By Carol Britton Meyer
Among the Community Preservation Committee's recommended proposals for this year's Town Meeting are $700,000 for the Hingham Affordable Housing Trust and funding for a new Inner Harbor master plan.
Because there are fewer submissions this year, the CPC is happy to be able to support funding the Trust's entire request, unlike past years when there were more worthy projects to potentially support than there are for this round of funding.
Among the Trust's projects during 2021 are to hopefully purchase another house to add to the town's affordable housing stock and to improve other property it owns for that purpose.
Trust Chair Tim White expressed appreciation for town official and community support over the years to help create more affordable housing in Hingham -- which he called a "very challenging task in what is a very wealthy town."
Other CPC recommendations include funding for a new Inner Harbor Master Plan to in part develop a vision for sustainable recreational activities and related infrastructure for the waterfront area; a modular restroom at Bare Cove Park; the cleaning and repair of several monuments and memorials around town; and funds for CPC administrative purposes.
The selectmen and the advisory committee will vote on these proposals before Town Meeting, which has the final say.