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Boards/Committees

  1. Housing & Sheltering Committee

    August 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/18/14 at 3:40 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements 2. Approve minutes 3. Committee Work Plan 4. MA Senate Bill S 2292 (Housing Authority Reform) 5. Zoning - Inclusionary Zoning, Multi-family/Apartment Overlay 6. Increase to CPA Surcharge 7. Update from Town-Gown Steering Committee 8. Public Comment period 9. Other business not anticipated 10. Adjournment.

  2. Human Rights Commission - CANCELED

    August 21, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Special Meeting Location- function room of Amherst Brewing Company

    RECEIVED: 8/6/14 at 2:37 pm MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Brewing Co. LIST OF TOPICS: Human Rights Commission Paint & Sip FUNdraiser replaces regular Commission meeting but discussion may occur and a quorum of Commissioners is expected. Are you looking for a new, fun, and relaxing night, while helping support your community? Join the Human Rights Commission for its "Paint & Sip" FUNdraiser. Relax with your friends and neighbors painting, tasting, and having fun while supporting a worthy cause. Be surprised by how well you can paint. A talented artist will guide your every step as you create your painting. You may be amazed as you enjoy a fun night. All materials -including canvas, paint, brushes, and encouragement will be provided. 5-6pm appetizers and drinks; 6-8 paint and sip. All funds raised by the Amherst Human Rights Commission will go to support community activities for our Fall ' 14 and Spring '15 initiatives.

  3. Regional Assessment Method Working Group

    August 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ PD Center, Amherst Regional Middle School

    RECEIVED: 8/14/14, 2:32 P.M. MEETING TIME: 8/21/14, 6:00 P.M. LOCATION: PD Center, Amherst Regional Middle School. LIST OF TOPICS: Review assessment method model simulations;Discuss evaluation process; Other topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting

  4. Munson Memorial Building Trustees

    August 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Munson Memorial Library
    Amherst, MA 01002

    RECEIVED: 8/18/14 at 2:06 pm. MEETING TIME: 12:00 pm. LOCATION: Munson Memorial Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Introduction of new trustee. Organize for FY15. Update on building and possible improvements to library. Approval of April 25, 2014 minutes. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the clerk (acting Chair) 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

  5. Amherst Housing Authority- Board of Commissioners

    August 25, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ 33 Kellogg Ave

    RECEIVED: 8/21/14 at 11:54 am. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 33 Kellogg Ave, Community Room, 5th Floor. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda, Minutes Approval of 7/28, Public Comment, Accounts Payable Warrant- July 2014, Tenant Concerns, Schiffer House closing & disc. of funds, AHA/DHCD lease- discussion, HUD Proposed FMR's for FFY 2015- discussion, Approval F/YE DHCD financial Statements, Public Comment, Review of Unit vacancies, Director's Report, Chair's Report, Other Business not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours

  6. Select Board

    August 25, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall
    4 Boltwood Avenue
    Amherst, MA 01002

    REC'D: 8/21/14 at 12:12 pm. TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. TOPICS: Statewide Mutual Aid Agreements. Liquor License Public Hearing Alteration of Premises Judies. Public Works Projects - Updates & Recommendations: Pine St; Cottage St; East Pleasant/Triangle St Intersection; Main St; Overview of New Pavement Management Software. 4th Quarter Financial Report. Town Manager Evaluation & Goal Setting. Town Manager, Member & Chair's Reports. Untimed Items: Fall Meeting Schedule, Annual Town Election & Annual Town Meeting dates; State Primary Warrant; Appoint Election Workers & Committee/Board Appointments - see list attached; grant of easements for South Congregational Church & Meeting House Rd Pelham; Parking & Street Closure Requests; Taxi Driver Licenses; Special Liquor Licenses; Common Victualler Licenses; Approve Minutes. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours prior to the meeting. Executive Session per MGL c30A, §21a., subsets 2 & 3

  7. Dickinson Local Historic District Commission

    August 26, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/1/14 at 11:51 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING to consider the following application for a Certificate of Appropriateness: 3:00 PM (Continued from July 31, 2014) 214 and 280 Main Street (14B-26, 27); Request to install a new stone head wall at the terminus of subsurface drainage piping; update informational and wayfinding signs; exterior renovations including restoration of roofline with gutter and drainage system; and install outdoor HVAC equipment. Copies of the application and information about the structure(s) proposed to be modified are available in the Planning Department, Town Hall, Amherst, MA.

  8. Excellence and Equity Subcommittee of the School Equity Task Force

    August 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Woodbury Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 7/31/14 at 10:56 am. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Woodbury Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Discussion of Past Equity Plans; Prioritization of Goals; Discussion of First Recommendation of Subcommittee to SETF; Other topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

  9. Joint Meeting of the Amherst-Pelham Regional and Union 26 School Committees

    August 26, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library, Amherst Regional High School

    RECEIVED: 8/20/14 at 2:28 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Regional High School, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Appoint Union 26 School Committee Chair; Public Comment; Vote on Finance Director; Open Meeting Violation Complaint; Policies for First Reading: Fingerprinting Policy & Service Animals Policy; Accept Gifts; Adjourn to Executive Session per MGL Chapter 30A, Section 21 (2) to conduct contract negotiations with nonunion personnel (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent and Finance Director) with no intention to return to open session.

  10. Hampshire County Retirement Board

    August 27, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ 99 Industrial Drive

    RECEIVED: 8/20/14 at 9:30 am. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: 99 Industrial Dr, Northampton. LIST OF TOPICS: Scheduled appearances/discussion: NEPC: Douglas Moseley and Benjamin Pittsley; Mellon Capital Management: Tim Conroy and Joseph Mietich, CAF; PIMCO: Mariko Boswell, CFA, and Chloe Kelley, Acct Mgr. Approval of prior meeting minutes. Approval of warrants. Approval of retirement applications. Investment and financial status reports. Administrative issues. Communications. New business.

  11. Recycling and Refuse Management Committee

    August 27, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Public Works Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/11/14 at 2:58 pm. MEETING TIME: 1:00 pm. LOCATION: Public Works Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve 7/10/14 minutes. 2. Clarify solid waste strategic plan criteria, determine strategy. 3. Begin solid waste strategic planning. 4. Group reports: a. Compost b. Transfer Station/SWEF c. Downtown recycling. 5. New Business & topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to meeting.

  12. Human Rights Commission

    August 27, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The August 21 HRC Paint N Sip Fundraiser at ABC is NOT CANCELED-Walk ins welcomed. Only the Commission meeting was canceled.

    RECEIVED: 8/20/14 at 8:32 am. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Review/Additions. New Business: 1. Approve minutes of May 2014; 2. FY 15 HRC events planning reports from Commissioners 3. Amherst Together initiative. 4. Commission Vacancies (2) Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. Next Meeting: September 18, 2014. More Details.

  13. Conservation Commission

    August 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/15/14, 1:05 PM MEETING TIME: 8/27/14, 7:00 PM LOCATION: Town Rm, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Comments from the Chair (Briony), Director’s Report (Dave), Wetland Administrator’s Report (Beth), Review Minutes; Request for Determination – Tofino Associates, LLC for paving of a parking area within buffer zone to an intermittent stream at 138 Sunderland Rd; Notice of Intent – Tofino Associates, LLC for construction of a single family house within buffer zone to bordering vegetated wetlands at Lot 45 Hawthorn Rd.; Notice of Intent – The Brook at Amherst Green C/O Classic Management for drainage improvements and paving of parking areas within Riverfront and Bordering Land Subject to Flooding at 170 East Hadley Rd.; Miscellaneous -Certificate of Compliance – RGC, LLC for South East St. parcel. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

  14. LSSE Commission

    August 27, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lower Meeting Room, Bangs Community Center

    RECEIVED: 8/8/14 at 10:36 am. MEETING TIME: 7:30 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Lower Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of 7/16/14 minutes. Public Comment. LSSE Commission Officers - VOTE. CPA Committee Report-Jim Brissette. Outdoor Pools Report. FY16 Capital Budget Priorities discussion. FY16 Operating Budget Proposals discussion. FY16 Fees & Charges Policy discussion. Director's Report. Next meeting and agenda setting.

  15. Zoning Board of Appeals

    August 28, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 8/13/14, 10:54 A.M. MEETING TIME: 8/28/14, 6:30 P.M. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS, Public Hearing: ZBA FY2015-00002 – Joel Greenbaum - To extend and alter a pre-existing non-conforming use and/or structure by adding three additional dwelling units to an existing 20 unit building, under Section 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 85 North Whitney Street; ZBA FY2015-00004 – Sandra Knightly - To formalize an existing third unit in an existing dwelling, as an extension and alteration of a pre-existing non-conforming use, under Section 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 33-37 Cottage Street; ZBA FY2015-00008 - Michael Ben-Chaim – To modify conditions of ZBA FY2014-00015 and/or ZBA FY2012-00021 to allow changes to the approved building and site plan including the demolition of an existing shed and changes to the approved siding material, at 28 Shays Street.

Bangs Center Activities

  1. Alice Dowd Lounge

    August 21, All Day

    Lounge Open 8 AM-4 PM

  2. Bubble Room

    August 21, All Day

    11 AM-12 PM Counseling 1:30-3:30 PM SHS Nursing Clinic

  3. Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

    August 21, All Day

    12:30-4 PM Bridge

  4. Garrabrants Conference Room

    August 21, All Day

    1-4 PM Chess 6:30-7:30 PM DBSA

  5. Glass Room

    August 21, All Day

  6. Large Activity Room

    August 21, All Day

    8:30-9:30 AM Function Well 11:45 AM Lunch 6:30-9 PM Arena Civic Theater

  7. Lower Meeting Room

    August 21, All Day

    8:30 AM-3:30 PM Critter Camp

  8. Pole Room

    August 21, All Day

    9 AM-12 PM PV Homes/ANV Training 2:30-4 PM Osteo RT 6-8 PM Jacqueline Maidana Dance Lessons

  9. South Meeting Room #101

    August 21, All Day

    1-4 PM Meridian Associates 6:30-9:30 PM Rug Hooking

Community (Public)

  1. Human Rights Commision Paint & Sip FUNdraiser Event

    August 21, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Amherst Brewing Company

    Amherst, Mass. - Are you looking for a new, fun, and relaxing night, while helping support your community? Join the Amherst Human Rights Commission for its "Paint & Sip" FUNdraiser. Relax with your friends and neighbors painting, tasting, and having fun while supporting a worthy cause.Be surprised by how well you can paint. A talented artist will guide your every step as you create your painting. You may be amazed as you enjoy a fun night. All materials -including canvas, paint, brushes, and encouragement will be provided. 5-6pm appetizers and drinks; 6-8 paint and sip. All funds raised by the Amherst Human Rights Commission will go to support community activities for our Fall ' 14 and Spring '15 initiatives. A canvas to paint, plus a drink to sip, equals a whole lot of FUN.

  2. Hot Summer Saturdays Movie Matinees

    August 23, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Stay cool at these feature film screenings all summer long. All movies are rated PG or PG13 and are all based on books, as inspired by the Adult Summer Reading Program theme "Literary Elements". Contact the reference desk for specific movie information at 413/ 259-3096. Co-sponsored by Captain Video. These film screenings are made possible with the support of the Friends of the Jones Library.

  3. 48th Annual Community Breakfast

    August 27, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom

    You are invited to join us for the 48th Annual Community Breakfast hosted by UMass Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, August 27, 2013 from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Complimentary parking is available in the Campus Center Garage. Tickets are $8.00 per person in advance online at www.umassconferenceservices.com/registration or $10.00 per person at the door. This event signals the start of the academic year and is an opportunity to meet newcomers to our community, see old friends, neighbors and colleagues, and to talk about the year ahead. All are welcome at this buffet breakfast and gathering of area business leaders, local officials from many neighboring cities and towns, state legislators, community partners, and members of the academic community. We hope you can take part in this annual tradition!

  4. Hot Summer Saturdays Movie Matinees

    August 30, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Stay cool at these feature film screenings all summer long. All movies are rated PG or PG13 and are all based on books, as inspired by the Adult Summer Reading Program theme "Literary Elements". Contact the reference desk for specific movie information at 413/ 259-3096. Co-sponsored by Captain Video. These film screenings are made possible with the support of the Friends of the Jones Library.

Downtown Amherst Events

  1. Mead Art Museum exhibition “Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy”

    March 18 - August 24 @ Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    This special installation brings together the work of New York–based portrait painters Kyohei Inukai (1886–1954) and Robert Brackman (1898–1980), both foreign-born artists who found great success painting high-society men and women before World War II.

  2. It's Cool at the Mead

    August 21, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Join the Mead Art Museum curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop. It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public. Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Aug

  3. It's Cool at the Mead

    August 22, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop. It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public. Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 22 at

Town Common Reservations

  1. Amherst International Amnesty Group

    August 23, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  2. Viridian Energy Deregulation

    August 23, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  3. Don Berwick for Govenor

    August 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  4. Amherst International Amnesty Group

    August 30, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  5. Viridian Energy Deregulation

    August 30, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  6. Don Berwick for Govenor

    August 30, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM