October 9, 2023
November 10, 2023
November 23, 2023 - November 24, 2023
December 22, 2023
December 25, 2023
RECEIVED: 5/3/23 at 1:28 pm. LIST OF TOPICS:
Call to Order
Approve Minutes from March 15, 2023 & April 20, 2023
Sign Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements
Sign release of lien for parcel 6C-000-004
Discuss creating a book for new members
Discuss open meeting law
Principal Assessor Update
Verify date for next in person meeting
Approve/Deny Personal Exemption
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RECEIVED: 5/9/23, 12:07 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Click "More Details" for List of Topics
RECEIVED: 5/9/23 at 3:31 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Monthly meeting of the Amherst Council on Aging.
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RECEIVED: 5/5/23 at 11:43 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 5:30 Meeting Opens; 5:32 Review and Receive: Meeting minutes from March 9, 2023 and April 13, 2023; 5:35 Public Comment; 5:40 Old Business: Toxic Chemical Regulation - Continued discussion Tim Randhir, Body Arts Establishment Regulation - Continued discussion Maureen Millea, Tobacco license - 6 University Drive - Continued discussion, Zero Waste Amherst request for support letter; 6:30 New Business: State bills: House Bills 353, 503, 2959; House Bill 2024 and Senate Bill 1334 (SAPHE 2.0), BoH Succession - Board of Health Chair Position; 7:00 Directors Update: No directors comment this month, J. Brown will be absent; 7:20 Topics not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting; 7:30 Adjourn; Next Board of Health Meeting is scheduled for June 8, 2023 at 5:30.
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RECEIVED: 5/8/23 at 1:57 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve Outstanding Minutes; 2. Public Comment; 3. Placement of Cash Reserves in FY24 (possible vote); 4. FY24 Application, Dates (FY25 Awards); and 5. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.
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RECEIVED: 5/3/23 at 11:20 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Roll Call; Public Comment; Approval of April Minutes; Chair Report; Treasurer Report; Town Hall Gallery Exhibitions; Boltwood Walk Gallery Call for Artists - Extension Request and Plan; Making it Public Update - Art Jury Selection Process; Strategic Planning Update; Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated 48 Hours Prior to the Meeting.
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RECEIVED: 5/4/23 at 12:26 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: ROLL CALL; MINUTES: Approval of meeting minutes from April 13, 2023; PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA FY2023-14 – The Spoke LLC – Request for Special Permit under Section 3.352.2 of the Zoning Bylaw, to change the use of the building located at 1 – 11 Pray Street, from a 3-
space commercial building to a single space commercial building consisting of a nightclub and request for Special Permit under Section 5.042 of the Zoning Bylaw for live or pre-recorded entertainment (Map 11C, Parcel 274, B-G (General Business zoning district)) [Continued from April 13, 2023]; PUBLIC MEETING; DISCUSSION; GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD; OTHER BUSINESS NOT ANTICIPATED WITHIN 48 HOURS; ADJOURN
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RECEIVED: 5/5/23 at 3:16 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review minutes from March and April meeting. Welcome new member. Discussion with representatives from UMass about housing issues. Report and discussion of joint listening session with Community Safety & Social Justice Committee (SSJC), Human Rights Commission and Board of Health. Discussion and Trust review of Co-chair actions outside of meetings. Updates and discussion on: Housing Coordinator position; Projects—East Gables, Ball Lane, Belchertown Rd/East St., VFW, Hickory Ridge; Use of ARPA funding; Potential projects. Announcements: Special joint CRC/Trust meeting May 18th 7PM; MHP Housing Institute—June 14, 15. Public Comments. Items not anticipated within 48 hours. Upcoming meetings and comments for future agendas: Housing Trust, June 8, 2023; Affordable housing development 101; Affordable housing inventory.
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The Amherst Human Rights Commission’s primary purpose is to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor the diversity of our community. We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors. To encourage these values in Amherst, we have initiated the Human Rights Youth Heroism Awards, an annual celebration of Amherst area youth. 2023 represents the seventeenth year of these awards! It is the Commission’s intent to identify and celebrate youth who have shown a special gift from the heart or an ability to love and care for one another. We are looking for young people who have demonstrated acts of kindness, usefulness, social courage and/or community service within their families, their schools, or the community. Please help us by nominating a youth you have observed displaying one or more of these traits in the past year. Youth groups may also be nominated to share an award.