Community Preservation Committee

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Community Preservation application forms can be obtained at the Selectmen's Office, 732 Main Street, Harwich
Description
Harwich adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA) effective beginning July 1, 2005. The CPA establishes a 3% property tax surcharge which is supplemented by the state.

The primary purpose of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is to study and recommend to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) and the citizens of the Town of Harwich projects to be funded from Community Preservation funds.

The CPC reviews applications submitted by individuals or organizations for funding projects in the following categories: the acquisition, creation or preservation of open space and the rehabilitation or restoration of open space acquired under CPA; the acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic resources; the acquisition of land for outdoor recreational use including the creation or rehabilitation of outdoor recreational facilities; and the acquisition, creation, preservation and support of low and moderate income housing including the rehabilitation and restoration of community housing acquired or created using CPA funds.

The CPC also oversees the progress and completion of approved projects. The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (General Laws Chapter 44B as amended) governs the administration of the Community Preservation Program.

Board Members

Name Title
David Nixon Chair (Recreation & Youth Commission Representative) (2018)
Kathy Green Vice Chair (Real Estate & Open Space Committee Representative) (2018)
Joseph F. Powers Historical Commission Representative (2020)
James P. Atkinson Planning Board Representative (2019)
Cindi Maule Selectmen (2018)
Daniel Tworek Selectmen (2019)
Donald Howell Selectmen's Liaison
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