes, scroll down on this page.
  • For deadlines to request time on or submit written materials for upcoming CPC agendas, use the Calendar link. Off-cycle proposals are due 1 month prior to their requested public hearing date, earlier than the regular posted deadlines.  
  • All meetings are open to the public. Time is set aside for public comment on items that the agenda identifies as "public hearings." The Chair has discretion about whether and when to accept public comments on other items.
  • Meeting locations are handicap accessible. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to persons requiring assistance. To request assistance, please contact ADA Coordinator Jini Fairley at least two business days before the meeting, by email at: jfairley@newtonma.gov, or phone: 617.796.1253.
  • Recordings of recent past meetings are available on request, as *.mp3 files.

2017 CPC Meetings
12/14/2017 Agenda requests & related written materials for this meeting are due on Monday, 27 November 2017.
 11/28/2017

Agenda & Pre-Meeting Packet

 Minutes
11/16/2017

Agenda & Pre-Meeting Packet   

 Minutes
10/12/2017 Agenda Minutes
9/14/2017

Agenda

Minutes
8/9/2017

Agenda

Minutes
6/8/2017 Agenda Minutes
5/31/2017

Agenda 

Minutes
4/6/2017

Agenda

Minutes
 3/9/2017

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Minutes

1/19/2017

Agenda

Minutes

 

2016 CPC Meetings

12/8/2016 Agenda Minutes
11/3/2016

Agenda

 Minutes
 10/6/2016

Agenda

 Minutes
 9/8/2016

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 Minutes
 7/13/2016

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 Minutes
 6/8/2016 Agenda Minutes
4/14/2016

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Minutes

3/10/2016

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Minutes
2/11/2016

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Minutes
1/14/2016 Agenda Minutes

For agendas & minutes from earlier CPC meetings, click on this link: Committees & Meetings - Past CPC Meetings.

Duties of Newton's CPC Newton CPA projects: Durant-Kenrick Homestead

Under the state Community Preservation Act (CPA), funds are granted for each project through two steps:

  1. An all-volunteer Community Preservation Committee (CPC), whose membership is specified by state statute and local ordinance, recommends an amount of funding, a funding method (direct or debt-financed), and funding categories (one or more of the CPA-eligible resources and activities).
  2. The local legislature appropriates up to the amount recommended by the CPC. Newton's local legislature is its City Council.

The CPC may not appropriate funds directly, but the legislature may not appropriate CPA funds without a CPC recommendation. Click on the links below to learn more about Newton's CPC:

  • Newton's CPA Ordinance - full text, including how CPC members are appointed and special requirements for historic City properties preserved with CPA funds
  • CPC & City Council - their roles in the funding process under both the state statute and Newton's local ordinance

For current CPC meeting agendas & minutes, scroll up or click here.

Members of Newton's CPC

For current CPC members' short biographies, click here.

  • 2017-18 Chair: Jonathan Yeo, Planning and Development Board Appointee
  • 2017-18 Vice Chair: Peter Sargent, Mayoral Appointee, Community Housing
  • Mark Armstrong, Newton Historical Commission Appointee
  • Dan Brody, Mayoral Appointee, Open Space
  • Beryl Gilfix, Mayoral Appointee, Historic Resources
  • Richard Kronish, Newton Housing Authority Appointee
  • Susan Lunin, Conservation Commission Appointee
  • James Robertson, Mayoral Appointee, Recreation
  • Vacant, Parks and Recreation Commission Appointee
 

Newton's City Council & Its Committees Newton CPA projects: Kesseler Woods

Click on the links below to learn about the work of the City Council and its committees on CPA proposals & projects:

 

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