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Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods

The Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative being undertaken by the Town of Amherst has
identified several critical health, safety goals with regard to housing and residential neighborhoods.

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  • Preserving and enhancing existing residential neighborhoods as they evolve over time in response to changing housing needs;
  • Creating, preserving, and expanding a housing stock that is safe and healthy and meets the community’s diverse housing needs;
  • Preserving and increasing the supply of affordable housing;
  • Timely and effective enforcement in response to housing complaints.    
      

 

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Contact
All inquiries regarding the Safe and Health Initiative should be directed to:
David Ziomek, Assistant Town Manager/Director of Conservation & Development
Email:
 
Phone:  413-259-3122

NEW! Rental Bylaw Implementation Group Agendas
Agenda: August 20, 2013
Agenda: September 10, 2013

Agenda: September 17, 2013
 Agenda: September 24, 2013
 Agenda: October 1, 2013
Agenda: November 13, 2013
            Agenda: February 11, 2014
       Agenda: April 30, 2014
New* October 28, 2014

                
News & Announcements

August 17, 2012 - Town Manager Letter (PDF) to Property Owners
August 30, 2012 - UMASS Community Relations
News Letter (PDF)


Zoning Complaint Tracking - Spreadsheet Form
June 1, 2012 - March 15, 2013
Spreadsheet (PDF)
    June 1, 2012 - May 17, 2013
Spreadsheet (PDF)
June 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Spreadsheet (PDF)
           
           

Zoning Complaint Tracking - Report Form
January 1, 2013 - March 15, 2013
Report (PDF)
January 1, 2013 - May 14, 2013
Report (PDF)
January 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013
Report (PDF)
            January 1, 2013 - Aug. 16, 2013 Report (PDF)
January 1, 2013 - Aug. 29, 2013 Report (PDF)
January 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013 Report (PDF)
January 1, 2013 - December 2, 2013 Report (PDF)
January 1, 2013 - December 27, 2013 Report (PDF)
January 1, 2013 - January 31, 2013 Report (PDF)
January 1, 2014 - June 27, 2014  Report (PDF)
January 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014  Report (PDF)
January 1, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014  Report (PDF)
January 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014  Report (PDF)


           

Article 29:  Residential Rental Property Bylaw
 for ATM 2013 
Bylaw

Town Meeting Approves Residential
Rental Property Bylaw

Gazette Article

Draft - Residential Rental Property Regulations
  February 5, 2013 - Draft Version Draft (PDF)
February 12, 2013 - Draft Version
Draft (PDF)
 March 1, 2013 - Draft Version
Draft (PDF)
March 11, 2013 - Draft Version
Draft (PDF)
 March 15, 2013 - Draft Version
Draft (PDF)


SHN Agendas and Packets

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Agenda | Packet | Notes
Tuesday, December 4, 2012  Agenda | Packet  | Notes
Tuesday, December 18, 2012  Agenda  | Packet | Notes
Tuesday, January 8, 2013  Agenda | Packet | Notes
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Agenda Packet | Notes
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Public Forum  Info
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Agenda  | Packet
 | Handouts  Notes
 Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Agenda  | Notes
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Agenda | Packet | Handouts
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Agenda | Packet | Handouts 
 Tuesday, March 5, 2013  Agenda | Packet |
Forum Agenda

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Agenda | Packet | Handouts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Agenda | Packet | Handouts
Miscellaneous: E. Beal Letter to the Editor Letter
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Agenda | Packet
May 14, 2013 Summary -Changes 3/15/13 Rental Bylaw

Members - Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Working Group
Members List

 
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Comprised of staff from the Town Manager's Office, Inspection Services, Health, Police, Fire,  DPW, IT and Planning working collaboratively to protect, preserve and improve Amherst's housing and its residential neighborhoods. 

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Neighborhood Efforts
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       Improved public transit | Sidewalk improvements | Adequate Streetlights | Neighborhood clean-ups | Beautification projects

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Related Links & Documents

 
Goals & Objectives (PDF)   |   Nuisance House Bylaw (PDF)    |   Business Improvement District