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Date:
May 16, 2022
Time:
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:

Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84732115612; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 847 3211 5612

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Town Council

Monday, May 16, 2022

RECEIVED: 5/12/22 at 3:21 pm.

LIST OF TOPICS:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Announcements 
  3. Hearings: Public Hearing on Eversource Petition to install one new joint-owned pole along West Pomeroy Lane, at approximately 72 West Pomeroy Lane on the north side of West Pomeroy Lane
  4. General Public Comment
  5. Consent Agenda
  6. Resolutions and Proclamations: Memorial Day Proclamation; Proclamation Recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer + (LGBTQ+) Pride Month; Resolution Calling on President Joe Biden to Immediately Cancel All Student Loan Debt; Resolution Protecting Adult Access to Plant Medicines & Prioritizing Public Health Responses to Controlled Substance Possession
  7. Presentations and Discussion: Review and Discussion of Town Council Priorities, Housing Task Force
  8. Action Items:
    1. Eversource Petition to install a joint-owned pole on the north side of West Pomeroy Lane across from 72 West Pomeroy Lane, between two existing poles
    2. Opt-Out of State Sponsored Mosquito Spraying through the Massachusetts State Reclamation Mosquito Control Board; Joining the Pioneer Valley Mosquito Control District
    3. Earmarking Cannabis Funds for Reparations
    4. Proposed Permanent and Interim Parking Regulations on North Pleasant Street from Triangle to Hallock Street
    5. Optional Tax Exemptions
  9. Appointments
    1. Town Manager Appointments: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department – Charter Sec. 2.11(a)
  10. Committee and Liaison Reports
  11. Approval of Minutes
  12. Town Manager Report
  13. Town Council Comments: President Report, Future Agenda Items, Councilor Comments
  14. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting
  15. Executive Session
    1. To consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of two parcels of real property; the chair declares that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the public body;
    2. To comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements: Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 22(f), (g) - Approval and release of the following executive session minutes
      1. Release of previously approved minutes: January 28, 2019, April 22, 2019, May 13, 2021, May 18, 2021, and August 19, 2019
      2. Approval and release: June 7, 2021, June 28, 2021, July 28, 2021, August 2, 2021, and December 6, 2021
  16. Adjourn

Meeting materials will be posted here; materials may be added or changed up through and after the meeting date.

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and extended by Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022, this meeting will be conducted via remote means. Members of the public who wish to access the meeting may do so via Zoom or by telephone, see instructions below. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means.

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