January 17, 2022
January 26, 2022
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RECEIVED: 11/04/2021 at 11:06 am. LIST OF TOPICS: To access the entire meeting agenda, please click on the link provided. NEW BUSINESS: Downtown Amherst Foundation– For the Town Council’s consideration, review and provide comments regarding the proposed performance shell, located on the South portion of the Town Common, General Residence (R-G) Zoning District. Recently completed ADA Improvements in downtown Amherst; Generate priority list of public sidewalks to be repaired/replaced in 2022; OLD BUSINESS: Status on the Pomeroy Village Intersection Project; Status on the North portion of the Town Common design plan (handicapped parking and other considerations); Status on the repairs/replacement of broken accessible pedestrian signals; Status on the Jones Library Project; APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES: Meeting Minutes from September 21, 2021 and October 19, 2021
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REVISED: 11/3/21 at 10:48 am. RECEIVED: 10/21/21 at 11:04 am. TOPICS: Public Hearings: 2:00 PM: To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 14, Temporary Zoning regarding Permitting for Certain Uses during the COVID-19 Emergency & its Aftermath, by extending the expiration date to 12/31/2022; 2:15 PM: To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 7, Parking & Access Regulations, by amending Section 7, clarify the parking requirements for all dwellings including apartments, & provide criteria for the Permit Granting Authority to determine if an alternative ratio should be provided. 2:30 PM (Cont. from 10/26/21): To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Map 14A-33 to add Parking Facility Overlay District, establish dimensional regulations, standards & conditions, & require a Parking Management, Operations & Maintenance Plan. See agenda link for details. (CONTINUED)
(CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS) REVISED: 11/3/21 at 11:01 am. RECEIVED: 10/21/21 at 11:11 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Post-Public Hearing Deliberations and Recommendations: Zoning Bylaw – Article 14 - Temporary Zoning regarding Permitting for Certain Uses during the COVID-19 Emergency and its Aftermath; Zoning Bylaw – Article 3, Use Regulations, Section 3.325, Mixed-Use Buildings and Article 12, Definitions; Zoning Bylaw – Article 7 Parking and Access Regulations; Zoning Bylaw – Official Zoning Map – Map 14A, Parcel 33 Rezoning, North Prospect Street. Recommendations for Appointments to Zoning Board of Appeals – Associate Member Vacancy. Public Comment. Adoption of minutes: 10/26/21 regular meeting minutes, 11/2/21 special meeting minutes. Announcements. Next Agenda Preview. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance.
RECVD: 11/4/21 at 10:40 am. TOPICS: Agenda; 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements & Public Comments; 3. Hearings–None; 4. Approval of October Mins., Volunteer Hours; 5. Committee Reports, a. Chair, b. Tree Warden, c. Treasurer; 6. Presentations & Discussion, a. Nov. Maintenance Day–Longmeadow Dr, b. 2nd Saturday plantings–ideas for next year, c. Historical Society Letter of Support / Grant, d. Town Tree Tour – for Arbor Day / Historic Preservation Grant, e. Arbor Day Prep–new posters, tree tour, Kevin Smith guest speaker, collab with BID, f. Tree Inventory, g. Social Media Update – Facebook, Instagram, h. Significant Tree Ordinance, i. Money–Town Line Item, j. Solar Farm Opposition, k. TD Bank Non-matching grant for Tree City USA environmental justice neighbor-hoods; 7. Old items, a. Tabling Display & Handouts, b. Website Update, c. On-going projects, i. Merry Maple / North Common project, ii. Kendrick Park; 8. Committee Comments; 9. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by Chair; 10. Adjourn