Voted that the Town hereby determines that there exists in this town a need for a redevelopment authority, as that need is defined in Chapter 121B of the General Laws, for the purpose of engaging in work under said chapter, andThe Amherst Redevelopment Authority, like the Amherst Housing Authority, was established by Town Meeting under state law (M.G.L. Chapter 121B), and is not strictly speaking a Town board or committee. The ARA is a separate, quasi-municipal entity that works cooperatively with Amherst Town government for a specific purpose-urban renewal through redevelopment, adaptive reuse and infill development.
that it is in the public interest that such an authority be organized here; and therefore that there be hereby organized
and established in this town a redevelopment authority under the provisions of Section 4 of said chapter and acts in
amendment thereof and in addition thereto.