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August 15, 2022
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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Town Council

Monday, August 15, 2022

RECEIVED: 8/11/22 at 3:40 pm.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Announcements
  3. Hearings – None
  4. General Public Comment 
  5. Consent Agenda
  6. Resolutions and Proclamations – None
  7. Presentations and Discussion
    1. July 5, 2022 Youth and Police Interaction
      1. Presentation – Update on Investigation
      2. Council Discussion
    2. Updates on CRESS Department and Resident Oversight Board
      1. Presentation
      2. Council Discussion
    3. Community Safety and Social Justice Committee Letter to Town Council
      1. Presentation
      2. Discussion with CSSJC Regarding Specific Items in Letter
      3. Public Comment
      4. Concluding Discussion
    4. Process for Developing and Filing Reparations Special Legislation
      1. Council Discussion
  8. Action Items
    1. 2022 State Primary Election Warrant – Consent Agenda
    2. Universal Refuse, Recycling, and Composting
    3. Public Ways: Proposed Street Lighting Policy
    4. Proposed Amendments to General Bylaws 3.8, License Fees: Innholders, Common Victuallers, and Lunch Carts – First Reading
    5. Proposed Rescission of General Bylaw 3.23, Peeking or Peering into the Place of Habitation – First Reading
    6. Waiver of Town Council Policy on Making Recommendations for Town Council Appointments to Multiple-Member Bodies for Zoning Board of Appeals Associate Member Vacancies – Consent Agenda
  9. Appointments
    1. Town Manager Appointments – Charter Sec. 2.11(b) – Consent Agenda
      1. Cultural Council
      2. Historical Commission
      3. Local Historic District Commission
      4. Community Preservation Act Committee
      5. Design Review Board
    2. Town Council Appointments 
      1. Regional Schools Guardrail Committee
  10. Committee and Liaison Reports
    1. Community Resources Committee
    2. Elementary School Building Committee
    3. Finance Committee
    4. Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee
    5. Jones Library Building Committee
    6. Town Services and Outreach Committee 
    7. Liaison Reports: Amherst Affordable Housing Trust, Board of Health, Community Safety and Social Justice Committee, Disability Access Advisory Committee, Energy and Climate Action Committee, Planning Board, and Transportation Advisory Committee
  11. Approval of Minutes – None
  12. Town Manager Report
  13. Town Council Comments
    1. President Report
    2. Future Agenda Items
    3. Councilor Comments
  14. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting
  15. Executive Session - None
  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 Chapters 22 and 107 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. 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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