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Boards/Committees

  1. Amherst Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    October 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/17/14 at 12:16 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements & Minutes, 2. Zoning Amendments: a. Fall 2014 STM amendments, b. Inclusionary Zoning – Consultant Report & Amendment Issues, c. Multi-Family Housing (MFH) overlay district, d. Other, 3. Citizen Outreach – Remaining Board & Precinct Meetings, 4. Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hrs. Prior to the Meeting, 5. Next Meetings – October 29, November 5, 6. Adjournment, MEMBERS: Please RSVP by previous day if unable to attend.

  2. Conservation Commission

    October 22, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community Room, Amherst Police Department 111 Main Street

    RECEIVED: 10/17/14 at 12:17 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Police Dept, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Reports by Chair, Director, Wetland Administrator; Review Minutes 6-25-14; Request for Determination (cont’d from 10-8-14 mtg) – Mike and Adriana Powell for determination of jurisdictional area at 149 Pomeroy Lane; Request for Determination – UMASS Amherst for upgrades to a water line within buffer zone to a pond and bordering vegetated wetlands at 128 Tilson Farm Rd; Notice of Intent (cont’d from 10-8-14 mtg) – Town of Amherst Conservation Department for replacement of cribbing, installation of fencing & trail repairs within resource areas at Puffer’s Pond Conservation Area; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

  3. Planning Board

    October 22, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/17/14 at 3:36 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Pub Hrg Scenic Rds 7:00PM Prop Rdway Reconstruct Pine St Jt Pub Hrg Plan Bd & Tree Warden review prop removal of public shade trees 38 Pine St 22" Norway Maple & 58 Pine St 24" Norway Maple; Pub Hrg SPR & SPP 7:05PM SPR2015-03 & SPP2015-01 Jt Pub Hrg Archipelago Invest (cont'd from 10/1) 1 E Pleasant St (Carriage Shops) Site Plan Review & Spec Perm for mixed-use bldg w/dwelling units in combination w/ground floor retail/commercial uses & pkg & dim mod (Map 11C/278, B-G dist); SPP2014-03 Archipelago Invest 1 E Pleasant St Spec Perm to mod side & rear setback req'ts, for mixed-use bldg; Zon'g ZSC Rep't & Pub Com; Old Bus SPR2015-04 First Baptist Church 434 No Pleasant St Review proposal for 2 temp portable toilets for use by shelter trailer clients (Map 11A/29, R-G dist), topics not antic; New Bus; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps; Plan Bd Rep'ts

  4. Planning Board

    October 22, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/7/14 at 9:45 am. TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing Scenic Roads 7:00PM Proposed Roadway Construction review proposed removal of following public shade trees for reconstruction of Pine Street, in accordance w/MGL Ch 40, Sect 15C, Scenic Rds and Ch 87, Sect 3, Shade Trees: 22" Norway Maple at 38 Pine St & 24" Norway Maple at 58 Pine St; Public Hearing Special Permit 7:15PM SPP2015-03 Archipelago Investments LLC One East Pleasant St (Carriage Shops) request Special Permit to modify side & rear setback requirements, under footnote "a" of Table 3 of Zoning Bylaw for mixed-use bldg (Map 11C/2778, BG zoning dist).

  5. Budget Coordinating Group

    October 23, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Town Room, Amherst Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/14/14 at 12:36 pm. MEETING TIME: 8:30 am. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Election of chair or co-chairs; 2. Follow-up questions from the budget projections presentation; 3. Key expense or revenue concerns for Town, School, Library budget plans; 4. Review Master Budget Calendar; 5. Plan next meeting date and expectations; 6. Approve minutes; 7. Identify take-away messages.

  6. Amherst Housing Authority - Resident Advisory Board

    October 23, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ 34 Pomeroy Lane - Community Room

    RECEIVED: 10/21/14 at 2:45 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 34 Pomeroy Lane, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Discussion on chapters 5 & 6 of Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) for Federal Public Housing (Watson Farms Development). Discussion and review of 5 year plan.

  7. Amherst Cultural Council

    October 23, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Jones Library Amherst Room

    RECEIVED: 10/20/14 at 9:13 am. MEETING TIME: 5:30 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Amherst Room. LIST OF TOPICS: To distribute grant packets to committee member and review grant guidelines.

  8. Zoning Board of Appeals

    October 23, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/10/14 at 12:17 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS/PUBLIC HEARING: (Re-scheduled from September 11, 2014) ZBA FY2015-00010 – Ryan Karb – To appeal a Notice of Violation dated July 16, 2014, that the dwelling is occupied by more than four unrelated individuals, under Section 10.2 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 110 Logtown Road; (Re-scheduled from October 9, 2014) ZBA FY2015-00011 - Killian O’Connell – For a Special Permit to extend, alter, and enlarge a pre-existing non-conforming three family dwelling by adding two additional bedrooms per unit, under Section 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 257 Pelham Road.

  9. Zoning Board of Appeals

    October 23, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/10/14 at 12:18 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS/PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA FY1987-38 – North Amherst Motors – For the Board to review changes to signs, pursuant to Condition # 7 of ZBA FY1987-38, at 78 Sunderland Road; ZBA FY2013-00013 – Jim Lumley & Barbara Hawley – For the Board to review plans for a free standing monument sign, pursuant to Condition #13 of ZBA FY2013-00013, at 24 Dickinson Street.

  10. Finance Committee

    October 23, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Community Meeting Room, Amherst Police Station
    111 Main Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

    RECEIVED: 10/20/14 at 12:03 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Police Station, Community Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: News Affecting budget; Discussion of Financial projections for FY16 and preliminary budget guidelines: Discussion of November Special Town meeting Warrant articles; Discussion of questions on the Nov.4 ballot; Member reports-liaisons, committees, Association of Town Finance Committee annual meeting; Minutes of a previous meetings; Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of meeting

  11. The Jones Library, Inc. Personnel, Planning and Policy Committee - CANCELED

    October 24, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 10/10/14 at 8:08 am. MEETING TIME: 9:15 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Board Meeting Schedule; Board of Trustees FY15 Goals; Library Director FY15 Goals.

  12. Certification of Election Results to Fill Two Vacancies in Precinct 9 Town Meeting Membership in accordance with Section 1.5421 of the ATGA

    October 27, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  13. The Jones Library, Inc. Personnel, Planning & Policy Committee

    October 27, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 10/14/14 at 12:43 pm. MEETING TIME: 1:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Part Time, Non-Benefitted Positions; Board Meeting Schedule; Board of Trustees FY15 Goals; Library Director FY15 Goals.

  14. Transportation Plan Task Force

    October 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Amherst Public Works Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 10/21/14 at 11:13 am. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Public Works Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Review Consultants Progress.

  15. Excellence and Equity Subcommittee of the School Equity Task Force

    October 27, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lower Level Meeting Room; Bangs Community Center

    RECEIVED: 10/22/14 at 11:49 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Lower Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: AVID--Advancement Via Individual Determination; Professional Development suggestions; Other topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

  16. The Jones Library, Inc. Investment Committee

    October 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 10/21/14 at 11:58 am. MEETING TIME: 10:30 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Review of Quarterly Report.

  17. Planning Board

    October 29, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/10/14 at 8:09 am. MEETING TIME: 7:05 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing Site Plan Review SPR2015-07 Hwei-Ling Greeney for Amherst Community Connections 222-224 Belchertown Rd Request Site Plan Review approval to operate a charitable residential facility under Section 3.336.1 of the Zoning Bylaw, to house up to 12 individuals in a two-family dwelling (6 in each unit) (Map 15C, Parcel 33, R-N zoning district)

  18. Zoning Board of Appeals

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

    RECEIVED: 10/22/14 at 4:10 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS/PUBLIC HEARING: (Continued from September 11, 2014) 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; (Rescheduled from October 9, 2014) ZBA FY2015-00012 – Knight Properties, LLC –For a Special Permit to extend and alter a pre-existing non-conforming two family dwelling by formalizing an existing third unit, under Section 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 186 College Street.

  19. Zoning Board of Appeals

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

    RECEIVED: 10/21/14 at 11:17 am. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS/PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA FY2014-00038 – Margaret Riley – For a the Board to review required architectural plans pursuant to Condition # 3 of the Variance, at 908 South East Street, Map 20D, Parcel 47 and Map 21C, Parcel 3, R-LD Zoning District).

Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    October 22, All Day

    Lounge Open 8 AM-4 PM

  2. Bubble Room

    October 22, All Day

    9:45 AM-2:45 PM Chair Massage 3:45-4:45 PM Counseling

  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    October 22, All Day

    12-4 PM Bridge 5-6:30 PM Microsoft Excel

  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    October 22, All Day

    3-5 PM Poker Games 6-8 PM Compassionate Communication

  5. Glass Room

    October 22, All Day

    9 AM-12 PM PV Homes AVN Training 5:30-7 PM Conversational French

  6. Large Activity Room

    October 22, All Day

    9:30 AM Free Bread & Produce 11:45 AM Lunch 3-4 PM Dance For Fun/Fitness 4:4=30-6 PM Wizards, Witches & Harry Potter 6-8 PM Fun Club

  7. Lower Meeting Room

    October 22, All Day

    12-2 PM Amherst Wednesday Farmers Market

  8. Pole Room

    October 22, All Day

    8:30-10 AM Osteo RT 11-11:30 AM Gentle Fitness 12:30-2 PM Arthritis Exercise 7:30-10 PM Wake Robin

  9. South Meeting Room #101

    October 22, All Day

    9:30-11 AM Yoga 2-4 PM New Options 6-8 PM Basic Drawing

Community (Public)

  1. Free Leadership Series about Self-Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    October 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) and Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong are currently accepting applications for a free, nine-week leadership series at UMass Amherst beginning in October. The class will provide education, training, support and mentoring to adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities in Western Massachusetts. During the Self-Advocacy Leadership Series (SALS) program, instructors will help individuals improve communication, self-expression, teamwork and leadership. To participate, applicants must submit a short application by September 22, 2014. Visit MDDC’s website to download the application. Once completed, you may fax in your application to 1-617-770-1987 or mail it to MDDC Attn: Lee Larriu, 100 Hancock Street, Suite 201, Quincy, MA 02171.

  2. Building a Public University: Three Centuries of Architecture at UMass Amherst

    October 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodbury Room Jones Library

    Max Page will offer an architectural and historical survey of the UMass Amherst campus, based on the book he co-authored with UMass historian Marla Miller. Page will show how UMass has three centuries of architecture on the campus, including works by some of the most important architects of the late twentieth century. Page and Miller used the book to make a case for the importance of the “mid-century modern” building of the UMass campus, and to call for new buildings that will be valued years from now.

  3. Free Leadership Series about Self-Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    October 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) and Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong are currently accepting applications for a free, nine-week leadership series at UMass Amherst beginning in October. The class will provide education, training, support and mentoring to adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities in Western Massachusetts. During the Self-Advocacy Leadership Series (SALS) program, instructors will help individuals improve communication, self-expression, teamwork and leadership. To participate, applicants must submit a short application by September 22, 2014. Visit MDDC’s website to download the application. Once completed, you may fax in your application to 1-617-770-1987 or mail it to MDDC Attn: Lee Larriu, 100 Hancock Street, Suite 201, Quincy, MA 02171.

  4. Halloween Movie Night

    October 30, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Woodbury Room Jones Library

    Get in the Halloween mood with a classic ghost movie. Join us for a screening of this 1984 film, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is rated PG. With thanks to the Friends of the Jones Library System for making movie nights possible!

  5. Halloween Movie Night

    October 30, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Woodbury Room Jones Library

    Get in the Halloween mood with a classic ghost movie. Join us for a screening of this 1984 film, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is rated PG. With thanks to the Friends of the Jones Library System for making movie nights possible!

Downtown Amherst Events

  1. Building a Public University: Three Centuries of Architecture at UMass Amherst

    October 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodbury Room Jones Library

    Max Page will offer an architectural and historical survey of the UMass Amherst campus, based on the book he co-authored with UMass historian Marla Miller. Page will show how UMass has three centuries of architecture on the campus, including works by some of the most important architects of the late twentieth century. Page and Miller used the book to make a case for the importance of the “mid-century modern” building of the UMass campus, and to call for new buildings that will be valued years from now.

  2. Halloween Movie Night

    October 30, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Woodbury Room Jones Library

    Get in the Halloween mood with a classic ghost movie. Join us for a screening of this 1984 film, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is rated PG. With thanks to the Friends of the Jones Library System for making movie nights possible!

Town Common Reservations

  1. Amherst Democratic Town Committee

    October 25, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  2. Amherst Human Rights Commission

    October 25, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  3. Amherst International Amnesty Group

    October 25, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  4. Viridian Energy Deregulation

    October 25, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM