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Beverly

Committee to draft city ordinance for preservation act

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The city is taking the first steps to implement the Community Preservation Act, a local-option state law adopted by Beverly voters at the Nov. 6 state election. Officials are creating an ad hoc committee that will draft the city ordinance needed to put the act in place, according to Mayor William F. Scanlon Jr. The measure will include language creating a nine-member Community Preservation Committee that will make recommendations the expenditure of the city’s future Community Preservation Act dollars. That money will be generated through a 1 percent property tax surcharge and funds from the state, and must be spent on affordable housing, open space, historic preservation, and recreation projects. The ad hoc committee will consist of three appointees each from the mayor, City Council, and the ballot committee that campaigned for adoption of the act. Scanlon said he has selected Peter VonZweck, Catherine Keefe O’Hare, and Shawn Mahoney as his appointees. The City Council is seeking residents interested in serving as its appointees. Anyone who would like to apply is asked to send a letter to the council. Scanlon said the ad hoc committee is expected to start meeting later this month and to have a draft ordinance ready for the council in late March.

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