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  1. Outreach, Communications and Appointments Committee (OCA)

    October 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 10/16/19 at 3:33 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements a. Planning Board vacancy 2. Discussion and vote on Town Manager appointments to Council on Aging 3. Discussion and vote on Town Manager appointments to Community Preservation Act Committee 4. Discussion of OCA process to recommend appointment to multiple-member bodies appointed by the Town Council 5. Discussion of 10/21/2019 and 10/28/2019 reports to Town Council 6. Public Comment 7. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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  2. Board of License Commissioners

    October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 10/17/19 at 1:26 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Licenses: Short-Term Liquor Licenses For Review. Discussion Items: Update on Renewals. Short Term Lodging Regulations. Globe Article on One-Day Licenses. Alcohol on the Town Common. Inspector General Training. Minutes. License Fees. Work Plan Going Forward. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. Adjournment.

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  3. Town Council

    October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room

    REVISED: 10/16/19 at 3:12 pm. RECEIVED: 1/15/19 at 2:27 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 2. Announcements 3. Tax Classification Public Hearing 4. General Public Comment 6. Presentations & Discussion 7. Action Items: Tax Classification, Centennial Water Treatment Facility Borrowing Authorization, Amendment to Council Rule 8, Revision of Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee Charge, Amendment to Council Rules 10.4 & 10.5, 2020 Council Meeting Calendar. 8. Appointments: Council on Aging, MGL268As.19(b)(1) Exemption Request for Planning Board members Maria Chao and David Levenstein. 9. Committee Reports. 10. Approval of Minutes. 11. Town Manager Report 12. Town Council Comments. 13. Topics not reasonable anticipated 24 hours prior to the meeting.

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  4. Bylaw Review Committee

    October 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Town Hall, Conservation Library

    RECEIVED: 10/16/19 at 3:04 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Review General Bylaws Draft #7 b. Continue discussion of Committee Report c. Future reports to the Town Council 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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  5. Town Council Finance Committee

    October 22, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 10/18/19 at 1:16 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Proposed Amherst Affordable Housing Policy. Financial Implications of Proposed Percent for Art Bylaw. Amherst Regional Schools budget and assessment, initial discussion of process. Public Comment. Process for review and approval of minutes. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting.

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  6. Local Historic District Commission

    October 22, 2019, 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 10/17/19 at 2:23 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC MEETING: 84 Sunset Ave—request to modify Certificate of Appropriateness with changes to roof material, side porch alterations, and new windows on front of the house. 148 Lincoln Ave—request to modify Certificate of Appropriateness with changes to the porch posts and balusters, and changes to the stair posts and railing. 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; and October 15, 2019. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. OTHER BUSINESS NOT ANTICIPATED WITHIN 48 HOURS.

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  7. Joint Regional School Committee and Union 26 Meeting

    October 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Amherst Regional High School Library

    RECEIVED: 10/17/19 at 3:48 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee to Order and consider entering Executive Session in accordance with Open Meeting Law, MGL, c. 30A, Section 21(a), pursuant to Purpose 2 to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, Michael Morris, and to approve Executive Session minutes from January 22, 2019; January 29, 2019 with plans to return to open session. 2. Call Union 26 to Order and consider entering Executive Session in accordance with Open Meeting Law, MGL, c. 30A, Section 21(a), pursuant to Purpose 2 to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, Michael Morris, and to approve Executive Session minutes from January 22, 2019; January 29, 2019 with no plans to return to open session.

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

    October 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 10/18/19 at 12:32 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. General Public Comment Public 2. Discussion Items a.Discussion on Traffic and Transportation Issues and Public Infrastructure 3. Action Items a.Request to adopt MGL Chapter 90, §17c and §18b referred to the Community Resources Committee and the Transportation Advisory Committee – referred on May 6, 2019 b. Draft Affordable Housing Priorities Policy – CRC Report and Recommendation to Town Council 4. Minutes a. Adoption of August 21, 2019, September 25, 2019, and October 16, 2019 Minutes 5. Announcements 6. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance.

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

    October 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/8/19 at 2:59 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1.Call to Order. 2. Announcements. 3.Presentations and Discussion. 4.Action Items. 5.Member Report. 6.Approval of Minutes. 7.Public Comment. 8.Future Agenda Items. 9.Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. 10.Adjourn.

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  10. Ranked Choice Voting Commission

    October 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/17/19 at 3:16 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment. Correct and approve minutes from previous meeting. Continue discussion of RCV implementation in Minneapolis, Cambridge, Maine, and a few other cities, aimed at developing tabulation rules for Amherst statute. Set plan for November meetings. Topics not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting.

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  11. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    October 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 10/18/19 at 4:07 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment; Mini Golf Sponsorship; Quarterly Report; FY21 Capital Plan; Accessibility Plan Subcommittee Charge; Sustainability Committee; Security Update; Capital Campaign MOU; Branch Long Range Plans; Jones Library Action Plan; Library Director Evaluation; Library Director Goals; FY19 Budget; FY20 Budget; Friends of the Library Report; Director's Report.

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  12. Transportation Advisory Committee

    October 23, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lower Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 10/18/19 at 10:02 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Public Comment; 4. Presentations and Discussion, a. Discuss Prioritization Plan, b. Current Projects, c. Completing PVPC Ped/Bike Plan, i. Finalizing TAC cover letter; 5. Committee Reports – If any; 6. Approval of Minutes – 9/25/2019, 10/9/2019; 7. Future Agenda Items; 8. Committee Comments; 9. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting; 10. Executive Session – If any; 11. Next meetings, a. 11/6/2019, 11/20/2019, 12/11/2019, b. All in Police Meeting Room; 12. Adjourn.

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  13. The Jones Library, Inc. Sustainability Committee

    October 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 10/18/19 at 3:27 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Serving on a Library Subcommittee; Officer Elections; Review of Subcommittee Charge; Existing Sustainability Practices; Jones Library Building Project; Schedule Next Meeting.

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  14. Conservation Commission

    October 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 10/18/19 at 3:28 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Reports; Minutes; Blue Bird Meadow Cons Land Signage Notice of Intent: Install distribution feeder/assoc access roads at 325 Sunderland Rd (2A/6); ANRAD (cont’d): UMASS confirm resource area boundaries on Mass Ave (8C/13A); Six Notices of Intent (cont’d): Tofino Associates Inc. construct single family homes on Concord Way: Lot #1 (21D/139): Lot #2 (21D/138): Lot #5 (21D/135): Lot #6 (21D/134); Lot #7 (21D/133); Lot #8 (21D/132); ANRAD (cont’d): R. Szala confirm resource area boundaries Sunderland Rd (2A/7); Con Com Rep to CPAC; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hrs prior to mtg.

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  15. Zoning Board of Appeals

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 10/18/19 at 11:18 am. LIST OF TOPICS: For The Full Meeting Agenda, Please See Link. PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA FY2020-12 – M.G.B. 1, LLC d/b/a Mission Cantina; PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA FY2019-22 – Tip Up, LLC c/o Thomas R. Reidy, Esq; ZBA FY2020-09 – Thomas Mitchell; ZBA FY2020-11; PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD; OTHER BUSINESS: ZBA Schedule – Site Visits and Meetings; OTHER BUSINESS NOT ANTICIPATED WITHIN 48 HOURS.

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  16. Percent for Art Bylaw Ad Hoc Committee

    October 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Hall, Town Room

    RECEIVED: 10/18/19 at 5:30 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Public Comment 2. Continue discussion and review mark up if original bylaw and staff comments. 3. Share recommended changes and comments by Committee members. 4. Begin to draft sections if there is consensus 5. Review and approve minutes of first two meetings 6. Topics not reasonably expected the Chair 48 hours in advance

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  17. CDBG Advisory Committee

    October 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 10/17/19 at 2:24 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Notice of Public Hearing: The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community that is eligible to apply for a maximum of $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funds support housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens. In accordance with DHCD regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Room, Town Hall (4 Boltwood Ave.) to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding: 1. Community priorities for - a. Social services, b. Non-social services such as housing and public infrastructure, c. Other priorities; Target areas neighborhoods where non-social services can take place.

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