Stockbridge: The Community Preservation Committee will hold an informational public hearing on Wednesday | South Berkshires

STOCKBRIDGE — The Community Preservation Committee will hold a public information hearing in the Community Hall at City Hall this Wednesday at 6 p.m. The committee invites input on the city’s needs, opportunities and resources. Members will answer questions about the group’s mission, guidelines and protocol for submitting proposals.

The CPC was created after Stockbridge passed the Community Preservation Act by referendum in 2002 to oversee Community Preservation Fund grants. The committee is authorized to make recommendations to the annual town meeting, which must approve all expenditures. Funds are collected by the city and combined with available public funds. As one of the original signatories, Stockbridge has received more than $2 million in government matching funds since 2002.

The committee will review projects designed to create/maintain affordable housing; restore historic buildings and sites; improve outdoor recreation and protect open spaces. Priority will be given to “green” projects.

Copies of the Committee’s Request for Proposals and Submission Guidelines are at the Selectors’ Office at Town Hall or at www.townofstockbridge.com.

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