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Boards/Committees

  1. Communications, Outreach & Appointments Town Council Standing Committee

    January 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Glass Room

    REC'D: 1/24/19 @ 8:11 am. TOPICS: Election of Officers. Review Charge adopted 12-17-18 under Amherst Home Rule Charter Sections 2.6(e), 2.9, 2.11, & 3.9. Recommendation to Town Council 01-28-19 2.11(b) & 10.7(q) regarding Town Mgr Board of License Commissioners Appointments Memo 01-07-19. Residents’ Advisory Committee 3.3(c) OML FAQ issue update. Subcommittees to [A] Advise the Town Council on District Meetings, & Public Forums & work with Community Participation Officers; [B] 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; [C] coordinate the annual review process of the Town Manager. Future Work Plan. Consideration of different acronym. Public Comment. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hrs before the mtg.

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  2. The Jones Library, Inc. Budget Committee

    January 28, 2019, 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 1/23/19 at 12:50 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; FY19 Budget; FY20 Budget Request.

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  3. Local Historic District

    January 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Town Hall > First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/23/19 at 11:12 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Commission review and discussion with representatives of the Amherst Public Art Commission, on the CPA proposed project to restore the steel poetic dialogue sculpture of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost in Sweetser Park, with associated landscaping, located within the Dickinson Local Historic District.

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  4. Local Historic District Commission

    January 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/15/19 at 8:02 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Francisco Alves – Request to lower the roof over the porch ten inches, and for it to be re-pitched allowing for space between the windows and the roof, with all architectural detailing to remain as it currently exists. Changes are visible from Lincoln Avenue, requiring Commission approval for a Certificate of Appropriateness as indicated in Section 6.2 of the Local Historic District Bylaw. Located at 163 Fearing Street, Map11C/Parcel 76, General Residence (RG) Zone, North Prospect-Lincoln-Sunset Local Historic District.

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

    January 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:20 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/24/19 at 8:14 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Discussion of Energy and Climate Resilience Charge. Next Meeting Date & Time. Public Comment. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance.

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  6. Town Council - Part I

    January 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    REC'D: 1/24/19 @ 3:31 pm. REVISED: 1/25/19 @ 3:32 pm. TOPICS: Announcements. Resolutions & proclamations: fund our future resolution - A. Ordonez, School Cmtee Chair. Hearings: None. Presentations & disc'n: MSBA process & role of the Council - M. Morris, School Superintndt & A. Ordonez, School Cmtee Chair. Action items: a. Council Rules of Procedure: report of Rules of Procedure Ad Hoc Cmtee & adoption of addt'l interim rules; b. Energy & Climate Resilience Committee: report of Governance, Organiz'tn & Legislation Cmtee & approval of charge. Town Mgr report. Appt's: a. President appt's - Bylaw Review Cmtee; b. Council Appt's - JCPC, Budget Coordinating Group, Participatory Budgeting Commission, Resident appt's to Zoning Bd of Appeals, Planning Bd, Ranked Choice Voting Commission, Participatory Budgeting Commission - referral to Comm's, Outreach & Appt's Cmtee; c. Town Mgr Appt's - Report of Comm's, Outreach & Appt's Cmtee, Bd of License Comm - Council confirmation.

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  7. Town Council - Part II

    January 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    REC'D: 1/24/18 at 3:23 pm. REVISED: 1/25/19 @ 3:33 pm. TOPICS, Cont'd: Approval of minutes: 12/17/18, Jan 7, 8, 15 & 16, 2019. Committee reports: Rules of Procedure Ad Hoc Cmtee; Communications, Outreach & Appointments Cmtee; Governance, Organization & Legislation Cmtee; Finance Cmtee. Public comment. Future agenda items: Town Council retreat - Sat, 2/2/19 at 9:00 am; Public Forum - Station Rd bridge funding (Charter Sec. 5.6) - 2/6/19 from 9:00-10:00 am; Orientation to Town Departments: 2/6/19 from 10:00 - 12 noon, and 2/12/19 from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Council comments. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hrs in advance. Executive Session: To consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property if the Council President declares that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the public body (MGL c.30A, s.21(a)6). Adjourn.

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Community (Public)

  1. Office Hours with Town Council District One Reps - Sarah Swartz & Cathy Schoen

    January 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Alice Dowd Lounge

    A time for District One Residents to drop in and bring questions, comments, issues to their Town Council Representatives. (Except for Monday Holidays)

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