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Boards/Committees

  1. Human Rights Commission

    January 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    RECEIVED: 1/11/19 at 10:07 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Review/Additions. Review and Approve Meeting Minutes of December 2018. New Business: 1. Reports on Town Committee/Community Organization liaison relationships, 2. Report of vandalism at downtown business, 3. Discussion of process of receiving and addressing concerns and complaints with vacancy of Human Rights Director position. Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. Announcements. Adjourn.

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  2. Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

    January 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    RECEIVED: 1/17/19 at 10:06 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Introductions. Public speak out. Subcommittee meetings. Approve pending minutes. Chair's report: upcoming events & announcements - women's advocacy day. Treasurer's report: update on FY18 grant proposals from the State Commission, FY19 grant proposal - process for applying. Committee updates: publicity & media - goals, development & outreach - goals & discuss outreach opportunities, legislative - goals. Old business: discussion about maintaining & updating resource guide, report back from 12/6 regional meeting. New business: discuss information presented during public speak out, decide on agenda items for next meetings, determine meeting location for next 5 months, setting goals & discussing the year-end report. Any other items that may lawfully come before this body.

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  3. Joint Amherst, Pelham, Regional and Union 26 School Committees

    January 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Town Room, Amherst Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 1/15/19 at 4:23 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committees; ADA Analysis/Report; Adjourn Pelham and Amherst School Committees; Call Union 26 School Committee to Order; Potential Shift in Role of Finance Director (Region and Union 26); UNION 26 SC: Enter Executive Session in accordance with MGL c.30A, purpose (2) to conduct negotiations with nonunion personnel, with no plan to return to open session; REGIONAL SC: Enter Executive Session in accordance with MGL c.30A, purpose (2) to conduct negotiations with nonunion personnel, with no plan to return to open session.

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  4. Town Council Finance Committee

    January 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/17/19 at 1:13 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review of 2017 plan to fund four major capital projects, recommendation to allocate funds to replenish Road Repair account for expenditures to prepare for construction of a permanent bridge or installation of a temporary bridge on Station Road, recommendation to allocate funds to install a temporary bridge on Station Road, public comment, minutes of meeting held on January 16, 2019, matters not anticipated 48 hours in advance of meeting.

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  5. Amherst School Committee

    January 22, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room, Amherst Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 1/15/19 at 4:24 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order and Approve Minutes of December 18, 2018 and January 7 and 17, 2019; Committee Announcements and Public Comment; Superintendent’s Update; Budget Guidance (ELL, Library, Technology); FY20 Capital Budget Information; FY20 Initial Budget Presentation; Fee Discussion; Second Quarter Budget Report; Dual Language Registration Lottery; MSBA SOI Process; Fort River Feasibility Study; Regionalization Update; Accept Gifts; School Committee Planning; Adjourn

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  6. Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee of the Town Council

    January 23, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 1/16/19 at 8:14 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Discussion of Energy and Climate Resilience Charge. Discussion of Resident Advisory Committee Charge. Next Meeting Date & Time. Public Comment. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance.

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  7. Fort River School Building Committee

    January 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Amherst Police Department – Community Room

    RECEIVED: 1/18/19 at 1:39 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Approve minutes of previous meeting. Review Minute taking. Public Comment. Review Project Progress: TSKP to present updates to costs; Overall review; HVAC systems; Net Zero/PV efficiency/Carbon Impact; Site Scope. Budget: Review budget update. Status of Survey and Geotech: Survey; Geotech work; Discuss a potential geothermal conductivity test; Discuss a potential test pit. Public Outreach. Committee Membership. Invoices. Adjourn.

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  8. Transportation Advisory Committee

    January 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/18/19 at 10:14 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1) Announcements, a) Approving minutes; 2) Discuss/Review, a) Shared Mobility Device Bylaw, b) Project list, c) TAC comments on PVPC Bike/Ped Plan; 3) General Discussion, a) Things not anticipated 48 prior to meeting; 4) Next meetings, a) February 13th, 27th.

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  9. Conservation Commission

    January 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/17/19 at 11:59 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Director, Wetland Admin Reports; Minutes: 11-14-18; Informal Discussion – Mickey Marcus for farm road off Teawaddle Lane and Landfill Solar project; Request for Determination – Amherst Water Department for construction of a generator pad within buffer zone to resource areas off Southeast St; Notice of Intent (cont’d) – Charles Kovacic/Direct Energy Solar for solar installation at 191 West Pomeroy Lane; Notice of Intent (cont’d) – Niels LaCour/UMASS Campus Planning for Operation & Maintenance Plan for twenty-four parcels owned by UMASS; Certificate of Compliance – 102 Linden Ridge Rd; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  10. Amherst Redevelopment Authority

    January 24, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Second Floor Conference Room/Library, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 1/17/19 at 12:00 noon. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Minutes; 2. Reports; 3. Matrix - sites, projects, partners; 4. Derelict parcels previously discussed by ARA; 5. Plan for moving forward, a. types of projects, b. Research on what other communities are doing; 6. New business - topics not anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; 7. Old business - topics not anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; 8. Next meeting; 9. Adjournment.

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  11. CDBG Advisory Committee

    January 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Glass Room

    RECEIVED: 1/16/19 at 10:37 am. LIST OF TOPICS: The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community for the purpose of receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Amherst is eligible to receive a maximum of $825,000 in block grant funds for housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens. In accordance with DHCD regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glass Room (lower level), Bangs Community Center (70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002) to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding: 1. Town’s final recommended activities for funding as part of the 2019 application; 2. 2019 Community Development Priorities; and 3. Currently funded activities.

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  12. Local Historic District Commission

    January 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 1/15/19 at 8:02 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Francisco Alves – Request to lower the roof over the porch ten inches, and for it to be re-pitched allowing for space between the windows and the roof, with all architectural detailing to remain as it currently exists. Changes are visible from Lincoln Avenue, requiring Commission approval for a Certificate of Appropriateness as indicated in Section 6.2 of the Local Historic District Bylaw. Located at 163 Fearing Street, Map11C/Parcel 76, General Residence (RG) Zone, North Prospect-Lincoln-Sunset Local Historic District.

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  13. Town Council

    January 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/15/19 at 2:08 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Announcements 3. Resolutions and Proclamations 4. Hearings 5. Presentations and Discussion 6. Action Items 7. Town Manager Report 8. Appointments 9. Approval of Minutes 10. Committee Reports 11. Public Comment 12. Future Agenda Items 13. Council Comments 14. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance 15. Executive Session 16. Adjourn

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  14. Zoning Board of Appeals

    January 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 1/11/19 at 10:08 am. LIST OF TOPICS: ZBA2019-12 VMS Pizza I LLC d/b/a Porta Italian Rest: Sp Pmt Class II Rest, Sec 3.352.1 Zoning Bylaw, with accessory seasonal outdoor dining Sec 5.041, live/prerecorded entertainment, Sec 5.042 Zoning Bylaw, 51 E Pleasant St, Map11C/Parcel 267, BG Zone, Design Rev Overlay/Municipal Parking Dist. ZBA2019-10 Rise Holdings INC: Sp Pmt amendment, Sec10.33 Zoning Bylaw, Off-Site Med Marijuana Dispensary, Sp Pmt ZBAFY2016-22, modify cond 1 no longer prohibit sale of Rec Marijuana, cond 17,allow operation 8:00AM to 8:00PM, 7 days modify floor plan/Management Plan to reflect changes,169 Meadow St Map 4B/Parcel 6, LI Zone ZBA2019-11 Rise Holdings, INC: Sp Pmt Rec Marijuana Retail, Sec 3.363.2, co-locate with existing Off-Site Med Marijuana Dispensary, 169 Meadow St Map 4B/Parcel 6, LI Zone.

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Community (Public)

  1. Office Hours with Town Council District One Reps - Sarah Swartz & Cathy Schoen

    January 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Alice Dowd Lounge

    A time for District One Residents to drop in and bring questions, comments, issues to their Town Council Representatives. (Except for Monday Holidays)

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  2. Best Costume Film Series

    January 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Get in the mood for this year’s Academy Awards by joining us for this film series at the Jones Library. This four week series features films – all based on books – that have received an Oscar for “Best Costume Design” over the past several years. For the program of specific film titles, please visit our website, in compliance with public performance licensing restrictions. All the films are rate PG or PG-13

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  3. The Lost Forests of New England Film Screening

    January 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    What were New England’s woodlands like prior to 1600? What do the small old-growth remnants look like today and what special values, if any, do they hold? Lost Forests of New England addresses these and other questions in an effort to bring clarity to a subject that is often lost in the mists of time. Producer Ray Asselin, a naturalist and filmmaker from Wilbraham, Massachusetts, narrates the video. Followed by a panel with filmmaker Ray Asselin, joined by Bob Leverett and Bill Moomaw Wednesday, January 23, 7-9pm Registration and donations appreciated: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lost-forests-of-new-england-film-screening-registration-54002461817

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  4. Chocolate: From Bean to Bar to Palate

    January 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Join Dédé Wilson for an educational - and delicious - tour of cacao, from bean to bar, then learn how to truly appreciate and assess chocolate with all of your senses with a tasting of different varieties and sources from around the globe. Learn why two 60% chocolates taste different from one another, how to read a label to assess chocolate quality, why one chocolate that is good for eating might not be for baking and what makes a chocolate “best” is its class. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required by January 19th. Please call 413-259-3096.

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  5. Office Hours with Town Council District One Reps - Sarah Swartz & Cathy Schoen

    January 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Alice Dowd Lounge

    A time for District One Residents to drop in and bring questions, comments, issues to their Town Council Representatives. (Except for Monday Holidays)

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  6. Best Costume Film Series

    January 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Get in the mood for this year’s Academy Awards by joining us for this film series at the Jones Library. This four week series features films – all based on books – that have received an Oscar for “Best Costume Design” over the past several years. For the program of specific film titles, please visit our website, in compliance with public performance licensing restrictions. All the films are rate PG or PG-13

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