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  1. Local Historic District Commission

    December 11, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 11/28/17 at 8:09 am. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: JOHNNY’S TAVERN – Certificate of Appropriateness, Replacement of 9 windows on the rear of the building that can be viewed from Lessey St. Windows will be white vinyl, 9 over 1, with wood interior. Located at 30 Boltwood Walk (Map/Parcel 14A/61), Dickinson LHD. AMHERST COMMUNITY TELEVISION – Certificate of Appropriateness, Construction of a semi-permanent sign for future home of the Amherst Community Television. The sign frame is measured at 8’ tall, and approximately 13.5 sq ft, located at Main and Gray St (Map/Parcel 14B/251), Dickinson LHD.

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  2. Historic District Administrative Meeting

    December 11, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Town Hall > First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/4/17 at 11:02 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Minutes 10-16-17 2. Status of North Prospect-Lincoln-Sunset LHD 3. Sec. 10 Categorical Approvals: Effect of a Sec. 10 Categorical Approval, process for making Categorical Approval - possible approvals: windows, vinyl siding, stairs, balcony, decking and handrails, roof materials, solar panels, doors, Section 9.3 4. Demolition 5. Educate property owners 6. Other items not anticipated.

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  3. Historical Commission

    December 11, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/6/17 at 3:46 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Minutes 11-27-17. 2. Public comment. 3. Rob Morra - application/review process for demo delay. 4. Discussion on amending Article 13 Demolition Delay. 5. CPA Project list update. 6. Other Items not anticipated.

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  4. Select Board - CANCELED

    December 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/8/17 at 10:04 am. CANCELED: 12/8/17 at 3:51 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Town Mgr & Member reports. Pole Petition: Verizon Wireless Pray St Pole #350-1 & South East St Pole #91. Municipal Property Uses & Disposition Process Policy Review; Charter Commission Final Report and Charter Proposal - Board Position Discussion; Town Manager Performance Goals Review Progress Report. Alteration of Premises - Decision: The Spoke, LLC d/b/a The Spoke Lice #3114-RS-0024. Hartford Half Marathon 2018 Road Closures. Annual License Renewals 2018 12/11/17 see attached list. Change of Hours Off Premise All Alc License CHMP LLC d/b/a Big Guy Liquors 25 Montague Road. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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

    December 12, 2017, 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM @ Jones Library, Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 12/5/17 at 12:38 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:05 am. LOCATION: Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Jones Front Door Update; Jones Insulation Project Update; Gardens Committee Update; Monthly Security Update.

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  6. Amherst Regional School District Planning Committee

    December 12, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Superintendent's Conference Room, Amherst Regional Middle School

    RECEIVED: 12/5/17 at 2:20 pm. MEETING TIME: 11:00 am. LOCATION: ARMS, Superintendent's Conference Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order; Committee Organization (Chair, minutes, meeting norms, postings); Materials Review (MGL, TM article, School Committee presentations); Committee Planning; Adjourn.

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  7. Disability Access Advisory Committee

    December 12, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Stavros, Main conference room

    RECEIVED: 12/7/17 at 2:18 pm. MEETING TIME: 11:30 am. LOCATION: 210 Old Farm Rd, Amherst. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Approve Minutes. Business: Discuss updating the Town’s Transition Plan—apply for CDBG funds; Discuss remote participation; Continue discussion of North Amherst Library; HP parking in downtown. Other business not anticipated within 48 hours. Public comment. Next meeting(s). Adjournment.

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  8. Public Shade Tree Committee - CANCELED

    December 12, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/1/17 at 12:44 pm. CANCELED: 12/7/17 at 3:16 pm. TIME: 5:30 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: APSTC agenda, Tuesday, 12/12/17, 5:30 PM; Approval of November Minutes; Public Comment Period; Chair report, - Volunteer Hours, - Bob Erwin’s girlfriend, - N.E. Grows report, - Memorial Trees, - John Musante’s plaque, - Youth Climate Summit, - 2017 summary for Tree City USA; Tree Warden’s Report, - Collections, - Stockbridge School, - High School group; Treasurer Report, - Account Balance; Committee Members’ Projects, - Rachel: Placards, Mailchimp, - Gordon: Numbers for placards, LIDAR, - Nancy: Town Activities, - Nonny: Tree Request List, Arboretum Clean Up, - Roger: WMUA show, Tree labels, - Greg: Funding Appeal, - Beki: ?; Ordinance Next Steps; Kendrick Park Next Steps; 2018 Planting, - Brainstorm Sites; Workshops on Trees, - More Ideas for Presentations, - Cambridge Tree Warden

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  9. Union 26 School Committee

    December 12, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library, Amherst Regional High School

    RECEIVED: 12/6/17 at 11:08 am. REVISED: 12/6/17 at 3:10 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: ARHS, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order and consider entering Executive Session in accordance with Open Meeting Law, MGL, c. 30A, Section 21(a), pursuant to Purpose 2 to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, Michael Morris, Open session - Superintendent contract vote; adjourn.

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  10. CDBG Advisory Committee

    December 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/1/17 at 1:20 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, Town Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing: As part of the 2018 CDBG application process, the committee is holding a public hearing to receive comments on the draft Community Development Strategy, including target areas and community priorities. Public Meeting: Review and discuss comments from hearing--social service and non-social service priorities, and target areas. Update Community Development Strategy with priorities. Finalize Request for Proposals--discuss review criteria. Set next meetings. Other topics not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours.

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  11. Hampshire County Retirement Board of Directors

    December 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    RECEIVED: 12/6/17 at 3:38 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: 99 Industrial Ave, Northampton. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve prior minutes; approve warrants and benefits to be paid; review retirement applications, disability applications, transfers and varied requests; accept new members; review investments; administrative, financial budget, and legal updates; other topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  12. Personnel Board

    December 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/8/17 at 8:15 am. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 10:00 am to 11:00 am (est) meeting with non-union employee group to review proposed changes to personnel procedures manual. 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (est) Board discussion of feedback received; Consideration of proposed changes to personnel procedures manual. Other business not anticipated at the time of posting.

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  13. PVTA Paratransit Committee

    December 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Administration Building

    RECEIVED: 12/4/17 at 8:21 am. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: 2808 Main St, Springfield. LIST OF TOPICS: Public comment. Approval of Paratransit Committee minutes of 5/24/17. Fare increase discussion. Service reduction discussion. Other business.

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  14. PVTA Route Committee

    December 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Administration Building

    RECEIVED: 12/4/17 at 8:22 am. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: 2808 Main St, Springfield. LIST OF TOPICS: Public comment. Approval of Route Committee minutes of 7/18/17. Fare increase discussion. Service reduction discussion. Other business.

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  15. Downtown Parking Working Group

    December 13, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/7/17 at 3:17 pm. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Approval of minutes for October 25, Nov. 17. Continue discussion of 15-minute free parking, commercial parking, and EV charging stations. Discuss Town Center Permit parking. Employee parking survey. Enforcement plan update. Update on Winter parking policy. Report from parking garage subcommittee. Other items not reasonably anticipated w/in 48 hours. Public Comment. Next Meeting: Jan. 16, 10 AM; Feb. 7 10:30 AM.

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  16. TMCC Subcommittee on Policies & Procedures

    December 13, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Glass Room

    RECEIVED: 12/11/17 at 8:29 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Glass Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve Oct. 30 & Nov. 30, 2017 Minutes; Election of new officers; March 17th TM Candidates Forum; Ongoing & new projects; Discussion of SPP & TMAC membership, TMAC guidelines, press release. Items not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting. Public Comment.

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  17. Transportation Advisory Committee

    December 13, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/6/17 at 11:05 am. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve minutes; Discussion of crosswalk standards; Discussion of complete streets proposed policy, Action on policy; Discussion of B43 changes; Discussion of committee work plan.

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  18. Community Preservation Act Committee

    December 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/7/17 at 11:34 am. REVISED: 12/7/17 at 12:02 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust; The Trust’s Strategic Plan presented by John Hornik, Chair; Review Financial Status; Review Proposals; Schedule Future Meetings; Schedule Dates for Presentations; Schedule Public Hearing; Approval of CPA Plan; Approve any minutes; Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  19. Conservation Commission

    December 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/7/17 at 3:42 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Director, Wetland Admin Reports; Minutes 7-26-17, 10-25-17 & 5-24-17; Event on Conservation Land – Kestrel Trust for New Year’s walk at Wentworth Cons. Area; Anne Cann for Orchard Arboretum joining Arb/Net; Jim Pistrang, Amherst Dog Park Task Force update; Notice of Intent (cont’d from 11-8-17 mtg) –for construction of three apartment buildings on University Drive; Notice of Intent (cont’d from 11-8-17 mtg) – for construction of a restaurant on University Drive; Work within Conservation Restriction (cont’d from 9-13-17 mtg) – for 910 Southeast St; Notice of Intent (cont’d from 11-8-17 mtg) – for construction of a single family house at 214 Pomeroy Ln; FY19 CPA Proposals - Epstein property & Due Diligence; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  20. Council on Aging

    December 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 12/8/17 at 9:30 am. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: Review of Minutes from October 5, 2017. Treasurer's Report. Friends of the Amherst Senior Center update. NEW AND CONTINUING BUSINESS: Long-Range Planning next steps. Center for New Americans Collaboration. Meeting with Jones Library. Musante Health Center Construction. Bangs Center bathroom update. SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATES: Convalescent Equipment. Highland Valley Elder Services. Staff Reports. Tentative next COA meeting, February 1, 2017.

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  21. Board of Assessor's

    December 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/5/17 at 12:47 pm. MEETING TIME: 11:00 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Sign motor vehicle abatement reports, Sign motor vehicle warrant to collector/notice to commit and commitment sheets, Sign personal exemption abatement reports, Sign FY18 warrant to collector/notice to commit on real estate/betterment & interest/cpa/personal property, sign template for Boards signature stamp, Executive session for personal exemption applications and real estate abatement applications.

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  22. Fort River School Building Committee

    December 14, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Fort River Elementary School Library

    RECEIVED: 12/11/17 at 10:41 am. MEETING TIME: 3:30 pm. LOCATION: 70 South East Street. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Approve minutes of previous meeting; Public Comment; Revote: Chair; Revote: Invoice for Amherst Media; Open Meeting Law discussion; RFQ Process for Owner's Project Manager Communication and Public Outreach: Update from brainstorming committee (Nicole, Heather, Irene); establish a community outreach person or subcommittee; Establishing a Communications Secretary and a Recording Secretary; Environmental Study; Future Meeting Planning; Adjourn.

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  23. Amherst Cultural Council

    December 14, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Jones Library, Amherst Room

    RECEIVED: 11/29/17 at 3:03 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Amherst Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approval of minutes. 2. Review of applications.

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  24. Zoning Board of Appeals

    December 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 11/22/17 at 11:03 am. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: ZBA 2018-15 – Pinus Strobus – Request a Special Permit for the creation of two flag lots, one accessed from Market Hill Road and the second, from flat Hills Road, not part of a definitive subdivision plan, under Section 6.3 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 405 Market Hill Road (Map/Parcel 3D/36), Outlying Residence (R-G) Zone.

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  25. Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust

    December 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/8/17 at 12:47 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Review minutes. Discussion of Housing Policy:Goals for housing-Steps and strategies to increase housing supply, Update on Planning Board/Zoning Subcommittee priorities. Review of Town land disposition policy. Updates: Money of Funding Trust Initiatives, Trust consultant, CPA requests, Chair meeting with Town Manager. Next steps for Trust subcommittees. Orientation. Other business not anticipated within 48 hours. Public comments. Next Meeting: January (will review Housing CPA requests). Adjournment.

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  26. Public Shade Tree Committee

    December 19, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/7/17 at 3:19 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:30 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of November Minutes; Public Comment Period; Chair report, - Volunteer Hours, - Bob Erwin’s girlfriend, - N.E. Grows report, - Memorial Trees, - John Musante’s plaque, - Youth Climate Summit, - 2017 summary for Tree City USA; Tree Warden’s Report, - Collections, - Stockbridge School, - High School group; Treasurer Report, - Account Balance; Committee Members’ Projects, - Rachel: Placards, Mailchimp, - Gordon: Numbers for placards, LIDAR, - Nancy: Town Activities, - Nonny: Tree Request List, Arboretum Clean Up, - Roger: WMUA show, Tree labels, - Greg: Funding Appeal, - Beki: ?; Ordinance Next Steps; Kendrick Park Next Steps; 2018 Planting, - Brainstorm Sites; Workshops on Trees, - More Ideas for Presentations, - Cambridge Tree Warden

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