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Boards/Committees

  1. Disability Access Advisory Committee

    February 9, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Stavros, Main Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 2/4/16 at 10:13 am. MEETING TIME: 11:30 am. LOCATION: Stavros, 210 Old Farm Rd. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Approve Minutes. New Business: Review Crocker Farm School playground project; Discuss resource—New England ADA Center; Other business not anticipated. Old Business (Action Items): Timeline for becoming a commission on disability; Amherst Schools and Accessibility. Next meeting(s). Adjournment.

  2. The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee

    February 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 2/2/16 at 4:18 pm. MEETING TIME: 1:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Planning and Design; Strong House; Gardens; Monthly Security Update.

  3. Public Shade Tree Committee

    February 9, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/1/16 at 2:37 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Temporary Secretary; Approval of January minutes; Public comment period; Treasurer Report – new treasurer; Chair report – Student Isabel - Establishing nursery next steps - Poster contest - Farmers market 3/12 and flyers - PSA for our spring work; Tree warden report - 666 S.E. St Scenic Road Tree Hearing; ANTS; N. Cemetery letter to planning board - Nonny; Town ordinance; Water bill insert (News?) and mailing to tree companies; Grants: Greg’s workplace, TD Bank, Eversource; Media and outreach - Climate change article/letter - Roger; Town developments; Other business.

  4. Board of Health

    February 9, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 2/4/16 at 2:14 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: Draft Meeting Minutes for January 14, 2016; Firearm Safety Discussion; Kern Center and Hitchcock Center for the Environment: Operation and Maintenance Manual Revisions; Food Service Establishment Hearing: College Pizza; Topics Unanticipated by the Chair 48 Hours Prior to the Meeting; Director's Report; Schedule Upcoming Meetings.

  5. Amherst School Committee

    February 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Amherst Regional High School Library

    RECEIVED: 2/4/16 at 2:15 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Regional High School, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Welcome A. Call to Order & Agenda Review; B. Approve Minutes 1.19.16 ; 2. Announcements & Public Comment; 3. Superintendent's Update; 4. New & Continuing Business A. FY16 2nd Quarter Budget B. FY17 Budget Hearing C. Wellness Policy 2nd Read D. School Choice E. Amherst Media Makers Space F. MCAS Opt-Out presentation G. Accept Gifts 5. School Committee Planning A. Calendar B. Items for Future Agendas 6. Items not reasonably considered by the Chair 48 hours in advance of meeting 7. Adjournment.

  6. Personnel Board

    February 10, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/28/16 at 12:00 pm. MEETING TIME: 8:30 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcome Temporary Town Manager Pete Hechenbleikner. Agenda Review/Additions (Butterfield). Old Business: Review and approve minutes of December, 2015 meeting. Town Manager search update (Radway). New Business: Temporary Town Manager comments (Hechenbleikner). Preliminary thoughts on non-union COLA and annual non-union meeting(Butterfield et al). Part time sick and personal leave use update (Radway). New Hires and Exits Report. (Radway). Schedule of meetings for winter and spring (Butterfield). Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

  7. Conservation Commission

    February 10, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/5/16 at 11:10 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Director, Wetland Administrator Reports; Review Minutes 7-22-15 & 8-26-15; Application for Research on Cons Land – Julie Emerson, Amherst College, goldenrod gall field lab; Miscellaneous: COC – Olympia Oaks, 85 Olympia Drive; Review/vote 2016 CPA Proposals; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

  8. Joint Capital Planning Committee

    February 11, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 2/8/16 at 12:22 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:30 am. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Information Technology - Schools. Information Technology - Town. Review and approve any minutes presented. Topics not anticipated by the chair 48 hours prior to the meeting.

  9. Town Meeting Coordinating Committee

    February 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Glass Room

    RECEIVED: 2/8/16 at 2:46 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Glass Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment, Select Board Liaison, Charter Commission Information, Town Election, Warrant Review, Bus Tour, Orientation for New Town Meeting Members, Town Website, Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hours Before Meeting, Scheduling of Meetings, Minutes.

  10. Zoning Board of Appeals

    February 11, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    REC'D: 1/29/16 at 2:19 pm. TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING:ZBAFY2016-00013,Sherrill Harbison, For a Special Permit to structurally alter, enlarge, and/or extend a pre-existing non-conforming single family dwelling by constructing an approximately 100 sq. ft. addition within a required side yard setback, under Section 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 70 Taylor Street;ZBAFY2016-00014,Paul DiBenedetto,For a Special Permit to modify Condition #1 of ZBAFY2014-00006 to remove the expiration upon change of ownership requirement, at 286-288 Belchertown Rd.;7:00 p.m. (Continued from February 26, 2015, May 14, 2015, June 25, 2015, August 6, 2015, October 1, 2015, November 5, 2015, and January 21, 2016) ZBAFY2015-00024 - Diane & Aaron Bagg,For a Special Permit to modify conditions of ZBA FY2004-00018 to alter and enlarge the approved parking area and increase the number of parking spaces, at 296 North Pleasant Street.

  11. Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust

    February 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community Room, Police Dept.

    RECEIVED: 2/8/16 at 2:02 pm. REVISED: 2/9/16 at 10:06 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Community Room, Police Dept. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Approve Minutes. Discussion with Amherst Community Land Trust. Community Forum Proposal-questions for consultant. CPAC/AHA Presentations. Town Surplus Property. Other business not anticipated. Public comments. Adjournment.

  12. Design Review Board

    February 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall, Second Floor Conference Room/Library

    RECEIVED: 2/5/16 at 12:31 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, Second Floor Conference Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements; 2. Applications: 7:05 P.m., DRB 2016-10, 11 East Pleasant Street, Cousin's Market - New main interior-lit panel sign; 3. Old Business; 4. New Business; 5. Future Meetings.

  13. Finance Committee

    February 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/4/16 at 8:08 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: News affecting the budget. Budget presentation: SCHOOL OPERATING BUDGET - Elementary; Amherst Pelham Region. Elementary school building project update. Member reports - reports from liaisons and representatives. Minutes of previous meeting. Next meeting Agenda. Topics not reasonably anticipated by chair 48 hours in advance of meeting.

  14. Lincoln Sunset Local Historic District Study Committee

    February 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/9/16 at 10:08 am. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Minutes. New Business: Discuss and finalize boundary of proposed district-Discussion of 300 Block of Lincoln Ave., Discussion of Fearing Street, Boundary along North Pleasant Street; Discuss survey of properties in proposed district; Discuss rationale of district-Economic, intellectual and familial connections with proposed district; Discuss definition of ‘intrusion’; Develop additional questions for Massachusetts Historical Commission. Old Business: Review DropBox and working with and sharing documents; Updating and editing Form B Inventory Forms. Meeting Schedule. Other business not anticipated. Adjournment.

  15. The Jones Library, Inc. Development Committee

    February 16, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library, Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 2/9/16 at 11:42 am. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Sammys 2016; Library Fundraising.

  16. Planning Board

    February 17, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    REC'D: 1/29/16 at 2:21 pm. TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. TOPICS: Public Hearings - Zoning Amend'nts 7:10PM A-03-16 Separate B-L & COM Districts in Dimensional Table (Plan Bd) to amend Article 6, Table 3 Dimensional Regulations & its footnotes, of the Zoning Bylaw, with respect to dimensional req'mnts for Limited Business (B-L) & Commercial (COM) Districts, by establishing separate columns for dimensional req'mnts of the two districts & revising Footnote "j" accordingly; 7:15PM A-04-16 B-L District Dimensions & Footnote "b" (Plan Bd) to amend Article 6, Table 3, Dimensional Regs & its Footnotes, of the Zoning Bylaw, with respect to Limited Business (B-L) Districts by adding the B-L District to the districts listed under Footnote "b" & by adding Footnote "b" to the additional lot area/family req'mnt for the B-L District, so as to remove the req'mnt for basic minimum lot area & additional lot area per dwelling unit from the B-L District dimensional req'mnts

  17. Planning Board

    February 17, 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 2/1/16 at 2:39 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:45 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing - Site Plan Review 7:45PM SPR2016-00009 - Hampshire College 1095 West St Request SPR approval under Section 3.330.0 of the Zoning Bylaw to construct a 2.55 MW (DC) solar energy generating facility as an accessory use to a non-profit educational institution, to provide Hampshire College with renewable energy (Map 25B/5, R-O zoning district).

  18. Board of Registrars

    February 18, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/4/16 at 10:46 am. MEETING TIME: 5:30 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: To draw names for ballot placement (all offices except Charter Commission) for the annual town election.

  19. Four Town Meeting/Regional School Committee

    February 27, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Amherst Regional Middle School Library

    RECEIVED: 1/13/16 at 3:50 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: Amherst Regional Middle School, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Welcome 2. APRSD FY 17 Financial Projections 3. 7-12 Consolidation Update 4. Regionalization Update 5. Adjournment.

  20. Select Board

    February 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School Library
    170 Chestnut Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

    RECEIVED: 1/14/16 at 4:30 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: Amherst Regional Middle School Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Select Board participates in Four Towns Meeting of Amherst, Pelham, Leverett, and Shutesbury Select Boards, Finance Committees, and School Committees. Welcome; APRSD FY 17 Financial Projections; 7 - 12 Consolidation Update; Regionalization Update; Topics Chair did not anticipate 48 hours prior.

Community (Public)

  1. Oscars Movie Series: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies

    February 9, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Get in the mood for this year's Academy Awards by taking a look at some of last year's nominated films. For complete movie information, visit our webpage.

  2. Celebrate Black History Month

    February 13, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Town Common (North)

    A Celebration of Black History Month starts with singing of the Black National Anthem, to be followed by words from community leaders followed by raising of the flag. Please join us and help us spread the word!

Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    February 9, All Day

    Lounge Open 8 AM-4 PM

  2. Bubble Room

    February 9, All Day

    3-4:30 PM Ear Irrigation with Dr. Clapp

  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    February 9, All Day

    12:30-3:30 PM Chinese Mahjongg 1-3 PM Scrabble

  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    February 9, All Day

    9-10 AM BP Clinic 11 AM-4 PM Massage 7-9 PM Science of Spirituality

  5. Glass Room

    February 9, All Day

    10:30-11:30 AM Tai Chi for Arthritis 6-9 PM Introduction to Hand Spinning

  6. Large Activity Room

    February 9, All Day

    8:30-9:30 AM Function Well 11:45 AM Lunch 102 PM Folk Dancing 4:30-6 PM Youth Improv 7:30-10 PM Morris Dancers

  7. Lower Meeting Room

    February 9, All Day

    11 AM-12 PM Ayaz Mahmud's Financial Seminar

  8. Pole Room

    February 9, All Day

    2:30-4 PM Healthy Bones & Balance 4:30-6:30 PM Acrylic Landscape Painting 7-9 PM Los Amigos

  9. South Meeting Room #101

    February 9, All Day

    1-3 PM Cosmology 5-7 PM Board of Health