September 26, 2022
October 10, 2022
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RECEIVED: 7/14/2022 at 11:01 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order: Opening Remarks, Announcements, and Agenda Review. 2. Reports and Comments: Public Comment and HRC Member Reports. 3. Action and Discussion Items: Welcome New Members and Pamela Nolan young, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, APD Police Facebook Video, HRC Complaint Update, AHTF Update, AHRA, DEI, CSSJC, ROB, and CRESS update, Vacancy, and Retreat. 4. Upcoming Events: Upcoming Heritage and Cultural Celebrations. 5. Next Meeting Date: TBD. 6. Other Topics: Other topics that the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours in advance of the meeting. 7. Adjourn.
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, and extended by Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022, and extended again by the state legislature on July 16, 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. A hyperlink to the hearing will be posted on the Town’s online calendar.
Virtual meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85096040624
REVISED: 7/18/22 at 10:34 am. RECEIVED: 7/15/2022 at 3:23 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: MINUTES. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. ZONING AMENDMENT: Article 14, Temporary Zoning – Temporary Zoning regarding Permitting for Certain Uses during the COVID-19 Emergency and its Aftermath – Proposal to make permanent certain aspects of Zoning Bylaw Article 14 – Temporary Zoning. OLD BUSINESS: SUB 1989-9 – The Meadows – Definitive Subdivision Plan – Jeffrey Flower (Tofino Associates) – Hop Brook Road and Kestrel Lane – discussion about the status of subdivision roadways and infrastructure – hear from residents about issues that require resolution and discuss options; Downtown Designs Standards RFP – update; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. NEW BUSINESS: Parking Garage Consultant – Structural analysis of Boltwood Garage – update; Pioneer Valley Planning Commission – Assessment Letter; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Virtual location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85096040624
REVISED: 7/18/22 at 10:36 am. RECEIVED: 7/15/2022 at 3:21 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: FORM A (ANR) SUBDIVISION APPLICATIONS. UPCOMING ZBA APPLICATIONS. UPCOMING SPP/SPR/SUB APPLICATIONS. PLANNING BOARD COMMITTEE & LIAISON REPORTS: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission; Community Preservation Act Committee – Andrew MacDougall; Design Review Board – Thom Long; Solar Bylaw Working Group – Janet McGowan; Community Resources Committee – Christine Brestrup. REPORT OF THE CHAIR. REPORT OF STAFF. ADJOURNMENT.
The League of Women Voters Giant "Annual" Book Sale is back after 2 years. The sale starts on July 29 but first you can help make it happen by donating your books. Gently used ones, ones you would buy yourself. Also, DVDs, CDs, Vinyl
Have you heard about Amherst's new community responder program? Directed by Earl Miller, CRESS is a new branch of public safety in town, complementing the Police Department by responding to mental health and other non-violent calls. But what's a new department without a logo? CRESS needs your vote on a logo design! Students at Amherst High School have come up with logo designs, but it's up to you to cast your vote. Join us for pizza and the CRESS logo contest. Come be a part of town history!
Learn about the lifecycle and habitat of butterflies with this live, interactive demo. Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory will be bringing a collection of butterflies for your viewing pleasure. Grandchildren welcome! Ice cream social to follow. Advance sign up appreciated, call (413) 259-3060.