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Boards/Committees

  1. The Jones Library, Inc. Budget Committee

    August 19, 2019, 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 at 10:52 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; FY19 Budget; Fundraising Update; FY20 Budget; FY21 Draw Rate.

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  2. The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee

    August 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: AUGUST 14, 2019 @ 11:24 AM LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: Public Comment; Sustainability Committee Interview.

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  3. Board of License Commissioners

    August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/15/19 AT 1:01 P.M. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Licenses: Short-Term Liquor Licenses For Review. Accept Surrender of Liquor License 00058-RS-0024 – F&S Sports d/b/a Rafters. Accept Surrender of Liquor License 00118-RS-0024 – Bon Appetit Management Co. Discussion Items: Dining Hall Licenses. BYOB Regulations – Next Steps. Food Service Requirements. Club Licenses Update. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. Adjournment.

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  4. Amherst Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

    August 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Community Room - Jean Elder Building

    RECEIVED: 8/15/19 AT 3:36 P.M. LIST OF TOPICS: 1.Agenda adoption/changes 2. Approval of Minutes - July 1, 2019 3. Financial: Warrant Report June/July 19, P&L June/July 19, Fixed Asset Purchase June/July 19, Cash Balances June/July 19 4. Quarterly Reports 5. Capital Improvement Projects - Award Ann Whalen Office Renovation 6. Executive Directors Contract Amendments per DHCD Report 7. Potential Management Agreement Hadley 8. Commissioners Discussion 9 Tenant and Participant Comments 10 Other business not anticipated within 48 hour notice 11. Adjourn

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  5. Town Council

    August 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    REVISED: 8/9/19 at 10:02 am. RECEIVED: 1/15/19 at 2:24 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Announcements 3. Resolutions and Proclamations 4. Hearings 5. Presentations and Discussion 6. Action Items 7. Town Manager Report 8. Appointments 9. Approval of Minutes 10. Committee Reports 11. Public Comment 12. Future Agenda Items 13. Council Comments 14. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance 15. Executive Session 16. Adjourn

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  6. The Jones Library, Inc. Feasibility & Design Committee

    August 20, 2019, 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: AUGUST 14, 2019 AT 11:27 A.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: Public Comment; Minutes; Finegold Alexander Architects Proposal; Proposed Community Engagement Process.

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  7. The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee

    August 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 AT 11:29 A.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: Public Comment; Sustainability Committee Interviews.

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  8. Amherst School Committee

    August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/16/19 AT 12:48 P.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: 1. Call to Order and Approve Minutes of June 18, 2019 2. Committee Announcements and Public Comment 3. Superintendent’s Update 4. New and Continuing Business a. Facilities and Fields Update b. Dual Language update c. Goals for the Year Discussion 5. Adjourn

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  9. Personnel Board

    August 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 at 3:36 p.m. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order: Opening remarks and announcements. 2. Public Comment. 3. Reports and Comments. 4. New Business: 4 year wage scale plan for part time employees. 5. Old Business: Staffing report. 6. Approval of minutes: Review and approve minutes from May 22, 2019 meeting. 7. Next Personnel Board meeting: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 9:00 am. 8. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. 9. Adjourn.

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

    August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/8/19 @ 11:07 am. REVISED: 8/13/19 @ 8:36 am & 8/15/19 @ 11:28 am. TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Discussion of and vote on proposed Proclamation to celebrate Jewish Comm. of Amherst 50th anniversary. 3. Discussion of revisions to Rules of Procedure: Rule 10.4 Ad Hoc Committees in light of recommendations regarding language for Rule 10.5 Work Groups. 4. Continue discussion of a Town Council policy for resolutions, proclamations, commemorations, and citations: revisions to Rule 8 of the Town Council Rules of Procedure; GOL guidelines for Review; GOL committee charge; and creation of FAQ. 5. Continue discussion of revisions to adopted Public Ways Policy to advise on flag raisings & commemorative flags. 6. Follow up on referral from Town Council to advise on a policy to comply with Charter Sec 7.6: Publication of Candidate Statements. 7. Public Comment. 8. Adoption of 8/7/19 minutes. 9 Topics not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. 10. Adjourn.

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

    August 21, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/19/19 at 10:28 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Public comment 3. Continued discussion of Master Plan 4. Craig's Doors (Hwei-Ling Greeney) 5. Business not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting 6. Adjourn.

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  12. Energy and Climate Action Committee Working Group

    August 21, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/19/19 at 10:29 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes taker; Public comment; Discussion of outreach plan; Adjourn.

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  13. Downtown Parking Working Group

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/12/19 at 2:16 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Discussion of consultants’ preliminary recommendations b. Discussion of format for 2nd forum c. Discussion of Amherst parking webpage improvements (time permitting) 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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  14. Historical Commission

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/5/19 at 11:58 am. LIST OF TOPICS: To consider the following demolition application requests: 7 Pease Place (11C-202) – Joel Greenbaum – Request to demolish one car garage; 462 Main Street (14B-68) – 462 Main Street LLC – Request to demolish a ca. 1916-1930 outbuilding. Information about the application(s) is available in the Planning Department, Town Hall, Amherst, MA.

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  15. Historical Commission

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/16/19 AT 12:50 P.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: PUBLIC HEARINGS: 7 Pease Place (11C-202) – Joel Greenbaum – Request to demolish one car garage. 462 Main Street (14B-68) – 462 Main Street LLC – Request to demolish a ca. 1916-1930 outbuilding. PUBLIC MEETING: Review minutes from June 5, 2019; Update concerning the site visit for the Barn owned by Mitchel and Mary Lynn Olson at 562 Montague Road with Tom Harris; Writers Walk update; Discuss possible utility box on the Main Common; Update on revisions to Demolition Delay Bylaw; Next Meeting Dates. ADJOURNMENT.

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  16. Ranked Choice Voting Commission

    August 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/19/19 at 8:55 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Meet with Town Attorney Lauren Goldberg. Make preparation for our Ranked Choice Voting table at First Day Celebration. Public comment. Topics not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting.

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  17. Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board Career Center Performance Oversight Committee

    August 22, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    RECEIVED: 8/19/19 at 9:28 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order and introductions - approve 4/25/19 minutes. Brief updates. Performance - 4th quarter scorecard FY19. Training investments report FY19. Career center monitoring summary. Other business. Adjourn.

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  18. Zoning Board of Appeals

    August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 AT 11:32 A.M. LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: See attached document for the full August 22, 2019 ZBA Meeting Agenda.

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  19. LSSE Commission Meeting

    August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ LSSE Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 8/14/19 at 4:05 p.m. LIST OF TOPICS: Kendrick Park Playground and Groff Park update, Strategic Plan update, Director’s report and Commission member comments, scheduling of next Commission Meeting

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  20. Regional School District Planning Board

    August 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 7/29/19 at 2:04 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcome; Call to order, Approve minutes 8-9-19, Public Comment and Committee Announcements, Items not anticipated 48 hours before meeting, New and Continuing business; Final Report: discussion/feedback, Upcoming meeting planning.

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  21. Transportation Advisory Committee Subcommittee

    August 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/9/19 at 10:32 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Presentations and Discussion, a. Creation of a bike and pedestrian prioritization plan; 4. Future Agenda Items; 5. Committee Comments; 6. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting; 7. Executive Session – If any; 8. Adjourn.

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  22. Town Council

    August 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/20/19 at 4:08 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Announcements 3. Resolutions and Proclamations 4. Hearings 5. Presentations and Discussion 6. Action Items 7. Town Manager Report 8. Appointments 9. Approval of Minutes 10. Committee Reports 11. Public Comment 12. Future Agenda Items 13. Council Comments 14. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance 15. Executive Session 16. Adjourn

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  23. Planning Board & Tree Warden Joint Meeting

    August 27, 2019, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 8/8/19 at 8:19 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Scenic Roads - Joint Public Hearing with Tree Warden - Tree removal for construction of mixed-use building and site improvements in town Right of Way - 133-143 South East Street (Map 15C/3 & 4) Public Shade trees impacted by this project include the following (sizes = diameter at breast height; DBH): 6 - 18' Arborvitae on northern property line; 1 - 42" Catalpa; 1 - 24" Spruce; 1 - 22" Spruce (dead); 1 - 14" Crabapple; 1 - 6" Hickory or Elm; 1 - Swamp White Oak (to be transplanted by town); Several large Oaks & a Red Maple on southern edge that might have impact to roots as a result of grading.

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Community (Public)

  1. Amherst League of Women Voters Exhibit: Chronicling 80 Year History

    August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019 @ Jones Library Atrium

    An exhibit chronicling the 80 year history of The Amherst League of Women Voters--its many activities and accomplishments will be up in the Atrium of the Jones Library for the month of August.

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

    August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  3. District 3 Office Hours with Councilor Dorothy Pam @ the Jones Library Amherst Room

    August 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Amherst Room

    District 3 Office Hours with Councilor Dorothy Pam @ the Jones Library Amherst Room

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

    August 23, 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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  5. Community Breakfast

    August 27, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Campus Center Auditorium Free Parking in the Campus Center Garage

    This annual school year kickoff is an opportunity for community and campus leaders to meet newcomers, renew friendships, and talk about plans for the year ahead.

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  6. First Day Celebration

    August 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Amherst Town Common

    Enjoy Fun Activities and More! This Event is FREE and All Are Invited! On the Amherst Town Common Rain location: 21 Mattoon Street in the ARHS Cafeteria For more information please contact Yahdira Torres at TorresY@arps.org Brought to you by the Amherst Regional Public Schools

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

    August 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  8. Parking Forum

    August 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Town Room

    The Town of Amherst and parking consultants Nelson\Nygaard invite you to a forum on parking in downtown Amherst. Please join us to hear the preliminary parking recommendations, as well as share your feedback. Please RSVP to kravitzg@amherstma.gov

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

    August 30, 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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Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    August 19, 2019, All Day

    Lounge Open 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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  2. Bubble Room

    August 19, 2019, All Day

    10:00- 12:00 & 1:30- 3:30 Gavin SHS Nursing Clinic

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  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    August 19, 2019, All Day

    12:30- 3:00 Mexican Train Dominoes

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  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    August 19, 2019, All Day

    1:00- 4:00 SHINE

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  5. Glass Room

    August 19, 2019, All Day

    8:00- 10:00 Mindfulness Meditation

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  6. Large Activity Room

    August 19, 2019, All Day

    11:45 Lunch 3:00- 4:00 Tai Chi

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  7. Lower Meeting Room

    August 19, 2019, All Day

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  8. Pole Room

    August 19, 2019, All Day

    8:30- 10:00 Healthy Bones & Balance 11:00- 11:30 Gentle Fitness

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  9. South Meeting Room #101

    August 19, 2019, All Day

    1:30- 3:00 Life After Loss Bereavement

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