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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Town Council Accepting Applications for Zoning Board of Appeals

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Town Council Accepting Applications for Zoning Board of Appeals Members

The Town Council is currently accepting applications from Amherst residents interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals. There is a vacancy for a Full Member (term to expire June 30, 2025), and at least one vacancy for an Associate Member (term to expire June 30, 2024) on the ZBA. Terms would begin immediately upon appointment. The Community Resources Committee may also consider filling positions that will be vacated as of June 30, 2024; one Full Member position (term to expire June 30, 2027) and four Associate Members (terms to expire June 30, 2025).

Applicants should have experience with aspects of planning, development, design, architecture, law, construction, zoning, and/or real estate. The Town Council is especially seeking individuals of diverse backgrounds, including those who have no prior municipal government experience.

For more information on the Zoning Board of Appeals read an information handout at: https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/55569/About-the-Zoning-Board-of-Appeals-03-03-23---Final.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve, please fill out a Community Activity Form (CAF) at: https://www.amherstma.gov/FormCenter/Community-Activity-Form-14/Community-Activity-FormTown-Council-App-165.

Those who have submitted a CAF expressing interest in serving within the past three years will be contacted regarding your prior submission regarding how to express continued interest.

If you have questions, please reach out to Pam Rooney, Chair of the Community Resources Committee (CRC) of the Town Council, at rooneyp@amherstma.gov, or our Town Community Participation Officers at getinvolved@amherstma.gov 

Town Council appointment of Zoning Board of Appeal members is in accordance with Charter Section 2.9(c). This notice fulfills the Town bulletin board requirement Charter Section 9.12(e).

The references cited above are from the Amherst Home Rule Charter: https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/41987/Amherst-Home-Rule-Charter?bidId= 

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