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  1. Cable Advisory Committee

    May 6, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/2/16 at 8:17 am. MEETING TIME: 11:00 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Review and approve minutes; Comcast's response to CAC's RFP; Public comment. Topics the Chair did not reasonably expect 48 hours before the meeting.

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  2. Select Board

    May 9, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Band Room, Amherst Regional Middle School

    REC'D: 5/5/16 at 3:17 pm. TIME: 6:00 pm. LOC: ARMS, Band Rm. TOPICS: Logistical issues related to Town Mtg; updates from Town Mgr and SB. Cmtee/Board Appts: Confirm Tow Jack Jemsek & Michael Birtwistle to the Planning Bd thru 6/30/17. Appoint Downtown Parking Work Group thru 6/30/18: Wendy Boisseau-Jones, Matt Yee, Rabib Rafiq, Sandra Anderson, Richard Roznoy, Christine Gray-Mullen & Select Board rep, yet to be named. Vote & Assign positions on Town Mtg Arts 26, 36, & 43. Town Mgr Search: Discuss Finalists & Appoint a Town Mgr, pending negotiations. Special Farmer Winery license for sale at Farmers Market: Artifact LLC; Lunch Cart License - Top Dogs On Sidewalk; Special All Alc for Kride Inc. at Hamp Coll 6/12/16; + (2) Taxi Driver Licenses E. Roperto & E. Cunha for Mercedes Cab. Minutes 5/2/16 + 3/24/16 Exec Session. Exec Session MGL c30A s2 to conduct strategy sessions in prep for & negotiations w/nonunion personnel (Town Mgr Finalists), not to return to public session.

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  3. Finance Committee

    May 9, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Professional Development Center, Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School

    RECEIVED: 5/5/16 at 9:27 am. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: ARMS, Prof Dev Center. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. News affecting the budget. 2. Article 24, Free Cash. 3. Article 26, Percent for Art. 4. Minutes of previous meetings. 5. Next meetings and agenda. 6. Topics not reasonably anticipated by chair 48 hours in advance of meeting.

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  4. Disability Access Advisory Committee

    May 10, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Stavros, Main Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 5/5/16 at 3:19 pm. MEETING TIME: 11:30 am. LOCATION: 210 Old Farm Rd. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Approve Minutes. New Business: Discussion about accessibility at Jones Library; Other business not anticipated. Old Business (Action Items): Discussion with schools about ADA curriculum; Timeline for becoming a commission on disability; Amherst Schools and Accessibility. Next Meetings

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  5. The Jones Library, Inc. Design Subcommittee

    May 10, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Woodbury Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 5/5/16 at 11:50 am. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Woodbury Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Public Presentation by Architects; "Building Program;" Budget; Schedule; Consultant Proposals; Amherst Historical Society Update.

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  6. Public Shade Tree Committee - Site Visit

    May 10, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ West Bay Rd

    RECEIVED: 5/5/16 at 2:15 pm. TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: West Bay Road, Amherst. LIST OF TOPICS: A site visit is going to be done on W Bay Rd in order to assess trees for removal on the south side of the road.

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  7. Wildwood School Building Committee

    May 10, 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School's PD Center

    RECEIVED: 5/6/16 at 11:14 am. REVISED: 5/6/16 at 12:56 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:45 pm. LOCATION: ARMS PD Center. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda-Approval of meeting minutes, Public comment, Project Update; design and process update, Vote to approve invoices/commitments, Upcoming meeting and project schedule, Other business.

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  8. Public Shade Tree Committee

    May 10, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/2/16 at 8:45 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of April minutes; Public Comment period; Arbor Month reports; Chair report, My Article, Nursery Follow Up, PSA for May Planting, Smith College talk, Tree Request List, Ordinance; Tree warden report; Treasurer report; Brady joining committee and becoming treasurer; Town developments, Town Manager interviews; Listserve; 666 S.E. St Hearing; ANTS update; W. Cemetery Update; Water bill insert (News?); Second Saturday plantings, Rolling Green Apts., Contact residents Media and outreach, Roger - Climate Change article/letter, Brady - Benefits of Trees article, Tree of the Month column, Tree placards (“This tree provides $____ in services. “), Scouts and other groups; Other business

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  9. Hampden/Hampshire County Conservation District Supervisor Meeting

    May 10, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Springfield Public Library

    RECEIVED: 5/6/16 at 8:11 am. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: West Spfld Library. 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, board member recruitment, audit process, district grant RFR. New business: district grant RFR - tasks to do. Reports of partner agencies: NRCS, Jeff Lafleur, MACD. Administrator's report. Schedule the next meeting date/time. Announcements.

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  10. Select Board

    May 11, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Band Room, Amherst Regional Middle School

    RECEIVED: 5/5/16 at 3:47 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: ARMS, Band Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Logistical Issues related to Town Meeting; Key Info from Town Mgr and Select Board, time permitting. Public Hearing on Londonwest LLC Liquor License Continuance; Vote & Assign Positions on Town Meeting Articles. Common Vic License Londonwest LLC; Special All Alc UMass May 23, 2016; and Exec Session MGL Chapter 30A, §21a, 2 To conduct strategy sessions in prep for negotiations with nonunion personnel (Town Manager Finalists); to conduct contract negotiations with nonunion personnel (Town Manager Finalists); not to return to open session at conclusion.

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  11. Conservation Commission

    May 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 5/6/16 at 3:01 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Director, Wetland Admin Reports; Review Minutes 11-23-15 & 12-9-15; Discussion – Tom Reidy, Bacon & Wilson P.C., for 408 Northampton Rd; RFD – James & Astrid David construct duplex, assoc parking, grading, landscaping w/in buffer zone to Bordering Vegetated Wetlands and Bordering Land Subject to Flooding at 249 Stanley St; NOI – GTI Massachusetts NP redesign building & parking lot for medical marijuana dispensary w/in Riverfront, Bordering Land Subject to Flooding, and buffer zone to Bordering Vegetated Wetlands at 169 Meadow St; NOI – Conservation Dept install parking area, picnic area, fence w/in Riverfront at 1200 No Pleasant St; Permit Extension – NEEI for UMASS campus pond; Re-issue COC – 123 Blackberry Ln; Ch. 61 Removal – North Amherst Community Farm, Inc. for Lot B, North Pleasant St; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting

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  12. Council on Aging

    May 12, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Lower Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/4/16 at 10:06 am. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Lower Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes of April 7, 2016. Treasurer's Report: Friends FY16 Annual Solicitation & Census Solicitation. Friends of the Amherst Senior Center update. League of Women Voters Aging Study update. Senor Aide possibility. Subcommittee Updates: Senior Center van project. Nominating Committee report. SHAG-Senior Health Advisory Group. Highland Valley Elder Services Board meeting and Nutrition Council. Staff Reports. MCOA Pittsfield Training on May 25, 2016. Next COA meeting date: Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10-11:30 AM.

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  13. Zoning Board of Appeals

    May 12, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/6/16 at 3:02 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING: (Continued from March 17, 2016, April 7, 2016) ZBA FY2016-00017 – Javad Moshfegh – For a Special Permit to modify conditions of ZBA FY1981-83, to formalize exterior changes made to enclose and existing deck associated with an existing Converted Dwelling, under Section 3.3241 and 10.33 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 65 West Street (Map 17C, Parcel 55, R-N Zoning District)PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA FY2016-00003 – Speedway, Inc. – For the Board to determine if changes to internal food service operations, exterior signs, and the alteration and expansion of exterior mechanical equipment and associated screening is de minimus, or substantial enough to require a public hearing, in accordance with condition 1 and 6, at 468 West Street (Map 20C, Parcel 10, B-VC Zoning District)

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  14. Charter Commission Public Hearing

    May 12, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium

    RECEIVED: 5/6/16 at 3:46 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: ARMS, Auditorium. LIST OF TOPICS: A community conversation about Amherst and its values about Town government. We invite participants to share their thoughts on questions such as the following: What aspects of Amherst's current approach to government do you like? What aspects do you think could be improved? What do you see as key challenges facing Amherst? How can we improve our Town government’s ability to meet those challenges? Residents will be able to provide input verbally (2 minute limit each) and/or in writing at the event. The work of the Charter Commission can be followed online at, and residents will soon be able to provide input through a survey link on the site. Feedback is also welcome via email at Other opportunities for input from residents, staff, and other stakeholders will be forthcoming.

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  15. Cable Advisory Committee

    May 17, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/6/16 at 3:03 pm. MEETING TIME: 8:00 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Meet with counsel to discuss contract negotiation. Public comment. Topics the Chair did not reasonably expect 48 hours before the meeting.

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  16. Cable Advisory Committee

    May 24, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/6/16 at 3:04 pm. MEETING TIME: 8:30 am. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Meet with counsel to discuss contract negotiation. Public comment. Topics the Chair did not reasonably expect 48 hours before the meeting.

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  17. Planning Board

    May 25, 5:05 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/6/16 at 3:56 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:05 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearings Site Plan Review 5:05PM SPR2016-18 Barry Roberts 30 Main St Request SPR approval to install lights over sign for Insomnia Cookies (Map 14A/57, B-G district); 5:10PM SPR2016-19 Heather Sunderland for Londonwest 35 So Pleasant St Request SPR approval to install lights above sign, add planters in front of building, install new door for retail store with in-store café (Map 14A/252, B-G district)

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Community (Public)

  1. Isha Kriya, Free Guided Meditation

    May 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Jones Library, Amherst Room

    Learn a simple yet powerful 15 minute meditation that can enhance clarity, improve health, and create a state of peacefulness and joy. No previous meditation experience required and can be done in a seated chair.

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  2. Film & Discussion: Just a Piece of Cloth

    May 12, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Join us for the next film in this ongoing film and discussion series that may educate you, touch your heart, and inspire you to action to help dismantle racism. Just a Piece of Cloth is a new documentary that unravels stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media about Muslim women, the hijab, and other issues of Islamophobia and racism. A facilitated discussion will follow the screening. Co-sponsored by the Jones Library and Coming Together.

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  3. What the House Remembers: A Discussion of Three Poems by Robert Francis

    May 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Jones Library Special Collections

    Join us for an evening honoring the late Amherst poet, Robert Francis. The event will be led by poet and writer Wally Swist, a longstanding resident of Amherst, who paid weekly visits to Francis during the last three years of his life. Swist will read three poems and facilitate a discussion based upon questions provided by the Mass Poetry Common Threads Program.

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  4. Ukulele Strum-Along

    May 15, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library Amherst Room

    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.

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Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    May 6, All Day

    Lounge Open 8 AM-4 PM

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  2. Bubble Room

    May 6, All Day

    9:40 AM-1:40 AM Foot Care & Ear Irrigation

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  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    May 6, All Day

    9 AM-12 PM Cribbage Games 1-3 PM Mexican Train Dominoes

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  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    May 6, All Day

    9 AM-2 PM Meridian Associates 6-8 PM ARTS Anonymous

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  5. Glass Room

    May 6, All Day

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  6. Large Activity Room

    May 6, All Day

    9 AM-12 PM Second Hand Clothes Shop 11:45 AM Lunch 7-10 PM Folk Dancing

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  7. Lower Meeting Room

    May 6, All Day

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  8. Pole Room

    May 6, All Day

    9:45-10:45 AM Ballroom Dancing 11-11:30 AM Gentle Fitness 12:30-2 PM Arthritis Exercise

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  9. South Meeting Room #101

    May 6, All Day

    9 AM-12 PM Craft Club

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Town Common Reservations

  1. Garden Club of Amherst

    May 20, 7:00 AM - May 21, 5:00 PM

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  2. Friend of the Amherst Senior Center 14-16 White Elephant Tag Sale

    May 21, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ North Common

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  3. Rotary Club of Amherst Community Fair

    May 23, 9:00 AM - May 29, 5:00 PM

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