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Boards/Committees

  1. Town Council Finance Committee

    May 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room

    REVISED: 5/17/2019 at 8:45 am and 5/24/19 at 10:50 am. RECEIVED: 5/1/19 at 2:26 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Budget Recommendation to Council (vote). 1a. Community Preservation Act Committee recommendations (discussion). 2. Budget updates if any. 3. Public Comment. 4. Minutes of previous meetings. 5. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting.

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  2. Town Council Special Meeting

    May 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 5/3/19 at 8:36 am. REVISED: 5/23/19 at 11:53 am and 5/24/19 at 10:50 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Presentations and discussion - Finance Committee vote on FY20 budget recommendation to Town Council. Community Preservation Act Committee recommendations (discussion). Topics not reasonably anticipated by the President 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Adjourn.

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  3. LSSE Commission Meeting

    May 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ LSSE Conference Room

    RECEIVED: 5/20/2019 at 3:34 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment (Unscheduled), Kendrick Park Playground – Grant Opportunity, CPAC Update, Director’s Report and Commission Member Comments, Commission Vacancies and Appointments

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  4. Bylaw Review Committee

    May 29, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/15/19 at 2:44 pm. REVISED: 5/23/19 at 10:16 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order. 2. Announcements 3. Public Comment 4. Presentations and Discussion a. Continue discussion of bylaws, b. Zoning Bylaw adoption process, c. Future reports to the Town Council 5. Approval of Minutes 6. Future Agenda Items 7. Committee Comments 8. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting 9. Adjourn.

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  5. Amherst Housing Authority

    May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Jean Elder Building, Community Room

    RECEIVED: 5/24/2019 at 1:05 p.m. LIST OF TOPICS: 1.Agenda Adoption/Changes 2. Approval of Minutes 3. HCV Admin Plan Updates - Value of Assets and Asset Income 4. Financials - Warrant Report, P&L, Fixed Asset Purchases, Cash Balances 5. Review of Unit Vacancies & Tenant Accounts Receivables 6. Policy Review & Approvals - Pet Policy 7. Executive Directors Report 8. Commissioners Discussion - HUD Proposed New Rule on Eligibility 9. Tenant and Participants Comments 10. Other Business not anticipated within 48 hours notice 11. Adjourn

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  6. Board of License Commissioners

    May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Glass Room

    RECEIVED: 5/24/2019 at 1:15 p.m. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Licenses: Application for New On-Premise All Alcohol License, I YA TOO LLC, d/b/a IYA Sushi & Noodle Kitchen, 1 East Pleasant St, Manager, Philip Avila. Discussion Items: BYOB Regulations, MGL c. 138 s. 33B, Sunday Brunch Hours. Public Comment. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to meeting. Adjournment

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  7. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    May 29, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/24/19 at 3:34 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements; 2. Public Comment; 3. Recap and discussion about May 15 joint meeting with the Community Resources Committee of the Town Council; 4. Proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw to bring it into conformance with the Amherst Home Rule Charter; 5. Zoning amendments currently under consideration: a. Supplemental Dwelling Units (Plan Bd), b. Planning Board Voting Requirements (Plan Bd), c. Marijuana Buffers (Plan Bd); 6. Zoning Subcommittee work plan & report; 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; 8. Next meetings; 9. Adjournment.

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  8. Planning Board

    May 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 5/24/19 at 12:41 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment Period; Appearance Atty. Bob Ritchie Bylaw Review Com. to speak re: proposed changes to Zoning Bylaw to conform w/Amherst Home Rule Charter; Public Hearing (cont. from 03-20-19) SPR 2019-04 ACTV d/b/a Amherst Media corner of Main St and Gray St; Public Hearing (cont. from 3-20-19) Planning Bd Rules & Regs; Plan & Zoning ZSC Report, Public Comment; Old Business Topics not anticipated; New Business Topics not anticipated; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPR/SPP/SUB apps; Planning Bd Committee Reports; Report of Chair & Staff.

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  9. Amherst Center Recreation Working Group

    May 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 5/22/2019 at 4:03 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Presentation of concept plans for the Community Fields project by Weston & Sampson

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Community (Public)

  1. Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

    May 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Amherst Town Common, then Parade to War Memorial Pool

    Parade starts off at Town Common at 9:30 Ceremony begins at War Memorial Pool, after parade approximately 9:50 am Master of Ceremonies: Town Manager Paul Bockelman National Anthem: Members of the Amherst/Pelham regional chorale. Pledge of Allegiance: Commander of VFW & American Legion Welcome Address: Lynn Griesemer, President of the Amherst Town Council Remarks: Representative Mindy Domb Guest Speaker: Tracy Taylor, Gold Star Mother Roll Call of Departed Comrades: Commander of VFW & American Legion Placing of the Wreath Gun Salute: American Legion “TAPS”: Bobby Klesch Raising of Colors: Commander’s American Legion and VFW

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  2. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    May 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  3. Economic Development Panel

    May 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Old Chapel at UMass Amherst

    The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a presentation of the state of economic development in Amherst and a panel discussion of our community's strategic advantage as well as a vision for the future of economic development in the Amherst Area. A reception to continue the conversation with bites from UMass Dining will follow.

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  4. District 5 Meeting with Councilors Shalini Bahl-Milne and Darcy DuMont at Crocker Farm Elementary School

    May 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Crocker Farm School

    1. Welcome and Overview of Agenda. 2. Councilor Committee Updates. 3. Special Presentations. 4. Zero Waste Amherst with Special Guest Speaker John Root, former chair, Refuse and Recycling Committee. 5. Climate Action in Amherst: What is Community Choice; Aggregation 3.0? Speaker TBA and Darcy DuMont. 6. Residents Comments. 7. Save the dates/announcements.

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  5. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ Jake's at the Mill

    May 31, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

    Office hours for residents and business owners of District 1.

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Leisure Services Calendar

  1. Adult Improv: Acting for Fun and Pleasure!

    May 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Bangs Community Center

    Come learn improvisation skills and drama games just for the fun of it! Improvisation teaches us to think on our feet, be in the moment and learn to trust our 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, and also encourage participants to stretch themselves into previously unknown and hilarious territory. This class is for adult participants of all ages and abilities.

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  2. Yoga Class

    May 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Munson Library

    This class teaches stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and breath awareness exercises to get rid of tension, joint stiffness, backaches, and pain, as well as to increase flexibility, improve your muscle tone, and experience deep relaxation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Nancy received her master’s degree in Health Education from Trenton State College and her certification as a yoga instructor from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

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