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Posted on: February 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] ARTICLE 16 TEMPORARY MORATORIUM - Large-Scale Ground Mounted Solar

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The Town Council will hold a first reading on a proposed Temporary Zoning Bylaw: ARTICLE 16 TEMPORARY MORATORIUM on the Permitting and Approval of Large-Scale Ground Mounted Solar Energy Systems, including Photovoltaic Installations at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. 

Members of the public may join the meeting by clicking the link here: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87315590567 or by calling (646) 876-9923 or (312) 626-6799, and entering webinar ID when prompted: 873 1559 0567. The meeting will be broadcast live on Amherst Media channel 17 and live streamed online on channel 17: https://amherstmedia.org/live-stream 

A second reading and vote on the proposed zoning bylaw is scheduled on Monday February 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public may join the meeting by clicking the link here: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/88419460671 or by calling (646) 876-9923 or (312) 626-6799, and entering webinar ID when prompted: 884 1946 0671. The meeting will be broadcast live on Amherst Media channel 17 and live streamed online on channel 17: https://amherstmedia.org/live-stream 

Meeting agendas, materials, and details,  are posted on the Town's Boards/Committees calendar: www.AmherstMA.gov/Calendar and on the Town Council webpage at www.AmherstMA.gov/TownCouncil  

The full text of the proposed Temporary Zoning Bylaw: ARTICLE 16 TEMPORARY MORATORIUM on the Permitting and Approval of Large-Scale Ground Mounted Solar Energy Systems, including Photovoltaic Installations is available here: https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/59963/8c-Proposed-Article-16-Zoning-Bylaw-Regarding-Ground-Mount-Solar---revised-and-voted-CRC-22-01-27---amended-and-voted-GOL-22-02-02---CLEAN

The current Zoning Bylaws are available here.

Comments regarding the proposed zoning bylaw may be submitted to the Town Council via the online comment form www.AmherstMA.gov/CouncilComments, residents are also welcome to speak during the public comment period at regular Town Council meetings.

This notice is posted in compliance with Charter Section 2.10(a), and Town Council Rules of Procedure 8.3(a) and 8.3(b).

If you have questions, please contact the Clerk of the Council Athena O’Keeffe, at okeeffea@amherstma.gov or call (413) 259-3209.

The references cited above are from the Amherst Home Rule Charter, and Amherst Town Council Rules of Procedure.

Click to see the proposed zoning bylaw
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