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  1. Town Council Finance Committee - CANCELED

    June 4, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/29/19 at 12:10 pm. CANCELED: 6/3/19 at 8:21 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. FY2019 Amendments (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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  2. Residents' Advisory Committee

    June 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Amherst Police Department - Community Room

    RECEIVED: 5/30/19 at 8:31 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve minutes from May 21 meeting. 2. Review of interviews since last meeting. 3. Review of upcoming interview assignments. 4. Joint meeting with OCA. 5. Ideas for outreach for select committees. 6. Public comment. 7. Other items not anticipated by the chair.

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  3. The Jones Library, Inc. Development Committee

    June 4, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 5/30/19 at 8:06 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Sammys 2019; Fundraising Report.

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  4. Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust

    June 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Jones Library > Woodbury Room

    RECEIVED: 5/15/19 at 11:19 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Town of Amherst Planning for Housing Production Program. Smart Growth: Is it right for Amherst? Second Community Meeting: Presentation followed by group discussions on potential 40R districts in town.

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

    June 5, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/8/19 at 11:02 am. REVISED: 5/29/19 at 9:16 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Begin follow-up on town committee charge update request 3. Begin consideration and discussion of revisions to newly adopted Rules of Procedure, particularly the following from the Ad Hoc Rules of Procedure Committee follow-up list: (please see linked agenda for full list) 4. Public Comment 5. Adoption of 5/22/19 minutes 6. Topics not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance 7. Adjourn

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

    June 5, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/23/19 at 9:32 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order. 2. Public comments. 3. Continued discussion of goals. 4. Discussion of procedures and policies. 5. Discussion of meeting with Zoning Subcommittee (5/15). 6. Planning for a retreat. 7. Business not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting. 8. Adjourn.

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  7. Local Historic District Commission

    June 5, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/17/19 at 11:31 am. REVISED: 5/30/19 at 9:13 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Sandra McDowell – Request the placement of a condenser unit located adjacent to the north-facing wall. The condenser is visible from Gray Street, requiring Commission approval for a Certificate of Appropriateness as indicated in Section 6.2 of the Local Historic District Bylaw. Located at 32 Gray Street, Map 14B/Parcel 254, General Residence (RG) Zone, Dickinson Local Historic District. Joel Greenbaum – Request the removal of a noncontributing garage built in 1985, to construct a new 1,900 Square foot Greek Revival style two story duplex, visible from Pease Place, Hallock Street, McClellan Street and North Prospect Street, requiring Commission approval for a Certificate of Appropriateness as indicated in Section 6.2 of the Local Historic District Bylaw. Located at 7 Pease Place, Map 11C/Parcel 202, General Residence (RG) Zone, North Prospect-Lincoln Sunset Local Historic District

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  8. Energy and Climate Action Committee

    June 5, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Hall > First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/30/19 at 2:02 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review and vote - minutes from 5-22-19 meeting; Review of Municipal Priorities;Review of Town Resolutions that impact Energy and Carbon; Review of 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory; Review of draft MVP Summary of Findings report and update from first Community Gathering event; Review of other town climate action plans; Discussion - committee communication, structure and pace of work; Agenda setting for next meeting, confirm date/quorum for 6/19/19; Public Comment; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours before the meeting; Adjourn.

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  9. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    June 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Map Room, Conservation & Development Dept., Second Floor, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 5/31/19 at 8:10 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements & Minutes; 2. Public Comment; 3. Recap & discussion about May 15 joint meeting w/Community Resources Committee of Town Council; 4. Proposed changes to Zoning Bylaw to bring it into conformance with Amherst Home Rule Charter; 5. Zoning amendments currently under consideration: a. Supplemental Dwelling Units, b. Planning Board Voting Requirements, c. Marijuana Buffers, d. Other; 6. Zoning Subcommittee work plan & report; 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; 8. Next meetings; 9. Adjournment.

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  10. Zoning Board of Appeals

    June 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/28/2019 at 11:57 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Continued from May 23: ZBA 2019-13 – Herbology Group, Special Permit for Recreational Marijuana Retailer, Sec 3.363.2, of the Zoning Bylaw, co-located with a proposed Off Site Medical Marijuana Dispensary, 422 Amity Street, Map13B/Parcel 18, B-L Zone, RD Overlay District ZBA 2019-14 – Herbology Group, Special Permit for Off-Site Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Section 3.363.1, of the Zoning Bylaw, co-located with a proposed Recreational Marijuana Retailer, 422 Amity Street, Map 13B/Parcel 18, B-L Zone, RD Overlay District

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  11. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    June 5, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Woodbury Room

    RECEIVED: 5/30/19 at 12:46 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment; President's Report; Jones Side Door Update; Sustainability Plan Committee Charge; Fundraising; Sammys 2019; Branch Long Range Planning; Library Director Mid-Year Evaluation; Director FY19 Evaluation Forms; FY19 Budget; Farnsworth Estate; Van Steenberg Estate; FY20 Woodbury Fund Projects Approval; Quarterly Report; Friends of the Library Report; Director's Report.

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  12. Historical Commission

    June 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Second Floor Conservation and Development Library

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 8:17 am. LIST OF TOPICS: CIBA LLC – Request a preliminary review to decide on holding a public hearing for the demolition of a garage, and a rear addition to the main home located at 807 Main Street (Map 15A/Parcel 51), Neighborhood Residence (RN) Zone.

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  13. Historical Commission

    June 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Second Floor Conservation and Development Library

    RECEIVED: 5/17/19 at 11:34 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Michael Hanke and Ann Marshall – Request the demolition of a historic porch and an addition to the c.1884 Victorian Vernacular home. The Historical Commission will review the proposal and determine a demolition delay under Section 13.4 of the Zoning Bylaw, located at 91 Gray Street, (Map 11D/Parcel 116), General Residence (RG) Zoning District The Summerlin Trust – Request the full demolition of the c.1902, c.1921, 1965, 1968, commercial buildings. The Historical Commission will review the proposal and determine a demolition delay under Section 13.4 of the Zoning Bylaw, located at 11-13 and 15 East Pleasant Street, (Map 11C/275, 276, 277, 309, 310), General Business (BG) Zoning District

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  14. Planning Board

    June 5, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/20/2019 at 4:30 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 7:05 PM Public Hearing - Zoning Bylaw - Changes mandated by the Amherst Home Rule Charter - To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw by repealing the Zoning Bylaw in its entirety and adopting a new Zoning Bylaw, including amendments recommended by the Bylaw Review Committee to bring the Zoning Bylaw into conformance with the Amherst Home Rule Charter, as adopted March 27, 2018

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  15. Planning Board

    June 5, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/31/19 at 8:11 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment Period; Pub Hr'g - Zon'g Amendment - 7:05PM Zoning Bylaw - Changes mandated by Amherst Home Rule Charter To see if Town will vote to amend Zoning Bylaw by repealing Zon'g Bylaw in its entirety & adopting new Zoning Bylaw, incl'g amendments recommended by Bylaw Review Committee to bring Zon'g Bylaw into conformance w/Amherst Home Rule Charter, adopted 3/27/18; Pub Hr'g Plan Bd Rules & Regs PBR-1-19 Plan Bd Rules & Regulations cont'd from 3/20/19 & 5/29/19; Planning & Zon'g ZSC Report, Pub Comment about ZSC Report, Other; Old Business topics not anticipated; New Business Sign Letters to Register of Deeds & Land Court re signatures of Plan Bd officers, topics not anticipated; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps; Plan Bd Committee & Liaison Reports; Report of Chair & Staff.

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  16. Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board - Annual Meeting/Election

    June 6, 2019, 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM @ Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 9:28 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Treasurer's report. Election of Corporation officers. Other business and adjourn.

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  17. Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board

    June 6, 2019, 8:25 AM - 10:00 AM @ Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 9:31 am. LIST OF TOPICS: FHWB minutes of 4/4/19. POC minutes of 1/10/19 and YCCC minutes of 3/13/19. Election of FHWB officers. Proposed calendar of 2019-20 meetings. Updates. Member spotlight: Wilson's Department Store. New Massachusetts workforce association director: association strategy. FHWB staff activities and accomplishments FY19. Form strategic plan committee. Other business. Adjourn.

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  18. Joint Capital Planning Committee

    June 6, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/23/19 at 11:50 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Recommendations for FY21 JCPC process 2. Public Comment 3. Minutes of prior meetings 4. Matters not anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  19. Council on Aging

    June 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 8:19 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcome. Public Comment. Secretary's Report. Treasurer's Report. Planning Update. Amherst Neighbors Update. Friends Update. Staff Reports: Subcommittee Update. Long Range Planning. Highland Valley Elder Services. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting.

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  20. Council On Aging

    June 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Bangs Community Center > South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 4:23 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcome. Public Comment. Secretary's Report. Treasurer's Report. New Business. Planning Update. Amherst Neighbors Update. Friends Update. Upcoming Fundraisers. Annual Meeting. Staff Reports. Sub-Committee Update.

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  21. Downtown Parking Working Group

    June 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/30/19 at 4:27 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Discuss Key Issues & Opportunities Report b. Review and discuss 4/11/19 Parking Forum c. Discussion of Amherst parking webpage improvements d. Discussion of timeline for 2nd forum and final report e. Review and discuss CommunityClick dashboard 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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  22. Board of Registrars

    June 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Clerk's Office

    RECEIVED: 5/30/19 at 10:23 am. REVISED: 6/4/19 at 3:21 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: To approve Board of Registrars' minutes of 8/29/18 and 9/26/18. Recommend election worker list for Town Manager appointment.

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  23. The Jones Library, Inc. Budget Committee

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

    RECEIVED: 6/5/19 at 12:19 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; FY18 Audit; FY19 Budget; Invoice/Payroll Signature Procedure.

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  24. Town Council Standing Committee Outreach, Communications, and Appointments/Subcommittee Outreach & Appointments

    June 10, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 6/5/19 at 3:10 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1)Order 2)Gen. discussion 3)Joint Meeting with RAC Initial discussion of interview process and CAFs 4) Vote TM Appointments to Con. Com. 5) Consider TM Appointments to Mulit-Member Bodies if filed with Town Clerk 6) Interview Designee Fin. Com. update 7) Review/Prep OCA Report to TC 06.17.19 8) Approval of minutes 9) Future work plan 10) Public Comment.

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  25. Residents' Advisory Committee invited to Outreach, Communications, Appointments Committee

    June 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/5/19 at 2:52 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Specifics of RAC interview process 2. CAF documents as part of the appointment process 3. Open discussion and sharing of ideas 4. Public Comment 5. Other items not anticipated by the chair.

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  26. The Jones Library, Inc. Gardens Advisory Committee

    June 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 6/5/19 at 12:20 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Freedom by Design Project; Play Garden; Gardens Planning.

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  27. Board of License Commissioners

    June 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/6/2019 at 1:07 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order, Licenses, Short-Term Liquor Licenses For Review, Discussion Items, BYOB Regulations, MGL c. 138 s. 33A & 33B, General On-Premises Pouring Licenses, s. 14 Dining Hall Licenses, Public Comment, Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting, Adjournment. Please see attached agenda for more details.

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  28. Town Council Meeting to Establish an Open Meeting of the Residents

    June 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 6/6/2019 at 4:05 PM. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Establish an Open Meeting of the Residents on June 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the Town Room for the purpose of hearing presentations and discussing the Community Preservation Act Committee's recommendation regarding the proposed SRO project at 132 Northampton Road, discussion, motion and vote. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Adjourn.

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  29. Town Council Special Meeting - Capital Improvement Program Public Forum

    June 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/22/2019 at 4:15 pm. REVISED: 6/6/19 at 8:11 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Announcements. Presentations and discussion: Capital Improvements Program - Paul Bockelman, Town Manager, and Sean Mangano, Capital Projects Manager. Public Comment: Public Forum on the Capital Improvement Program [Charter Sec. 5.7(d)] - Residents are welcome to express their views for 1-3 minutes, at the discretion of the Town Council President, based upon the number of people who want to speak. The Council President, or others recognized by the President, may answer questions raised during public comment. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Adjourn.

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  30. Bylaw Review Committee

    June 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Town Hall > First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/6/19 at 9:21 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Continue discussion of bylaws, with initial attention to: with initial attention to: i. Pawnbrokers bylaw, ii. Disposal of Refuse bylaw, iii. Snow and Ice bylaw, b. Zoning Bylaw adoption process update, 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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  31. Bylaw Review Committee - CANCELED

    June 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/5/19 at 3:07 pm. CANCELED: 6/5/19 at 4:00 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Continue discussion of bylaws including, i. 3.40 - Disposal of Refuse amendments, ii. 3.44 – Pawnbrokers amendments b. Zoning Bylaw adoption process, 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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  32. Town Council Finance Committee

    June 11, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 8:32 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. FY2019 Budget Amendments (vote), 2. The Capital Plan Process, 3. Major Project analysis tool, 4. Budget updates if any, 5. Public Comment, 6. Minutes of previous meetings, 7. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting.

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

    June 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 6/5/19 at 12:21 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Jones Side Door Update; Sustainability & Accessibility; Monthly Security Update (hardware/software/building).

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  34. Public Shade Tree Committee

    June 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/4/19 at 8:49 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Hearings – None; 4. Public Comments; 5. Presentations and Discussion, a. Energy and Climate Action. Cmte., b. Review: Table at Fort River School, c. Downtown Developments - Route 9/116; 6. Action Items, a. 2nd Saturday Plantings - June & Beyond, b. Tree Placards, c. Nursery, d. New Literature for Tabling; 7. Committee Reports, a. Chair, b. Tree Warden, c. Treasurer; 8. Approval of May Minutes; 9. Future Agenda Items, a. Update to Chap 87, b. Ash Tree Exemption from Removal Fees, c Letter to Landscape Cos, d. Gas Leaks; 10. Committee Comments; 11. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair; 12. Executive Session – none; 13. Adjourn.

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  35. Agricultural Commission

    June 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/4/19 at 2:05 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Appoint Ag Com Clerk; Approve minutes from May 14th meeting; Review member start dates, term limits, renewal procedures; Vote on draft of request to Conservation Committee to take on decision making for agricultural use of conservation land; Other Business not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to meeting.

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  36. CDBG Advisory Committee

    June 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 3:14 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Notice of Public Hearing. In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) regulations for the Mini-Entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Amherst CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing to: Receive public input and comments on current activities of the 2017 and 2018 grants. The committee encourages residents to attend to provide their views on the outcomes and effectiveness of the CDBG activities, which include the following: 2017: Amherst Housing Authority parking lot improvements at Watson Farms; 2018: Town of Amherst—update to ADA Transition Plan; 2018: Town of Amherst—East Hadley Road Multi-use path; 2018: Social Services—Amherst Survival Center; Amherst Community Connections; Family Outreach of Amherst; Center for New Americans; The Literacy Project.

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

    June 12, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/10/19 at 9:16 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Public comment 3. Continued discussion of goals 4. Discussion of CRC Chair's meeting with zoning subcommittee 5. Discussion of Percent for Art proposal 6. Discussion of elements of Master Plan 7. Business not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting 8. Adjourn

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  38. Transportation Advisory Committee - CANCELED

    June 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/6/19 at 2:01 pm. CANCELED: 6/11/19 at 3:54 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Public Comment; 4. Presentations and Discussion, a. Report from June 3rd sub comm meeting, b. Prioritization/Decision choice list (PVPC list), c. Shared mobility device bylaw, d. Discussion of current projects; 5. Committee Reports – If any; 6. Approval of Minutes – 5/22/2019; 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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  39. Conservation Commission

    June 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/7/19 at 4:15 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Dir, Wetland Admin Reports; Minutes: 1-9-19; Luis Aguirre/UMASS for plant studies at Amethyst Brook Conservation Area and Steven Burian/UMASS for sampling for aquatic nymphs in Amethyst Brook; Enf Order – 99 Pulpit Hill Rd; NOI (cont’d)-pond maintenance at 565 Bay Rd; NOI– Robert Predmore for stream restoration including culvert removal, stream realignment, bridge construction, and restoration planting at 33 Mountain View Cr; NOI – Jonathan Roberge/Eversource for replacement of transmission line structures within resource areas along a right-of-way between Leverett Road and Pomeroy Lane; Cert of Compliance – 69 Pelham Rd; Certificates of Compliance – Lots 19, 20, & 21 Linden Ridge Rd; Emergency Certification – Amherst DPW for contaminated soil excavation Brook Apts; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  40. Amherst Redevelopment Authority

    June 13, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Second Floor Conference Room/Library, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 6/10/19 at 12:54 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Minutes; 2. Reports; 3. Matrix - updates; 4. Annual review; 5. Membership; 6. Old and new business - topics not anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; 7. Next meeting; 8. Adjournment

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  41. Board of Health

    June 13, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 6/7/19 at 2:44 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 5:00: Meeting Opens. 5:00: Review & Receive: Meeting Minutes from May 9, 2019 – DRAFT. 5:05: Old Business: 1. Tobacco regulations, 2. Pesticide use. 6:05: Topics not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting. 6:10: Director’s Report.

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  42. Zoning Board of Appeals

    June 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/11/19 at 2:06 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA 2018-24 – Railroad 60S LLC – Request the consideration of a De minimus change concerning the rear yard south property line screening from a chain link fence to an arborvitae hedge, to be considered under Article 2, Section 1 of the ZBA Rules and Regulations, located at 42 Shumway, (Map 14B/Parcel 202), General Residence (RG) Zoning District.

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  43. Zoning Board of Appeals

    June 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 4:24 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA 1965-0061 – Echo Hill Townhouse Condominium Trust – Request the consideration of a De minimus change concerning Condition 5 of the approved Special Permit, for the proposed pavement and sidewalk rehabilitation project, and a new lighting plan, to be considered under Article 2, Section 1 of the ZBA Rules and Regulations, located within the Bedford and Chadwick Courts, (Map 18B/Parcel 52, 55), Neighborhood Residence (RN) Zoning District.

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  44. Zoning Board of Appeals

    June 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/23/19 at 2:05 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA 2019-18 – Joel Greenbaum – Special Permit to construct non-owner occupied duplex, Sec. 3.3211 Zoning Bylaw, proposed as a complementary Principal Use to existing single family home, Sec 3.01 Zoning Bylaw, 7 Pease Place Map 11C/Parcel 202, R-G Zone. ZBA 2019-20 – Heather Sheldon- Variance to allow building area circle to be reduced from required 120 feet in diameter to 105 feet, Sec 10 Zoning Bylaw and 40A of Massachusetts General Bylaw, located at the property identified as Aubinwood, Map 15D/Parcel 93, R-N Zone. ZBA 2019-21 – Jason Edwards – Special Permit allow a single family home on a nonconforming lot in relation to building area circle,Sec 6.40, Sec 9.22 and Sec 10.38 of Zoning Bylaw, 1530 SE St, Map 26B/Parcel 3, RO, RLD, ARP Zones.

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  45. Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust

    June 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/6/19 at 3:26 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Approve minutes. Status of appointments for new Trust members. Status and discussion of CPA funding for 132 Northampton Road. Updates for review and discussion: East Street School RFP; Updating the Housing Production Plan; 40R and Smart Growth planning; Town Housing Policy—next steps; Funding units from Inclusionary Zoning; Amherst Coalition for Affordable Housing. Addressing the need for housing for 80-110% AMI. Items not anticipated within 48 hours. Public Comments. Next Meetings.

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  46. Regional School District Planning Board

    June 14, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/10/19 at 9:44 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Approve Minutes of 05-17-19 and 06-07-19; Public Comment and Committee Announcements; Items not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting; Financial modeling report: final review; Final report: discussion / feedback; Upcoming meeting planning; Adjourn.

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  47. Outreach, Communications and Appointments Committee (O.C.A.)

    June 17, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Town Room

    REC'D: 6/12/19 at 3:12 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. OCA Charge Charter Sections 2.9(c., 2.11, 3.9, 5.5(b., 10.10, & 10.11 including decision trees., interviews update, & evaluation criteria for Town Council-appointed Finance Committee non-voting members of the public. 2. Present., discuss. and vote on recommending to TC the OCA Interview Designee’s proposed appoints. to non-voting members of the Fin. Com. 3. Consider and vote on Town Manger’s appointments to: Hist. Com., Human Rights Com., and Public Art Com. 4. Consider Town Manager appointments to multiple-member bodies if filed with Town Clerk. Review & Prep Reports to Town Council. 5. Discuss. on Town Manager annual performance evaluation timeline & process to align with OCA Charge & Charter Section 3.9. 6. Discuss. on Council Pres. Goals for OCA. 7. Future Work Plan. 8. Public Comment. 9. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hrs. before the meeting. 10. Adjourn.

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  48. Outreach, Communications and Appointments Subcommittee (Subcom. of OCA)

    June 17, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/12/19 at 3:15 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Defining the purview of: Outreach, Communications, and Appointments Committee, Community Participation Officers, and Resident Advisory Committee 2. Refining and Writing our Charge Around Communications – taking into consideration TC Pres. Goals 3. Google Poll – activate 4. Future work plan 5. Next meeting Date & Time 6. Public Comment 7. Topics the Chair did not Reasonably Anticipate 48 Hours Before the Meeting 8. Adjourn.

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  49. Town Council

    June 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/15/19 at 2:20 pm. REVISED: 6/13/19 at 8:13 am and 2:12 pm. LIST OF TOPICS (Please see attached agenda for full 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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  50. Amherst School Committee

    June 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:05 PM @ Amherst Town Hall, Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/13/19 at 2:05 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order and approve minutes of May 1, 2019, Committee Announcement and Public Comment, Superintendent's Update (Strategic Plans for Wildwood and Fort River, Dual Language Update, Capital/Facilities Update, School Choice Update, Superintendent Evaluation [vote]), FY20 School Committee Planning, Accept Gifts, Adjourn.

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  51. Board of License Commissioners

    June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/17/19 at 9:10 am. LIST OF TOPICS: I. Call to Order. II. Licenses: Short-Term Liquor License For Review, Special Short-Term Wine & Malt License, Amherst College Catering, June 20, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., AC Powerhouse, Molly Venne, Manager. III. Public Comment. IV. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. V. Adjournment.

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

    June 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/8/19 at 11:03 am. REVISED: 6/10/19 at 10:23 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order 2. Cont. follow up on Town Comm. charge update - review list 3. Cont. consideration and discussion of Rev. to newly adopted Rules of Procedure, following from Ad Hoc Rules of Procedure Commit. follow-up list: 4. Begin consider. and discuss. of the following non-Rules of Proc. revisions from Ad Hoc Rules follow-up list 5. Public Comment 6. Adoption of minutes 7. Items not Anticipated by Chair 48 hours in advance 8. Adjourn.

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  53. Energy and Climate Action Committee

    June 19, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/14/19 at 2:36 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Review and vote - minutes from 6/5/19 meeting; Public Comment; Review options for 90-day submission to the Council; Committee Communication, Structure & Pace of Work; Agenda setting for next meeting/confirm date/quorum; Public Comment; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of meeting; Adjourn.

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  54. Joint Meeting of: Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee & Community Resources Committee

    June 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/14/19 at 12:07 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements & Minutes; 2. Public Comment; 3. Collaboration & coordination between Plan Bd's Zoning Subcommittee & Town Council's Community Resources Committee on zoning amendments; 4. Zoning Amendments currently under consideration: a. supplemental dwelling units, b. Plan Bd voting requirements, c. marijuana buffers, other; 5. ZSC Work Plan and report; 6. Topics not anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; 7. Next meetings; 8. Adjournment.

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  55. Planning Board

    June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/14/19 at 11:33 am. REVISED: 6/17/19 at 4:22 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Pub Comment Period; Pub Hrg Site Plan Review 7:05PM SPR2019-06 & SPP2019-03 Town of Amherst Dog Park 95 Old Belchertown Rd Joint Pub Hrg to request SPR approval for construction/operation of dog park incl. parking, fencing, site improvements, placing 6750 CY fill on site, Sect. 3.355 & 3.122 of Zon'g Bylaw & to request Special Permit for construct. of fence in excess of 4' w/in front setback & placement of shed w/in front setback under Sect. 6.29 & Sect. 6, Footnote "a" of Table 3 (Map 21B, Parcel 8, PRP district); Plan & Zon'g ZSC Rep't, Public Comment, Other; Old Business Plan Bd Rules & Regs Final, Report to Town Council on Z'ng Bylaw amendment; Topics not anticipated; New Business: PVPC Rep and Alternate-Nomination & Election; Summer Mtg Schedule; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps; Plan Bd Committee Reports; Report of Chair & Staff.

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  56. Planning Board

    June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/3/19 at 1:03 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 7:05PM Public Hearing - Site Plan Review SPR2019-06 & SPP2019-03 Town of Amherst Dog Park - 95 Belchertown Road Joint public hearing to request Site Plan Review approval for construction & operation of a 1.5 acre dog park, including parking, fencing, site improvements, & placing 6,750 CY of fill on site for protection of landfill cap, under Sections 3.335 & 3.122 of the Zoning Bylaw and to request a Special Permit for construction of a fence in excess of 4' tall within the front setback under Section 6.29 & Section 6, Table 3, Footnote "a" (Map 21B, Parcel 8, PRP zoning district).

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  57. Outreach, Communications and Appointments Committee (O.C.A.)

    June 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/19/19 at 11:11 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Election of Chair 2. OCA Charge Charter Sections 2.9(c., 2.11, 3.9, 5.5(b., 10.10 & 10.11 including decision trees., interviews update & evaluation criteria for Town Council-appointed Finance Committee non-voting members of the public. 3. Present., discuss. and vote on recommending to T.C. the OCA Interview Designee’s proposed appoints. to non-voting members of the Fin. Com. 4. Consider Town Manager appointments to multiple-member bodies if filed with Town Clerk. Review and Prep Reports to Town Council. 5. Discuss. the Town Manager annual performance evaluation timeline & process to align with OCA Charge & Charter Section 3.9. 6. Discuss. On Council Pres. Goals for OCA. 7. Future Work Plan. 8. Public Comment. 9. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hrs. before the meeting. 10. Adjourn.

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

    June 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Great Falls Harvest

    RECEIVED: 6/19/19 at 8:57 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call meeting to order, welcoming of guests and new commissioner. Introductions. Public speak out. Approval of minutes after any needed discussions or edits. Check-in on advocacy and events attended. Treasurer's report. Chair's report and updates. Old business and standing committee reports: legislative visits; creating job descriptions; discussion about updating bylaws. New business. Election of officers. Meeting of the standing committees. Any other items that may lawfully come before this body. Adjourn.

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  59. Town Council - Open Meeting of the Residents re: Studio Apt Supportive Housing

    June 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Large Activity Room

    REVISED: 6/20/2019 at 2:40 pm. RECEIVED: 6/13/19 at 2:17 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Rules of Engagement 3. Presentations a. Recommendation of the CPAC b. Project description and response to known questions c. Statement from the Amherst Affordable Housing Trust d. Abutters and Neighbors 4. Timeline – What to Expect Going Forward 5. Councilor Questions (Clarifying) 6. Public Comments and Questions 7. Councilor Comments 8. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the President 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting 9. Adjourn

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  60. Bylaw Review Committee

    June 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/21/19 at 8:09 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Continue discussion of bylaws b. Zoning Bylaw adoption process update, 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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  61. Town Council Finance Committee

    June 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/17/19 at 2:23 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. CPA – Valley CDC proposal, postponed at our May 28, 2019 meeting. 2. Proposed Percent for Arts Bylaw, initial discussion to develop process for consideration. 3. Decision making process for the large building projects. 4. Budget updates if any. 5. Public Comment. 6. Minutes of previous meetings. 7. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting.

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  62. Residents' Advisory Committee

    June 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Town Hall - I.T. Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 6/17/19 at 10:17 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve minutes from previous meeting 2. Review of interviews since last meeting 3. Review of upcoming interview assignments 4. Discuss join meeting with Outreach, Communication and Appointments Committee of the Town Council 5. Ideas for outreach for select committees 6. Public Comment 7. Other items not anticipated by the chair 8. Adjourn

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  63. Planning Board & Conservation Commission

    June 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/21/19 at 8:10 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Joint Meeting of Planning Board & Conservation Commission - Presentation of Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps by consultant, AECOM, & Question and Comment Period; Viewing of and Discussion about new maps.

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  64. Community Resources Committee of the Town Council - CANCELED

    June 26, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/24/19 at 10:16 am. CANCELED: 6/25/19 at 9:36 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order. 2. Public comment. 3. Continued discussion of goals. 4. Discussion meeting with zoning subcommittee 5. Discussion of Percent for Art proposal (see attachments sent to whole council) 6. Discussion of elements of Master Plan. 7. Business not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting 8. Adjourn.

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  65. Transportation Advisory Committee

    June 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/19/19 at 9:54 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Public Comment; 4. Presentations and Discussion, a. Report from June 3rd sub comm meeting, b. Prioritization/Decision choice list (PVPC list), c. Shared mobility device bylaw, d. Discussion of current projects; 5. Committee Reports – If any; 6. Approval of Minutes – 5/22/2019; 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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  66. Conservation Commission

    June 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/21/19 at 2:42 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Director, Wetland Admin Reports; Minutes: 2-13-19; Conservation Land Use: Thea Kristensen / Amherst College for biology class collecting stream macroinvertebrates in Mill River; Request for Determination – Alfred Levine for a house addition within buffer zone to bordering vegetated wetlands at 141 Maplewood Circle (Map 12A, Parcel 37); Notice of Intent (cont’d) – Eversource for replacement of transmission line structures between Leverett Road and Pomeroy Ln; Certs of Compliance: 69 Pelham Rd; Linden Ridge Rd; Emergency Cert: Amherst DPW for contaminated soil excavation Brook Apts; Ratify Enforce Order #3 – 99 Pulpit Hill Rd; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  67. Planning Board

    June 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/21/19 at 4:00 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment Period; Public Hearing - Site Plan Review & Special Permit - SPR2019-06 & SPP2019-03 Town of Amherst Dog Park - 95 Old Belchertown Rd (continued from June 19, 2019); ZBA Application Review & Recommendations to ZBA on ZBA 2019-18 Joel Greenbaum 7 Pease Place - Special Permit to construct non-owner occupied duplex under Sect 3.3211 of Zoning Bylaw, proposed as complementary principal use under Sect 3.01 of Zoning Bylaw, located at 7 Pease Place (Map 11C/202, R-G zoning district); Planning & Zoning ZSC Report, Public Comment about ZSC Report, Other; Old Business topics not anticipated; New Business topics not anticipated; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps; Planning Bd Committee Reports; Report of Chair & Staff.

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  68. Public Art Commission

    June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/24/19 at 8:31 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approval of May meeting minutes; 2. Chairman’s report; 3. Treasurer’s report; 4. Art Around Amherst; 5. Utility Box update; 6. Percent for Art; 7. Commission charge, name, logo; 8. Update arts survey; 9. Projects pending; 10. Performance space; 11. Town Hall gallery; 12. Web/social media presence; 13. Other business.

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  69. Dog Park Task Force

    June 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 6/24/19 at 8:32 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Appointment of a Secretary for the meeting. Approve minutes from last meeting. Project Update. Town Boards and Committees. Stanton Grant. Construction Bid Status. Web Page Status. Dog License Fee Recommendation. Fundraising Campaign. Public comment. Other items not anticipated by the chair. Set next meeting date.

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  70. LSSE Commission

    June 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM @ LSSE Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 6/25/19 at 12:16 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Kendrick Park Playground – Update, Director’s Report and Commission Member Comments Commission Vacancies and Appointments and Retirements, Scheduling of Next Commission Meeting.

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Community (Public)

  1. Mill St. Bridge Ribbon-Cutting

    June 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ Mill Street Bridge

    There will be a ribbon-cutting for the Mill Street Bridge on Tuesday, June 4th at 9:00 a.m. at the Mill Street Bridge. Senator Comerford and Representative Domb will be in attendance. President Lynn Griesemer will be in attendance and members of the Town Council are invited. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will also be represented.

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

    June 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  3. Smart Growth: Is it right for Amherst? Second Community Meeting

    June 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Town of Amherst Planning for Housing Production Program. Smart Growth: Is it right for Amherst? Second Community Meeting: Presentation by consultants followed by group discussions about potential 40R smart growth districts in town.

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  4. Amherst Arts Night Plus Musical Medleys featuring Mary Witt & Annie Patterson

    June 6, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 6pm Unitarian Universalist Society, 121 North Pleasant Street 7pm Gallery A3, 28 Amity Street

    Join us on Thursday, June 6, for Amherst Arts Night Plus Musical Medleys, 2019. Tonight we present Mary Witt (of The O-Tones) and Annie Patterson (of Rise Up Singing) in performance at two locations: 6pm at The Unitarian Universalist Society, 121 North Pleasant Street, and 7pm at Gallery A2, 28 Amity Street. Mary & Annie love singing together. They join vocal forces once again for Amherst Arts Night Plus! Come hear a fun mix of Swing, Blues, Folk, Country, and more. With voices that blend beautifully you’re in for a treat to hear these two singers together! Amherst Arts Night Plus Musical Medleys performances are funded by an Amherst Cultural Council Grant.

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  5. Artist Reception for "Azure Animalia: Paintings by Michelle Vigeant"

    June 6, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall

    Join us at Town Hall on Thursday, June 6, 5-8pm, during Amherst Arts Night Plus, for an artist reception for Azure Animalia: Paintings by Michelle Vigeant. Azure Animalia portrays a cast of wild canids amidst surreal butterflies and fields of stars. A coyote rolls in pools of splashed color, while a fennec looks on, glowing in the rays of evening light. Using various media and techniques, local artist Michelle Vigeant explores a fantasy world with animals on the main stage. These scenes are depicted in vivid colors playing with light and mood. The artist’s background in biology and years studying animal bones, tracks and more gives her a very intimate perspective of their habits, anatomy and placement within the world. She loves to illustrate stories that connect people with animals. On the second floor, take a peek at Vigeant’s most recent project, a series in inks called A Girl And Her Dark, featuring a young girl taming and playing with her dark, a mysterious skull-faced canine.

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

    June 7, 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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  7. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Cathy Schoen @ Jake's at the Mill

    June 7, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

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  8. Living Building Tour at Hitchcock Center

    June 7, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Certified Living Building? It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials. Come find out what makes our building a special teaching tool empowering visitors to ask, “what does sustainability look like in the built environment and in my community?” Bring your questions so we can learn together. Free, but please register: https://tinyurl.com/yxgd63kf “Hitchcock Center for the Environment is a strong example of architecture’s power to educate. This center doesn’t merely talk the talk by housing an environmental educational program; it walks the walk. Living Building Challenge designed, the structure is thoughtfully integrated with its site and existing systems. Its formal qualities, its graphics, and its performance achievements combine to tell a complete and compelling story about design.” Boston Society of Architects Honor Award

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

    June 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  10. District 5 Office Hours with Counselors Darcy DuMont and Shalini Bahl-Milne

    June 13, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Atkins Farms Country Market

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  11. The Growing Threat of Lyme Disease

    June 13, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Woodbury Room

    The growing threat of ticks and their diseases will be the subject of a talk by investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer. Massachusetts has among the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation, with 3,000 cases reported in 2016, about a tenth of the actual number. Pfeiffer will discuss how modern medicine has underestimated the epidemic’s danger by framing Lyme disease, mistakenly, as easy to diagnose and straightforward to treat.

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

    June 14, 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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  13. Cuppa' Joe with Paul & Asst. Town Manager David Ziomek

    June 14, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

    Town Manager Paul Bockelman will be at Jake's at the Mill at 68 Cowls Road in Amherst on Friday, June 14th from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Stop by and enjoy a nice breakfast or just a cup of coffee. Paul will be joined this time at Jakes at the Mill by the Town’s Assistant Town Manager and Director of Conservation and Development David Ziomek. The “Cuppa’ Joe with Paul” coffees are a regular event and will rotate around the Town. Each time, Paul will be joined by a different Town department head or official.

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  14. Personal Change Through Climate Change

    June 14, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Amherst Region Middle School Auditorium

    Join us for the documentary film, "Unfractured" followed by a panel discussion featuring Congressman Jim McGovern, Jane Winn, Executive Director of BEAT and UMASS Professor, Dr. Ray Bradley. There will be an opportunity for attendees to visit with vendors from various environmental organizations and non-profits. This event is free and open to the public.

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  15. Ukulele Strum Along

    June 15, 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! PLEASE NOTE: SATURDAY SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER! 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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  16. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    June 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  17. Living Building Tour at Hitchcock Center

    June 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Certified Living Building? It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials. Come find out what makes our building a special teaching tool empowering visitors to ask, “what does sustainability look like in the built environment and in my community?” Bring your questions so we can learn together. Free, but please register: https://tinyurl.com/yxgd63kf “Hitchcock Center for the Environment is a strong example of architecture’s power to educate. This center doesn’t merely talk the talk by housing an environmental educational program; it walks the walk. Living Building Challenge designed, the structure is thoughtfully integrated with its site and existing systems. Its formal qualities, its graphics, and its performance achievements combine to tell a complete and compelling story about design.” Boston Society of Architects Honor Award

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  18. Battle of the Botanicals

    June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Powerhouse at Amherst College

    Hitchcock Center's fourth annual Battle of the Botanicals boasts an outstanding line-up of teams (more to be added!): NEW THIS YEAR Kaiju | Amherst 2018 WINNER Bistro 63 | Amherst RETURNING 30Boltwood | Amherst (Top 3 in 2016 & 2018) Alvah Stone | Montague Homestead. | Northampton Hope & Olive |Greenfield Johnny’s Tavern | Amherst MOCKTAILS, ICED COFFEE, AND OTHER TREATS: Esselon Cafe & Coffee Roasting | Hadley Minim Juicery | Iconica Social Club | Northampton Indulge in the offerings at all stations, vote for your favorite to help determine who goes head-to-head in the mystery box cocktail mix-off challenge! Don’t wait, GET YOUR TICKETS today — these talented chefs & mixologists serve up amazing botanically inspired appetizers and cocktails you won’t want to miss. VIP package: Beat the line and get early access to the event! Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with this year’s teams starting at 5:15. Learn more: https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/batt

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

    June 21, 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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  20. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    June 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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

    June 28, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

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  22. Pride Month Proclamation and Flag Raising in Amherst

    June 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Town Hall

    The Town of Amherst will raise the rainbow flag on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8:30am. The flag is being raised on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots or uprising, often cited as the beginning of the gay liberation movement. The Amherst Town Council recently passed a resolution for PRIDE month, observed in June. The raising of the rainbow flag is part of the town’s celebration of LGBTQ pride and a symbol of its commitment to be a welcoming community to all LGBTQ individuals and families this month, and every month. The original rainbow pride flag dates to 1978, when it was created by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker. The community is invited to attend the flag raising outside of Town Hall at 8:30 am on Friday, June 28th. We will be joined by members of the Amherst Town Council, State Representative Mindy Domb and other officials. Town Council President Lynn Griesemer will read the Pride Month Proclamation from the steps of Amherst Town Hall. Please join us!

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  23. Amherst Garden Tour

    June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Amherst History Museum

    Celebrate the Heart and Soul of the Garden, Saturday, June 29, on a tour of 6 very different properties that are new to the tour, plus the 18th Century Garden at the Amherst History Museum. This self-guided tour features professional stone work by Earthworks, personal collections of family heirloom plants, a Japanese meditation garden, sustainable permaculture systems, English-inspired formal beds, and a bountiful, organic mixture of vegetables and flowers. Treat your senses and see how these summer gardens refresh heart and soul. Tickets are on sale at A.J. Hastings, Hadley Garden Center, Andrews Greenhouse, online at amhersthistory.org, and at the Amherst History Museum. All proceeds benefit the Amherst Historical Society in its efforts to connect people with the town of Amherst, its history and culture.

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Council Calendar

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

    June 5, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Amherst Room

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

    June 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Open office hours with District 2 Councilors - Pat De Angelis and Lynn Griesemer, President of the Town Council

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

    June 25, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Open office hours with District 2 Councilors - Pat De Angelis and Lynn Griesemer, President of the Town Council

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Leisure Services Calendar

  1. Adult Improv: Acting for Fun and Pleasure!

    June 4, 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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  2. Yoga Class

    June 6, 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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  3. Adult Improv: Acting for Fun and Pleasure!

    June 11, 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

    June 13, 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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  5. Adult Improv: Acting for Fun and Pleasure!

    June 18, 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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  6. Yoga Class

    June 20, 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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  7. Yoga Class

    June 27, 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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