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Posted on: August 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Proposed Bylaw Removal - 3.23: Peeking or Peering into the Place of Habitation


The Town Council held a first reading of a proposed bylaw REMOVAL, General Bylaw 3.23: Peeking or Peering into the Place of Habitation, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday, August 15, 2022. A second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the Town Council meeting to be held on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. 

The meeting will be held virtually:

September 12, 2022 Town Council Meeting: virtual meeting link; or join the meeting by calling (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923; enter webinar ID: 889 5257 7749

Council meetings are broadcast on Amherst Media channel 17 and live-streamed online on Amherst Media's YouTube channel here.

Unless otherwise provided by general law or this Charter, every vote adopting, amending, or rescinding a bylaw shall become effective at the expiration of 14 days after final passage or a specified later date.

The current bylaw General Bylaw 3.23: Peeking or Peering into the Place of Habitation is as follows, and the current General Bylaws are available online here:


Except as otherwise permitted by law, no person upon the property of another shall intentionally peep or peer into the place of habitation of another. 

This notice is posted in compliance with Charter Section 2.10(a), and Town Council Rules of Procedure rule 8.3.

If you have questions, please reach out to Clerk of the Council Athena O’Keeffe, at or call (413) 259-3209.

The references cited above are from the Amherst Home Rule Charter, and the Amherst Town Council Rules of Procedure.

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