The Town Council created the Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee (LAPC) in 2005. This Committee meets monthly and is charged with recommending parcels of land for acquisition to the Community Preservation Committee (CPC); leveraging, in conjunction with the Town Manager and the Town Council, funding, other than Community Preservation Act funding, for purchase of land; reviewing conservation restrictions before Town Council approval; keeping the Open Space and Recreation Plan and open space section of the Comprehensive Plan updated and current; implementing the approved Cape Cod Pathways Plan. Additionally a member of the Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee serves as the Town's representative on the Santuit Preserve Management Committee; LAPC assists Town departments in the management of the Land Bank lands acquired under the Land Bank Act in accordance with the Act and its provisions.
Open Space Committee
Formerly Land Acquisition & Preservation Committee
On July 20, 2023, Town Council voted to change the name of this Committee to the Open Space Committee and to amend the Committee's charge (see Town Council Agenda Item 2023-196).
*NEW* As of June 14, 2022 Land Acquisition and Preservation meeting materials will be added to Laserfiche. Links to application materials are provided within the Agendas posted below and can also be accessed
The below Agendas are for informational purposes only.
-- Official Agendas posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law can be found