District 3 Community Meeting
Hosted by Dorothy Pam and Jennifer Taub
Sunday, January 30, 2022
2:00—4:30 pm
Via Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/89101370031

Dear friends, we are sorry that our upcoming District 3 Community Meeting on Sunday January 30th will not be held in person at the Jones Library as planned. Due to high rates of Covid at this time, we will have a virtual meeting. We hope you attend; please sign on with your whole name to help the doorkeeper prevent zoom bombing. Enter the meeting with your picture (or just your name, if you turn off your video) so that those who attend will feel part of the meeting with you.  Community matters!


  1. Welcome from your Town Councilors Dorothy Pam and Jennifer Taub. Brief overview of our priorities for the Second Amherst Town Council.
  2. Introduction of speaker, Ms. Hayley Bolton, Director of Amherst Senior Services:  

                            Reimagining Aging in Amherst  Present Programs/Present Problems; Vision for the Future

  1.  Introduction of members of the Council on Aging
  2. What’s on Your Mind? Constituent Questions & Comments
  3. Councilor Comments

Public participation & public comment instructions: 

To join the District 3 meeting via Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/89101370031
To indicate you wish to make a comment click “raise hand”

To join the District 3 meeting via telephone:
US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592 Enter Webinar ID:  891 0137 0031 when prompted
            When prompted to enter your participant number press #
To indicate you wish to make a comment press *9 on your telephone
During the public comment period, the chair will recognize members of the public. When called on, please identify yourself by stating your full name and address.


January 24, 2022 Town Council Meeting         6:30pm
Among the items to be discussed are the Downtown Parking Working Group Implementation Recommendations & Proposed Revisions to the Parking Permit system, as well as System Updates of the Parking Permit System.

February 2
Councilor Pam’s first Wednesdays Office Hour at the Jones Library
Amherst Room 12:30—2:00. In person. Tea will be served.

February 3

Elementary School Building Project Community Forum

Date February 3, 2022
Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Join via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/92176799133

Join by phone: (646) 558 8656 w/ Meeting ID: 921 7679 9133?


February 7               Town Council, 6:30

February 12             Town Council Retreat 9:00—3:00 Bangs Center, in person

February 19             Joint Office Hours at the Jones 10:00—12:00pm

Councilors Pam and Taub joint office hours at the Jones—usually 2nd Saturdays, but this month due to conflict with Town Council Retreat, on third Saturday.


TOWN MANAGER REPORT for JANUARY 24, 2022.  https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/59838/Town-Manager-Report-01-24-2022

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Finance Committee

Andrew Steinberg, chair
Cathy Schoen, vice-chair
Lynn Griesemer
Michele Miller
Ellisha Walker

Governance, Organization, and Legislative Committee (GOL)

Michele Miller, chair
Anika Lopes, vice chair
Patricia De Angelis
Mandi Jo Hanneke
Jennifer Taub

Town Services and Outreach Committee (TSO)

Dorothy Pam, chair
Shalini Bahl-Milne, vice-chair
Ana Devlin Gauthier
Anika Lopes
Andy Steinberg

Community Resources Committee (CRC)

Mandi Jo Hanneke, chair
Pam Rooney, vice chair
Shalini Bahl-Milne
Patricia De Angelis
Jennifer Taub