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Welcome to the Community Preservation Committee Webpage

A public hearing will be held by the Nahant Community Preservation Committee on Monday January 25, 2021 at 7:00pm via Zoom Conferencing. Meeting will be to meet the committee members, learn about the Community Preservation Act, learn about the grant application process, discuss eligibility for funding grants of a variety of project scopes; develop an appreciation of Nahant’s unfunded needs, and to provide the Committee with citizen input.

Community Preservation Committee
Lynne Spencer, Chair

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NEW FY22' CPC Grant Application Package (PDF)
Deadline for Submission: March 12, 2021


Consistent with the CPA legislation, revenues from the surcharge and matching State funds must be devoted to open space, historic preservation, affordable housing and certain recreational uses. The first three of these areas must receive an allocation of at least 10% of each year's revenues.

Mission | The primary mission of the Community Preservation Committee is to protect and enhance Nahant's unique character as a coastal residential community by facilitating efforts to preserve historic places and structures, to retain and protect open spaces, to increase and/or develop lands available for recreational use and to seek creative solutions to the problem of affordable housing in Nahant.

Process | Consistent with the terms of the CPA, the Nahant Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was formed to study and recommend to Town Meeting plans and proposals regarding the expenditure of Nahant's CPA revenues. The CPC will serve as a reliable, predictable and flexible clearing house for community preservation ideas, plans and activities recognizing its responsibility to represent the common interests and greater good of the town. In line with this, the CPC views itself as facilitator, advisor and agent for funding recommendations. Town departments, civic organizations and property owners will be solicited for funding proposals. The committee, in turn, will provide plans and recommendations to the Town Meeting incorporating ideas and proposals that appear to best serve Nahant's community preservation needs.

Board of Selectmen
The Wildlife Preserve at East Point
Taking the First Step in Saving East Point as a Wildlife Preserve

Housing Authority
Greystone Renovation
Vinyl Siding
Window Leak Repair

Cultural Council
Ellingwood Chapel Interior Repair

Dory Club
Nahant Dory Club & Nahant Sailing Program Floating Dock Gangway Replacement & Davit Installation

Elaine White/Jen McCarthy
Dog Park

Historical Society
Archival Conservation and Preservation

Nahant Preservation Trust
East Nahant Historical District
Open Space & Recreation Committee
Bailey’s Hill Complex-Fort Ruckman East Slope Restoration

Town Administrator
Little Nahant Playground
Lowlands Softball Fields
Little Nahant Right of Ways
Spring Road Park & Basketball Court
Town Hall ADA Access
Town Hall Flag Pole
Town Hall Handicap Ramp
Town Hall Main Hall Stage Curtain

CPC Board Members
Our Email Adderss |

Please contact Kristin Taylor for additional and updated infomation.

CPC Meeting Minutes Archive

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  2021 2020
  cpc_jan_13_2021_minutes jan_13_2020_minutes
  cpc_mar_22_2021_minutes feb_10_2020_minutes
  Updated: January 2021

Project Submission and Forms
Next Deadline for Submission: January 25th 2019

The Community Preservation Committee requires that all proposed projects be eligible for CPA funding according to the requirements described in the State's CPA statute. In addition, the following questions include the criteria, as applicable, that the Committee will use to assess proposed projects.

  • How will the proposed project contribute to the preservation of Nahant’s unique character and enhance Nahanter’s quality of life?
  • Is the proposed project consistent with town planning documents that have received wide input and scrutiny?
  • What is the feasibility of the proposed project?
  • How “time sensitive” is the project? Is it urgent?
  • Is the cost of this project proportionate to its objectives?
  • In general, will the project serve multiple needs?
  • Specifically, will the project serve more than one CPA category (i.e. affordable housing, open space, historic preservation or recreation)?
  • Does the project have demonstrated community support?
  • Will the project preserve currently owned town assets?
  • Will the project involve the acquisition and/or protection of threatened resources?
  • Will the project involve multiple sources of funding, or woll it leverage other public and/or private funding sources or in-kind services?
  • If multiple sources of funding are involved, are commitments from other sources documented?
  • Will this project stimulate other public/private projects in Nahant?

As the law requires, Town Meeting must approve all Community Preservation Committee funding recommendations.

Please keep in mind there are legal limitations on what CPA funds can be used for. For more information visit the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act website.

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NEW FY22' CPC Grant Application Package (PDF)
Deadline for Submission: March 12, 2021

Platform Tennis Update: It is not necessary to secure a key to use the new platform tennis court at the Nahant Country Club. Residents may use the new court closest to the parking lot without charge on weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM. Paddles and balls are available.

  FY22' CPC Grant Application Package (PDF)
  FY21' CPC Grant Application Package (PDF)
  FY20' CPC Grant Application Package (PDF)
  FY19' CPC Grant Application Package (PDF)
  FY18' CPC Grant Application Package (PDF)
  FY17' CPC Grant Application Package (PDF)
  CPC Allowable Spending Purposes
  Town of Nahant Project Criteria
  Community Preservation State Information Tool Kit
  Updated: December 2017

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