Community Preservation Committee

Community Preservation Plan

For fiscal year 2020, revised October, 2019 - download as MS Word or PDF file

Shutesbury’s Community Preservation Applications

Applications for Shutesbury’s Community Preservation Committee’s (CPC)
annual funding cycle are now available. The CPC utilizes a two-tiered
application process that begins with a simple one-page ‘Preliminary 
Determination of Eligibility’ proposal which is due by November 30th. If the CPC 
agrees that a proposal is eligible, then the full ‘Application’ will be due 
no later than January 25 of the following year. Only proposals that are approved at a town 
meeting can be funded. The applications are contained in Appendices B
and C of the Community Preservation Plan; they are also available in 
the CPC mail box on the main floor in Town Hall. If you have questions 
about the application process, please call one of the co-chairs of Shutesbury’s CPC,
Rita Farrell (259-1297) or Allen Hanson (259-1623), or email them at

The Shutesbury CPC has gathered information and studied the town’s
needs, possibilities and resources regarding community
preservation. This included a preliminary evaluation of historic
preservation, open space and community housing opportunities in town,
hearing from other town committees, a public hearing, and from
reviewing other town plans. We have also reviewed related guidelines
and/or criteria from a number Community Preservation Act (CPA) communities,
With information gathered from this collaborative process the
Shutesbury CPC established its ‘Guidelines’ for priority use of
Community Preservation Act funds.

Upcoming Meetings

See the Town's website calendar or bulletin board outside the Town Clerk's office for next meeting date.


2016 Projects:

1.  Running Track At Shutesbury Elementary School

New running track at Shutesbury Elementary School

New running track at the Shutesbury Elementary School

2. Playground Equipment at Shutesbury Elementary School


2015 Projects:

1. West Cemetery

2. Old Town Beach.....Installation of the Gazebo



 3. Top of the Lake

2013 Projects

Hearse House Restoration - download as PDF file or MS Word (1 page.)

Hearse House, Leverett Rd, 12/2012


Other Documents

2008 ByLaw establishing the Shutesbury Community Preservation Committee

History of the CPA in Shutesbury for the period 2008-2011 (.pdf)


Town Meeting Presentations Annual Reports
2010 2010
2011 2011
2012 2012
2013 2013
2014 2014
2015 2015
2016 2016