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  1. Calendar Overlay Boards/Committees (20)


  1. The Jones Library, Inc. Budget Committee

    January 27, 2020, 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 1/22/20 at 8:09 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Dickinson Trust; FY20 Budget; FY21 Budget Request; FY21 JCPC Request.

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  2. Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board Nominating & Membership Committee

    January 27, 2020, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM @ Community Action

    RECEIVED: 1/23/20 at 12:47 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order and sign-in sheet. Approve May 2, 2019 minutes. Review member application. Other business as needed. Adjourn.

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  3. Town Council Outreach, Communications, and Appointments Committee

    January 27, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/22/20 at 11:30 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Consideration of Town Manager appointments filed with the Town Clerk: a. Cultural Council b. Council on Aging c. Participatory Budgeting Commission. Discussion of OCA process to recommend appointments to multiple-member bodies appointed by the Town Council - Reflection. Discussion of 1/27/2020 report to Town Council. Public Comment. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  4. Board of License Commissioners

    January 27, 2020, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/23/20 at 2:31 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Public comment. Licenses: short-term liquor licenses for review: I. SST 2020-108, All Alc, Bill Trzpit, TOC Inc., Feb. 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Old Chapel, UMass, II. SST 2020-109, W&M, Barb Bilz, Town of Amherst, Feb. 7-9, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Cherry Hill Golf Course, III. SST 2020-110, All Alc, Bill Trzpit, TOC Inc., Feb. 5, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Eric Carle Museum, Hampshire College, IV. SST 2020-111, W&M, Elaine Donoghue, Friends of Jones Library, Feb. 1, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Jones Library. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. Adjourn.

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  5. Local Historic District Commission

    January 27, 2020, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Bangs Community Center > Lower Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/22/20 at 2:11 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: NEW PUBLIC HEARING: 3:30 PM: 84 Sunset Avenue (11C-20 ) – c&h architects – Request to install exhaust for bathroom vent, HVAC vent, and other external features associated with renovation. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING: 4:00 PM: Gray Street (14B-251) and Main Street (14B-250) – Amherst Community Television, Inc dba Amherst Media – Request to construct new one and a half story building with sloped roofs and covered porches, and clapboard siding. Site work includes walkways, parking lot, lighting, signage, retaining walls, outdoor equipment and possible drainage infrastructure. Continued from August 15, 2019; September 9, 2019; October 15, 2019; October 22, 2019; December 2, 2019 and January 6, 2020. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. OTHER BUSINESS NOT ANTICIPATED WITHIN 48 HOURS.

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  6. Local Historic District Commission

    January 27, 2020, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Lower Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/10/20 at 2:28 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: To consider the following application(s) for a Certificate of Appropriateness: 84 Sunset Avenue (11C-20 ) – c&h architects – Request to install exhaust for bathroom vent, HVAC vent, and other external features associated with renovation. Information about the application(s) is available in the Planning Department, Town Hall, Amherst, MA.

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  7. Amherst School Committee

    January 27, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Amherst Regional High School Library (side entrance)

    RECEIVED: 1/22/20 at 2:30 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Committee Announcements and Public Comment. 3. Approve Warrants. 4. Appointments to the Joint Capital Planning Committee. 5. Accept Gifts. 6. Adjourn.

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

    January 27, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Health Center

    RECEIVED: 1/21/20 at 2:23 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Speak Out. Approval of minutes. Report on semi-annual regional convening of Regional Commissions on the Status of Women and Commissions on the Status of Women and Girls that took place on 12/19/19. Notices of any upcoming events. Discussion about upcoming women's day breakfast planned for 3/27/20. Review of draft pamphlet compiled by Commissioner Wendy Dagle. Discussion to determine the selection process for reviewing applications to fill a vacancy on the Commission. Review proposed amendments to HFCSWG bylaws. Determine agenda items for next public meeting on 2/24/20 and any other items that may lawfully come before this body.

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  9. Town Council

    January 27, 2020, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room

    REVISED: 1/23/20 at 9:31 am. REC'D: 1/22/20 at 5:30 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Public Comment. Proclamations & Commemorations: Resolution in Support of H.2810, Black History Month Proclamation. Presentations and Discussion: Board of License Commissioners Report, Proposed Downtown Investments Presentation. Action Items: Amendment to Open Containers Bylaw, General Bylaws, Authorization of Public Hearing regarding Changes to Public Ways Regulations on Lincoln Ave 2/24/20, Town Manager Goals, Reorganization of Standing Committees, Proposed Committee Liaisons. Appointments: Douglas Marshall - Planning Board. Committee Reports. Approval of Minutes: 1/6/20 Special and Regular Meetings. Town Manager Report. Town Council Comments: President report: Appointment of Councilors to Standing and other committees, appointment process. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance of the meeting. See agenda link for details.

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  10. Amherst Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

    January 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Jean Elder Building Community Room

    RECEIVED: 1/24/20 at 8:53 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Adoption/Changes,Valley CDC – Support Request, Minutes,Dec 19,Financials:Warrant, P&L, Fixed Assets, Cash Bal - Nov & Dec 19, Qtr Budget Reports, Mod Report,Property Mgmt Report, Ann Whalen Office Cert of Sub Comp, Electrical Services Contract Award, Personnel Policy Changes, Sick/Vac Time, Executive Director’s Report, Board Correspondence, Chair/Commissioners Report, Adjourn.

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  11. Town Council Finance Committee

    January 28, 2020, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/22/20 at 2:37 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Proposed Amherst Affordable Housing Priorities Policy, Financial implications of proposed Percent for Arts Bylaw, Major Capital Investments process, Vote and recommend Council orders, Audit review process, Updates to FY21 projections, February 1 Four Towns Meeting preliminary discussion, Public Comment, Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting

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  12. Joint Amherst and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee

    January 28, 2020, 7:19 PM - 8:14 PM @ Amherst Regional High School Library (side entrance)

    RECEIVED: 1/23/20 at 11:39 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call Amherst School Committee Meeting to order. 2. Public Comment on agenda item 3a (Joint Agenda). 3. New and Continuing Business: Bus Contract/Electric Bus Item. Discussion: To share the information requested by the School Committee about the cost of integrating electric bus usage into the upcoming Transportation Contract. 4. Adjourn Amherst School Committee.

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  13. Town Council Community Resources Committee

    January 29, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/21/20 at 10:17 am. LIST OF TOPICS: General Public Comment. Action Items: a. Draft Affordable Housing Priorities Policy I. Revisit CRC Report and Recommendation to Town Council in light of Finance Recommendations b. Percent for Art Bylaw Proposal and Discussion of Report from Percent for Art Bylaw Ad Hoc Committee - referred on June 3, 2019 (Continued from January 8, 2020) I. Discussion and Possible vote on a Revised Recommendation c. Master Plan I. Review and Respond to Planning Board Recommendations and Feedback on process proposed to Town Council on December 18, 2019 for updating and adopting in accordance with Charter Sec. 9.8 - referred on November 18 - Initially Reported Back to Council on December 18, 2019. Minutes: a. Adoption of January 8, 2020 Minutes. Announcements: a. CRC Retreat – February 3, 2020, 6:30 pm, Town Room. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance

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  14. Inter-municipal Community Choice Aggregation Task Force

    January 29, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Hall CD Library - 2nd Floor

    RECEIVED: 1/24/20 at 11:43 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Closeout of USDN CCA 3.0 Grant Project; Options for Legislature CCA 3.0 Funding; Review JPA Lawyer Call; Task Force Report Status; Aggregation Plan (Cambridge and Cape Light Compact model); Next Steps; Aggregation Plan; Joint Powers Agreement/Intergovernmental Agreement; Pioneer Valley Planning Commission DLTA Status; CCA Name; DPU Aggregation Delays; Old business; Next Meeting.

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  15. Ranked Choice Voting Commission

    January 29, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/21/20 at 10:14 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Meeting with Anthony Delaney, Town Procurement Officer. Public comment. Correct and approve minutes from previous meeting. Continue working on statute and report drafts, including updates on further information gathering assigned to committee members. Topics not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting.

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  16. Energy and Climate Action Committee

    January 29, 2020, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/24/20 at 11:44 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Review Minutes from 1/15/19; Public comment; Staff update; Annual Report discussion; Update on MVP process; Begin sector discussions; Unforeseen items; Public comment; Next agenda; Adjourn.

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  17. Planning Board

    January 29, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/24/20 at 11:49 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment Period; Planning & Zoning - ZSC Report, Public Comment about ZSC Report, Other; Old Business - Decision Signing, Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; New Business - Planning Board Meeting Schedule, Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; Form A (ANR) Subdivision Applications; Upcoming ZBA Applications; Upcoming SPP/SPR/SUB Applications; Planning Board Committee & Liaison Reports; Report of the Chair; Report of the Staff; Adjournment.

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  18. Munson Memorial Building Trustees

    January 30, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Munson Memorial Library Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/24/20 at 11:48 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1) Call to Order. Opening Remarks, Announcements. 2) Reports and Comments. Public Comment. Agenda Review/Additions. 3) Action and Discussion. a. Update on Contract for Renters, b. Update on Building Repairs, c. Update Window Valance, d. Capital Projects; previous appropriations and timelines. 4) Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours in advance of the meeting. 5) Adjourn.

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  19. Community Preservation Act Committee

    January 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Police Station Community Room

    RECEIVED: 1/24/20 at 9:01 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public comment/public hearing for all proposals. Approve any outstanding minutes. Review financials. Discuss and vote on proposal recommendations. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  20. CDBG Advisory Committee

    January 30, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/22/20 at 11:09 am. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING: The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community for the purpose of receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Amherst is eligible to receive a maximum of $825,000 in block grant funds for housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens. Public hearing to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding: Town’s final recommended activities for funding as part of the 2020 application; 2020 Community Development Priorities; and Currently funded activities. Recommended proposals and activities can be found on the Committee’s webpage:

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