Finance Committee 5/23/19

Committee Name: 

Finance Committee

Meeting date: 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 14:00

Meeting Location: 

Town Room, Amherst Town Hall

Members present: 

All

Observer Notes: 

The Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC) recommended projects were presented to the Finance Committee. These included: funds for maintaining conservation land and acquisition of 3 properties (Hickory Ridge, Szala, Keet-Haskins) under Open Space; improvements to Groff Park and Mill River Recreation areas, under Recreation; Preservation Plan update, West Cemetery Headstone and Farmhouse Window Restoration, and historical data migration to Jones Library under Historical Preservation; and, funds for the Municipal Affordable Housing Trust, Valley CDC Studio Apartment project, and a rental subsidy program through Amherst Community Connections under Housing. The CPAC is recommending an appropriation of $2,161,505 in CPA funds for FY20. There was much discussion following the presentation with votes expected to be taken at a subsequent meeting.

Public Comment: 

About 30-40 residents were present, many of whom spoke about the CDC proposed project.

League Observer: 

Janice Ratner