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March 20, 2023
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

In person: Town Hall, Town Room


Phone: (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 862 6505 4901

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Town Council

Monday, March 20, 2023

REVISED: 3/18/23, 6:37 pm. RECEIVED: 2/16/23, 1:37 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Click "More Details" for List of Topics


    1. Call to Order
    2. Announcements
    3. Hearings – None 
    4. General Public Comment: Residents are welcome to express their views for up to 3 minutes, at the discretion of the Town Council President, based upon the number of people who wish to speak. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during General Public Comment.
    5. Consent Agenda
    6. Presentations and Discussion
    7. Resolutions and Proclamations
      1. 2023 Jewish Heritage Month Proclamation
      2. 2023 Arbor Month Proclamation
    8. Action Items
      1. Appropriation and Debt Authorization for the Elementary School Building Project
        1. Council and Finance Committee Discussion
        2. Automatic Referral to Finance Committee
      2. Proposed Water and Sewer Bylaws – First Reading
        1. Town Service and Outreach Committee Report
        2. Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee Report
        3. Council Discussion
      3. Proposed Water and Sewer Regulations – First Reading
        1. Town Service and Outreach Committee Report
        2. Finance Committee Report
        3. Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee Report
        4. Council Discussion
      4. Proposed Surveillance Use Policy: Police Department In-cruiser Video and Audio
        1. Town Services and Outreach Committee Report
        2. Council Discussion
        3. Motion and Vote
      5. Authorization for President to Sign a Letter Regarding the East-West Rail Commission
        1. Council Discussion
        2. Motion and Vote
      6. Proposed Flag Policy
        1. Council Discussion
        2. Motion and Vote to refer to Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee
      7. Town Council Meeting Format
        1. Council Discussion
    9. Appointments – None
    10. Committee and  Liaison Reports
      1. Community Resources Committee
      2. Elementary School Building Committee
      3. Finance Committee
        1. Audit Report
        2. OPEB Report
      4. Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee
      5. Joint Capital Planning Committee
      6. Jones Library Building Committee
      7. Town Services and Outreach Committee 
      8. Liaison Reports: Amherst Affordable Housing Trust, Board of Health, Community Preservation Act Committee, Community Safety and Social Justice Committee, Disability Access Advisory Committee, Energy and Climate Action Committee, Planning Board, Recreation Commission, and Transportation Advisory Committee
    11. Approval of Minutes – Consent Agenda
      1. March 6, 2023 Regular Town Council Meeting Minutes
    12. Town Manager Report
    13. Town Council Comments
      1. President Report
      2. Future Agenda Items
        1. Council Retreat
      3. Councilor Comments
    14. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting
    15. Executive Session – None 
    16. Adjourn

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