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  1. Board of Assessors

    July 11, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 7/3/19 at 3:57 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Sign motor vehicle abatement reports, Sign real estate abatement reports, Sign Warrants, Notice to Commit and Commitment sheets for Motor Vehicle Excise taxes, Sign FY20 Warrant and Notice to Commit for Preliminary Taxes, Review Appellate Tax Settlements, Approve/Deny Real Estate & Personal Property abatement applications, Principal Assessor update, set date up for next meeting.

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  2. The Jones Library, Inc. Development Committee

    July 11, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 7/8/19 at 3:43 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Fundraising Report; Jones Library Building Project.

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  3. Zoning Board of Appeals

    July 11, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 7/1/19 at 2:21 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Zoning Board of Appeals Administrative Meeting - Welcome of new members, meeting conduct and training, discussion on the update of the Rules and Regulations.

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  4. Zoning Board of Appeals

    July 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/27/19 at 9:38 am. LIST OF TOPICS: ZBA2019-24 Bank of America ATM Javier Campos, Modify Spl Pmt ZBA2000-09, Cond 2, lighting of outdoor ATM kiosk: new pole lights for safety/security, 472 N Pleasant St Map 11A/Parcel 86, RF Zone. ZBA2019-22 Tip Up, LLC c/o Thomas R. Reidy, Esq, Spcl Pmt non-owner occupied duplex, Sec 3.3211 &10.38 Zoning Bylaw, 119 N Whitney St Map 11D/Parcel 179, RG Zone. ZBA2019-23 Pasta E Basta, Spcl Pmt to modify ZBA1996-43; 1999-14; 2007-18 to remove cond requiring permit to expire upon change of ownership & replace with cond requiring new owner submit new Mgmt Plan for ZBA review and approve at public meeting, 26 Main St Map 14A/Parcel 56, BG Zone. ZBA2019-18 Joel Greenbaum, Spcl Pmt construct non-owner occupied duplex Sec 3.3211 Zoning Bylaw, as a complementary Principal Use Sec 3.01 of Zoning Bylaw, 7 Pease PL, Map 11C/Parcel 202, RG Zone CONT FROM 6-13-19.

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  5. Zoning Board of Appeals, Cont.

    July 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall > Town Room

    RECEIVED: 6/27/19 at 9:39 am. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA 2018-04 – MY GROUP, LLC c/o Zhi Huang – As required in conditions 3 of the ZBA 2018-04 Special Permit, a new owner is required to review the management plan and an updated Complaint Response Plan, located at 320 West Street (Map 20A/Parcel 103), Neighborhood Residence (RN) Zoning District. ZBA 2007-18 – Pasta E Basta – Request the update of an approved Management Plan, located at 26 Main Street (Map 14A/Parcel 56) General Business (BG) Zoning District.

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  6. Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust

    July 11, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 7/5/2019 at 2:43 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 6:30—8:00 PM: Orientation of new Trust members-Discuss Housing Trusts in general; Review rules and operations of Amherst’s Trust. 8:00—9:00 PM: Announcements. Approve minutes from June meeting. Discuss letter and lack of affordable housing in town. Review and discuss feasibility of affordable housing on Town-owned property on Strong Street. Plan for fall housing forum. Discussion of Trust priorities- Develop CPA-AMAHT joint housing strategy; Local housing voucher program; Program to support developers implementing Inclusionary Zoning requirements; Update Trust’s Strategic Plan. Updates for review and discussion-East Street School RFP; Draft Town Affordable Housing Policy; Support zoning changes for 40R and Smart Growth planning; 132 Northampton Road. Items not anticipated within 48 hours. Public Comments. Next Meetings.

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Community (Public)

  1. Book Collection for LWV Annual Book Sale

    July 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 13, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Fort River School 70 South East St Amherst

    The League of Women Voters of Amherst is preparing for its annual giant Book Sale by asking the community to donate books at the Fort River School. Drop off dates are July 1-13.

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

    July 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Atkins Farms Country Market

    Meet your elected District 5 Councilors: Darcy DuMont and Shalini Bahl-Milne

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  3. Art Exhibit Reception-"Great American Road Trip": Fiber Art Quilts by Dawn Allen

    July 11, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall

    Join us on Thursday, July 11, 5-8pm during Amherst Arts Night Plus, for a new art exhibit opening at Amherst Town Hall. Local artist Dawn Allen presents "Great American Road Trip" which features fiber art quilts colorfully depicting vintage cars and trucks “traveling” all over the United States. The inspiration behind the show is Dawn's experience as a mother of young children, feeling trapped at times, lacking the freedom to go where-ever, when-ever! As Dawn tells us, "I chose to feature vehicles because the car is a symbol of total freedom. You can jump in and go anywhere at a moment’s notice. The nostalgia of the antique vehicles from 1940-1970 is an important aspect of my work. The intention is to evoke a sense of “the good old days”. Conveying the idea of being young and free and perhaps of “simpler” times. “Great American Road Trip” series is uplifting with brightly colored pieces, cheerful images of places we can all relate to, or places we would love to go."

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  4. Amherst Arts Night Plus Musical Medleys featuring Prone to Mischief

    July 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join us on Thursday, June 11, for Amherst Arts Night Plus Musical Medleys, 2019. Tonight we present the street parade band Prone to Mischief. The festivities begin at 5:45pm at Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St. Gather in the parking lot at Hope & Feathers Framing for a lively outdoor musical performance by Prone to Mischief. After the performance, follow the band as they march down the Main Street sidewalk to the North common for another performance near the Merry Maple. We are, Prone to Mischief, a rabble rousing street and parade band with something to say!!! We celebrate our strength in the diversity of our members and in the styles of our songs which come from all over the world…We love what we're doing and are having a blast! Amherst Arts Night Plus Musical Medleys performances are funded by an Amherst Cultural Council Grant.

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  5. Recreational Marijuana Community Outreach Meeting for MassMedicum

    July 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Community Outreach Meeting for MassMedicum at 5:30pm on July 11, 2019, at the Courtyard by Marriott (423 Russell Street, Hadley) to discuss a proposed recreational marijuana retail establishment at 85 University Drive. Interested members of the community are encouraged to ask questions and receive answers from company representatives about the proposed facility and operations. NOTE: Community outreach meetings are required by the state prior to applying for a recreational marijuana license. These meetings are not hosted by the Town of Amherst, or any Board or Committee associated with the Town. Any such meeting will be posted to the Town Calendar under Community (Public).

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