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Boards/Committees

  1. Town Meeting Coordinating Committee

    September 4, 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM @ Town Hall, First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED:8/29/12 at 4:12 pm.MEETING TIME:3:15 pm.LOCATION:First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall.LIST OF TOPICS:Additions to Presentation Guidelines, TMCC Budget, Support for Dependent Care, Suggestions from Select Board & Others, Information Forum, Precinct Meetings, Warrant Review, TMCC Website/Listserv Material, Scheduling of Meetings, Minutes of June 25 & August 27.

  2. Design Review Board

    September 4, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Second Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED:8/30/12 at 11:29 am.MEETING TIME:6:30 pm.LOCATION:Second Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall.LIST OF TOPICS: DRB 2013-00001 - Chenghui Zheng for Oriental Flavor - 25 So Pleasant St - Review of new signs & awning fabric; DRB 2013-00002 - Ron Bohonowicz for Town of Amherst - 4 Boltwood Ave - Review of new generator, new lights and parking lot layout for Town Hall parking lot; DRB 2013-00003 - Todd Michael for J. Gumbo's - 19 No Pleasant St - Review of new signs; You-Pan Tzeng - 42 Shumway St - Informal review and recommendations on creation of two-family house; Old Business; New Business; Future Meetings

  3. Zoning Board of Appeals

    September 4, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED:8/20/12 at 12:42 pm.MEETING TIME:6:30 pm.LOCATION:Town Room, Town Hall.LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA FY2013-00004 – Deborah & Ronnie Gilmore – For a Special Permit to create a Supplemental Apartment within a new addition to an existing Single Family Dwelling, under Section 5.011 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 36 Mount Holyoke Drive (Map 20A, Parcel 105, R-N Zoning District).ZBA FY2013-00005 – Christopher & Lisa Packard – For a Special Permit to formalize an existing Greyhound rescue and adoption operation, as a Home Occupation,under Section 5.013 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 145 North Whitney Street (Map 11D-Parcel 175, R-G Zoning District).

  4. Historical Commission

    September 4, 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM @ Room 101

    REC'D 8/30/12 at 11:31 am.MEETING TIME:7:15 pm.LOCATION:Room 101, Bangs Center.LIST OF TOPICS:PUBLIC HEARING: 7:30 P.M., DDA2013-0002, 290 Lincoln Ave (11C-58). Request to Demolish a c. 1910 wood and timber frame barn.PUBLIC MEETING: Announcements. Minutes. New Business: Review Hearing and Make Findings for 290 Lincoln Ave.; 235 East Pleasant Street (Hawthorne Property); CPA criteria for private property; Meeting with new PVPC preservation planner; Demolition delay applications; Committee membership; Other. Old Business: Civil War tablets; Potential changes to demolition delay bylaw; Committee reports: LHDSC, CPAC; CPA projects-West Cemetery tomb, West Cemetery lighting, West Cemetery signs, Consultant projects; Public outreach-Website and online material; Preservation awards; NHR nominations; Other. Next Meetings. Adjournment

  5. Historical Commission Demolition Delay - Public Hearing

    September 4, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Room 101

    RECEIVED:8/27/12 at 12:04 pm.TIME:7:30 pm.LOCATION:Bangs Center, Room 101.PUBLIC HEARING:In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, and Article 13, Demolition Delay, of the Amherst Zoning Bylaw, the Amherst Historical Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, in Room 101 of the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, to consider the following demolition application request: 7:30 PM DDA2013-0002, 290 Lincoln Ave. (11C-58), Request to demolish a c. 1910 wood and timber frame barn. Copies of the demolition permit application and information about the structure(s) proposed to be demolished are available in the Planning Department, Town Hall, Amherst, MA.

Community (Public)

  1. Life in Progress: Jacob Brown's Art Works and Homelessness

    September 3, 10:00 AM - September 28, 4:00 PM @ Amherst Community Connections, Inc. 233 N Pleasant Street, Suite #40, Amherst, MA (Amherst Carriage Shops)

    Jacob Brown was born in 1949. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was commissioned by the Third Nail organization and completed a mural in Roxbury, MA. He had a one-man show in Taunton Library, MA. He has been a member of Quincy Art Association since 2004. He has exhibited three times with the Quincy Art Association—the most recent times being this May. Mr. Brown has been homeless on and off for the past thirty years. He struggled with drug addiction problems in his life. With the help of a drug treatment program in NY, he was able to remain drug free for the past three decades and more. His painting is, "an avenue of comfort for self expression. It is a way to explain the feeling of homelessness and living in the cold doorway of some building with no place to go”, said Jacob. “The experience of homelessness has left me with a permanent scar. Through painting, I feel like I am going home to a familiar place.” Mr. Brown live

  2. Life in Progress: Jacob Brown's Art Works and Homelessness

    September 4, 10:00 AM - September 29, 4:00 PM @ Amherst Community Connections, Inc. 233 N Pleasant Street, Suite #40, Amherst, MA (Amherst Carriage Shops)

    Jacob Brown was born in 1949. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was commissioned by the Third Nail organization and completed a mural in Roxbury, MA. He had a one-man show in Taunton Library, MA. He has been a member of Quincy Art Association since 2004. He has exhibited three times with the Quincy Art Association—the most recent times being this May. Mr. Brown has been homeless on and off for the past thirty years. He struggled with drug addiction problems in his life. With the help of a drug treatment program in NY, he was able to remain drug free for the past three decades and more. His painting is, "an avenue of comfort for self expression. It is a way to explain the feeling of homelessness and living in the cold doorway of some building with no place to go”, said Jacob. “The experience of homelessness has left me with a permanent scar. Through painting, I feel like I am going home to a familiar place.” Mr. Brown live

Downtown Amherst Events

  1. Life in Progress: Jacob Brown's Art Works and Homelessness

    September 4, 10:00 AM - September 29, 4:00 PM @ 233 N Pleasant Street, Suite #40, Amherst, MA (Amherst Carriage Shops)

    PRESS RELEASE Release: Immediately Contact: Hwei-Ling Greeney, 413-345-0737 or greeneyh@juno.com RE: Reception, and Art Exhibit of artworks by Jacob Brown on Thursday, September 6, 2012 ################################################################################### Amherst Community Connections works with people who are disabled, disfranchised, poor or homeless. Through effective advocacy and empowerment, ACC participants are able to secure housing, obtain employment and become contributing members of the community. We are proud to present the work of Jacob Brown to the public in our first participation in the Amherst Art Walk. Part of the proceeds from the September sale of art works will be donated to Craig’s Doors shelter in support of the female shelter guests. Jacob Brown was born in 1949. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was commissioned by the Third Nail organization and completed a mural in Roxbury, MA. He had