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Boards/Committees

  1. Personnel Board

    March 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 3/10/17 at 3:25 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Review/Additions (Butterfield). Old Business: Review and approve minutes of February meeting (Butterfield). New Business: Discussion of FY 17 non-union step adjustment or cost of living increase -Butterfield/Bockelman (follow-up to May 2016 Board discussion). Discussion and recommendation of FY 18 cost of living increase for non-union personnel-Butterfield/Bockelman. Discussion of 3pm annual meeting with non-union staff. New hires and exits report-Misiaszek. Next Meeting Scheduled: April 19. Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  2. PVTA New Administrator Screening Committee - CANCELED

    March 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ PVTA

    RECEIVED: 3/13/17 at 11:31 am. CANCELED: 3/15/17 at 11:00 am. MEETING TIME: 1:00 pm. LOCATION: 2808 Main St, Springfield. LIST OF TOPICS: Introduction and review of candidate screening process by Chair. Request by Chair for Executive Session pursuant to MGL c. 30A, sec 21(a)(8) to consider or interview applications for employment or appointment by the screening committee because to do so in an open session will have a detrimental effect in obtaining qualified applicants and the Chair so declares, not to reconvene in open session. Adjourn.

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  3. Personnel Board

    March 15, 2017, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 3/10/17 at 3:28 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Discussion and consideration of a recommendation to the Select Board to adjust the FY 17 non-union compensation schedule. Discussion and consideration of a recommendation to the Select Board for a non-union cost of living increase for FY 18. Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  4. Town Meeting Coordinating Committee

    March 15, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Bangs Center, Lower Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 3/10/17 at 3:27 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Lower Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment, Subcommittee Work, Preparing for Town Meeting, TMCC Website and Listserv, Scheduling of Events and Meetings, Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hours Before Meeting, Minutes.

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  5. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    March 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 3/13/17 at 11:12 am. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements & Minutes; 2. Spring Town Meeting articles, A. Apartment Bedroom Mix, B. Petition Article - North Amherst rezoning, C. Table 3 footnotes - setbacks & miscellaneous, D. Non-substantive corrections; 3. Town Center planning & zoning forums; 4. Parking amendments; 5. Updates on other zoning amendments; 6. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to meeting; 7. Next meetings; 8. Adjournment

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  6. Amherst School Committee

    March 15, 2017, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM @ Library, Amherst Regional High School

    RECEIVED: 3/13/17 at 10:21 am. MEETING TIME: 5:45 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Regional High School, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Approve Minutes; Public Comment; FY2018 Budget Approval Vote; Open Meeting Law Complaint Response Vote; Adjourn.

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  7. Supervisors' Meeting of Hampden Hampshire Conservation District

    March 15, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    RECEIVED: 3/8/17 at 2:56 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: 195 Russell St, Hadley. LIST OF TOPICS: Secretary's and Treasurer's reports - review and approval. Bills to be paid - review and approval. Old business: plant sale, district grant - new planner, annual work plan, activities ongoing or in planning stages, long range plan and use of Hadley office, cleaning it, how long to keep files, etc. New business: events possibly coming up. Reports of partner agencies - NRCS, MACD. Administrator's report. Schedule the next meeting date/time. Announcements.

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  8. Amherst Center Recreation Working Group

    March 15, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 3/10/17 at 3:40 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Review CPA Recreation Projects; Discussion Regarding Town Meeting Preparation; Discussion of Individual Recreation Area Capital Needs; Other business not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to meeting

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  9. Planning Board

    March 15, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 3/10/17 at 3:23 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Hearings Zoning Amendments 7:05PM A-10-17 Zoning Table 3 Footnotes Setbacks (Plan Bd); 7:10PM A-11-17 Zoning Table 3 Footnotes Miscellaneous (Plan Bd); 7:15PM A-12-17 Zoning Non-substantive Corrections (Plan Bd); 7:20PM A-13-17 Zoning Apartment Bedroom Mix (Plan Bd); Public Hearings Site Plan review & Special Permit 7:30PM SPR2017-00010 & SPP2017-00003 Archipelago Investments LLC - 26 Spring Street; Old Business Tofino Associates LLC Amherst Hills Subdivision - Lot Release Request & Three party Agreement; Topics not anticipated 48 hours prior; Planning & Zoning ZSC Report; Planning Issues - Forums; C. Pubic Comment; New Business Topics not anticipated; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps; Plan Bd Committee Reports; Report of Chair & Staff

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  10. Planning Board - Part 1

    March 15, 2017, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 2/24/17 at 2:42 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:05 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearings - Zoning Amendments 7:05PM A-10-17 Zoning Table 3 Footnotes - Setbacks (Plan Bd) To see if Town will amend Art 6 of Zon'g Bylaw by removing language from Table 3 Footnotes & placing it in appropriate text in Art 6: Remove language re side yard setbacks from Footnotes "d" & "f" & add similar language to Sect 6.13, Min Side Yard and Remove language re rear yard setbacks from Footnote "e" & add similar language to Sect 6.14, Min Rear Yard and Amend Table 3 of Art 6 by replacing letter (footnote) "e" for "Basic Min Side & Rear Yard under LI District, & letter (footnote) "f" for "Basic Min Side & Rear Yard under OP & PRP Districts with number "10"

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  11. Planning Board - Part II

    March 15, 2017, 7:10 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 2/24/17 at 2:44 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:10 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearings - Zoning Amendments 7:10PM A-11-17 Zoning Table 3 Footnotes - Miscellaneous (Plan Bd) To see if Town will amend Art 6 of Zon'g Bylaw by removing language from Table 3 Footnotes & placing it in the appropriate text in Art 6: Remove language re "buildable lot" from Footnote "h", adding similar language to Sect 6.10 Lot Area Requirements, & renumbering subsequent sections accordingly & Remove language from Footnote "l" adding similar language to Sect 6.6 Educational & Religious Uses & renumbering subsequent sections accordingly & Amend Table 3 by removing Footnotes "h" & "l" as amended under Part B of the article

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  12. Planning Board - Part III

    March 15, 2017, 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 2/24/17 at 2:45 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:15 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearings - Zoning Amendments 7:15PM A-12-17 Zoning - Non-substantive Corrections (Plan Bd) To see if Town will amend Art 11, Sect 11.0, Amendment, of Zon'g Bylaw to allow Town Clerk (at request of Plan Bd & after Public Hearing) to make clerical, non-substantive corrections in Zon'g Bylaw to correct typographical errors, errors in order of sections, in numbering & cross referencing of sections; 7:20PM A-13-17 Zoning - Apartment Bedroom Mix (Plan Bd) To see if Town will amend Standards & Conditions of Art 3, Sect 3.323, Apartments, to allow Permit Granting Bd or Special Permit Granting Authority to waive or modify percentage of dwelling units of any one size (i.e. number of bedrooms) when an apartment use includes a minimum percentage of Affordable units

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  13. Amherst/La Paz Centro Sister City Committee

    March 15, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lower Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/28/17 at 8:14 am. MEETING TIME: 7:30 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Lower Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Report from Julio - Followup on receipts, Covering English tutor? New news? 2. State of Affairs - a. Responses to the question: “What is important to us about the project and relationship?” b. Ideas on how we might move towards gaining new members and pursuing new venues of connection between Amherst and La Paz Centro. 3. Followup on last meeting discussion: a. Getting in touch with the colleges/universities to see if there is interest? b. Bringing Julio and Juan over for a visit? c. Playbook idea. d. Party for donors. 4. Fundraising - Tag sale change? Electronic recycling? 5. Other business.

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  14. Planning Board - Part IV

    March 15, 2017, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 2/24/17 at 3:03 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing - Site Plan Review & Special Permit 7:30 PM SPR2017-00010 & SPP2017-00003 Archipelago Investments LLC - 26 Spring Street - Joint public hearing to request Site Plan Review approval for construction of a mixed-use building containing dwelling units in combination with ground floor retail/commercial & parking; including approx. 1,000 SF of retail/commercial space, 17 parking spaces & 38 apartments, & site improvements under Sect. 3.325 of Zon'g Bylaw & to request a Special Permit to modify dimensional requirements: maximum building coverage 77% vs. 70% & rear setback 1' vs. 0' or 10' under Footnotes "a" and "e" of Table 3 of Zon'g Bylaw (Map 14A/265, B-G zoning district)

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Community (Public)

  1. Adult Improv.: Acting for Fun and Pleasure!

    March 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - March 19, 2017, 8:30 PM

    Come learn improvisation skills and drama games just for the fun of it! Learn to think on your feet, be in the moment, and trust your instincts, all the while having a great time. Taught by former professional actress and experienced teacher Becca Greene-Van Horn, the class will focus on the basics, while encouraging participants to stretch themselves into previously unknown and hilarious territory.

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  2. Chokers and Necklaces? The Art of Jewelry Making

    March 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Do you want to learn how to make beautiful jewelry? Join us on Wednesday, March 15th from 10-11:30 am to hear how local jewelry makers, Bill and Sam Nevis, make their items. You will have the opportunity to view their work and make purchases if you want. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about a creative hobby!

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  3. Fun and Games: Bingo and More!

    March 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Join us for some fun and games on Wednesday, March 15th form 10-11:30. Take this opportunity to relax and unwind!

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