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  1. Board of Assessors

    November 9, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 10/30/23 at 2:39 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: AGENDA Board of Assessors Date: November 9, 2023 Time: 10:00 am Place: First Floor Meeting Room Type of Meeting: Regular Meeting Facilitator/ Note Taker: Call to Order Attendees: Public participation Approve Minutes from: October 11, 2023 Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements Discussion of Classification Hearing Principal Assessor Update • Cyclical’s inspections • Board informational Booklet • Customer Assistant II position Verify date for next in person meeting Executive session • Personal Exemptions Adjourn Meeting

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  2. Solar Bylaw Working Group

    November 9, 2023, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    This virtual meeting will be located at: https://Zoom.US/j/89975120440 Webinar ID: 899 7512 0440 To join by telephone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/kzAjalZAg

    REVISED: 11/6/23 at 8:24 am. RECEIVED: 10/26/23 at 3:19 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review/Vote Minutes from 10/10/23; Authorization of a member to approve November 9, 2023 meeting minutes; Staff Updates; Committee updates; Review of the Solar Bylaw and Battery Storage Bylaw drafts; Next Steps; Public comment; Adjourn

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  3. Amherst Board of Health Body Art Regulation Public Hearing

    November 9, 2023, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82071617258 

    Or One tap mobile :

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        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

        +1 646 931 3860 US

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

    Webinar ID: 820 7161 7258

        International numbers available: https://amherstma.zoom.us/u/kcig3QYA67

    RECEIVED: 10/19/23 at 11:17 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 5:30 Open the hearing; 5:32 Introduction and guidelines for the hearing: Purpose of the hearing and ground rules (including time allotment for each speaker); 5:35 Read summary of regulation draft and of proposed changes; 5:38 Public testimony: Acknowledge written testimony, Each testifier should state their name, address, and any pertinent affiliation; 5:50 Close the hearing; 5:52 Deliberation: Can ask questions and input from Public Health Director; 5:57 Vote; Please see calendar entry posted on Town Website for details of this meeting; ***Legal notice has been posted to the Hampshire Gazette. Written testimony will be accepted from October 20, 2023 to November 8, 2023. Written testimony can be emailed to the department email, publichealth@amherstma.gov or by mail, to 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst MA 01002***

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  4. Cultural Council

    November 9, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Public participation & public comment instructions:  

    To join the Cultural Council meeting via Zoom teleconferencing: 

    Go to: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87925631051

    Meeting ID: 879 2563 1051

    To indicate you wish to make a comment click “raise hand” 

    To join the Cultural Council meeting via telephone: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592

    Enter Webinar ID: 879 2563 1051 when prompted 

    When prompted to enter your participant number press # To indicate you wish to make a comment press *9 on your telephone 

    RECEIVED: 10/31/23 at 9:40 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Approve Minutes; On-going Deliberation of FY24 Grants; New Business Not Reasonably Anticipated 48 Hours in Advance.

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  5. Board of Health

    November 9, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84001531963 

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        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

    Webinar ID: 840 0153 1963

        International numbers available: https://amherstma.zoom.us/u/kClK9nVZr

    RECEIVED: 11/2/23 at 12:16 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 6:00 Meeting Opens; 6:02 Review and Receive: Meeting Minutes from October 12, 2023; 6:05 Public Comment; 6:10 Old Business: Body Art Regulations Final Review, Deliberation and Vote; 6:30 New Business: Tobacco Sales Regulation Review, Geothermal Well Application for 49 Kestrell Lane - Well-23-6, Geothermal Well Application Process Going Forward; 7:15 Director's Update: COVID vaccine clinic update, Inspection Division staffing changes, Toxic Chemical resource page; 7:30 Topics not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting; 7:35 Adjourn; Next Board of Health Meeting is scheduled for December 14, 2023 at 5:30. Please see calendar entry posted on Town Website for details of this meeting.

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  6. Community Preservation Act Committee

    November 9, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85417060812

    RECEIVED: 11/7/23 at 2:37 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: • Elect a Chair and Vice Chair • Public Comment • Hear Proposal Presentations: 6:15 PM 1 AMAHT Development Funds 6:30 PM 2 ToA Affordable Housing Development Funds 6:45 PM 3 East Amherst Local Historic District 7:00 PM 4 ToA Restoration of North & South Cemeteries ? Review Financials ? Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting ? Adjourn meeting

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  7. Zoning Board of Appeals

    November 9, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    To join the meeting via computer: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84472149134 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (301) 715-8592, enter webinar ID when prompted: 844 7214 9134. When prompted to enter your participant number press #

    RECEIVED: 11/3/23 at 1:55 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: ROLL CALL; MINUTES: September 28, 2023, and October 12, 2023; PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA FY2024-04 – Charles Dana and Ruoqi Zhong - 62 Taylor Street (Map 14B, Parcel 74, RG [General Residence] zoning district) [CONTINUED FROM 10-12-2023] & ZBA FY2024-05 – Jai Fuller Enterprises, Inc. - 320 West Street (Map 20A, Parcel 103, RN [Neighborhood Residence] zoning district) & ZBA FY2024-06 – Priscilla White – 318 Lincoln Avenue (Map 11C, Parcel 55, RG [General Residence] zoning district) [SEE ATTACHED AGENDA FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PUBLIC HEARINGS]; PUBLIC MEETING; DISCUSSION; GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD; OTHER BUSINESS NOT ANTICIPATED WITHIN 48 HOURS; ADJOURN

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  8. Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing

    November 9, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Zoom Meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84472149134 To join by Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: 1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 844 7214 9134

    RECEIVED: 10/20/23 at 1:39 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA FY2024-05 – Jai Fuller Enterprises, Inc. – Request for a Special Permit under section 10.33 of the Zoning Bylaws to modify ZBA FY2018-04 to reflect a change in property management and an updated management (conditions 3 and 5), at 320 West Street (Map 20A, Parcel 103, RN [Neighborhood Residence] zoning district) & ZBA FY2024-06 – Priscilla White – Request for a Special Permit under sections 3.3241 and 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaws to change the use of an existing single-family residence into a nonowner- occupied Converted Dwelling with two units (5 bedrooms total), at 318 Lincoln Avenue (Map 11C, Parcel 55, RG [General Residence] zoning district). For more information about this item(s), please contact Rob Watchilla at watchillar@amherstma.gov or please contact Christine Brestrup at brestrupc@amherstma.gov.

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  9. Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust

    November 9, 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Click to join the Virtual Meeting at https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82896537312. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted 828 9653 7312

    RECEIVED: 11/6/23 at 3:59 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC MEETING: Review minutes from October meeting. Report and discussion on strategic planning and MassHousing Partnership Technical Assistance Grant. Craig’s Doors Proposal and Presentation: Tim McCarthy, Executive Director--Discussion and vote of request for funding for rental subsidy; Review Trust account balances. Comments and feedback on report from June 20th Community Listening Session. Discussion on Governor’s Affordable Home Act. Town Updates on: Housing Coordinator position; Projects—Way Finders; Planning Board discussions re zoning and housing. Announcements. Public Comments. Items not anticipated within 48 hours. Upcoming meetings and comments for future agendas: Housing Trust, December 14, 2023; Affordable housing development 101.

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Community (Public)

  1. Claus for a Cause

    November 2, 2023, 8:00 AM - December 8, 2023, 3:00 PM
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    Town Hall, Bangs Community Center, and various other departments around Town.

    Amherst Council on Aging (ACOA) will be sponsoring this year's Claus for a Cause program. The ACOA will be collecting donations of warm clothes, puzzle books, tea, cocoa, candies, lotion, lip balm, etc... that will be packed into gift bags and delivered to older adults. Cardboard collection boxes available the first week of November. Donations would be collected until December 8th. For those interested, we have two volunteer opportunities for this program. -Bag packing: bags will be packed on Tuesday, December 12th. Interested individuals are invited to drop in during the Senior Center's open hours (9:00am-3:00pm) and join our merry crew. -Delivery drivers: we are recruiting volunteers to delivery bags to seniors' houses the week of December 18th. It's a wonderful opportunity to make a meaningful connection this season. Interested parties should contact Julia MacFadzen (macfadzenj@amherstma.gov)

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