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Boards/Committees

  1. Regional & Joint Amherst, Pelham & Regional School Committee

    October 20, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Virtual Meeting: http://161.77.57.225/CablecastPublicSite/watch/2?channel=2 Full agenda: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J1agOxcGZKxvGC6ewKx5X-UfrucZfqIh/view?usp=sharing

    RECEIVED: 10/14/2020 at 2:36 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order RSC & enter into exec sess to discuss strategy w/ respect to collective bargaining or litigation of AFSCME w/ intention of returning to open sess; Public Comment (to submit public comments to RSC email McdonaldA@arps.org or call 413-345-2949 by 3PM on 10/6 w/ Subject listed as "Public Comment-Region". Include full name & town of res. Comments will be shared for no more than 3 min each & will be part of public record); MOA Vote for AFSCME; Call to Order ASC, PSC; Approve min of 9/29 & 10/6; Public Comment (same as above w/subject as "Public Comment-Joint"); Supt Update; Chair’s Update; SC Announcements; New & Cont Bus (a. Supt goals discussion); Warrants; Gifts; Adjn RSC & PSC; MSBA Building Proj Update; Adjn ASC

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  2. Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee of the Town Council

    October 21, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/95218033270; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 952 1803 3270

    RECEIVED: 10/19/20 at 9:17 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Continued discussion of process for the yearly evaluation of the Town Manager and the process for creating Town Manager Performance Goals. Update on “Bylaws for Future Consideration.” Adoption of September 30 and October 7, 2020 Minutes. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. Discussion of future agenda items. Public Comment. Adjourn

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  3. Planning Board

    October 21, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Click to join the Zoom meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/91541163529 Or Telephone: 1 312 626 6799 or 1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 915 4116 3529 International numbers available: https://amherstma.zoom.us/u/k0Gm9SUkP

    REVISED: 10/20/2020 at 2:01 pm. RECEIVED: 10/16/20 at 4:30 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment; Public Hearing Site Plan Review 6:35 PM SPR 2021-05 – Emily Dickinson Museum – 280 Main Street - Request Site Plan Review approval to install a permeable pedestrian pathway between the two historic homes, including lighting the pathway, and to install site lighting to illuminate the facades of both homes, and some tree removal (Map 14B, Parcels 26 & 27, R-G zoning district); Old Business Apple Brook Cluster Subdivision – SUB2007-00006 – currently known as Hartwell Farm Cluster Subdivision – Request the release of Lot 7, Topics not reas anticipated 48 hrs prior to mtg; New Business: a. Remembrance of Maurianne Adams b. Article 14, Amended-temp zoning-introduction & discussion (Jt pub hrng w/ CRC 11/4) c. Topics not reas anticipated 48 hrs prior to mtg; ANR Apps; ZBA Apps; SPP/SPR/SUB Apps; PB COM & Lia Rep; Chair Rep; Staff Rep; Adjourn - For a full description see the Agenda Link

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  4. Planning Board SPR Public Hearing

    October 21, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/91541163529 Or join by phone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 915 4116 3529

    RECEIVED: 10/05/2020 at 8:36 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Site Plan Review Public Hearing - 6:35 PM - SPR 2021-05 – Emily Dickinson Museum – 280 Main Street - Request Site Plan Review approval to install a permeable pedestrian pathway between the two historic homes, including lighting the pathway, and to install site lighting to illuminate the facades of both homes, and some tree removal (Map 14B, Parcels 26 & 27, R-G zoning district) Plans and documents are available via email from Christine Brestrup, Planning Director brestrupc@amherstma.gov or 413-259-3145

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  5. Board of Assessors

    October 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ ZOOM MEETING: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84795785308 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16468769923,,84795785308# or +13017158592,,84795785308# Or Telephone:Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 876 9923

    RECEIVED: 10/09/2020 at 12:48 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve Minutes for September 10, 2020 meeting, Sign Motor Vehicle Abatement Reports for: 09/07/2020 to 09/11/2020: $595.22, 09/14/2020 to 09/18/2020: $646.04, 09/21/2020 to 09/30/2020: $3,048.75, 10/01/2020 to 10/02/2020: $178.10, 10/05/2020 to 10/07/2020: $383.96, Sign Motor Vehicle Warrants & Notice to Commits & Commitment Sheets for: 2018 Commit # 93: $298.75, 2019 Commit # 92: $1,963.15, 2020 Commit # 91: $1,675.20, 2020 Commit # 5: $53,363.34, Sign Schedule for Uncollectables for: 2013 & 2014 Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, Executive Session , Public Comment, Principal Assessor update

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  6. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    October 22, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Oct 22, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Library Chats: Historic Preservation – Special Collections Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82755530527 O

    RECEIVED: 10/16/20 at 2:07 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order/Attendance 2. Library Chats: Historic Preservation – Special Collections Questions and Discussion 3. Public Comment 4. Adjournment.

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  7. Board of License Commissioners

    October 22, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Virtual meeting held via Zoom https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/89595389787 Webinar ID: 895 9538 9787 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 Enter webinar ID when prompted: 895 9538 9787

    RECVD: 10/20/20 at 4:23 pm. TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Licenses: Extension of Allowance of Outdoor Table Service:28 Amity, LLC d/b/a Osteria Vespa; A Fine Café Co. d/b/a Amherst Coffee; Amherst Restaurant Group d/b/a Johnny’s Tavern; Bistro 63 Monkey Bar, LLC; Conara, Inc. d/b/a The Harp; Fresh Side, Inc.; HPBC, Inc. d/b/a The Hangar; IYA TOO, LLC;J ake’s Eggs, Inc; Kantawanich, LLC d/b/a The Taste Thai Cuisine; Lone Wolf, Inc.; MGB 1, LLC d/b/a Mission Cantina; Momo Tibetan Restaurant; Moran & MacCartney, Inc. d/b/a Pasta e Basta; Oriental Flavor, LLC; Shanghai Gourmet; SSL Sushi, Inc; Veracruz Foods, Inc; Discussion Items: Open Container Bylaw & Alcohol Consumption on Town Commons. Private Club & War Veterans’ Regulations. Adult Use Marijuana. Short-Term Rental Regulations. Public Comment Protocol. OpenGov licensing & permitting implementation. Work plan & schedule moving forward. Topics not reas anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. Review of Minutes. Adjournment

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  8. Community Preservation Act Committee

    October 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/95824343100

    RECEIVED: 10/19/2020 at 8:55 am. LIST OF TOPICS: List of topics to be discussed: Elect a Chair and Vice Chair Financials updates, if any Approve any outstanding minutes Public comment Presentations - Groff Park Lower Pavilion – Guilford Mooring, Department of Public Works - Mill River Pool Repair – Guilford Mooring - Goodwin Church Restoration – Nancy Schroeder - Supportive Housing, Phase III – Hwei-Ling Greeney, Amherst Community Connections - Jones Library Rehabilitation and Special Collections Facility – Sharon Sharry, Jones Library et al Old Business – updates on signage, if any; other task force updates Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting

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  9. ECAC - Buildings Task Group

    October 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Please enter this URL to join the webinar:https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/94143082153 Webinar ID: 941 4308 2153 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16468769923,,94143082153# or +13017158592,,94143082153# Or Telephone:US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626

    RECEIVED: 10/7/20 at 9:35 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 6:00 – 6:15 PM Welcome, Group Agreements; 6:15 – 6:25 PM Homework Review; 6:25 – 6:40 PM Defining Resilience: Bouncing Forward; 6:40 – 6:50 PM Review of Key Ideas and Potential Actions; 6:50 – 7:50 PM Discussion & Reflection: Implementation Priorities; 7:50 – 8:00 PM Closing Thoughts.

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  10. Public Art Commission

    October 26, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Virtual meeting via Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82131906936 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,82131906936# or +13126266799,,82131906936# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301

    RECEIVED: 10/20/20 at 12:01 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair Report, Treasurer Report, Percent for Art, Electrify Amherst, Town Hall Gallery, Social Media, Plans for Moving Forward, Public Comment, Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated Prior to 48 Hours Before the Meeting.

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  11. Local Historic District Committee

    October 26, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Via ZOOM: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84890257617 Or via telephone: Call (301) 715-8592 or (312) 626-6799 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 848 9025 7617

    RECEIVED: 10/08/2020 at 12:13 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Pubic Hearing: 26 Cosby Avenue (11C-132) Patricia Brinkman and Rodger Mattlage – Request to install new aluminum gutters on the side of the house, new siding on the gable end and dormer faces, and new gable vents for the attic. 280 Main Street (14B-27) Emily Dickinson Museum – Request to install new lighting fixtures to illuminate the facades of both houses and along pathways between the houses. Request to replace welcome sign with a Town of Amherst wayfinding sign. 19 McClellan Street (11C-176) Kendrick Property Management – Request to remodel front porch and stairs. Information about the application(s) is available by contacting Benjamin Breger at bregerb@amherstma.gov in the Planning Department.

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  12. Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC)

    October 27, 2020, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM @ via Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/83769037557 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,83769037557# or +13126266799,,83769037557# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312

    RECEIVED: 10/2/20 at 3:32 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order, 2. Introductions, 3. Discuss charge of Elementary School Building Committee(ESBC), 4. Identify Chair and Vice Chair of ESBC, 5. Meeting Schedule, 6. Future Planning, 7. Items not Anticipated by the Chair 48 hrs. before the meeting, 8. Public Comment, 9. Adjourn

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  13. Agricultural Commission

    October 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Please type this URL address to join the webinar: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/93569265743 Webinar ID: 935 6926 5743 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13126266799,,93569265743# or +16468769923,,93569265743# Or Telephone: US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

    RECEIVED: 10/19/2020 at 3:37 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review minutes from 6/9/20 meeting; Announcements/Updates; Mobile Market - summary of season; Amethyst Brook Community Garden; Items not foreseen 48 hours before meeting posting; Public comment; Next meeting’s agenda; Adjourn

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  14. Personnel Board

    October 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/88056857142, or by phone 1 301 715 8592

    RECEIVED: 10/14/20 at 12:32 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order: Opening Remarks and Announcements. 2. Public Comment. 3. Reports and Comments. 4. New Business: Meet the new HR Director. General update/highlights relative to the Board’s domain of interest. Results of the outside consultant’s study of the part-time wage and classification system. Plans for implementing the next minimum-wage increase (to $13.50/hr) on Jan. 1, 2021. Timing/logistics of the annual meeting with non-union employees that was put on hold in March because of the COVID crisis. 5. Old Business: Staffing Report. 6. Approval of Minutes: Review and Approve February 20, 2020 minutes. 7. Next Personnel Board Meeting: TBD. 8. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting 48 hours before the meeting. 9. Adjourn.

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Community (Public)

  1. Amherst Mobile Market

    September 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - October 31, 2020, 1:30 PM

    Affordable, Accessible organic fruits and vegetables freshly picked at Many Hands Farm. The Amherst Mobile Market will be open through October. Thursday: 3:30 - 5:30 pm at Fort River Elementary School Parking Lot Last day of the Fort River Market is Thursday, October 29. East Hadley Road: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Last day of the East Hadley Road Market is Saturday, October 31. Like, Share, Follow us on Facebook!

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  2. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    October 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ Call in or join online via Zoom.

    Join us for a weekly Community Chat Check-In with Town Officials discussing timely topics. We welcome allow all community members to join and share their concerns, questions and ideas.

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  3. Pictures at an Exhibition

    October 23, 2020, 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Amherst Media, Ch. 12

    Conversations with artists in Amherst galleries at the beginning of their exhibitions, designed to introduce viewers to artists' work in time for them to go and see the exhibitions for themselves.

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  4. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    October 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ Call in or join online via Zoom.

    Join us for a weekly Community Chat Check-In with Town Officials discussing timely topics. We welcome allow all community members to join and share their concerns, questions and ideas.

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  5. Pictures at an Exhibition

    October 30, 2020, 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Amherst Media, Ch. 12

    Conversations with artists in Amherst galleries at the beginning of their exhibitions, designed to introduce viewers to artists' work in time for them to go and see the exhibitions for themselves.

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  6. Ski and Winter Gear Sale: 1-Day Pop Up Ski Shop

    October 31, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Amherst Historical Society's Museum

    Ski and Winter Gear Sale: 1-Day Pop Up Ski Shop returns on Halloween, October 31, 2020, from 9:00am-2:00pm, with deals and choices so big - it’s scary! This year, the ski market is moving outdoors on the lawn of the Amherst Historical Society’s Strong House Museum, next door to the Jones Library. Shoppers can once again choose from a vast selection of new and used downhill, cross-country skis, ski poles, helmets, snowshoes, boots, skates, snowboards, outdoor clothing (including jackets, gloves, mittens and hats) all in adult and youth sizes at the Fifth Annual Ski and Winter Gear Sale. Great opportunity to update and treat the entire family to new winter gear affordably. Ski experts will be on hand to assist with sizing and selection. Masks required and costumes encouraged, at this outside ski market. Proceeds to benefit the Amherst Historical Society. For more information contact: Bonnie MacCracken

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