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Boards/Committees

  1. Personnel Board

    January 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/12/17 at 10:56 am. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Review/Additions (Butterfield). Old Business: Review and approve minutes of November meeting (Butterfield). New Business: Request for policy clarification- Butterfield/Burgess. Preliminary discussion of FY 18 non-union cost of living increase-Butterfield. Set date for annual meeting with non-union staff - propose March 17 or 24 or 31. New hires and exits report - Misiaszek. Next Meeting Scheduled: February 17. Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  2. Amherst Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners

    January 18, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ 33 Kellogg Ave, 5th Floor Community Room

    RECEIVED: 1/12/17 at 2:17 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 33 Kellogg Ave. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Adoption/Changes, New Business: 1. Presentation of DHCD requirements for final selection of Executive Director. 2. Summary of evaluations. 3. Discussion of candidates and review of documentation, including contract & references. 4. Selection of Executive Director Chair’s Report,Tenant/ Program Participant Comments & Concerns, Accounts Receivable December 2016, Review of Unit Vacancies, Other Business - Not Anticipated within 48 Hour Notice, Adjournment.

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  3. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee - CANCELED

    January 18, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/13/17 at 3:42 pm. CANCELED: 1/17/17 at 10:33 am. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements & Minutes; 2. Town center planning/zoning a. Forums: topics and schedule; b. Parking amendments; 3. Recreational marijuana; 4. Topics not reasonably anticipated; 5. Next meetings; 6. Adjournment

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  4. Hampden Hampshire Conservation District - Supervisors' Meeting

    January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ YSDA-NRCS Hadley Field Office

    RECEIVED: 1/12/17 at 2:55 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: 195 Russell St, Hadley. LIST OF TOPICS: Secretary's and Treasurer's reports - review and approval. Bills to be paid - review and approval. Old business: plant sale; district merger, updating documents, websites, etc.; district grant, update, annual work plan, long range plan; annual report process. New business: events possibly coming up; associate members, role in organization. Reports of partner agencies - NRCS, MACD. Administrator's report. Schedule the next meeting date/time. Announcements.

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  5. CDBG Advisory Committee

    January 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community Room, Police Station

    RECEIVED 1/11/17 at 3:24 p.m. MEETING TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Community Room, Police Station LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: Announcements. Review and approve minutes. Review and discuss 2015 activities—reallocation of funds. Review and prioritize 2017 proposals. Develop funding recommendations to Town Manager. Review and finalize 2017 Community Development Strategy. Schedule public hearing to announce final Town funding recommendations. Other topics not anticipated within 48 hours.

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  6. Planning Board

    January 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 1/13/17 at 2:39 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Pub Hrg Site Plan Review 7:05PM SPR2017-09 Amherst College Marsh House 81 Lessey St Request SPR approval for building & site improvements for existing Amherst College residence hall (Map 14B/24, R-G zon'g dist); Pub Hrg Planning Bd Rules & Regs 7:30PM Planning Board Rules & Regs amendment to delete calculation of affordability requirements for projects that request Special Permit for dimensional modification; Lincoln Sunset Local Historic District Study Committee presentation & discussion of Preliminary Report; Planning & Zoning ZSC Report, Planning Issues - Forums & Other; Public Comment; Old business Signing of Decisions; Topics not anticipated; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps; Planning Bd Committee & Liaison Reports; Report of Chair & staff

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  7. Town Meeting Coordinating Committee

    January 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 1/13/17 at 8:35 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: An informational presentation for people interested in learning more about Town Meeting - Town Meeting’s role in Amherst government; How Town Meeting members participate; Plans about upcoming Town Meetings in January and April-May; How to become a Town Meeting member; Questions and Answers.

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  8. Planning Board

    January 18, 2017, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/30/16 at 3:40 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:05 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing - Site Plan Review 7:05PM SPR2017-00009 Amherst College Marsh House 81 Lessey Street Request SPR approval under Section 3.330.0 of Zoning Bylaw for building & site improvements for existing Amherst College residence hall including replacement of windows, resurfacing of terrace & replacement of steps, new railing, plantings, new accessible parking space & walkway, repaving & replacement of exterior lighting (Map 14B, Parcel 24, R-G zoning district); 7:30PM Public Hearing - Plan Bd Rules & Regulations - to consider amendments to Art. II, Applications, Sect. 3, Information Required, Subsection E, Affordable Housing, to delete calculation of affordability requirement for projects that request a Special Permit for dimensional modifications

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  9. Public Art Commission

    January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/17/17 at 8:15 am. MEETING TIME: 12:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approval of December meeting minutes; 2. Chairman’s Report; 3. Treasurer’s Report; 4. Art Plan/Arts Council Discussion; 5. Public Art Site Condition; Report; 6. Town Hall Gallery; 7. Web/social media Presence; 8. Mapping Project; 9. Art Loan Program; 10. Other Business.

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  10. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    January 19, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Goodwin Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 1/17/17 at 9:58 am. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Deferred Maintenance Estimate.

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  11. The Jones Library, Inc. Development Committee

    January 19, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Goodwin Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 1/12/17 at 12:21 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Fundraising.

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  12. Human Rights Commission

    January 19, 2017, 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 1/17/17 at 12:39 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:45 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: Opening/Welcome. Agenda Review/Additions. Review and Approve Minutes of October and December 2016. Business: Old business: 1. Report on Commission Affirmative Action Policy Review; 2. Follow-up: Affordable Housing- rental and home ownership; 3. MLK Breakfast. New Business: 1. Upcoming Events; 2. Discussion on partnership opportunities with Town Committees, and commission interest in following up with Committees and Town Offices; 3. Discussion of education opportunities and Commission input, including connections with civic organizations. Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. Announcements. Adjourn.

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  13. Finance Committee

    January 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/17/17 at 8:13 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Town Manager Review of Proposed Budget. Budget Topics: Select Board/Town Manager; Town Meeting/Finance Committee Legal. 2. Discussion of Finance Committee Zoning Guidelines. 3. Draft School Project Recommendation. 4. News affecting the Budget. 5. Assignment of Functional Areas and Other Items for Spring 2017 Finance Committee Report. 6. Additional Future Agenda Items for Study and Discussion. 7. Committee and Liaison Reports. 8. Minutes of Previous Meetings. 9. Next Meeting and Budget Topics January 26, 2017. 10. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of meeting.

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  14. Charter Commission

    January 19, 2017, 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM @ Amherst Police Station Community Room

    RECEIVED: 1/17/17 at 12:41 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:15 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Police, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes. 2. Revisit minutes process. 3. Discuss improvements to Town Meeting-based model. 4. Public comment. 5. Compare improved Town Meeting-based model to Council-based model (if time permits). 6. Plan for upcoming meetings. 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting. 8. Adjourn.

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  15. The Jones Library, Inc. Personnel, Planning and Policy Committee - CANCELED

    January 20, 2017, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 1/12/17 at 12:22 pm. CANCELED: 1/17/17 at 11:43 am. MEETING TIME: 9:15 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Petition Solicitations in the Library; Trustee Meeting Notification Process; Meeting Procedures; Trustee Committees.

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  16. PVTA Advisory Board Finance & Audit Committee

    January 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ PVTA Administration Office

    RECEIVED: 1/9/17 at 12:53 pm. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: 2808 Main St, Springfield. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of minutes from 9/21/16. FY17 budget to actual report. Other business.

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  17. Select Board

    January 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    REC'D: 1/18/17 at 12:50 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Town Manager & Member Reports. Appoint Emily Boutilier to HRC through 6/30/19. Proclamations: Irish Day 2/1/17; Black History Month & Flag Raising 2/11/17; & 20th Anniversary of Kanegasaki Declaration for Int'l Exchange of Peace. 8 p.m. Public Hearing Liquor License Transfer Spoke Inc. to Spoke LLC 35 E Pleasant Street. Action and Discussion Items: Party Registration Pilot Program Update; Affordable Housing Property Tax Incentive for North Square at the Mill District; Approve Water Sewer Rates 2017; Water Regulation Fee Structure; Vote Remote Participation Policy; Recreational Marijuana Update; Town Manager's FY 18 Budget Proposal - Questions & Updates; Special Licenses: All Alcohol UMass Amherst 2/1/17; 2/2/17, 3/11/17 and Wine & Malt at Cherry Hill Golf Course 2/11/17. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hrs before the meeting.

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  18. Rental Bylaw Implementation Group

    January 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/18/17 at 11:30 am. MEETING TIME: 1:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. New business: review of residential rental property regulations and discussion for any recommended changes related to applicability and exemptions; Review of current program fee schedule and recommended changes; Recommendation of membership for an appeals board; Topics not reasonably anticipated prior to meeting; Future meeting dates.

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  19. PVTA Advisory Board Route Committee

    January 25, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ PVTA Administration Office

    RECEIVED: 1/9/17 at 12:53 pm. MEETING TIME: 11:30 am. LOCATION: 2808 Main St, Springfield. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of minutes from 11/16/16 Route Committee meeting. Approval of M40 service changes. Fixed route planning process. Other business.

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  20. PVTA Advisory Board

    January 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 2808 Main Street

    RECEIVED: 1/9/17 at 12:53 pm. MEETING TIME: 12:00 Noon. LOCATION: 2808 Main St, Springfield. LIST OF TOPICS: Roll call. Public comment. Approval of minutes of special Advisory Board meeting 12/7/16. Report of the Finance Committee. Report of the Route Committee. Approval of M40 service changes. Recent State Legislation allowing communities to join two RTAs. 2017 subcommittee members. Administrator's report. Manager of Planning & Operations' report. New business. Old business.

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  21. The Jones Library, Inc. Investment Committee

    January 25, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Goodwin Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 1/18/17 at 12:13 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Quarterly Report.

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Community (Public)

  1. The Fun and Joy of Body Movement

    January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Come join us for some fun movement and dance led by Pat Creaser at ACC! All are welcome to join this event and have some fun.

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  2. Film & Discussion: We Need to Talk About an Injustice

    January 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jones Library

    Join us for a viewing of this TED talk by Bryan Stevenson, who shares some hard truths about America with candor, insight and persuasiveness.  A discussion follows. The video and discussion will be followed by gathering in small groups to advance the Coming Together action projects.

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  3. Amherst Winter Farmers' Market

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Regional Middle School

    A collection of local farmers, food-makers, and craftspeople gathering on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, now through April 1st. Earn 2 for 1 SNAP dollars, up to $10.

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  4. Housing and You: Have Your Voice Heard by State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose

    January 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Do you, or someone you know, have first-hand experience with homelessness? Would you like to have your opinions heard by a member of the Massachusetts state government? Then, come to ACC’s brainstorming session this Wednesday, January 25th from 10 am to 11:30 am to help come up with issues that we would like to bring forward to Solomon Goldstein-Rose, the newly elected representative for the 3rd Hampshire District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, regarding homelessness and housing insecurity. Your voice matters—make sure that it is heard!

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  5. Freedom and Justice For All? Civil Rights in the Age of Trump

    January 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Knights of Columbus

    There are many questions and concerns surrounding the future of civil rights under the Trump administration. What are the prospects of a Muslim registry? What will be the future of marriage equality? Will refugees and immigrants have their status rescinded? Can Roe v. Wade be overturned? Will stop-and-frisk be enacted nationwide? Will there be a shift in the system of checks and balances? What protections does our constitution afford and what recourse is available to targeted communities? For an in-depth analysis of these issues and more, please join us for an interactive session with Professor Sudha Setty of Western New England University School of Law.

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  6. How a Small Town Makes Big Things Happen--talk with Scott Livingstone, Police Chief

    January 26, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Police Station Community Room

    The League of Women Voters sponsors a talk with Police Chief Scott Livingstone as part of their Brown Bag Lunch series of How a Small Town Makes Big Things Happen

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  7. Dinner on ACC: A Discussion with State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose

    January 27, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Would you like to input your ideas and suggestions on how to combat homelessness and housing insecurity to a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives? Do you have opinions on how to solve this crisis that you feel could be very helpful, but feel as though have no way have your ideas heard? Well, come to ACC’s Dinner on Us this Friday, January 27th from 4 pm to 5:30 pm to participate in a discussion with Solomon Goldstein-Rose, the newly elected representative for the 3rd Hampshire District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Pizza will be served. All are welcome!

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  8. Amherst Winter Farmers' Market

    January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Regional Middle School

    A collection of local farmers, food-makers, and craftspeople gathering on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, now through April 1st. Earn 2 for 1 SNAP dollars, up to $10.

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  9. Community Dialog on Race

    January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Amherst Survival Center

    Cooley Dickinson Health Care and the United Way of Hampshire County are offering a series of community dialogues about race on Saturday and Sunday January 28-29, 2017 from 10-4pm. Preregistration and attendance is required on both days. Lunch is provided. Call by Tuesday January 24th to register.

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  10. Community Dialog on Race

    January 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Amherst Survival Center

    Cooley Dickinson Health Care and the United Way of Hampshire County are offering a series of community dialogues about race on Saturday and Sunday January 28-29, 2017 from 10-4pm. Preregistration and attendance is required on both days. Lunch is provided. Call by Tuesday January 24th to register.

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  11. Ukulele Strum-Along

    January 29, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library

    Come play music with a growing community of ukulele players in the Valley. Bring your own or borrow one of ours. Easy songs, laid back instruction, and a lot of fun. Led by Julie Calamine. Sign up required to borrow a ukulele. Call the library at 413-259-3091. Free & open to the public.

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  12. Low Income Housing Search Workshop

    January 30, 2017, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Finding affordable housing stressing you out? Come to this housing workshop led by Kate Shapiro to learn more about how to find affordable housing. Learn how to understand the different types of low income housing, about strategies that may help you find housing quicker, and about resources to help you in your housing search.

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