Under the provisions of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), Sudbury established a Community Preservation Committee.
This Committee is required to have 5-9 members and include a member designated from each of the following commissions or boards: Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Planning Board, Park and Recreation Commission, and Housing Authority. The Committee shall study the needs, possibilities and resources of the Town regarding community preservation.
The Duties of said Community Preservation Committee shall be to:
(1) The Community Preservation Committee shall study the needs, possibilities, and resources of the Town regarding community preservation. The Committee shall consult with existing municipal boards, including the Conservation Commission, the Sudbury Historical Commission, the Planning Board, the Park and Recreation Commission, the Sudbury Housing Authority, or persons acting in those capacities or performing like duties, in conducting such studies. As part of its study, the Committee shall hold one or more public informational hearings on the needs, possibilities, and resources of the Town regarding community preservation possibilities and resources, notice of which shall be posted publicly and published for each of two weeks preceding a hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the town.
(2) Community Preservation Committee shall make recommendation to the Town Meeting for the acquisition, creation, and preservation of open space; for the acquisition and preservation of historic resources; for the acquisition creation, and preservation of land for recreational use; for the creation, preservation, and support of community housing; and for rehabilitation or restoration of such open space, historic resources, land for recreational use and community housing that is acquired or created as provided in MGL Chapter 44B. With respect to community housing, the Community Preservation Committee shall recommend, wherever possible, the reuse of existing buildings or construction of new buildings on previously developed sites.
(3) Community Preservation Committee may include in its recommendation to the Town Meeting a recommendation to set aside for later spending funds for specific purposes that are consistent with community preservation but for which sufficient revenues are not then available in the Community Preservation Fund to accomplish that specific purpose or to set aside for later spending funds for general purposes that are consistent with community preservation.