September 22, 2023
4 Boltwood Ave
September 24, 2023
September 25, 2023
70 Boltwood Walk
September 27, 2023
121 North Pleasant St.
October 9, 2023
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REVISED: 9/19/23 at 3:41 pm. RECEIVED: 9/14/23 at 1:53 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review Minutes of 8/11/23; Update on CCA Application; Discussion with Paul Gromer: DPU23-67 Draft Guidelines and Proposed Draft Template Plan and H3852; Public Comment; Next Meeting Agenda; Adjourn
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RECEIVED: 9/20/23 at 2:20 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: ROLL CALL; APPLICATION: DRB FY2024-04, Deborah Noyes (Botanica Home) – To install an awning sign at 191 North Pleasant Street, Map 11C-280, General Business (B-G) Zoning District/Design Review (DR) District DRB: FY2024-05, Raquel Zelayandia (Taqueria Del Pueblo) – To install an awning sign at 31 Boltwood Walk, Map 14A-54, Business General (B-G) Zoning District/Design Review (DR) District DRB: FY2024-06, Julie Nolan Jewelry – To install window and hanging signage at 40 Main Street, Map 14A-58, Business General (B-G) Zoning District/Design Review (DR) District; APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES: August 28, 2023; GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD; OTHER BUSINESS NOT ANTICIPATED WITHIN 48 HOURS; ADJOURN
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RECEIVED: 9/20/23 4:11 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review/Vote Minutes from 8/4/23 & 9/15/23; Staff Updates; Committee updates; Review of the Solar Bylaw draft; Next meeting – Schedule and Agenda Items; Public comment; Adjourn
RECEIVED: 9/19/23 at 9:40 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Opening Remarks and Announcements. Public Comment. Reports and Comments. Staffing report. New Business: Part-time Library employee pay during closure, Update on union contract negotiations. Old Business: Update on the new Employee Representative for the Board, Update on Police Chief Search, Update on Classification and Compensation Study, Update on Personnel Procedures Manual (PPM) project. Approval of Minutes: Review and approve July 19, 2023 minutes. Next Personnel Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 18, 2023? Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Adjourn.
Jones Library Woodbury Room
RECEIVED: 9/20/23 at 1:04 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Approval of Minutes; Town Manager Report; Finance Update; Review & Approval of Invoices; Project Updates [schedule; financial status report; designs (interior finishes; exterior samples)]; Energy Code Update [photovoltaic panels; Inflation Reduction Act]; Design & Outreach Subcommittee Reports; Correspondence; Topics Not Anticipated by Chair 48 Hours in Advance; Public Comment; Adjourn.
1+ (646) 558 - 8656
Meeting ID: 890 5444 9868
RECEIVED: 9/19/23 1:43 pm. LIST OF TOPICS:
Call to Order; Approve May 4, 2023 minutes.
New Representatives Accepted; DC 35 Painters and Allied Trades; The Literacy Project; Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.
Nominations. New potential membership gaps; membership composition requirements.
Other business as needed. Adjourn.
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2023 Community Survey - The ACC is requesting your input to help us better identify and respond to community needs and interests. Your feedback is important in helping us set our funding priorities for the near future. Please take a moment to complete this brief confidential survey by October 22, 2023.
RECEIVED: 8/14/23 9:34 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Introductions, Step-by-step Overview of the Grant Application Timeline and Process; Questions and Discussions; Public Comment; New Business not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting.
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RECEIVED: 9/21/23 at 3:02 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: ROLL CALL; MINUTES: Approval of meeting minutes from July 27, 2023; PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA FY2023-12 – Thomas & David Casey – Request for a Special Permit under Sections 3.01, 3.3211, & 10.38 of the Zoning Bylaw to construct a non-owner-occupied duplex consisting of 2 units with each unit containing 4 bedrooms (8 total) on the same parcel as an existing 2-story duplex with 7 bedrooms, at 798-800 North Pleasant Street (Map 8A, Parcel 66, RN [Neighborhood Residence] zoning district). [CONTINUED]; PUBLIC MEETING; DISCUSSION; GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD; OTHER BUSINESS NOT ANTICIPATED WITHIN 48 HOURS; ADJOURN
UMass University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)
"Raida Adon’s immersive video Strangeness (2018) invokes experiences of displacement and enduring journeys in search of Home. A rich array of archetypal, historical, and biographical threads inter-weaves riveting, audiovisual fabrics reflecting both human fragility and resilience, agony and hope."
Artist, Born Elsewhere features works from the UMCA’s permanent collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S. and have had a lasting impact on American culture. These artists, some of whom arrived as refugees in search of safe haven, carried their ideas and talents with them.
Drawings by Susan Yard Harris are installed alongside prints by Edda Renouf from the UMCA’s collection. The exhibition explores the formal and conceptual concerns that parallel both artists’ work, exploring texture, structures, and the very process of making art.
Come join the Town Councilors as they read the 2023 Puerto Rican Heritage Day Proclamation and raise the Puerto Rican flag on the flag pole closest to Town Hall on the North Common.
Join us on Saturday, September 23, for the rescheduled Art on the Lawn event. This will be a day of art and music at the Amherst History Museum. (Originally scheduled for Sept 9, Art on the Lawn was postponed due to predicted thunderstorms.)
The festivities begin at 11:00am when artists and crafters will be set up on the lawn of the museum selling their work. At 2:00pm, the Montague Quartet performs in the garden as part of our Strings at the Strong music series. This is the final concert in the series. Some seating will be provided.
Stop by to visit and chat with the artists. Come into the museum to see our newest exhibit, The Magnificent Life & Art of Mabel Loomis Todd, take a tour of the newly reinstalled rooms in the house, peruse books in the reading room, and view our extensive clothing textile collection. Stay for the music. Art on the Lawn & Strings at the Strong are free and open to the public. Entry to the museum is free. A $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated.
Join the Human Rights Commission for their 2nd Annual Latinx Heritage Celebration!
Facilitators will join Dr. Barbara Love in a series of facilitator preparation sessions prior to joining the project for the Town of Amherst to facilitate Liberatory Visioning Circles.
Facilitator preparation sessions are scheduled for Monday, September 25th and Tuesday September 26th from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Bangs Community Center with a final preparatory session TBD.
Our Vision.. Our Community!
The League of Women Voters of Amherst will host a timely presentation by CUNY Law Professor Matthew Charity addressing The Role of Race in Voting Rights and Education on Tuesday September 26 at 7:00 p.m. Prof. Charity previously served on the faculty of Western New England University in Springfield in the areas of international law and human rights. He also chaired the Amherst Human Rights Commission which works to insure that no person, public or private, shall be denied any rights guaranteed pursuant to local, state, and/or federal law. Public questions and comments will be discussed following his talk. All are welcome to register for this online program. Visit lwvamherst.org for the zoom link.
All programs in the Judy Brooks Series are presented online and recorded for virtual access. Viewers can find past program in the series by visiting lwvamherst.org/judy-brooks-series
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
Break Bread -- Be Heard
Veterans, you and your spouse or partner are invited to enjoy lunch
Sponsored by? Town of Amherst CRESS Department (Community Responders for Equity, Safety and Service)
When: Last Wednesday of Every Month
Where: Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst located at 121 N. Pleasant St. Amherst, MA 01002?