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  1. Hampshire County Retirement Board

    August 31, 2016, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Retirement System Offices

    RECEIVED: 8/25/16 at 11:53 am. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: 99 Industrial Dr, Northampton. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve prior minutes; approve warrants and benefits to be paid; review retirement applications, disability applications, transfers and varied requests; review investments; interview Shenkman Capital and Columbia Threadneedle Investments; NEPC presentation; administrative and legal updates; other topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours prior to the meeting

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  2. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    August 31, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/25/16 at 1:02 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements & Minutes; 2. Zoning amendments in process, a. Accessory business uses, b. SPR applicability, c. Inclusionary zoning, d. Other; 3. Amendments ready for public hearings - scheduled for 9/7/16, a. Non-substantive corrections, b. Table 3 footnotes, c. ED zone project review; 4. Planning forum(s), a. Timeline, topics and participants, b. Online forums; 5. Topics not reasonably anticipated, 6. Next meetings

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  3. Historical Commission

    August 31, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 8/26/16 at 8:15 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements; 2.Minutes; 3.Demolition Delay - Preliminary Reviews a. 328 Lincoln Avenue - c.1914 garage b. 165 Main St, First Cong Church - Removal & replacement of connector structure c. 1095 West St, Hampshire College c. 1820 Darling/Ives farmhouse & barn d. 793 West St, Hampshire College c. 1960 animal research structure e. Relocating UMass Horse Barn f. Items not anticipated 4. New Business a. West Cemetery 1870 section headstone restorations b. CPAC Draft Plan c. Other items not anticipated 5. Old Business a. Thompson Memorial sign b. Writers Walk signs c. Amherst Preservation Plan d. Other items not anticipated 6. Next meetings.

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  4. Planning Board

    August 31, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    REC'D: 8/25/16 at 4:15 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. TOPICS: Minutes; Public Hrgs Plan Bd Rules & Regs 7:05PM Amherst Plan Bd Rules & Regs - consider amendments to Article III to allow Board member who misses first session of multi-session public hearing to be eligible to vote if he certifies that he has examined all evidence (Mullen Rule); Public Hearing Site Plan Review & Special Permit 7:10PM SPR2017-01 & SPP2017-01 Nauset Properties, LP 156 South East St (cont. from 8/3/16 & 8/17/16) Jt. Pub Hrg to request Site Plan Review to convert existing single family house to offices, construct parking area & related site improvements, & to request Special Permit for change of use in non-conforming building, (Map 15C/41, B-VC district); Planning & Zoning ZSC Report & Status, Planning Issues, Forums, Public Comment; Old Business Signing Decisions, topics not anticipated; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps; Plan Bd Reports; Report of Chair & Staff

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Community (Public)

  1. Public Comment Period - Beacon Communities Comprehensive Permit Project Eligibility Application

    August 29, 2016, 8:00 AM - September 23, 2016, 8:00 AM

    Beacon Communities has submitted the Project Eligibility application to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for preliminary review of their project. During this phase the Town can provide comments to DHCD as part of this preliminary review. The comment period is open until Friday, September 23, 2016.

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  2. Informational Session on Crocker Farm Elementary Water Test Results

    August 31, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Crocker Farm Elementary School

    The Town of Amherst and the Amherst Public Schools opted to participate in a voluntary program organized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to test for lead and copper in schools due to the health impacts these metals can have on children and staff members. We took this proactive step (along with 179 of the 351 towns in the Commonwealth) because we believed it was in the best interest of our students and staff to ensure the health and safety of all in our community. During testing that occurred at Crocker Farm School on August 3, 118 samples were taken from 74 faucets and sinks. Out of those 118 tests, four sinks and one faucet tested for lead at levels above the state and federally defined relevant action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) on “first draw” samples. None of the samples tested above the action level for copper on initial or flush samples.

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