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  1. Calendar Overlay Boards/Committees (15)
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Boards/Committees

  1. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    April 1, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/30/15 at 8:17 am. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements & Minutes; Zoning Amendments: 1) Inclusionary Zoning - update; Public Process & Schedule for 2015 ATM, 3) Other Zoning Issues; Rules & Regulations Amendments; Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hrs. Prior to Meeting; Next Meetings - April 22, 29, May 6.

  2. Planning Board

    April 1, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    REC'D: 3/27/15 at 2:20 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Executive Session for purpose of discussing the status of and strategy with respect to the Superior Court case of Greenbaum v. Archipelago Investments, Amherst Planning Board et al; Minutes; Zoning ZSC Report, Public Comment; Town Meeting Zon'g Amendment Issues, Warrant Review, Movers/Speakers, Public Outreach & Schedule, Topics not anticipated, Old Business SPR2013-00001 Review EV Charging Station in Town Hall Parking Lot; Amherst Housing Market Study Discussion; New Business topics not anticipated; Form A apps, Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps, Planning Bd Committee Reports, Report of Chair & Staff.

  3. Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board

    April 2, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    RECEIVED: 3/30/15 at 8:20 am. MEETING TIME: 8:00 am. LOCATION: 178 Industrial Dr, Northampton. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes of 2/5/15 meeting, 1/22/15 Youth Services Council, and 11/4/14 Executive Committee meeting. REB & career center news. Franklin Hampshire Youth employment fund campaign 201. Franklin Hampshire Career Center business services team presentation. Transitioning to the workforce innovation and opportunity act: some things the Board needs to be thinking about. Other business.

  4. Council on Aging

    April 2, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Glass Room

    RECEIVED: 3/27/15 at 9:46 am. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Glass Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes of February 5, 2015. Friends Treasurer's Report for the census and the Friends of the Amherst Senior Center solicitation. Presentation by Architects regarding the Bangs bathroom renovation. COA nominating subcommittee needed. HVES "March for Meals" on May 16, 2015 from 9 AM-12 PM. Friends Follies program review. Florence Savings Bank Community Choices Grant. Boston Post Cane update. Convalescent Equipment Closet update. Update on HVES. Update on the SHAG group. Staff reports. Next meeting date: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 9-10:30 AM.

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

    April 2, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 3/27/15 at 2:21 pm. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Building Program; Site Analysis; Amherst Historical Society; Gardens.

  6. Town Meeting Coordinating Committee

    April 2, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 3/26/15 at 8:06 am. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment, Material for 2nd Packet, Warrant Review, Contacting New Town Meeting Members, Bus Tour, Precinct Meetings, New Member Orientation, TMCC Election, Electronic Voting, Website/Listserv, Minutes, Topics the Chair Did not Anticipate 48 Hours Before Meeting.

  7. Mount Holyoke Range Advisory Committee

    April 2, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Notch Visitors Center

    RECEIVED: 3/30/15 at 8:22 am. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Notch Visitors Center, West Street. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes of last meeting. Status of permanent occupancy permit of Summit House. Status of Mountain Road parking area. Update on Lithia Springs Road parking situation. Old/new business.

  8. Zoning Board of Appeals

    April 2, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Second Floor Library, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 3/27/15 at 2:22 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Second Floor Library, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 6:30 p.m. (continued from March 19, 2015) ZBA FY2015-00026 – Howard Ewert – For a Special Permit to reconfigure three existing dwelling units through the demolition and reconstruction of an existing barn and interior changes to the existing dwelling, as an owner occupied Converted Dwelling, under Section 3.3241 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 69 Pelham Road; 7:15 p.m. (continued from March 19, 2015) ZBA FY2015-00027 – Craig and Rachel Gibson – For a Special Permit to convert and existing single family dwelling into two units, with an addition, as an owner occupied Converted Dwelling, under Section 3.3241, and to modify the maximum building coverage limit of 25% under Table 3, footnote a, of the Zoning Bylaw, at 50 Mcclellan Street

  9. Finance Committee - REVISED

    April 2, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 3/27/15 at 9:53 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: News affecting the budget. Zoning Articles. Article 21- Affordable Housing Property Tax Incentives. Vote recommendations. Vote the order of budget items. Member reports - liaison and representative reports. Minutes of previous meetings. Next meeting agenda. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of meeting.

  10. Public Works Committee

    April 2, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/30/15 at 4:15 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Administrative, a. Review/approve minutes of February 12, 2015 meeting, b. Set dates for next meetings and/or public hearings 2. Project updates from Guilford Mooring 3. Old Business a. Summer 2015 Paving List b. Consideration of sidewalk priorities (Richard Fein) c. New DPW Facility d. Transportation Taskforce update 4. New Business a. Town Meeting Article: Mill Street Bridge.

  11. Transportation Plan Task Force

    April 6, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 3/23/15 at 3:18 pm. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Review Consultant's Progress.

  12. Lincoln Sunset Local Historic District Study Committee

    April 6, 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 3/30/15 at 2:07 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:15 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Approve Minutes. New Business: Review goals of committee; Discuss possible boundary; Set preliminary timeline of committee; Schedule district tour. Old Business: Election of officers; Review Legislation and Guidebook; Amherst Local Historic District Bylaw; National Register nominations. Meeting Schedule. Other business not anticipated. Adjournment.

  13. Wildwood School Building Committee

    April 8, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Wildwood Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 3/31/15 at 9:54 am. MEETING TIME: 3:30 pm. LOCATION: Wildwood Conference Room. LIST OF TOPICS: To Update on the 4/6 Meeting at MSBA and to Overview the Designer Selection Process.

  14. Transportation Plan Task Force

    April 8, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Universalist Unitarian Church

    RECEIVED: 2/25/15, 3:31 PM MEETING TIME: 4/8/15, 4:30 PM LOCATION: Universalist Unitarian Church. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. The Presentation of the Transportation Plan.

  15. Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund

    April 9, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/30/15 at 2:08 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Approve Minutes (next time). Introductions & organization: Appointed committee handbook; Open meeting law guide; Online ethics training. Review of Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Bylaw. Review Massachusetts Housing Partnership Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund Guidebook. Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding request. Set meeting schedule: Guest speakers and consultants. Other business not anticipated. Public comments. Adjournment.

Town Meeting

  1. Warrant Review

    April 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    Warrant articles coming before Annual Town Meeting which begins April 27 will be introduced. Members of boards or committees, staff, and petitioners will explain what their articles propose to do and answer questions. Members of Town Meeting and members of the public interested in the warrant articles are urged to attend. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Town Meeting Coordinating Committee and the League of Women Voters of Amherst.

Community (Public)

  1. ActSmart Improv Company Performance

    April 1, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM @ Jones Library

    Join us for a free improv. performance featuring local youth working on anti- bullying themes.

  2. Danilo Perez Panama 500 Concert

    April 1, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Amherst College, Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

    Panama 500 is Pérez’s most ambitious project to date, the furthest evolution yet of what the pianist/composer calls “three-dimensional music.” His blend of influences makes him the ideal musical chronicler of his country’s history: already a land bridge between the Americas with a vibrant indigenous culture, Panama also began to absorb European culture into its own following Balboa’s arrival. Pérez similarly weaves together jazz and Pan-American folkloric traditions with influences from European classical music.

  3. Author Event with Dr. Andrew Lam

    April 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Dr. Andrew Lam will discuss his two recent books. Saving Sight explores his experiences as a surgeon and developments in ophthalmology. Two Sons of China is an historical novel set during World War II.

  4. jubilat/Jones Poetry Reading Series

    April 5, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library Goodwin Room

    The jubilat/Jones Series showcases established and emerging poets in a number of readings each year. This reading will feature poets Julia Cohen and Emily Kendal Frey. Meet the Poets: An informal Q&A session will follow each reading.

  5. Warrant Review

    April 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    Warrant articles coming before Annual Town Meeting which begins April 27 will be introduced. Members of boards or committees, staff, and petitioners will explain what their articles propose to do and answer questions. Members of Town Meeting and members of the public interested in the warrant articles are urged to attend. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Town Meeting Coordinating Committee and the League of Women Voters of Amherst.

  6. Film & Discussion: Reel Bad Arabs

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

    Join us for a screening of this documentary, which explores how Arabs have been portrayed in film over the years. A facilitated discussion will follow. Co-sponsored by the Jones Library and the Coming Together Project.

  7. Annual Rabies Clinic

    April 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Hampshire Veterinary Hopital
    260 Snell Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

  8. Amherst Together presents ONE DROP OF LOVE- A ONE WOMAN SHOW

    April 15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School
    170 Chestnut Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

    Amherst Together presents One Drop of Love. Produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, this extraordinary one-woman show by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni incorporates filmed images, photographs and animation to tell the story of how the notion of race came to be in the United States and how it affected her relationship with her father. To tell her story, DiGiovanni travels back in time to the first US census in 1790, to cities across the United States, and to West and East Africa, where both father and daughter spent time in search of their racial roots. An award-winning actor, producer and educator, Cox DiGiovanni has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR as a spokesperson on using the arts to explore racial identity. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and has designed curricula for and taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the world. She has been honored with the Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams Award and with Peace Corps Fel

  9. Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement

    April 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Yiddish Book Center

    The Jones Library is proud to announce that the 2015 Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement will honor author Julius Lester and Pat and Peter Schneider of Amherst Writers and Artists for their literary contributions. Join us for this gala celebration! Premium tickets are $100 per person, and include a signed giclée by author/illustrator Diane deGroat. General admission tickets are $50 per person. Tickets are available at The Jones Library or online - just follow the link.

  10. Daffodil Fun Run

    April 26, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Kendrick Park

    We invite you to participate in the fifth annual Daffodil Fun Run on Sunday, April 26, 2015! The Daffodil Fun Run is a 5k road race (run/walk) in Amherst that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. New this year, we are partnering with Energia & 50/50 Fitness to bring even more fun! In this fun and festive community event, participants race past many of the thousands of daffodils that were planted throughout Amherst. After the race, there will be a FREE BBQ for all participants provided by the Amherst Pub, and live entertainment! You can register at RunReg.com or in person at Energia Fitness or 50/50 Fitness in Hadley! We are limiting participation to 1,500 runners and walkers this year, so the sooner you register the better! In addition, only those who register before April 1st will be guaranteed a FREE signature event t-shirt!

Town Common Reservations

  1. Chabad House of Five Colleges- Passover Seder

    April 3, 7:00 AM - April 5, 12:00 PM

  2. UMass International Students Club

    April 11, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ South Common

  3. Umass Cannabis Reform Coalition

    April 17, 8:00 AM - April 18, 8:30 AM

  4. Sustainability Festival

    April 24, 8:00 AM - April 26, 12:00 PM

  5. League of Woman Voters- Book Sale

    April 29, 9:00 AM - May 4, 4:00 PM