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Boards/Committees

  1. Ad Hoc Committee to Develop the Charge for Community and Economic Development Committee

    February 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ UMass Design Building, Room 221

    RECEIVED: 2/19/19 at 9:36 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Develop proposed charge for Community and Economic Development Committee.

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  2. Town Council Outreach, Communications, and Appointments Committee

    February 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Glass Room

    RECEIVED: 2/21/19 at 8:20 a.m. REVISED: 2/22/19 at 10:05 am. TOPICS: 1. Call to order and declaration of a quorum 2. Decision tree(s) for recommendations to the Town Council for confirming Town Mgr appts of Dept Heads & Town Mgr appts to multimember bodies; Town Council appts to Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Finance Cmtee members of the public, and other appts under 10.10 and 10.11. 3. Review Number of Associates for Zoning Board of Appeals. 4. Outreach: Working with Community Participation Officers - Establish the Purview of Outreach, Communications, and Communications - Goals 5. Approval of Minutes - Next meeting Date & Time 7. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance 8. Action Items 9. Public Comment 10. Adjourn

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  3. Board of License Commissioners

    February 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/21/19 at 1:43 pm. TOPICS: Call to Order, Review of Minutes, Licenses, Modification of All Alc On-Prem Liq Lic. - Chg of Hrs - Jake’s Eggs Inc dba Jake’s at the Mill District – Chris Ware, Owner. Rev of 1-Day Liq Lic Appl. Spl 1-Day All Alc License, TOC Inc, UMass, 3/9/19, 5:30-9:30 PM, Berkshire Dining Com, Jennylyn Fontaine, Mgr. Spl 1-day All Alc Lic. TOC Inc UMass, 3/9/19, 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Integ. Lrn. Ctr. Lobby, Caroline Nofio, Mgr. Spl 1-day All Alc Lic., TOC Inc, UMass, 4/22/19 4:30-8:30 PM, New Africa House Theater Rm Foyer, Caroline Nofio, Mgr. Spl 1-day W&M Lic, TOC Inc UMass, 3/6/19, 5:00-9:00 PM, Isenberg Lrn Com, Caroline Nofio, Mgr. Spec 1-day W&M Lic, TOC Inc UMass, 3/4/19, 5:30-8:00 PM, Life Sci. Lab S330, Kimberly Mcallister, Mgr. Discussion Items. Enforcement Action, Complaint Response & Designated Agent. Rules of Procedure. Rules & Regulations. 1-Day Liquor License Requirements. Public Comment. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hrs prior to the meeting.

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

    February 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Action's Family Center

    RECEIVED: 2/20/19 at 8:16 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Introductions. Public speak out. Subcommittee meetings. Approve pending minutes after any needed discussion or edits. Chair's report: upcoming events and announcements; women's advocacy day; national abortion access bowl-a-thon; update and discussion about coordinated office hours with State Rep. Treasurer's report: grant proposals from the State Commission. Committee updates: publicity and media; development and outreach; legislative. Old business: discussion about maintaining and updating resource guide; year-end report. New business: discussion on holding a hearing for girls; discussion about how the commission can celebrate International Women's Day, 3/8/19; decide on agenda items for our next meetings. Any other items that may lawfully come before this body.

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  5. Town Council

    February 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room

    REV'D: 2/21/19 @ 9:54 am & 2/22/19 @ 9:03 am, 11:36 am & 2:07 pm. REC’D: 1/15/19 & 2:11 pm. TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Announcements: MSBA app. listening sessions, Four Towns’ Mtg, Proposed Town Budget Public Forum 3. Hearings-None 4. Public Comnt 5. Pres & Disc: Capital Projects 6. Action Itms: Requests for Use of Public Ways: Amherst Farmer’s Market, Amherst Half Marathon & 5K Road Races, Amherst Garden Club Plant Sale, Public Ways Memo by Town Mgr, Disc, Refer to GOL; Appts to Fin Cmte, Disc, Refer to Rules of Proc; Council Liaisons to Cmtes, Disc, Refer to ROP; Audit Cmte Charge, Disc, Refer to GOL. 7. Appts-None 8. Cmte Reports: OCA, Finance, GOL, Rules of Proced Ad Hoc Cmte, Com & Econ Dev Charge Ad Hoc Cmte, Bylaw Rev Cmte 9. Prclmtns & Cmts-None 10. Appv'l of Mins: 2/6/19 (1), 2/6/19 (2), 2/11/19 11. Town Mgr Report 12. Town Council Comnts: Pres. Reports, Future Agenda Items, Councilor Comnts 13. Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hrs before mtg 14. Exec Sess-None

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  6. Town Council Finance Committee

    February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/20/19 at 2:08 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Committee goals and work plan for remainder of 2019. 2. Questions on budget information materials and discussion of committee learning needs. 3. Regional School budget and assessment method. 4. Schedule for future meetings. 5. The financial considerations of the one new elementary building and alternatives. 6. Funding plan for the identified major projects. 7. Public comment. 8. Minutes of previous meetings. 9. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting.

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  7. Public Shade Tree Committee Site Visit

    February 26, 2019, 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

    RECEIVED: 2/20/19 at 2:17 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Site visit to review the request to remove public shade trees at this location.

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  8. Fort River School Building Committee

    February 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/22/19 at 8:14 am. REVISED: 2/22/19 at 10:53 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Approve minutes of previous meeting. Review Minute taking. Public Comment. Public Outreach: Review the February 6th community meeting with TSKP; Discuss the upcoming community meeting. Review: Next steps in study process with TSKP; Geotech report; Survey; Independent cost estimate and estimating documents. Invoices. Adjourn.

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  9. Amherst School Committee

    February 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library, Amherst Regional High School

    RECEIVED: 2/13/19 at 10:03 am. REVISED: 2/14/19 at 10:47 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve Minutes of January 22 (joint session), January 22 (Amherst only) and February 7, 2019; Committee Announcements and Public Comment; Superintendent’s Update; Length of School Committee Meetings per School Committee Policy BEA; Budget Hearing; Capital Planning; School Choice Hearing; Sabbatical Vote; Dual Language Enrollment; Math Report (Grade 6); MSBA Statement of Interest Process; Regionalization Update; Fort River Feasibility Update; Accept Gifts; School Committee Planning; Adjourn

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  10. LSSE Commission

    February 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:35 PM @ LSSE Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 2/20/19 at 2:10 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Strategic Plan and Groff Park RFPs, APRS Achievement Academy Program – Serving More Children in our Summer Camps, WinterFest Recap, Director’s Report and Commission Member Comments.

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  11. Downtown Parking Working Group

    February 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/8/19 at 12:15 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Update from Parking Consultant. Public Comment. Announcements. Minutes. Parking system goals/principles. Other business not anticipated within 48 hours.

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

    February 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/20/19 at 8:25 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Action on Template for Committee Charges: a. Adopt, b. Refer to Council Recommendation to task all Committees with Charges to propose revisions to update charge to conform with Template. Discussion and Action on Guidelines for GOL Review of items for “clarity, consistency, and actionability.” Discussion and Action on Community and Economic Development Charge. Continued Discussion of recommendations related to GOL Committee Charge (if time allows). Adoption of February 14, 2019 Minutes. Adoption of February 15, 2019 Minutes. Adoption of 2019 Meeting Schedule. Public Comment. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance.

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  13. Transportation Advisory Committee

    February 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/22/19 at 9:53 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1) Announcements, a) Approving minutes; 2) Discuss/Review, a) PVPC Bike/Ped Plan Finalization, b) Project list; 3) Town Council and the TAC plan; 4) General Discussion, a) Things not anticipated 48 prior to meeting; 5) Next meetings, a) March 13th, 27th

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  14. Conservation Commission

    February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/21/19 at 1:45 pm LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Director and Wetland Administrator Reports; RFD (cont’d from 2/13) – removal of trees at 5 Wildwood Lane; Events on Cons Land at Orchard Arboretum; South Amherst watershed discussion; RFD – Hitchcock Center for replacing drift fences for the salamander tunnels on Henry St (Map 6A, Parcel 57); RFD – Hitchcock Center for replacing drift fences for the salamander tunnels on Henry St. (Map 6A, Parcel 91); RFD – Cooley Dickinson Hospital construct access drive at 170 University Dr; NOI (cont’d from 2-13-19 mtg) – Niels LaCour/UMASS for Operation & Maintenance Plan; NOI (cont’d from 2-13-19 mtg) – Charles Kovacic/Direct Energy Solar install solar array at 191 West Pomeroy Ln; Emergency Cert –DPW bridge work on Greenleaves Dr; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting

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  15. Joint Capital Planning Committee

    February 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/22/19 at 8:35 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Elect a Vice-Chair. 2. Department presentations: a. Police, b. Fire, c. LSSE/Pools/Cherry Hill, d. School IT. 3. Approve any minutes. 4. Schedule hearing and remaining meetings. 5. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of meeting.

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  16. Community Preservation Act Committee

    February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/15/19 at 12:29 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Elect Chair and Vice Chair. Approve any minutes. Review financials. The Committees awarding philosophy. CPA funded housing proposals and handicap access/universal design. Set schedule for future meetings. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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Community (Public)

  1. Better Buildings Workshop

    February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Join MCAN, Mothers Out Front, Climate Action Now, and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment for our Better Buildings Workshop on 2/23 in Amherst, MA. You'll have the chance to learn about improving building codes from a panel of experts, connect with other climate advocates in your community, and tour a net zero building! Panel includes: Senator Jo Comerford, Cambridge City Councillor Quinton Zondervan, and Darren Port RSVP below to register for the workshop: https://www.massclimateaction.org/2_23_better_buildings_workshop?fbclid=IwAR0Em5kDLtUhaM2BEw-777FSNz8SEqF2sqM1EqwsBO2KxHdbEzcu9BuPPhQ Be sure to pass on the information to other climate advocates in your community. We can't wait to see you on the 23rd!

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  2. Book Discussion of "The Locals" - On the Same Page-Amherst

    February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Jones Library

    Join us for an in-depth discussion of "The Locals" by Jonathan Dee, our selected title for the 2019 On the Same Page-Amherst community read.

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  3. Office Hours with Town Council District One Reps - Sarah Swartz & Cathy Schoen

    February 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Alice Dowd Lounge

    A time for District One Residents to drop in and bring questions, comments, issues to their Town Council Representatives. (Except for Monday Holidays)

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  4. District 2 Office Hours at Cushman Market, 491 Pine Street, Amherst

    February 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cushman Market

    Hosted by District 2 Councilors: Pat De Angelis and Lynn Griesemer

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  5. NEW DATE: The Locals: When a Billionaire Takes Over a Small Town in New England - On the Same Page-Amherst

    February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Dr. Ray La Raja will use "The Locals" to explore issues of money and power and what it means to live in a social and political community.

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  6. LWV discussion with Peter Demling on elementary school regionalization

    February 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    The League of Women Voters sponsors a discussion/question answer with Peter Demling of the Amherst Pelham School District Planning Board about the regionalization of the 2 towns elementary schools.

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  7. LWV Discussion with Peter Demling on regionalization of elementary schools

    February 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    League of Women Voters sponsors discussion/Q+A with Peter Demling of the Regional School District Planning Board which is exploring regionalization of Amherst/Pelham elementary schools. What? Why? How?

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  8. Listening Session: MSBA Proposal & Application

    February 27, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bangs Community Center

    Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars--more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee members will be present at each of these meetings. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 3:30-5:30 P.M. AT BANGS COMMUNITY CENTER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 4:00-6:00 P.M. AT FORT RIVER ELEMENTARY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT JONES LIBRARY, WOODBURY ROOM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 4:00-6:00 P.M. AT CROCKER FARM ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT ARHS LIBRARY (ALTERNATE SNOW DATE ONLY) THURSDAY, MARCH 7: 4:15-6:00PM; 6:30PM-8:00 P.M. AT ARHS LIBRARY QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL ORDONEZA@ARPS.ORG OR MCDONALDA@ARPS.ORG

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  9. Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Lack of Transparency and Inequities in Compensation with Dr. Dorceta Taylor

    February 27, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Dr. Taylor's talk will examine the extent to which environmental organizations report diversity data. It will also examine differences in the wages of male and female as well as minority and non-minority executives in environmental organizations. In 2014, Taylor authored a report, "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies," seen as the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement. The report can be viewed here: https://www.diversegreen.org/the-challenge/ Dr. Dorceta Taylor is a professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan’s School of for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). She is the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Chair and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SEAS. Dr. Taylor's complete biography: https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Dorceta-Taylor-Biography-2019.pdf Free. Registration requested: hitchcockcenter.org.

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  10. Listening Session: MSBA Proposal & Application

    February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wildwood Elementary School

    Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA): Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars--more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee members will be present at each of these meetings. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 3:30-5:30 P.M. AT BANGS COMMUNITY CENTER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 4:00-6:00 P.M. AT FORT RIVER ELEMENTARY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT JONES LIBRARY, WOODBURY ROOM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 4:00-6:00 P.M. AT CROCKER FARM ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT ARHS LIBRARY (ALTERNATE SNOW DATE ONLY) THURSDAY, MARCH 7: 4:15-6:00PM; 6:30PM-8:00 P.M. AT ARHS LIBRARY QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL ORDONEZA@ARPS.ORG OR MCDONALDA@ARPS.ORG.

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  11. Listening Session: MSBA Proposal & Application

    February 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Fort River Elementary School

    Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA): Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars--more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee members will be present at each of these meetings. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 3:30-5:30 P.M. AT BANGS COMMUNITY CENTER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 4:00-6:00 P.M. AT FORT RIVER ELEMENTARY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT JONES LIBRARY, WOODBURY ROOM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 4:00-6:00 P.M. AT CROCKER FARM ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT ARHS LIBRARY (ALTERNATE SNOW DATE ONLY) THURSDAY, MARCH 7: 4:15-6:00PM; 6:30PM-8:00 P.M. AT ARHS LIBRARY QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL ORDONEZA@ARPS.ORG OR MCDONALDA@ARPS.ORG.

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  12. Listening Session: MSBA Proposal & Application

    February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA): Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars--more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee members will be present at each of these meetings. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 3:30-5:30 P.M. AT BANGS COMMUNITY CENTER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 4:00-6:00 P.M. AT FORT RIVER ELEMENTARY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT JONES LIBRARY, WOODBURY ROOM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 4:00-6:00 P.M. AT CROCKER FARM ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 7:00-9:00 P.M. AT ARHS LIBRARY (ALTERNATE SNOW DATE ONLY) THURSDAY, MARCH 7: 4:15-6:00PM; 6:30PM-8:00 P.M. AT ARHS LIBRARY QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL ORDONEZA@ARPS.ORG OR MCDONALDA@ARPS.ORG.

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  13. On the Same Page...with Jonathan Dee

    February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    General admission seating - doors will open at 6:30 pm. Join us for this grand finale author appearance. Jonathan Dee will speak about the book and his writing. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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