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Boards/Committees

  1. Amherst Regional School District Planning Committee

    April 24, 2018, 9:25 AM - 9:30 AM @ Ramsdell Community Room, Pelham Library

    RECEIVED: 4/19/18 at 9:04 am. MEETING TIME: 9:25 am. LOCATION: 2 South Valley Rd, Pelham. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Approve Minutes of January 31, 2018; Adjourn.

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  2. Amherst and Pelham Regional School District Planning Board

    April 24, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Ramsdell Community Room, Pelham Library

    RECEIVED: 4/19/18 at 9:05 am. MEETING TIME: 9:30 am. LOCATION: 2 South Valley Rd, Pelham. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Approve Minutes of 04-09-18; Public Comment and Committee Announcements; Challenges and strengths of each town (general discussion); Recent regionalizations—research; Consultant options—research; Consultant selection--next steps; Committee Planning--Regular meeting frequency/day/time; Adjourn.

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  3. Kanegasaki Sister City Committee

    April 24, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 4/20/18 at 2:30 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Secretary's Report. Treasurer's Report. Elect a new Secretary. March Students' Visit Debrief. KSCC Collection and the Sister Library Relationship. Kanegasaki Delegation Visit. Other items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair. Set a date for next meeting.

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  4. Human Rights Commission

    April 24, 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 4/19/18 at 9:59 am. MEETING TIME: 5:45 pm. LOCATION: Room 101, Bangs Community Center. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Review/Additions, Review and Approve Meeting Minutes of March 2018. Old Business: 1. Human Rights Heroes Awards: updates, nomination forms to schools, event preparation. 2. Sanctuary Community By-Law follow-up. 3. Upcoming Events - June 22 Event for Community Social Justice Organizations; 4th of July Frederick Douglass Speech Reading New Business: 1. Report on Town Committee/Community Organization liaison relationships. 2. Discuss Speakers or Groups to Sponsor in the Town, and Groups with which to Co-sponsor. Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. Announcements. Adjourn.

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  5. Amherst School Committee

    April 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library, Amherst Regional High School

    RECEIVED: 4/12/18 at 9:12 am. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: ARHS, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order and Reorganize; Approve Minutes of March 23, 2018; Announcements and Public Comment; Preschool Update; Warrant Review; FY18 Third Quarter Budget Update; Executive Summary of Per Pupil Cost Study by UMass; Dual Language Exploration Update; Regionalization Board Update; Retail Marijuana Discussion; Accept Gifts; School Committee Planning; Adjourn

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  6. LSSE Commission

    April 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Crocker Farm Elementary School Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 4/13/18 at 9:37 am. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Crocker Farm Elementary School, Conference Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of the Minutes - Last Meeting, Recreation Working Group Update, Groff Park and North Common Update, Director’s Report and Commission Member Comments, Scheduling our Next Commission Meeting.

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  7. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    April 25, 2018, 9:05 AM - 11:00 AM @ Jones Library, Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 4/9/18 at 2:51 pm. REVISED: 4/9/18 at 4:02 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:05 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Election of Officers; Minutes; Public Comment; President’s Report; Branch Long Range Planning; North Amherst Library Project Update; JCPC Report; Gardens Advisory Committee Report; Fundraising; Sammys 2018; FY18 Library Director Goals – Midyear Update; Hiring & Collections Diversity; FY18 Budget; Quarterly Report; Friends of the Library Report; Director’s Report.

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  8. Downtown Parking Working Group

    April 25, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 4/20/18 at 12:20 pm. REVISED: 4/23/18 at 12:14 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Review recommendation memo to Select Board. Plan for meeting with Town Manager on May 9th. Items not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours. Next Meetings: May 9, May 23.

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  9. Transportation Advisory Committee

    April 25, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 4/23/18 at 10:09 am. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements, a. Review updated intake form, b. Minutes from April 11, c. Conflict of interest presentation/discussion; 2. Complete Streets, a. Review schedule, b. Review last edits and consider forwarding to the Select Board, c. Review past plans for the South Amherst Common, i. To learn its history, ii. Respond requested Stop sign or removal of diagonal crossing; 3. Town Meeting updates; 4. Sidewalks; a. Discussion on the Foundational Policy and sidewalk network priorities; b. Sub-committee update; 5. Transit, a. Glenn Barrington at an upcoming meeting; 6. Crosswalks, a. Our response to the DAAC; 7. General Communication; 8. Projects list; 9. Next meetings, 5/23 6/12, 6/26 - summer plans (meet once in July and August or skip August …?)

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  10. Conservation Commission

    April 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 4/19/18 at 4:16 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Director, Wetland Administrator’s Reports; Minutes 10-13-16 & 11-8-17; Event on Conservation Land – Anne Cann; Research on Conservation Land – Patrick Roberts & Liz Wiley; Certificate of Compliance – 207 Snell St; Emergency Certification – DCR for beaver dam breach along Norwottuck Rail Trail; Emergency Certification – DCR for installation of two beaver deceivers along Norwottuck Rail Trail; Re-issue ORAD – Cowls Rd; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting

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  11. Planning Board

    April 25, 2018, 8:15 PM - 10:15 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 4/20/18 at 9:05 am. REVISED: 4/24/18 at 2:31 pm. MEETING TIME: 8:15 am. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Hearings - Site Plan Review & Special Permit 8:15PM SPR 2018-11 & SPP 2018-01 U Drive LLC - University Drive - Mixed-use Building (continued from April 18, 2018) Request Site Plan Review approval to construct a mixed-use building under Section 3.325 of the Zoning Bylaw, with 36 residential units and one office, with associated parking and site improvements and request Special Permit to allow more than 10 dwelling units above the first floor (Map 13B/33, B-L zoning district). Town Meeting issues: a. Impact of Charter on zoning amendments, b. Motions, c. Presentations.

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  12. DPW/Fire Station Advisory Committee

    April 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 4/23/18 at 11:24 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approval of 10/27/17 meeting minutes (Attached to email); 2. Presentation of Final Fire/EMS Station Feasibility Study, Presentation by Consultants (to be forwarded as available), Discussion, Vote to accept the Study; 3. Overview of Proposed Zero Energy Bylaw (Replacement for Bylaw passed in Fall 2017 meeting), Power point (attached), Proposed Bylaw (attached), Summary of Bylaw provided in packet to Select Board and Town Meeting members (attached), Discussion; 4. Next meeting (to be scheduled as needed); 5. Old business; 6. Items not reasonably anticipated in the last 48 hours.

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  13. Zoning Board of Appeals

    April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 4/20/18 at 12:11 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 2017-9 Lazaro Cruz – Review Condition #12 of SP FY2017-9 at 154 Grantwood Dr, Map 6C, Parcel 273, R-N Zoning District; 2018-06 Carl + Carolyn Mailler – Review condition #4 of SP ZBA 2018-06, for placement of the house + proposed outbuildings prior to issuance of a building permit at 269 Leverett Rd Map3A, Parcel 100, RO Zoning District. MOVED TO A LATER DATE; ZBA 2018-32 John S. Lane & Son, Inc. –To renew SP, FY2013-00016, in accordance with condition #10 + continue quarry operation under Section 10.33, 3.373 + 3.374 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 1550 West St, Map 28A, Parcel 10; Map 28B, Parcels 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22; Map 28D, Parcel 12, R-LD Zoning District; 2018-20 – Young Min Moon – Request a SP for owner occupied duplex to be constructed west of existing garage at ~ 425 square ft, under Sec. 3.3210, of the Zoning Bylaw, at 100 Fearing St Map 11C, Parcel 318, R-G Zone.

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  14. Amherst Center Recreation Working Group

    April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community Room, Amherst Police Department

    RECEIVED: 4/24/18 at 8:08 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Police Department, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Discussion of concept plans with Weston and Sampson for the Community Fields Master Plan Project.

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  15. The Jones Library, Inc. Investment Committee

    April 27, 2018, 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 4/11/18 at 1:16 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:05 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Quarterly Report.

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  16. Recycling and Refuse Management Committee

    April 30, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 4/23/18 at 10:10 am. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve minutes of March 29 meeting; 2. Update on transition to Sustainability Committee; 3. Update on textile box collection; 4. Update on schools task force; 5. Update on composting in restaurants task force; 6. Update on recycling theme for First Thursday Amherst Arts Night; 7. Report on RRMC presence at 3/14 Sustainability Festival; 8. Report on possible regional ZW campaign; 9. Discuss next steps for ZW Amherst public education campaign and RRMC priorities; 10. Other business not anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  17. Finance Committee

    April 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Integrated Arts Room, Amherst Middle School

    RECEIVED: 4/23/18 at 3:49 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Middle School, Integrated Arts Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Article 2 Transfer of Funds – Unpaid Bills. 2. Article 4 (A, B. C), FY18 Budget Amendments. 3. Article 13, Capital Program. 4. Article 37, Unlawful Noise (Reconsider). 4. News affecting the Budget. 5. Committee and Liaison Reports. 6. Minutes of Previous Meeting. 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of Meeting.

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Community (Public)

  1. Trump's New Tax Plan and How to Plan for Retirement - a Money Smart Week® program

    April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodbury Room

    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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  2. Painting for Fun and Joy

    April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Amherst Community Connections

    With Bella Halsted. Creative expression and are is a healing way to add color to your life and feel joy! No special talents required to have fun.

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  3. Economic Development Forum #1

    April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    The Economic Development Forum will offer attendees a first look at two draft reports that provide a wealth of data on which the economic development strategy will be based. The local economic indicators report includes demographic information about Amherst residents, data on the largest industry sectors, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in the town, and a snapshot of Amherst’s commercial and residential building stock. The retail market analysis takes a deep dive into retail sales of Amherst businesses and spending habits of Amherst residents to identify the types of retail most likely to succeed in Amherst. After reviewing the data in the draft reports, forum attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

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  4. Paying Down Debt - a Money Smart Week® Brown Bag Program

    April 26, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  5. Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement

    April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mead Art Museum & Stirn Auditorium

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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  6. 80 Years Under Water: Quabbin Then and Now

    April 28, 2018, 10:30 AM @ Woodbury Room

    Join Shelly Small of the Swift River Valley Historical Society and nature photographer Dale Monette for a presentation about the lost Quabbin towns. Shelly will talk about the Swift River Valley Historical Society's efforts to preserve the artifacts, stories, and records of the lost towns of the Quabbin Valley. Then, Dale will bring to life the history and culture of people and places in and around the Quabbin watershed through the juxtaposition of 1930s photographs with his own recent ones.

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  7. Mabel Loomis Todd’s Amherst – A Motorbus Excursion

    April 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Amherst History Museum

    Join us on Saturday, April 28 to experience Mabel Loomis Todd's Amherst--from her earliest residence at the Amherst House hotel to her final resting place in Wildwood Cemetery. This extended tour given from Mrs. Todd's perspective will be narrated by Dr. Julie Dobrow as we travel in motorbus comfort with stops at the Homestead and Evergreens, the Observatory, and Wildwood Cemetery. Be prepared to learn about the artistic and literary achievements that made Mabel extraordinary in her own time, and a fascinating person to study today. General tickets are $65. With a $100 benefactor ticket, you receive first choice of seats on the bus and a copy of Mabel Loomis Todd: Her Contributions to the Town of Amherst by Millicent Todd Bingham. This tour requires physical ability to get on and off the bus, navigate steps and to walk several hundred yard distances over rough ground. Funds raised from these tours will support the mission of the Amherst Historical Society.

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  8. jubilat/Jones Poetry Reading

    April 29, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    Lounge open 8 AM-4PM

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  2. Bubble Room

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    3-4:30 PM Ear Wax Removal

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  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    12:30-3:30 PM Chinese Mahjongg 1-3 PM Scrabble

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  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    9-10 AM Blood Pressure Clinic 11 AM-4 PM Massage 7-9 PM Science of Spirituality

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  5. Glass Room

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    10 AM-12 PM Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention 6-7 PM Financial Workshop: Saving & Investing

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  6. Large Activity Room

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    8:30-9:30 AM Function Well 11:45 AM Lunch 1-2 PM Folk Dancing

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  7. Lower Meeting Room

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    9-10 AM Health Center Meeting 12:30-1:30 PM Transcendental Meditation

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  8. Pole Room

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    10:45-11:45 AM Line Dancing 2:30-4 PM Healthy Bones & Balance

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  9. South Meeting Room #101

    April 24, 2018, All Day

    10:30-11:30 AM Widow & Widower Support Group 1-3 PM Cosmology 5:30-7 PM Human Rights Meeting

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