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Community Preservation Committee

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.

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.

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