August 12, 2022
79 Main St.
August 12, 2022
August 13, 2022
95 Montague Rd.
September 26, 2022
RECEIVED: 5/6/21 at 3:24 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment, Presentations and Discussions: a. Approval of Minutes of February 11, 2021, and March 11, 2021 (Unfinished business), b. Amherst Council On Aging (ACOA) Council Vacancies and Appointment of Nominating Group, c. Updates and Looking Ahead - Mary Beth Ogulewicz, Director of Senior Services, d. ACOA Proposed Committee Structure Revision, e. Scheduling a Team-Building Retreat on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, f. Update- Highland Valley Elder Services, Secretary's Report - Approval of Minutes of April 8, 2021 Meeting, Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 47 hrs in advance of the mtg.
REVISED: 5/10/21 at 4:17 pm. REVISED: 5/10/21 at 8:11 am. RECEIVED: 5/4/21 at 4:35 pm. LIST OF TOPICS:
Call to Order
Approve Minutes for April 26, 2021 mtg
Sign Motor Vehicle Abatement Reports for
• 04/06/2021 – 04/23/2021 $28,246.05
• 04/26/2021 – 04/30/2021 $1,056.79
Sign Real Estate Abatement Report for:
• 04/30/2021 $ 9,957.96
Sign Personal Property Abatement Report for:
• 05/04/2021 $ 2,391.47
Sign Supplemental Tax Warrant & Notice to Commit for:
• Supplemental #1 Real Estate Tax $10,997.33
• Supplemental #1 CPA Tax $ 330.82
Sign Revised Tax Warrant & Notice to Commit for:
• Real Estate Tax for 408 Northampton Rd $114,788.47
• CPA Tax for 408 Northampton Rd $3443.65
Sign Release of 61 Lien for:
• Map 21C – 3
Discussion of Solar agreements the Town of Amherst has.
Discuss Residential Exemption
Approve/Deny Real Estate/Personal Property abatement applications.
Approve/Deny Personal Exemption
RECEIVED: 5/11/2021 11:29 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Executive Session: [MGL c.30A §21(a) 3] To discuss strategy with respect to litigation: case number 2180CV00043 Gray, Carol et al vs. Susan Audette in her capacity Acting Town Clerk; as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the body. The Town Council will not reconvene in open session following the executive session. There will be no public comment at this special meeting of the Town Council. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the President 48 Hours in Advance of the meeting
REVISED: MEETING START TIME IS NOW 1:20 pm. RECEIVED: 5/10/21 at 2:21 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Budget Review: Library, Police, Animal Control, and Dispatch, Fire/EMS, Recreation, Social Services. Public Comment. Topics not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting
CANCELED: 5/13/21 at 9:48 am. RECEIVED: 5/11/21 at 1:02 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public comment. Report of outcome/resolution of the open meeting law complaint discussed during 5/10/21 meeting. Discussion of an objection received to a Board of Registrars member's participation in the discussion of the voter veto petition appeal. Continuation of the 5/7/21 meeting to discuss the appeal and objection to the failure to certify signatures for the voter veto petitions submitted on 4/20/21. Any other topics that may come before the Board within 48 hours of the meeting.
REVISED: 4/29/21 at 4:15 pm. RECEIVED: 4/22/21 at 2:26 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 5:02 Public Hearing 1. Review and hear comments relative to a proposed Board of Health Regulation entitled "Prohibiting Smoking in Workplace and Public Places." 2. Public Comment 3. Closing Remarks from the BOH
5:20 Review & Receive 1. Mtg mins from 4/8/21– DRAFT
5:25 Old Business 1. Board vote on “Prohibiting Smoking in Workplace and Public Places” 2. Review the 8/3/20 "Emergency Order of the BOH for Mandatory Wearing of Masks or Face Coverings in Part of Amherst." 3. Community Health Needs Assessment
5:40 New Business 1. BOH member appointments 2. Mosquito Control 2. Review "Emergency Order of the BOH for the Mandatory Wearing of Masks or Face Coverings in Part of Amherst" discussion
6:00 Directors Reports: 1. Covid–19 Update 2. Clinics, outreach for equity, homebound immunizations, adverse reactions to vaccine, etc.
6:20 Topics not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the mtg
RECEIVED: 5/7/21 at 2:10 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Review minutes from April. Presentation and discussion of draft Comprehensive Housing Policy with the Community Resources Committee (CRC). This item is a joint public meeting with the CRC. Presentation of changes to Boston zoning requirements to promote Fair Housing. Staff presentation and discussion of proposed changes to Inclusionary Zoning. Discussion of financing the Housing Trust. Update on Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Discussion and status update on Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for Belchertown Road and East Street School.
Report on State Legislation. Discussion of Homeownership Forum and planning for April 20, May 25 Forum. Public Comments. Items not anticipated within 48 hours. Upcoming Meetings: Forum on Climate Change, Sustainability and Affordable Housing, May 25; Housing Trust, June 10th
Dakin Humane Society wants to inspire you to get moving this May with our #ByMySide 31-Day Activity Challenge. We encourage you to bring your furry companion along, or get active in their honor. That’s right, “we Dakin Dare you!” Whether you plan to walk, run, bike ride, or snuggle your cat (yes, that's an activity!) you'll be making a difference for animals. By participating you will be part of a virtual movement of animal lovers supporting health and happiness together while raising critical funds to support the animals and programs of Dakin.
Launa Zimmaro, a climate specialist of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, will give a brief overview of important climate-related bills and their relationship to executive actions. She will share her experience working in the State House and answer your questions. Register at lwvamherst.org
RECEIVED: 5/7/21 at 12:48 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Presentation and Discussion Items: Comprehensive Housing Policy. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. Adjourn
This is our bi-monthly general meeting. Each meeting we have a guest speaker and then conduct committee business. May 2021's speaker is State Representative Mindy Domb. Join us!