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Community Preservation Committee Agenda 10/16/13
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 @ 6:00 PM

  • New CPC members; appoint new Chairman.
  • Review and discuss 8 Community Preservation Act (CPA) Fund requests for the   April 2014 Annual Town Meeting:
Historic Preservation Fund Requests

  • Adam Moore, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation:  Seeking $100,000 to help fund the        $1.1 million restoration of the historic Mayhew-Hancock-Mitchell house on Quansoo Farm.  (Town Counsel is reviewing request).
  • Adam Wilson, Town of Aquinnah and the Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee:  Seeking $51,854 as Chilmark’s share to help fund the relocation of the Gay Head Lighthouse.  (Town Counsel is reviewing request).
  • Susan Klein, Agricultural Society:  Seeking $3,016 as Chilmark’s share to help fund the restoration of several historic artifacts and documents.  (Town Counsel is reviewing request).
  • Martina Thornton, Dukes County Commissioners:  Seeking $5,847 as Chilmark’s share to help fund upgrading the electrical wiring to meet code specifications in the historic County Courthouse.  (Town Counsel is reviewing request).
  • Dan Waters, MV Museum:  Seeking $31,512 as Chilmark’s share to help fund the rehabilitation of the roof and chimneys of the Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven.  This is the first of several successive requests for CPA funds that are planned over the next few years.  (Town Counsel is reviewing the request).
  • Chilmark Cemetery Commission:  Seeking $3,500 to restore 35 ancient gravestones in Abel’s Hill Cemetery.  (Town Counsel is reviewing request).
Affordable Housing Request

  • Philippe Jordi, Island Housing Trust:  Seeking $65,000 as Chilmark’s share among three Towns to help fund the acquisition and restoration of six affordable apartments they purchased in Vineyard Haven.  (Town Counsel is reviewing request).

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
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Open Space Preservation Fund Request

  • Board of Selectmen:  Possibly seeking $400,000 to fund a project that is in Executive Session and cannot be disclosed at this time.  (Town Counsel is reviewing this possible request).
  • Review current CPA reserve fund balances.
  • Discuss and determine which proposals to bring forward for public comment at the November 20 public hearing.  After the public hearing is closed you will formally vote on which proposals to recommend to Town Voters at the April 2014 Annual Town Meeting.
  • Other old or new business.
  • Administration:  
Review April 17 meeting minutes.

  • Next Meeting:  Public Hearing:  Wed., November 20 @ 6:00 PM.  (Thanksgiving is November 28).
  • Review draft FY 2015 Budget.

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