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Boards/Committees

  1. Amherst Housing Authority- Board of Commissioners

    March 2, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ 33 Kellogg Ave, 5th floor

    RECEIVED: 2/26/15, 10:10 AM MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 5th Floor Community Room, 33 Kellogg Ave. LIST OF TOPICS: Certificate of Final Completion- Sunrise Kitchens, Certificate of Lead Compliance, Schiffer House Proceeds, Time-off Pay Out Policy, E.D. Review, Other Business Not Anticipated within 48-hour notice.

  2. Farming & Wetland Regulations Workshop

    March 2, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Pole Room

    RECEIVED: 2/27/15 9:19 AM MEETING TIME: 3/2/15, 6:00 PM LOCATION: Bangs Community Center, Pole Room, LIST OF TOPICS: This workshop, co-hosted by the Agricultural Commission & Conservation Commission, will include a brief presentation on the current regulations then open the floor to questions from the public. Representatives from MADEP & NRCS will be present to answer questions and talk about the regulations.

  3. Select Board

    March 2, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED : 2/26/15, 3:23 PM MEETING TIME: 3/2/15, 6:30 PM LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment. Common Victualler License - Bread and Butter, LLC. 2015 Paving Plan. Public Works Committee Update: Henry and Pine Streets, Safe Routes to School, Shumway St., and Traffic Calming Processes. Annual Litigation Update. FY 16 Budget Discussion - Q & A. Town Manager, Member and Chair's Reports. Untimed Items: Liquor License Application New Officers, American Legion Post 148; Seasonal Liquor License Renewal - Cherry Hill Golf Club; Grant of License National Grid, Cushman Rd., Shutesbury; Committee/Board Appointments; Parking and Street Closure Requests; New Taxi Driver Licenses; Special Liquor Licenses; Common Victualler; Minutes and Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

  4. Amherst School Committee

    March 3, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 1/21/15 at 2:14 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Forum on amending the current grades 7-12 Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools Agreement between the four towns of Amherst, Leverett, Pelham, and Shutesbury to preK-12. Other members of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and the recent RAWG (Regional Agreement Working Group) are likely to participate. Topics the chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

  5. Design Review Board

    March 3, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Second Floor Conference Room/Library, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 2/27/15, 1:20 PM MEETING TIME: 3/3/15, 6:30 PM LOCATION: 2nd Floor Conference Room, Town Hall LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements; Applications 6:35 PM DRB 2015-00002 Agnoli Sign Co., Inc. for Northampton Cooperative Bank, 253 Triangle St - Review of two signs to be refaced with new logo; topics not anticipated 48 hours in advance of the meeting

  6. Community Preservation Act Committee

    March 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/26/15, 3:26 PM MEETING TIME: 3/3/15, 7:00 PM LOCATION: 1st Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall LIST OF TOPICS: Discussion and vote on whether to do 2 rounds of proposal recommendations; Updates from past recipients of CPA funds; Review financial Information; Discuss and vote Proposals; Review preliminary draft of report to Town Meeting, if available; Approve any minutes; Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

  7. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    March 4, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/27/14, 4:00 PM MEETING TOME: 3/4/15, 5:00 PM LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements & Minutes; Zoning Amendments: 1) Inclusionary Zoning, 2) Petition Articles - Parking (MP) Amendments & Mixed-use Building Amendments, 3) Public Process & Schedule for 2015 ATM; Other Zoning Issues; Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hrs. Prior to the Meeting; Next Meetings - March 18, April 1, 15

  8. Planning Board

    March 4, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    REC'D 2/27/14, 3:53 PM MEETING TIME: 3/4/15 7:00 PM LOCATION: Town Rm, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Pub Hr'g Zon'g Amend's 7:05PM A-06-15 Municipal Pk'g Dist Amend (Petition) To amend Sect 7.43, 7.91 of Zon'g Bylaw to remove exist exemption, require provision of pk'g spaces for multi-unit res uses in MP Dist & remove ability of permit granting bodies to modify pk'g req'ts for res uses in MP Dist; 7:30PM A-07-15 Mixed-use Bld'g Amend (Petition) To amend Sect 3.325, Mixed-use Bld'g to add Spec Permit to Site Plan Rev permit requirement for mixed-use bld'gs in B-G, B-L, B-VC, B-N & COM Dist, to add stds & cond for mixed-use bldg's, create requirem'ts for mixed-use bld'gs in B-G Dist, prohibit res uses on ground floor, require min 40% retail or com use in mixed-use bldg's, 8:00PM Inclusionary Zon'g (Plan Bd) cont'd pub hrg; ZSC Rep't & pub comment; Sign of Decision 510 No Pleasant St, Topics not anticipated, ANR/ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps, Plan Bd Com Rep'ts, Rep't of Chair & Staff

  9. Planning Board

    March 4, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    REC'D: 2/17/15 at 2:54 pm. TIME: 7:05 pm. LOC: Town Room, Town Hall. TOPICS: 7:05PM A-06-15 Municipal Parking (MP) Dist (Petition O'Connor et al) to amend Sect 7.43 & 7.91 of Zon'g Bylaw to remove exemption for provision of pk'g spaces for majority of multi-unit res uses in Muni Pkg Dist & to remove ability of permit granting bodies to modify pkg requ'ts for any res uses in MP Dist; 7:30PM A-07-15 Mixed-Use Building (Petition O'Connor et al) to amend Sect 3.325, Mixed-use Bldg, of Zon'g Bylaw, to add Sp Permits to the Site Plan Review permit requ't for mixed-use bldgs. in B-G, B-L, B-VC, B-N & COM dist, to add to Stand & Cond for mixed-use bldgs new requ'ts for app mtls address'g pkg needs & plan, to create permit requ'ts for mixed-use bldgs in B-G dist, w/bldgs up to 3 flrs under Site Plan Rev & up to 4 or more floors under Sp Permit, to prohibit res units on ground floors or basements & require min of 40% gross floor area of any mixed-use bldg to be restricted to retail/com uses

  10. Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board - Executive Committee

    March 5, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    RECEIVED: 3/2/15 at 9:22 am. MEETING TIME: 8:00 am. LOCATION: 178 Industrial Dr, Northampton. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of 11/6/14 minutes. Brief updates. Wanted analytics quarterly report. Fiscal update. REB Director's evaluation. Healthcare workforce development. Planning for WIOA. Other business.

  11. Joint Capital Planning Committee

    March 5, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 3/2/15 at 10:10 am. MEETING TIME: 9:30 am. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Capital requests: Municipal Buildings and Equipment; Elementary, Regional Schools Buildings and Equipment; Town Clerk. Approval of minutes, if available. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of meeting. Next meeting and agenda.

  12. Finance Committee Meeting

    March 5, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/27/15, 1:14 PM MEETING TIME: 3/5/15, 7:00 PM LOCATION: 1st Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall LIST OF TOPICS: News affecting the budget. Budget presentations: Information Technology; Community Services: Health, Senior Center, Veterans Services/Town Commemorations, Social Services, LSSE, LSSE - Municipal Pools, and LSSE - Cherry Hill Golf Course. Member reports: liaison and representative reports. Minutes of previous meetings. Next meeting and agenda. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of meeting.

  13. Budget Coordinating Group

    March 6, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Town Hall - First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/18/15 at 8:16 am. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. News affecting budget and updated financial projections for FY 16 - Governor's Budget Proposal; 2. Reports from Town Manager, Superintendent, and Library Director regarding budgets; 3. Other relevant budget news; 4. Review Budget Calendar; 5. Approve Minutes; 6. Identify Takeaway Messages.

  14. Transportation Plan Task Force

    March 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 1/13/15 at 11:50 am. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Review Consultant's Progress.

  15. Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee

    March 10, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 3/2/15 at 10:13 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approval of Nov., Dec. and Feb. minutes 2. UMass Tree Conference 3. Pine St. 4. New members – jobs, official member 5. Dorie Goldman update 6. Tree Warden’s report a. Tree removal payment news? b. Finalize - letter to tree companies c. card with water bill 7. First Saturday plantings a. Colonial Village. 8. Poster contest – any next steps? 9. Treasurer Report 10. Chair report – Trees ordered for SAHS? 11. Sustainability fest 12.Cutting invasives project 13. Other business.

  16. Transportation Plan Task Force

    March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 1/13/15 at 11:52 am. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Review Consultant's Progress.

Community (Public)

  1. Community Conversations - Town/Gown Discussions

    March 2, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ The Black Sheep Deli

    Tony Maroulis, University of Massachusetts Amherst director of community relations, invites all to a series of informal Monday morning meetings open to anyone interested in the university and its relations with its neighbors. Called Community Conversations, the sessions are in various coffee shops in the Amherst area and are designed to be a comfortable setting for “questions, comments, complaints and conversation.” February 23 - The Works, 48 N. Pleasant Street March 2 - The Black Sheep Deli, 79 Main Street March 9 - Bruegger's Bagels, 170 N. Pleasant Street

  2. Film & Discussion: Smoke Signals

    March 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jones Library

    Join us for a screening of Smoke Signals, a feature film which debunks stereotypes about native people. An award winner at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, the film is based on Sherman Alexie's short story "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona" from his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. A facilitated discussion will follow the screening. Co-sponsored by the Jones Library & the Coming Together Project.

  3. On the Same Page: Multiracial Families - The Amherst Experience

    March 5, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Jones Library

    Parenting in multiracial families can bring its own set of challenges and joys, especially in regards to identity and race. A panel of Amherst parents share their personal experiences of parenting biracial and/or adopted children in our community. The panel will be moderated by Peggy Gillespie, adoptive white mom of a multiracial daughter and Co-Founder/Director of Family Diversity Projects, a national non-profit organization that creates and distributes exhibits and accompanying books on diversity issues.

  4. Parker String Quartet Concert for Families

    March 7, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    The Grammy award-winning Parker String Quartet presents a family concert at the Jones Library in advance of their appearance at Amherst College for the Music at Amherst Chamber Series later in the month (3/28). Families and young students are encouraged to attend. Thanks to Amherst College for making this concert possible!

  5. jubilat/Jones Poetry Reading Series

    March 8, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library Goodwin Room

    The jubilat/Jones Series showcases established and emerging poets in a number of readings each year. This reading will feature poets Samuel Amadon and Matthea Harvey. Meet the Poets: An informal Q&A session will follow each reading.

  6. Community Conversations - Town/Gown Discussions

    March 9, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Bruegger's Bagels

    Tony Maroulis, University of Massachusetts Amherst director of community relations, invites all to a series of informal Monday morning meetings open to anyone interested in the university and its relations with its neighbors. Called Community Conversations, the sessions are in various coffee shops in the Amherst area and are designed to be a comfortable setting for “questions, comments, complaints and conversation.” February 23 - The Works, 48 N. Pleasant Street March 2 - The Black Sheep Deli, 79 Main Street March 9 - Bruegger's Bagels, 170 N. Pleasant Street

  7. On the Same Page...With Heidi Durrow

    March 11, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Munson Memorial Library Hall South Amherst

    On the Same Page - Amherst 2015 culminates with the grand finale author event. Join us for this author appearance at the Munson Memorial Library Hall in South Amherst. Heidi Durrow will speak about the book and the various themes she explores in her writing and answer questions from the audience. Books will be available for purchase and signing.