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Boards/Committees

  1. The Jones Library, Inc. Feasibility & Design Committee

    August 20, 2019, 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: AUGUST 14, 2019 AT 11:27 A.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: Public Comment; Minutes; Finegold Alexander Architects Proposal; Proposed Community Engagement Process.

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

    August 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 AT 11:29 A.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: Public Comment; Sustainability Committee Interviews.

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  3. Amherst School Committee

    August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/16/19 AT 12:48 P.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: 1. Call to Order and Approve Minutes of June 18, 2019 2. Committee Announcements and Public Comment 3. Superintendent’s Update 4. New and Continuing Business a. Facilities and Fields Update b. Dual Language update c. Goals for the Year Discussion 5. Adjourn

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  4. Personnel Board

    August 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 at 3:36 p.m. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order: Opening remarks and announcements. 2. Public Comment. 3. Reports and Comments. 4. New Business: 4 year wage scale plan for part time employees. 5. Old Business: Staffing report. 6. Approval of minutes: Review and approve minutes from May 22, 2019 meeting. 7. Next Personnel Board meeting: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 9:00 am. 8. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. 9. Adjourn.

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

    August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/8/19 @ 11:07 am. REVISED: 8/13/19 @ 8:36 am & 8/15/19 @ 11:28 am. TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Discussion of and vote on proposed Proclamation to celebrate Jewish Comm. of Amherst 50th anniversary. 3. Discussion of revisions to Rules of Procedure: Rule 10.4 Ad Hoc Committees in light of recommendations regarding language for Rule 10.5 Work Groups. 4. Continue discussion of a Town Council policy for resolutions, proclamations, commemorations, and citations: revisions to Rule 8 of the Town Council Rules of Procedure; GOL guidelines for Review; GOL committee charge; and creation of FAQ. 5. Continue discussion of revisions to adopted Public Ways Policy to advise on flag raisings & commemorative flags. 6. Follow up on referral from Town Council to advise on a policy to comply with Charter Sec 7.6: Publication of Candidate Statements. 7. Public Comment. 8. Adoption of 8/7/19 minutes. 9 Topics not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. 10. Adjourn.

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  6. Community Resources Committee (CRC) of the Town Council

    August 21, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/19/19 at 10:28 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Public comment 3. Continued discussion of Master Plan 4. Craig's Doors (Hwei-Ling Greeney) 5. Business not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting 6. Adjourn.

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  7. Energy and Climate Action Committee Working Group

    August 21, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/19/19 at 10:29 am. REVISED: 8/20/19 at 3:11 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes taker; Public comment; Discussion of outreach plan; Adjourn.

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  8. Downtown Parking Working Group

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/12/19 at 2:16 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Discussion of consultants’ preliminary recommendations b. Discussion of format for 2nd forum c. Discussion of Amherst parking webpage improvements (time permitting) 5. Approval of Minutes 6. Future Agenda Items 7. Committee Comments 8. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting 9. Adjourn.

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  9. Historical Commission

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/5/19 at 11:58 am. LIST OF TOPICS: To consider the following demolition application requests: 7 Pease Place (11C-202) – Joel Greenbaum – Request to demolish one car garage; 462 Main Street (14B-68) – 462 Main Street LLC – Request to demolish a ca. 1916-1930 outbuilding. Information about the application(s) is available in the Planning Department, Town Hall, Amherst, MA.

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  10. Historical Commission

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/16/19 AT 12:50 P.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: PUBLIC HEARINGS: 7 Pease Place (11C-202) – Joel Greenbaum – Request to demolish one car garage. 462 Main Street (14B-68) – 462 Main Street LLC – Request to demolish a ca. 1916-1930 outbuilding. PUBLIC MEETING: Review minutes from June 5, 2019; Update concerning the site visit for the Barn owned by Mitchel and Mary Lynn Olson at 562 Montague Road with Tom Harris; Writers Walk update; Discuss possible utility box on the Main Common; Update on revisions to Demolition Delay Bylaw; Next Meeting Dates. ADJOURNMENT.

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  11. Ranked Choice Voting Commission

    August 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/19/19 at 8:55 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Meet with Town Attorney Lauren Goldberg. Make preparation for our Ranked Choice Voting table at First Day Celebration. Public comment. Topics not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting.

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  12. Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board Career Center Performance Oversight Committee

    August 22, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    RECEIVED: 8/19/19 at 9:28 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order and introductions - approve 4/25/19 minutes. Brief updates. Performance - 4th quarter scorecard FY19. Training investments report FY19. Career center monitoring summary. Other business. Adjourn.

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  13. Human Rights Commission

    August 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 8/20/19 at 4:22 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order: Opening remarks, announcements, and agenda review/additions. 2. Reports and Comments: Public Comment, HR Member reports. 3. Action and Discussion Items: Introduction of Commission members; Review and Approve Meeting Minutes of January 19, 2019; Update on Town Committee/Community Organization relationships: A. Town Council Liaison. B. Discussion with Department Heads to continue. C. Amherst Supportive Housing Studio Apartments Project. D. HRC Role, Focus, and Framework. Report on Human Rights Heroes Picnic and awards 06/02/2019 (Update); Schedule meetings for Fall 2019. 4. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours in advance of the meeting. 5. Adjourn.

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  14. Zoning Board of Appeals

    August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 AT 11:32 A.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: See attached document for the full August 22, 2019 ZBA Meeting Agenda.

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  15. LSSE Commission Meeting

    August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ LSSE Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 at 4:05 p.m. LIST OF TOPICS: Kendrick Park Playground and Groff Park update, Strategic Plan update, Director’s report and Commission member comments, scheduling of next Commission Meeting

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  16. Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Meridians, Smith College

    RECEIVED: 8/20/19 at 10:46 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcoming of guests, public speak out. Check-in. A look back, reexamining the past year and discussions about our accomplishments. Review of bylaws. Discussions and recommendations for bylaw amendments. Setting our agenda and calendar for the upcoming year. Discussions and vote on advocacy and outreach actions. Any other items that may lawfully come before this body. Adjourn.

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  17. Regional School District Planning Board

    August 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 7/29/19 at 2:04 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcome; Call to order, Approve minutes 8-9-19, Public Comment and Committee Announcements, Items not anticipated 48 hours before meeting, New and Continuing business; Final Report: discussion/feedback, Upcoming meeting planning.

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  18. Outreach, Communications and Appointments Committee (O.C.A.) of the Town Council

    August 26, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/20/19 at 11:25 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Announcements 3. Consideration of Town Manager appointments to multiple-member bodies filed with the Town Clerk 4. Discussion of 8/26/2019 report to Town Council 5. Discussion of Outreach, Communications and Appointments Committee (OCA) fall meeting schedule 6. Update on Town Manager Evaluation 7. Public Comment 8. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 Hours before the meeting 9. Adjourn.

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  19. Transportation Advisory Committee Subcommittee

    August 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/9/19 at 10:32 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Presentations and Discussion, a. Creation of a bike and pedestrian prioritization plan; 4. Future Agenda Items; 5. Committee Comments; 6. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting; 7. Executive Session – If any; 8. Adjourn.

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  20. Town Council

    August 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/20/19 at 4:08 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Announcements 3. Resolutions and Proclamations 4. Hearings 5. Presentations and Discussion 6. Action Items 7. Town Manager Report 8. Appointments 9. Approval of Minutes 10. Committee Reports 11. Public Comment 12. Future Agenda Items 13. Council Comments 14. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance 15. Executive Session 16. Adjourn

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  21. Planning Board & Tree Warden Joint Meeting

    August 27, 2019, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/8/19 at 8:19 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Scenic Roads - Joint Public Hearing with Tree Warden - Tree removal for construction of mixed-use building and site improvements in town Right of Way - 133-143 South East Street (Map 15C/3 & 4) Public Shade trees impacted by this project include the following (sizes = diameter at breast height; DBH): 6 - 18' Arborvitae on northern property line; 1 - 42" Catalpa; 1 - 24" Spruce; 1 - 22" Spruce (dead); 1 - 14" Crabapple; 1 - 6" Hickory or Elm; 1 - Swamp White Oak (to be transplanted by town); Several large Oaks & a Red Maple on southern edge that might have impact to roots as a result of grading.

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  22. The Jones Library, Inc. Feasibility & Design Committee

    August 30, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 8/20/19 at 11:27 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Finegold Alexander Architects Proposal; Community Engagement Process.

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Community (Public)

  1. Amherst League of Women Voters Exhibit: Chronicling 80 Year History

    August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019 @ Jones Library Atrium

    An exhibit chronicling the 80 year history of The Amherst League of Women Voters--its many activities and accomplishments will be up in the Atrium of the Jones Library for the month of August.

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  2. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  3. District 3 Office Hours with Councilor Dorothy Pam @ the Jones Library Amherst Room

    August 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Amherst Room

    District 3 Office Hours with Councilor Dorothy Pam @ the Jones Library Amherst Room

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  4. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ Jake's at the Mill

    August 23, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

    Office hours for residents and business owners of District 1.

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  5. Community Breakfast

    August 27, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Campus Center Auditorium Free Parking in the Campus Center Garage

    This annual school year kickoff is an opportunity for community and campus leaders to meet newcomers, renew friendships, and talk about plans for the year ahead.

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  6. First Day Celebration

    August 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Amherst Town Common

    Enjoy Fun Activities and More! This Event is FREE and All Are Invited! On the Amherst Town Common Rain location: 21 Mattoon Street in the ARHS Cafeteria For more information please contact Yahdira Torres at TorresY@arps.org Brought to you by the Amherst Regional Public Schools

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  7. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    August 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  8. Parking Forum

    August 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Town Room

    The Town of Amherst and parking consultants Nelson\Nygaard invite you to a forum on parking in downtown Amherst. Please join us to hear the preliminary parking recommendations, as well as share your feedback. Please RSVP to kravitzg@amherstma.gov

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  9. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ Jake's at the Mill

    August 30, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

    Office hours for residents and business owners of District 1.

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Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    August 20, 2019, All Day

    Lounge Open 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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  2. Bubble Room

    August 20, 2019, All Day

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  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    August 20, 2019, All Day

    1:00- 3:00 Scrabble 1:00- 4:00 Massage

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  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    August 20, 2019, All Day

    9:00- 10:00 Blood Pressure Clinic 11:00- 4:00 Massage

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  5. Glass Room

    August 20, 2019, All Day

    8:00- 10:00 Mindfulness Meditation 10:00- 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention (beginners) 11:00- 12:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention (experienced)

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  6. Large Activity Room

    August 20, 2019, All Day

    8:30- 9:30 Function Well 11:45 Lunch

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  7. Lower Meeting Room

    August 20, 2019, All Day

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  8. Pole Room

    August 20, 2019, All Day

    2:30- 4:00 Healthy Bones & Balance

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  9. South Meeting Room #101

    August 20, 2019, All Day

    8:30- 10:00 Tuesday Yoga

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