The Town Council will hold a first reading of proposed bylaw amendments to General Bylaw 3.36: Soliciting, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday, September 12, 2022. A second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the Town Council meeting to be held on Monday, September 19, 2022.
The meetings 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
September 19, 2022 Town Council Meeting: virtual meeting link; or join the meeting by calling (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923; enter webinar ID: 812 0712 3416
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 proposed amendments to General Bylaw 3.36: Soliciting is as follows, with insertions shown in red text and deletions shown in
red strikethrough text; the current General Bylaws are available online here:
FEES AND PENALTIES OF THE SOLICITING BYLAW
Resident Fee: $10.00 for an annual registration The Board of License Commissioners shall set the annual registration fee for soliciting in accordance with M.G.L. c. 40 Sec. 22F. Nonresident Fee: $5.00 for a 60 day registration
Criminal Enforcement: $50.00 fine
Noncriminal Disposition: $50.00 penalty (enforcement by: Police Officers)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 259-3209.
The references cited above are from the Amherst Home Rule Charter, and the Amherst Town Council Rules of Procedure.