Town agrees to share cost of development study proposed by chancellor

Amherst Town Meeting members on May 15 approved a proposal by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to jointly hire a consultant to study strategic planning issues involving the university and the town.
The $30,000 for the town’s share of the cost passed on a 122-46 vote.
Subbaswamy addressed Town Meeting to outline the reasons for the study, which is expected to focus on housing issues but also touch on ways to strengthen boundary neighborhoods, public safety and economic development.