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  1. Hampshire County Retirement Board

    August 27, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ 99 Industrial Drive

    RECEIVED: 8/20/14 at 9:30 am. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: 99 Industrial Dr, Northampton. LIST OF TOPICS: Scheduled appearances/discussion: NEPC: Douglas Moseley and Benjamin Pittsley; Mellon Capital Management: Tim Conroy and Joseph Mietich, CAF; PIMCO: Mariko Boswell, CFA, and Chloe Kelley, Acct Mgr. Approval of prior meeting minutes. Approval of warrants. Approval of retirement applications. Investment and financial status reports. Administrative issues. Communications. New business.

  2. Recycling and Refuse Management Committee - CANCELED

    August 27, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Public Works Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/11/14 at 2:58 pm. MEETING TIME: 1:00 pm. LOCATION: Public Works Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve 7/10/14 minutes. 2. Clarify solid waste strategic plan criteria, determine strategy. 3. Begin solid waste strategic planning. 4. Group reports: a. Compost b. Transfer Station/SWEF c. Downtown recycling. 5. New Business & topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to meeting.

  3. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    August 27, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/25/14 at 8:02 am. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements & Minutes; Appearance: Judi Barrett (RKG Associates), Inclusionary Zoning - Progress Report; Zoning Amendments: 1) Special Districts Reorganization, 2) Other Zoning Amendments & Issues; Public Comment Period; Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hrs. Prior to Meeting; Next Meetings - Sept. 3, 10(?), 17, 24 (?)

  4. Human Rights Commission

    August 27, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The August 21 HRC Paint N Sip Fundraiser at ABC is NOT CANCELED-Walk ins welcomed. Only the Commission meeting was canceled.

    RECEIVED: 8/20/14 at 8:32 am. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Review/Additions. New Business: 1. Approve minutes of May 2014; 2. FY 15 HRC events planning reports from Commissioners 3. Amherst Together initiative. 4. Commission Vacancies (2) Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. Next Meeting: September 18, 2014. More Details.

  5. Conservation Commission

    August 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/15/14, 1:05 PM MEETING TIME: 8/27/14, 7:00 PM LOCATION: Town Rm, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Comments from the Chair (Briony), Director’s Report (Dave), Wetland Administrator’s Report (Beth), Review Minutes; Request for Determination – Tofino Associates, LLC for paving of a parking area within buffer zone to an intermittent stream at 138 Sunderland Rd; Notice of Intent – Tofino Associates, LLC for construction of a single family house within buffer zone to bordering vegetated wetlands at Lot 45 Hawthorn Rd.; Notice of Intent – The Brook at Amherst Green C/O Classic Management for drainage improvements and paving of parking areas within Riverfront and Bordering Land Subject to Flooding at 170 East Hadley Rd.; Miscellaneous -Certificate of Compliance – RGC, LLC for South East St. parcel. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

  6. LSSE Commission

    August 27, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lower Meeting Room, Bangs Community Center

    RECEIVED: 8/8/14 at 10:36 am. MEETING TIME: 7:30 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Lower Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of 7/16/14 minutes. Public Comment. LSSE Commission Officers - VOTE. CPA Committee Report-Jim Brissette. Outdoor Pools Report. FY16 Capital Budget Priorities discussion. FY16 Operating Budget Proposals discussion. FY16 Fees & Charges Policy discussion. Director's Report. Next meeting and agenda setting.

  7. Career Center Performance Oversight Committee of the Frank/Hamp Regional Employment Board

    August 28, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 178 Industrial Drive

    RECEIVED: 8/25/14 at 8:14 am. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: 178 Industrial Dr, Northampton. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of 1/9/14 POC minutes. Brief updates. Overall performance: FY14 4th quarter scorecard; dashboard; FY13 WIA Title I performance. Training investments FY14. Business services: May/June/July 2014 month at a glance; hiring news; HITG changes; wakeup Wednesday series. Other business.

  8. Zoning Board of Appeals

    August 28, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/22/14 at 4:24 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA FY2013-00031 – Village Park Apartments – For the Board to determine if changes to the approved plans in order to relocate an approved accessible unit are substantial enough to require modification, at 497 East Pleasant Street (Map 8D, Parcel 21, R-N Zoning District).

  9. Zoning Board of Appeals

    August 28, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/13/14, 10:54 A.M. MEETING TIME: 8/28/14, 6:30 P.M. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS, Public Hearing: ZBA FY2015-00002 – Joel Greenbaum - To extend and alter a pre-existing non-conforming use and/or structure by adding three additional dwelling units to an existing 20 unit building, under Section 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 85 North Whitney Street; ZBA FY2015-00004 – Sandra Knightly - To formalize an existing third unit in an existing dwelling, as an extension and alteration of a pre-existing non-conforming use, under Section 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 33-37 Cottage Street; ZBA FY2015-00008 - Michael Ben-Chaim – To modify conditions of ZBA FY2014-00015 and/or ZBA FY2012-00021 to allow changes to the approved building and site plan including the demolition of an existing shed and changes to the approved siding material, at 28 Shays Street.

  10. Community Preservation Act Committee

    August 28, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Amherst Police Dept., Community Room 11 Main Street, Amherst

    RECEIVED: 8/26/14 at 10:55 am. MEETING TIME: 7:30 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Police Dept, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Review and approve minutes; Review progress on CPA plan; Discuss and develop approach to public hearing; Review criteria for submitted projects; Set submittal deadline dates; Set meeting dates for coming year; Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    August 27, All Day

    Lounge Open 8 AM-4 PM

  2. Bubble Room

    August 27, All Day

  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    August 27, All Day

    12-4 PM Bridge

  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    August 27, All Day

    6-8 PM ARTS Anonymous

  5. Glass Room

    August 27, All Day

    9:30-10:30 AM Health Director's Meeting

  6. Large Activity Room

    August 27, All Day

    9:30 AM Free Bread & Produce Program 11:45 AM Lunch

  7. Lower Meeting Room

    August 27, All Day

    7:30-9:30 PM LSSE Commission

  8. Pole Room

    August 27, All Day

    8:30-10 AM Osteo RT 11-11:30 AM Gentle Fitness 12:30-2 PM Arthritis Exercise 4-5 PM Ping Pong

  9. South Meeting Room #101

    August 27, All Day

    9:30-11 AM Yoga 7:30-9 PM LaPaz Centro Sister City

Community (Public)

  1. 48th Annual Community Breakfast

    August 27, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom

    You are invited to join us for the 48th Annual Community Breakfast hosted by UMass Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, August 27, 2013 from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Complimentary parking is available in the Campus Center Garage. Tickets are $8.00 per person in advance online at or $10.00 per person at the door. This event signals the start of the academic year and is an opportunity to meet newcomers to our community, see old friends, neighbors and colleagues, and to talk about the year ahead. All are welcome at this buffet breakfast and gathering of area business leaders, local officials from many neighboring cities and towns, state legislators, community partners, and members of the academic community. We hope you can take part in this annual tradition!

  2. First Day Celebration Welcome Back to School Party

    August 27, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Amherst Town Common

    All families, staff and community members are invited to attend the 5th Annual First Day Celebration on Wednesday, August 27 on the Amherst Town Common from 5pm-6:30pm. Children enjoy arts and crafts, games, sports clinics lead by collegiate athletic teams and safety demonstrations by Amherst Fire and Police Department. Vocal & dance performances. Information tables. Free shuttle bus from ARHS parking lot.

  3. Hot Summer Saturdays Movie Matinees

    August 30, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Stay cool at these feature film screenings all summer long. All movies are rated PG or PG13 and are all based on books, as inspired by the Adult Summer Reading Program theme "Literary Elements". Contact the reference desk for specific movie information at 413/ 259-3096. Co-sponsored by Captain Video. These film screenings are made possible with the support of the Friends of the Jones Library.

Town Common Reservations

  1. Amherst International Amnesty Group

    August 30, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  2. Viridian Energy Deregulation

    August 30, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  3. Don Berwick for Govenor

    August 30, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM