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Boards/Committees

  1. Town Council Standing Committee Outreach, Communications, and Appointments Committee

    May 22, 2019, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    REVISED 5/20/19 at 8:30 am. REVISED 5/17/2019 at 8:16 am, 8:27 am, & 1:43 pm. RECEIVED: 5/15/19 at 2:20 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: OCA Charge Charter Sections 2.9(c), 2.11, 5.5(b), 10.10, & 10.11 including decision tree(s), interviews update, & evaluation criteria for Town Council-appointed Finance Committee non-voting members of the public, Ranked-Choice Voting Commission (RCVC), & Participatory Budgeting Commission (PBC). OCA Designee Reports on RCVC & PBC (SEE ATTACHED). Consider Town Manager appointments to multiple-member bodies if filed with Town Clerk. Review & Prep Reports to Town Council 06-03-19. Future Work Plan. Public Comment. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  2. Personnel Board Meeting

    May 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/17/2019 at 2:49 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Announcements. 3. Public Comment. 4. Reports and Comments. 5. New Business: Update on Salary Schedule for Part-time Hourly Employees. 6. Old Business: Staffing Report. 7. Approval of Minutes: Review and approve April 24, 2019 Minutes. 8. Next Personnel Board Meeting: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:00 am. 9. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. 10 Adjourn.

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

    May 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    REVISED: 5/10/19 at 4:10 pm. & 5/21/19 at 9:02 am. RECEIVED: 3/8/19 at 11:01 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order 2. Continued discussion of recommendations related to GOL Committee Charge – with draft revised charge 3. Discussion of Limitations on Campaign Contributions proposed bylaw per May 20, 2019 Town Council Referral 4. Discussion of Revisions to BCG Charge for Template Conformity 5. Discussion of Revisions to JCPC Charge for Template Conformity 6. Begin Follow Up on Town Committee Charge Update Request 7. Public Comment 8. Adoption of April 24, 2019 and May 8, 2019 Minutes 9. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance 10. Adjourn. Future Agenda Items: Discussion on Town Committee Organization and Structure, Rules of Procedures Ad Hoc Committee List, Update OCA Charge for Template Conformity, Continued discussion of TMAC Proposal (Informally postponed indefinitely per request of proposal sponsor)

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  4. Transportation Advisory Committee

    May 22, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Police Community Room

    RECEIVED: 5/10/19 at 10:06 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Public Comment; 4. Presentations and Discussion, a. Discussion of North Amherst Intersections, b. AEIOU Driveway, c. Prioritization/Decision choice list (PVPC list), d. Shared mobility device bylaw; 5. Committee Reports – If any; 6. Approval of Minutes – 5/8/2019; 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. Adjourn.

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  5. Energy and Climate Action Committee

    May 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/17/2019 at 2:50 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcome (Town Manager) ; Introductions (Sustainability Coordinator) ;Rules of serving on a Town Committee (Town Manager and Sustainability Coordinator); Nominations and Vote for ECAC Chair (Sustainability Coordinator); Nominations and Vote for ECAC Vice Chair (Newly Elected Chair); Sustainability and Climate Change – overview and update on Amherst’s progress (Sustainability Coordinator); Review of the ECAC Charge (Town Councilors); Determine next meeting date/time & ongoing regular meeting schedule (Newly Elected Chair); Identify agenda items for the next meeting (Newly Elected Chair); Public Comment (Newly Elected Chair); Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours before the meeting; Adjourn

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  6. Conservation Commission

    May 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/17/2019 at 12:42 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Dir, Wetland Admin Reports; Minutes: 1/9/19; Cons Land Mgmt; Notice of Intent – Eversource Energy/Jonathan Roberge replace underground electrical cable within resource areas on Pomeroy Court (Map 20C, Parcel 69); Notice of Intent – Judith Souweine for pond maintenance at 565 Bay Road (Map 26D, Parcel 36); Emergency Cert – install flow device 30 Kestrel Ln & 15 Hop Brook; Ratify Enf Order #2 – 172 State St; Ratify Enf Order #2 – 99 Pulpit Hill Rd; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting

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  7. Town Council Ad Hoc Goals

    May 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/7/19 at 12:23 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order 2. Announcements 3. General Public Comments 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Feedback from Town Committees regarding goals b. Feedback from Town Committees regarding Worksheet c. Work on Town Council Goal regarding "Amherst Town Government- Establish a new form of government" 5. Action Items 6. Committee Reports a. Draft of Town Council Goals Ad Hoc Committee written report 7. Approval of Minutes a. Minutes- March 13, 2019 b. Minutes- March 29, 2019 c. Minutes - April 12, 2019 d. Minutes - April 18, 2019 e. Minutes - April 29, 2019 8. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the President 48 Hours in Advance of the meeting 9. Adjourn.

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  8. Town Council Finance Committee

    May 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/1/19 at 2:24 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Community Preservation Act Proposal. 2. Capital Plan. 3. Budget updates if any. 4. Public Comment. 5. Minutes of previous meetings. 6. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting.

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  9. Town Council Special Meeting

    May 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 5/3/19 at 8:42 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Presentations and discussion: Finance Committee meeting - a. Joint Capital Planning Committee presentation; b. Discussion on Community Preservation Act Committee proposal. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Adjourn.

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  10. Zoning Board of Appeals

    May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/16/2019 at 10:24 am. LIST OF TOPICS: ZBA FY1972-19 – Cooley Dickinson Heath Care - Amendment to 1972 approval to construct a driveway from Northampton Rd to existing parking lot, 170 University Dr, Map 13D/Parcel 49, OP Zone. ZBA FY2018-20 – Young Min Moon – Amendment to approved Mgmt Plan for onsite parking on driveway to four spaces, storage of garbage and recycling; determine De minimus change to site for increased driveway size and interior building layout, to convert garage to living space, Art 2, Sec 1 of the ZBA Rules and Regulations, 100 Fearing St Map 11C/Parcel 318 RG Zone. ZBA 2019-16 – John R. & Jessica H. Brown c/o Thomas Reidy, Esq. – Special Permit creation of one flag lot (389 Bay Road) not part of a definitive sub plan, 6.3/10.38 of the Zoning Bylaw, 389 & 391 Bay Rd, Map/Parcels 26A/ 37, 38, RLD, R-O Zones

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  11. Zoning Board of Appeals

    May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/16/2019 at 10:45 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Cont from 5-9-19. ZBA 2019-09 – Dave Wasenda - Spl Permit construct solar energy system on 27.3± acres of a 150± acre parcel panels and racking equipment divided into a western and eastern array to maintain buffers to wetland resource areas, producing 5.24± MW (AC), Sec 3.22; 3.340.0; 10.38 Zoning Bylaw,191 W Pomeroy Ln Map 19D/Parcel 10, FPC; R-N; R-O Zones. ZBA 2019-13 – Herbology Group – Spl Permit for Rec Marijuana Retailer, Sec 3.363.2, Zoning Bylaw, co-located with proposed Off Site Medical Marijuana Dispensary, 422 Amity St Map13B/Parcel 18, B-L Zone, RD Overlay Dist. ZBA 2019-14 – Herbology Group – Spl Permit Off-Site Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Sec 3.363.1, Zoning Bylaw, co-located with proposed Rec Marijuana Retailer, 422 Amity Street Map 13B/Parcel 18, B-L Zone, RD Overlay Dist. NEW ITEM: Mullin Rule. OTHER BUSINESS NOT ANTICIPATED

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  12. The Jones Library, Inc. Budget Committee

    May 24, 2019, 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 5/15/19 at 3:44 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Invoice and Payroll Signature Procedure; FY19 Budget; Fundraising; Farnsworth Estate; Van Steenberg Estate.

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  13. Regional School District Planning Board Meeting

    May 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Ramsdell Community Room, Pelham Library

    RECEIVED: 5/20/19 at 10:20 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Approve Minutes of 05-14-19 and 05-17-19; Public Comment and Committee Announcements; Items not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting; Public forums report: final review; Financial modeling report: final review; Advocacy letters: review/vote; Final report: discussion/feedback; Upcoming meeting planning; Adjourn

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  14. Town Council Finance Committee

    May 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room

    REVISED: 5/17/2019 at 8:45 am. RECEIVED: 5/1/19 at 2:26 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Budget Recommendation to Council (vote). 2. Budget updates if any. 3. Public Comment. 4. Minutes of previous meetings. 5. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting.

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  15. Town Council Special Meeting

    May 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 5/3/19 at 8:36 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Presentations and discussion - Finance Committee vote on FY20 budget recommendation to Town Council. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Adjourn.

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  16. LSSE Commission Meeting

    May 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ LSSE Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 5/20/2019 at 3:34 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment (Unscheduled), Kendrick Park Playground – Grant Opportunity, CPAC Update, Director’s Report and Commission Member Comments, Commission Vacancies and Appointments

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  17. Bylaw Review Committee

    May 29, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/15/19 at 2:44 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Continue discussion of bylaws, b. 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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  18. Amherst Center Recreation Working Group

    May 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/22/2019 at 4:03 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Presentation of concept plans for the Community Fields project by Weston & Sampson

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Community (Public)

  1. District 5 Special Meeting with Town Councilors Shalini Bahl-Milne and Darcy DuMont at Butternut Farms

    May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room at Butternut Farms

    1. Call to order. 2. Introductions. 3. District 5 updates. 4. Constituent concerns. 5. Adjourn

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  2. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ Jake's at the Mill

    May 24, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

    Office hours for residents and business owners of District 1.

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  3. Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

    May 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Amherst Town Common, then Parade to War Memorial Pool

    Parade starts off at Town Common at 9:30 Ceremony begins at War Memorial Pool, after parade approximately 9:50 am Master of Ceremonies: Town Manager Paul Bockelman National Anthem: Members of the Amherst/Pelham regional chorale. Pledge of Allegiance: Commander of VFW & American Legion Welcome Address: Lynn Griesemer, President of the Amherst Town Council Remarks: Representative Mindy Domb Guest Speaker: Tracy Taylor, Gold Star Mother Roll Call of Departed Comrades: Commander of VFW & American Legion Placing of the Wreath Gun Salute: American Legion “TAPS”: Bobby Klesch Raising of Colors: Commander’s American Legion and VFW

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  4. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    May 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  5. Economic Development Panel

    May 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Old Chapel at UMass Amherst

    The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a presentation of the state of economic development in Amherst and a panel discussion of our community's strategic advantage as well as a vision for the future of economic development in the Amherst Area. A reception to continue the conversation with bites from UMass Dining will follow.

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  6. District 5 Meeting with Councilors Shalini Bahl-Milne and Darcy DuMont at Crocker Farm Elementary School

    May 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Crocker Farm School

    1. Welcome and Overview of Agenda. 2. Councilor Committee Updates. 3. Special Presentations. 4. Zero Waste Amherst with Special Guest Speaker John Root, former chair, Refuse and Recycling Committee. 5. Climate Action in Amherst: What is Community Choice; Aggregation 3.0? Speaker TBA and Darcy DuMont. 6. Residents Comments. 7. Save the dates/announcements.

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  7. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ Jake's at the Mill

    May 31, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

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Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    May 22, 2019, All Day

    Lounge Open 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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  2. Bubble Room

    May 22, 2019, All Day

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  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    May 22, 2019, All Day

    12:00- 4:00 Bridge

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  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    May 22, 2019, All Day

    10:00- 11:30 Shakespeare

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  5. Glass Room

    May 22, 2019, All Day

    10:00- 11:00 Tai Chi 11:00- 11:30 Gentle Fitness 11:30- 12:30 Tai Chi

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  6. Large Activity Room

    May 22, 2019, All Day

    9:30 Bread & Produce 11:45 Lunch

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  7. Lower Meeting Room

    May 22, 2019, All Day

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  8. Pole Room

    May 22, 2019, All Day

    8:30- 10:00 Healthy Bones & Balance 10:30- 11:30 Zumba 12:30- 2:00 Arthritis Exercise

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  9. South Meeting Room #101

    May 22, 2019, All Day

    9:30- 11:00 Morning Yoga 2:00- 4:00 New Options

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Council Calendar

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

    May 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Leisure Services Calendar

  1. Yoga Class

    May 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Munson Library

    This class teaches stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and breath awareness exercises to get rid of tension, joint stiffness, backaches, and pain, as well as to increase flexibility, improve your muscle tone, and experience deep relaxation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Nancy received her master’s degree in Health Education from Trenton State College and her certification as a yoga instructor from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

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  2. Sorta Dancin' with the Stars

    May 23, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Bangs Community Center

    Not exactly dancin' with Hollywood stars but maybe the stars of your life. Learn an introduction to a new dance every other week, starting with Ballroom Waltz and then moving onto the Fox Trot, Swing, Latin and the happiest of dances, Polka. All these dances are very popular and for those who are planning a wedding this will be a big hit. Get your entire wedding party signed up and it will be the wedding of the century!

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  3. Adult Improv: Acting for Fun and Pleasure!

    May 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Bangs Community Center

    Come learn improvisation skills and drama games just for the fun of it! Improvisation teaches us to think on our feet, be in the moment and learn to trust our instincts, all the while having a great time. Taught by former professional actress and experienced teacher, Becca Greene-Van Horn, the class will focus on the basics, and also encourage participants to stretch themselves into previously unknown and hilarious territory. This class is for adult participants of all ages and abilities.

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  4. Yoga Class

    May 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Munson Library

    This class teaches stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and breath awareness exercises to get rid of tension, joint stiffness, backaches, and pain, as well as to increase flexibility, improve your muscle tone, and experience deep relaxation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Nancy received her master’s degree in Health Education from Trenton State College and her certification as a yoga instructor from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

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