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March 26, 2013

Many moving parts in Lower Millyard plan


There is also the matter of the expanded parking deck and the realignment of Water Street, which are not part of the current round of Lower Millyard discussions but are a part of the overall plan and will surely come up during the meeting.

Then there is the Amesbury Carriage Alliance’s plan to refurbish the old Carriage Museum building. The Carriage Alliance, which is a joint venture between the Chamber of Commerce and the Carriage Museum, wants to fix the building up so that it can serve as the new home of the Chamber of Commerce offices, the Carriage Museum, a new visitors center and provide space for local artists.

There are a lot of things to consider, and that’s before you even get into the tax implications. Hoping to answer some of the questions residents are sure to pose, the Carriage Alliance has scheduled a public information session for next week to go over all the details associated with the project.

The Information Night and Public Forum will be held next Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Costello Transportation Center, and representatives from the mayor’s office, the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Carriage Museum are expected to be in attendance to help answer questions.

The Carriage Alliance has also produced an informational video about the project narrated by School Committee member Peter Hoyt, and the Chamber of Commerce has a page on their website dedicated to it.


The following meetings are scheduled this week and are open to the public:


School Committee Policy Subcommittee, 9 a.m., Amesbury High School, Superintendent’s Office.

City Council Finance Committee, 7 p.m., City Hall Auditorium.


Amesbury Middle School Parent Advisory Group (PAG), 8 a.m., AMS Team Conference Room.

City Council Finance Committee, Continued from Tuesday if necessary, time TBD, City Hall Auditorium.


Retirement Board Meeting, 1:30 p.m., 37 Millyard Park.

Board of Assessors, 5:15 p.m., City Hall Auditorium.

Board of Health, 6:30 p.m., 9 School Street.

Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., City Hall Auditorium.


Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Auditorium.

Historical Commission, 7 p.m., 9 School Street.


Mac Cerullo covers Amesbury for The Daily News. He can be reached at 978-462-6666, ext. 3238 or by email at Follow Mac on Twitter at @MacCerullo.

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