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Boards/Committees

  1. The Jones Library, Inc. Investment Committee

    April 26, 2019, 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 4/10/19 at 2:27 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Quarterly Report.

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  2. Town Council Audit Committee

    April 26, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 4/16/19 at 2:27 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order and Declaration of a Quorum 2. Presentation of Independent Auditor's Report by Melanson Heath for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 3. Discussion of Auditor's Report 4. Public Comment 5. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance 6. Adjourn

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

    April 29, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/21/19 at 3:48 pm. REVISED: 3/27/19 at 2:32 pm, and 4/24/19 at 4:15 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Discuss topics related to Charge revised 02-11-19 under Amherst Home Rule Charter Sections 2.6(e), 2.9, 2.11, & 3.9 including Decision tree(s) for recommendations to the Town Council for confirming Town Manager appointments of department heads & Town Manager-appointed multiple-member bodies, & Town Council-appointed Planning Board & ZBA, Finance Committee members of the public, & other Town Council appointments under 10.10 & 10.11; Coordinate the annual review process of the Town Manager. Consider Town Manager appointments to ECAC 04-22-19 (see linked document). Prep Appointment Reports to Town Council 05-06-19 & 05-20-19. Town Council Goals presented by President 04-22-19. Future Work Plan. Public Comment. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  4. Town Council Standing Committee Outreach, Communications, and Appointments/Subcommitte Outreach & Communications

    April 29, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/25/19 at 9:01 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Defining the purview of: Outreach, Communications, and Appointments Committee, Community Participation Officers, and Resident Advisory Committee. Takeaway from Last Meeting. Refining and Writing our Charge Around Communications. 2. Next meeting Date & Time. 3. Public Comment. 4. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. 5. Action Items. 6. Adjourn.

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  5. Town Council Goals Ad Hoc Committee

    April 29, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 4/22/19 at 9:34 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order 2. Announcements 3. General Public Comments 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Feedback from Town Council regarding goals b. Feedback from Town Council 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 8. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the President 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting.

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  6. Town Council Rules of Procedure Committee

    April 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 4/24/19 at 8:14 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Referrals from Town Council 02-25-19: Charter Sections 5.5(b) rules for the appointment of non-voting residents to Town Council Finance Committee & 2.9(d) rules for selection of Town Councilors as non-voting liaisons to multiple-member bodies, the School Committee &/or the Library Trustees & defining the role of non-voting liaison. Ongoing review of Interim Rules of Procedure adopted by the Town Council 01-28-19. Ongoing discussion of previous Bylaw Review Committee Proposal for Rules and Procedures as well as multiple examples from other communities. Update Work Plan for permanent Rules of Procedure under Amherst Home Rule Charter Section 2.6(d). Likely this week: review full working draft. New: Town Council Goals presented by President 04-22-19. Approve Minutes. Public Comment. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  7. Town Council Special Meeting

    April 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 4/24/19 at 3:47 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Presentation and discussion: a. Finance Committee meeting - 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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Community (Public)

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

    April 26, 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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  2. 2019 March for Science

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Kendrick Park

    The Amherst pod of 500 Women Scientists (https://500womenscientists.org/) in conjunction with UMass Amherst’s That’s Life [Science] (http://thatslifesci.com/) blog are co-hosting the March for Science Western MA 2019. It will be held on April 27th as part of the 10th annual Amherst Sustainability Festival. Come join local scientists and citizens passionate about making science more accessible for the general public and more present in our everyday society. The march will start with a gathering at Kendrick Park (across from Porta Restaurant) at 9am and then at 10am we will make our way to the Sustainability Festival on the Amherst Town Common. Event link to Sustainability Festival is here: Link to Sustainability Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/300400730656645/

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  3. Sustainability Festival 2019

    April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ South Common

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  4. The Art of...Upcycling

    April 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Celebrate the Town of Amherst Sustainability Festival and ArtWeek Amherst by creating your own upcycled masterpiece! This 101 class teaches the basics of plastic bag fusing and each participant will complete a final project using the fused textile. Please call 413-259-3096 to register for this program.

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  5. Ukulele Strum Along

    April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Amherst Room

    Come play music with a growing community of ukulele players in the Valley. Led by Julie Stepanek, you are invited to join us for easy songs, laid back instruction, and a lot of fun! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of ours. Sign up is required to borrow a ukulele. Please call the library at 413-259-3096.

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