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Boards/Committees

  1. Certification of Election Results to Fill Two Vacancies in Precinct 9 Town Meeting Membership in accordance with Section 1.5421 of the ATGA

    October 27, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  2. The Jones Library, Inc. Personnel, Planning & Policy Committee

    October 27, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 10/14/14 at 12:43 pm. MEETING TIME: 1:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Part Time, Non-Benefitted Positions; Board Meeting Schedule; Board of Trustees FY15 Goals; Library Director FY15 Goals.

  3. Transportation Plan Task Force

    October 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Amherst Public Works Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 10/21/14 at 11:13 am. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Public Works Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Review Consultants Progress.

  4. Amherst Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners

    October 27, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ 33 Kellogg Ave, Community Room

    RECEIVED: 10/23/14 at 2:42 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 33 Kellogg Ave, Community Room, 5th Floor. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda, Minutes Approval of 9/29, Public Comment, Accounts Payable Warrant- Sept 2014, Tenant Concerns, DHCD Contract Amendments, Change Order AW- HVAC, AHA/DHCD lease, AHA 5 year plan- schedule date for hearing, Schiffer House Funds, Public Comment, Review of Unit vacancies, Director's Report, Chair's Report, Other Business not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours.

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

    October 27, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lower Level Meeting Room; Bangs Community Center

    RECEIVED: 10/22/14 at 11:49 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Lower Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: AVID--Advancement Via Individual Determination; Professional Development suggestions; Other topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

  6. The Jones Library, Inc. Investment Committee

    October 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 10/21/14 at 11:58 am. MEETING TIME: 10:30 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Review of Quarterly Report.

  7. Rental Bylaw Implementation Group

    October 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/24/14 at 9:01 am. MEETING TIME: 1:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. New business: 1. Update on permitting program. 2. Review prior town meeting article 42 and schedule future discussion. 3. Discuss next steps and preparation for 2015 permit renewals.

  8. Design Review Board

    October 28, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/24/14 at 10:24 am. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements; Old Business 6:35 PM ZBA2015-08 Michael Ben-Chaim - 28 Shays Street - Review, at request of ZBA, designs for proposed two-family dwelling and associated site improvements (continued discussion); New Business.

  9. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    October 29, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/24/14 at 2:25 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements & Minutes; Zoning Amendments: 1) Fall 2014 STM amendments, 2) Inclusionary Zoning - Consultant Report & PB Amendment Issues, 3) Other; Citizen Outreach; 4) Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hrs. Prior to Meeting; Next Meetings - November 5, 19.

  10. Planning Board

    October 29, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 10/10/14 at 8:09 am. MEETING TIME: 7:05 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing Site Plan Review SPR2015-07 Hwei-Ling Greeney for Amherst Community Connections 222-224 Belchertown Rd Request Site Plan Review approval to operate a charitable residential facility under Section 3.336.1 of the Zoning Bylaw, to house up to 12 individuals in a two-family dwelling (6 in each unit) (Map 15C, Parcel 33, R-N zoning district)

  11. Zoning Board of Appeals

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

    RECEIVED: 10/21/14 at 11:17 am. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS/PUBLIC MEETING: ZBA FY2014-00038 – Margaret Riley – For a the Board to review required architectural plans pursuant to Condition # 3 of the Variance, at 908 South East Street, Map 20D, Parcel 47 and Map 21C, Parcel 3, R-LD Zoning District).

  12. Zoning Board of Appeals

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

    RECEIVED: 10/22/14 at 4:10 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS/PUBLIC HEARING: (Continued from September 11, 2014) 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; (Rescheduled from October 9, 2014) ZBA FY2015-00012 – Knight Properties, LLC –For a Special Permit to extend and alter a pre-existing non-conforming two family dwelling by formalizing an existing third unit, under Section 9.22 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 186 College Street.

Community (Public)

  1. Mothers Out Front: Actions, Events, and Connections

    October 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ All Things Local

    Mothers Out Front is a Massachusetts climate activist network. Since launching in 2013, we have offered over 140 informational house parties statewide, reaching more than 1,000 Massachusetts residents. We are growing fast! Add your voice to this forward momentum, showing our political leaders our demand for renewable energy. Our Pioneer Valley chapter is brimming with activity: • Host or attend an informational house party • Drop by a discussion group or participate on an ongoing basis • Learn about switching your home to Mass Energy to draw from renewable sources • Attend a state-wide training • Participate in a state-wide phone conversation • Write a letter, make a call, staff a literature table We invite you to drop by our open meeting every Wednesday 12-1 at All Things Local, 104 North Pleasant Street in Amherst We can no longer be silent and sit still about the very real danger that climate change poses to our children’s and grand children’s future. Mothers Out F

  2. Free Leadership Series about Self-Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    October 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) and Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong are currently accepting applications for a free, nine-week leadership series at UMass Amherst beginning in October. The class will provide education, training, support and mentoring to adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities in Western Massachusetts. During the Self-Advocacy Leadership Series (SALS) program, instructors will help individuals improve communication, self-expression, teamwork and leadership. To participate, applicants must submit a short application by September 22, 2014. Visit MDDC’s website to download the application. Once completed, you may fax in your application to 1-617-770-1987 or mail it to MDDC Attn: Lee Larriu, 100 Hancock Street, Suite 201, Quincy, MA 02171.

  3. Halloween Movie Night

    October 30, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Woodbury Room Jones Library

    Get in the Halloween mood with a classic ghost movie. Join us for a screening of this 1984 film, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is rated PG. With thanks to the Friends of the Jones Library System for making movie nights possible!

  4. Halloween Movie Night

    October 30, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Woodbury Room Jones Library

    Get in the Halloween mood with a classic ghost movie. Join us for a screening of this 1984 film, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is rated PG. With thanks to the Friends of the Jones Library System for making movie nights possible!

Downtown Amherst Events

  1. Halloween Movie Night

    October 30, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Woodbury Room Jones Library

    Get in the Halloween mood with a classic ghost movie. Join us for a screening of this 1984 film, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is rated PG. With thanks to the Friends of the Jones Library System for making movie nights possible!

Town Common Reservations

  1. Amherst Democratic Town Committee

    October 25, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  2. Amherst Human Rights Commission

    October 25, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  3. Amherst International Amnesty Group

    October 25, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  4. Viridian Energy Deregulation

    October 25, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM