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Boards/Committees

  1. The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee

    March 4, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Mar 4, 2021 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/83879075434

    RECEIVED: 02/26/2021 at 10:17 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Minutes; Public Comment; Jones Library Building Air Exchange Rate Study; North Amherst Library Building Project Update; Adjournment.

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  2. Participatory Budgeting Commission

    March 4, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ via Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82352593005 dial in instructions are on the agenda posted for this date

    RECEIVED: 03/02/2021 at 11:26 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Meeting goals: to discuss notes from interviews with Town staff and committees, to determine how insights from interview affects consensus memo, 1. Review Agenda, 2. Determine minute-taker for the meeting, 3. Approve Minutes from February 18, 2021, 4. Discuss interview notes held to date: a. Sean Mangano, Finance Director, b. Lynn Griesemer, Council President, c. Paul Bockelman, Town Manager, d. Community Preservation Act Committee, e. Community Development Block Grants, 5. Discuss possible changes to our consensus memo based on interview insights, 6. Topics the Chair did not reasonably identify 48 hours before the meeting, 7. Public comment

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  3. Board of License Commissioners

    March 4, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ NOTE: MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA THE ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE SOFTWARE. TO JOIN: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/81238325816 Webinar ID: 812 3832 5816 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923; enter Webinar ID

    RECEIVED: 03/02/2021 at 3:44 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Public Comment; Licenses: Annual License Renewal – Common Victualler’s Licenses: Speedway, LLC, 468 West St.; North Amherst Motors, Inc., 78 Sunderland Rd.; Shanghai Gourmet, Inc., 104 North Pleasant St.; Omi Omy, Inc., 181 University Dr.; LimeRed Teahouse, Inc., 50 Main St.; New Paradise, Inc., d/b/a Paradise of India, 87 Main St. Annual License Renewal – Coin-Operated Amusement Devices: HPBC, Inc., d/b/a Hangar Pub & Grill, 10 University Dr. Discussion Items: Alcohol Service on Town Commons & Public Property; Private Club Regulations; Adult Use Marijuana Licensing; Guidelines for Liquor License Decisions; Lunch Cart Regulations; Rental Registration Bylaw & Short-Term Rental Regulation. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. Adjournment.

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  4. Transportation Advisory Committee

    March 4, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Register in advance for this webinar: https://amherstma.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_74elb3LwQ6Kk-2RFH8y6Dw

    RECEIVED: 3/1/21 at 9:56 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda; 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Public Comment; 4. Parking guideline recommendations; 5. Pedestrian/Bike Plan Map Mark Up; 6. Outline intersection decision guide; 7. Work Plan, a. Pomeroy Village Center Project recommendation (for 3/15), b. Prioritization Plan (Subcommittee), c. TAC Charge, d. Pending Projects Updates, e. Mass Transit Reports, f. Route 9 Construction Detours; 8. Approval of Minutes; 9. Committee Comments; 10. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting; 11. Executive Session – If any; 12. Adjourn

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  5. Community Preservation Act Committee

    March 4, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82923172040

    REVISED: 03/02/2021 at 3:25 pm. RECEIVED: 03/02/2021 at 1:56 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve any outstanding minutes; Public comment; Update from Chair, including report on discussion with Participatory Budgeting Committee; FY23 schedule planning; CPA Plan revisions; focusing on Historic Preservation and application process; Proposal evaluation criteria discussion; Update on outreach efforts; Review Community Resource Committee proposed housing policy; Discussion of "supplanting;" Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting

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  6. SEPAC Meeting

    March 4, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Join with Google Meet using the link: https://meet.google.com/dhy-wywm-rwd or by phone: 617-675-4444? PIN: ?909 286 087 0262?#

    RECEIVED: 02/25/2021 at 8:18 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve Minutes; Public Comment; 2021-22 Proposed District Budget implications for Special Education Programming; MOA “Side Letters”; COVID Community Spread impacts on In-Home Supports; Updates from Dr. Brady, Director of Student; Services/Special Education; Updates from School Committee Liaisons; Reissuing SEPAC Covid Impact Surve; 2020-21 Event Planning; Future Agenda Planning

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  7. Joint Capital Planning Committee

    March 4, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87903009618; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 879 0300 9618

    RECEIVED: 02/19/2021 at 10:03 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve Minutes 2. Project Discussions a. Police b. Fire c. Public Works 3. Public comment 4. Matters not anticipated 48 hours in advance of the meeting

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  8. Special Town Council Meeting - Public Forum on Jones Library

    March 6, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84312689198; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 843 1268 9198

    RECEIVED: 2/25/21 at 4:34 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Presentations and Discussion: Library Options – There will be no presentation at this meeting. We encourage all participants to watch the video presentation from the Jones Library Trustees from the Town Council Meeting on February 22, 2021 - see link to meeting materials for the link to the video presentation and accompanying documents. Public Comment: More than one-half of the meeting time on the agenda will be devoted to questions from residents and public comment: Jones Library Options: Questions of clarification from residents, Residents are welcome to express their views for up to 3 minutes. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Public Comment. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the President 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting. Adjourn

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  9. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    March 6, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Mar 6, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Town Council Public Forum on the Jones Library Options Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84312689198

    RECEIVED: 02/25/2021 at 8:16 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Town Council Public Forum - Jones Library Expansion & Renovation Project; Adjournment.

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  10. Design Review Board

    March 8, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ To join the meeting from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85855250062 To join the meeting by telephone: Call (646) 876-9923, enter webinar ID when prompted: 858 5525 0062.

    RECEIVED: 03/03/2021 at 9:15 am. LIST OF TOPICS: For the entire meeting agenda, please click on the link provided. APPLICATIONS: a. DRB 2021-08, Town of Amherst – To review the Downtown Senior Mobility Improvements Project, located at and adjacent to the Bangs Community Center property, 70 Boltwood Walk. b. DRB FY2021-09, Town of Amherst – To review the proposed design alternatives for the Pomeroy Village Intersection Project, located at the intersection of West Street (Route 116) and Pomeroy/West Pomeroy Streets. c. DRB FY2021-10, Town of Amherst – To review the submitted Site Plan Review application to the Amherst Planning Board, for the proposed addition to the existing North Amherst Library building and add new parking, walks, utilities, drainage and landscaping, for property located at 8 Montague Road.

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  11. Disability Access Advisory Committee

    March 9, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ To join the meeting via computer: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82662157000 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (646) 876-9923, enter webinar ID when prompted: 826 6215 7000. When prompted to enter your participant number press #

    RECEIVED: 03/03/2021 at 9:17 am. LIST OF TOPICS: For the entire meeting agenda, please click on the link provided. NEW BUSINESS: a. Town of Amherst, Pomeroy Village Intersection Project – To review and provide recommendations for the proposed design alternatives for the Pomeroy Village Intersection Project, located at the intersection of West Street (Route 116) and Pomeroy/West Pomeroy Streets. b. Town of Amherst, North Amherst Library Building Addition Project – To review and provide recommendations for the submitted Site Plan Review application to the Amherst Planning Board, for the proposed addition to the existing North Amherst Library building and add new parking, walks, utilities, drainage and landscaping, for property located at 8 Montague Road.

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  12. Community Resources Committee of the Town Council

    March 9, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/86936114249; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 869 3611 4249

    RECEIVED: 3/3/21 at 11:57 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Action Items. Presentation and Discussion Items: Zoning Priorities Bylaw Revisions. General Public Comment. Minutes: Adoption of February 3, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes, Adoption of February 9, 2021 Meeting Minutes, Adoption of February 23, 2021 Meeting Minutes. Announcements. Next Agenda Preview. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. Adjourn

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  13. Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women & Girls

    March 9, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91435290011?pwd=TmFndS8rV2NGM21iRGhuM3N0cmhMdz09 Meeting ID: 914 3529 0011 Passcode: 605232 One tap mobile +13126266799,,91435290011# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,91435290011# US (New York)

    RECEIVED: 3/4/21 at 8:47 am. TOPICS: Roll Call & Call to Order. Public speak out. Review & acceptance of minute meetings from our 2/9/21 meeting. Begin transitioning into the Check-in & Chat (Facebook Live Event) with Diana Painter, Deputy Director for the Coalition for Social Justice & chairs the MA Paid Leave Advocate’s Table & Alex Risley Schroeder, co-facilitates the Economic Opportunity Team of Massachusetts’ Essentials for Childhood Initiative will lead a presentation & discussion on Mass Family Leave Act, program provides temporary income replacement & job security to eligible workers who are welcoming a new child into their family, are struck by a serious illness or injury, need to take care of an ill or ailing relative, & for certain military considerations. Come learn your rights under the program. Conclusion & identifying actions & next steps. Commissioners will continue their monthly meeting and all other items that may lawfully come before this body.

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  14. Board of Assessors

    March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ via Zoom teleconferencing: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/83605293352 please find dial-in instructions on the posted agenda

    RECEIVED: 3/4/21 at 11:42 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve minutes for February 11, 2021, Sign Motor Vehicle Abatement reports for: 02/18/2021 to 02/12/2021 $518.44, 02/22/2021 to 02/26/2021 $3162.94, Discuss budget, *Residential Exemption and Means Test Senior Tax Relief Study, Executive Session, Sign Personal Exemption Application, Public Comment, Items not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting, Principal Assessor update.

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  15. Zoning Board of Appeals

    March 11, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ To join the meeting via computer: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/83402317210 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (646) 876-9923, enter webinar ID when prompted: 834 0231 7210. When prompted to enter your participant number press #

    RECEIVED: 03/03/2021 at 11:00 am. LIST OF TOPICS: For the entire meeting agenda, please click on the link provided. PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA FY2020-42, Faye Crosby – Request a Special Permit to allow a non-owner occupied duplex under Sections 3.3211 and 10.38 of the Zoning Bylaw, located at 65 High Street (Map 14B/Parcel 90), General Residence (R-G) Zoning District. CONTINUED FROM NOVEMBER 12, 2020

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  16. Joint Capital Planning Committee

    March 11, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87903009618; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 879 0300 9618

    RECEIVED: 02/19/2021 at 10:05 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve Minutes 2. Project Discussions a. School Facilities b. Conservation & Planning c. Recreation 3. Public comment 4. Matters not anticipated 48 hours in advance of the meeting

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  17. Residents' Advisory Committee

    March 16, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ via Zoom teleconference: Go to: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84914296004 To indicate that you wish to make a comment click “raise hand”

    RECEIVED: 3/4/21 at 9:08 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order, 2. Approve minutes from previous meeting (January 20 2021), 3. Review of interviews since last mtg., 4. Review of upcoming interview assignments, 5. Review proposed memo to Town Manager re survey results, 6. Public comment, 7. Other items not anticipated by the Chair.

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  18. Planning Board

    March 17, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85644106064 Or join by phone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 856 4410 6064

    RECEIVED: 2/22/21 at 11:37 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Site Plan Review Public Hearing - 7:00 PM - SPR 2021-06 – North Amherst Library – 8 Montague Road - Request Site Plan Review approval to add an addition to the existing building and add new parking, walks, utilities, drainage and landscaping (Map 5A, Parcels 37 & 38, B-VC zoning district) Plans and documents are available via email from Christine Brestrup, Planning Director brestrupc@amherstma.gov or 413-259-3145

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  19. Planning Board

    March 17, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85644106064 Or join by phone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 856 4410 6064

    RECEIVED: 2/22/21 at 12:22 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Joint Planning Board and Tree Warden Public Shade Tree Removal Public Hearing - 6:35 PM – PB-TW 2021-01– 165 Bay Road - Scenic Road tree removal – for a power reliability upgrade by Eversource on the south side of Bay Road – 165 Bay Road (Map 25B, Parcel 16) Public Shade Trees impacted by this project include 7 White Pine trees (Sizes indicate “diameter at breast height” – DBH): 1 =11? White Pine, 1 =15? White Pine, 1 =17? White Pine, 1 =18? White Pine,1 =19? White Pine,1 =21? White Pine,1 =26? White Pine . The application is available via email from Christine Brestrup, Planning Director brestrupc@amherstma.gov or 413-259-3145

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  20. Amherst Cultural Council Accessibility Subcommittee

    March 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Via Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/81531510477

    RECEIVED: 03/03/2021 at 11:01 am. LIST OF TOPICS: ACC Accessibility Subcommittee Agenda March 18, 2021 at 6PM 1. Discuss on-going efforts to improve the accessibility of Amherst Cultural Council funded projects. 2. Other items not reasonably anticipated in advance of this posting

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  21. Joint Capital Planning Committee

    March 18, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87903009618; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 879 0300 9618

    RECEIVED: 02/19/2021 at 10:06 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve Minutes 2. Recommendation Discussion 3. Public comment 4. Matters not anticipated 48 hours in advance of the meeting

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  22. Joint Capital Planning Committee

    March 25, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87903009618; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 879 0300 9618

    RECEIVED: 02/19/2021 at 10:29 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approve Minutes 2. Finalize Recommendation 3. Report Discussion 4. Public comment 5. Matters not anticipated 48 hours in advance of the meeting

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Community (Public)

  1. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    March 4, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ Call in or join online via Zoom.

    Join us for a weekly Community Chat Check-In with Town Officials and other special guests discussing timely topics. We welcome all community members to join and share their concerns, questions and ideas.

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  2. Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials - ONLINE

    March 4, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Online via Zoom.

    Join us for this power point presentation offered by naturalist and landscaper John Root, which will describe the essential roles played by birds, pollinators, and other beneficial wildlife, and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover, and water.

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  3. Four Building Projects Workshop and Feedback Session

    March 6, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Call in or join online via Zoom. https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/83481272241 Webinar ID 834 8127 2241

    Join us to discuss possible financing options for the four major building projects in Town.

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  4. Hitchcock Nature Trivia Night: A monthly virtual trivia contest fundraiser

    March 10, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Online

    Join us for a monthly online trivia contest fundraiser for environmental education. The quiz will test you on a wide breadth of science, nature and environmental knowledge. The winning team will split the award with the Hitchcock Center for the Environment that will help provide 25%-50% discounts on program fees for economically challenged and low-income household. Learn more and register: https://hitchcockcenterfortheenvironment.salsalabs.org/naturetriviacopy1/index.html

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  5. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    March 11, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ Call in or join online via Zoom.

    Join us for a weekly Community Chat Check-In with Town Officials and other special guests discussing timely topics. We welcome all community members to join and share their concerns, questions and ideas.

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  6. Second Saturday Science Walk: Camouflage

    March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    For our Winter sessions of Second Saturday Science we are changing things up a little. In order to still provide a safe outdoor space to learn about nature, while keeping warm, our programs will be set up as forest walks that will focus on different seasonal topics. Designed for children with their parents, registration is required. Ages ages 5–7 and Grades K–1 Limited to 12 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit of 3 children per adult. with Aemelia Thompson Second Saturdays, 10:00–10:45am January 9, February 13, March 13 Suggested donation of $5-12 per family Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-saturday-family-science-registration-118204556009

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  7. Ukulele Play Along - ONLINE

    March 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Grab your ukulele and play along - because playing your ukulele is more fun when you do it with others. We'll be focusing on 3 and 4 chord songs, with lyrics and chords provided on screen. Participants will be muted, so don't worry about how you sound.

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  8. Virtual Classics Book Club: Crime & Punishment: Session 2 - ONLINE

    March 31, 2021, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Online via Zoom. Details sent after registration. Link coming soon!

    Join us for an exploration of our next classic work! Over the next two months, we will be discussing Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Follow the link to register for the book discussion. Registration is being handled by the New York Public Library, so don't be surprised! Information about how to connect with the discussion via Zoom will be sent to you after registration, the day before the event.

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