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Boards/Committees

  1. Personnel Board

    April 14, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87507878281?pwd=SUc1T0ZjWUpaNjlTbERPVnZaNGF1Zz09 Or by phone: 646 876 9923

    RECEIVED: 4/9/21 at 3:51 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1) Call to Order: Opening Remarks and Announcements. 2)Public Comment. 3) Reports and Comments. 4) New Business Part Time Non-Union Wage Chart Effective 7/1/2021. Non-Union Annual Meeting with staff. 5) Old Business: Staffing report. 6) Approval of Minutes: Review and approve March 10, 2021 minutes. 7) Next Personnel Board Meeting: TBD. 8) Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Adjourn. 4a) 10:00 am: Annual Personnel Board Meeting with Non-Union Employees

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  2. Community Safety Working Group

    April 14, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/89079287656?pwd=dGZCZTlsY1dFQWlmdDFOSEJiSFVQUT09 Passcode: 187252 Or by Telephone: 408-638-0968 or 669-900-6833 Webinar ID: 890 7928 7656 Passcode: 187252

    RECEIVED: 4/12/21 at 3:41 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call To Order: Approval of 02/24/2021 and 3/03/2021 Draft Meeting Minutes. 2. Reports and Comments: Public Comment and CSWG Members Report. 3. Action and Discussion Items: a. Consultant Discussion; b.CRESS Chart Feedback. 4. Upcoming Events: 5. Next Meeting Date: TBD. 6. Other Topics: Other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Adjourn.

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  3. Planning Board

    April 14, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Click to join the Zoom meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85691098745 Or Telephone: 1 312 626 6799 or 1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 856 9109 8745 International numbers available: https://amherstma.zoom.us/u/kcpH9cPOun

    RECEIVED: 4/9/21 at 1:10 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment; Zoning Priorities A. Continued discussion about proposed changes to the Mixed-use Buildings (Section 3.325 of the Zoning Bylaw) – Definition, standards and criteria 1. Update 2. Public Comment, B. Continued discussion about proposed changes to the Inclusionary Zoning (Section 15 of the Zoning Bylaw) 1. Update 2. Public Comment, C. Continued discussion about proposed changes to Supplemental Dwelling Units (ADUs) (Section 5.011 of the Zoning Bylaw) 1. Update 2. Public Comment, D. Update on other Zoning Priorities and Work Plan, if any; Old Bus Topics not reasonably ant 48 hrs prior to the mtg; New Bus A. Zoning Bylaw 10.02 Related to Associate Members of Planning Board, B. Topics not reasonably ant 48 hrs prior to the mtg; ANR Apps; ZBA Apps; SPP/SPR/SUB Apps; PB COM & Lia Rep; Chair Rep; Staff Rep; Adjourn - For a full description see the Agenda Link.

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  4. Conservation Commission

    April 14, 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please enter this URL to join. https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/96982361133 Or join by phone: US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782

    RECVD: 4/7/21 at 2:14 pm. TOPICS: Reports, Minutes; NOI Town of Amherst Resource Area Restoration Fearing Brook at Belchertown Rd (15C, 22 & 23; 15A, 47); NOI Wendell Wetland Services SFH in buffer to BVW at 24 Palley Village Rd (21B, 87); NOI Haines Hydrogeologic Consulting ag. activities in the buffer of BVW at 214 Pomeroy Ln (20C, 23); (6) NOI’s Tofino Associates SFH home construction in buffer to BVW Lots 1-2, 5-8 (21D, 139, 138, 135, 134, 133, 132); NOI R. Levesque Assoc. repaving parking lot in the buffer to BVW & Intermittent Stream at 33-37 & 51 E. Pleasant St (11C, 267, 268, 270, 272, 273); RDA Cold Spring Env. to determine jurisdiction under WPA and Article 3.31 Amherst Bylaw at Flat Hills Rd; Amended OOC Eversource Montague to Fairmont Rebuild Project to correct resource alteration numbers, additional mitigation & revised delineation (26A, 41; 2A, 7 & 18; 17C, 19); Enforcement Orders, Emergency Certifications, & Monitoring Reports. Topics not anticipated 48 hrs prior to mtg

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  5. Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board

    April 15, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97346316198 OR Dial: +1 (929) 205-6099 Meeting ID: 973 4631 6198#

    RECEIVED: 04/07/2021 at 8:51 am. LIST OF TOPICS: I. Call to Order & Introductions a. To approve January 7, 2020 Minutes II. Brief Updates III. Performance a. Career Centers Activities Report b. Scorecard FY21 Q2 IV. MA Unemployment Claims & Labor Force V. Entered Employment Report (CY19 & FY20) VI. Customer Survey (CY 2020) VII. Other Business VIII. Adjourn

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  6. Participatory Budgeting Commission

    April 15, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ viz Zoom teleconferencing: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82217973756 if you prefer to join by phone please refer to posted agenda for directions

    RECEIVED: 4/12/21 at 9:28 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Review Agenda, 2. Determine Minute-Taker for this Meeting, 3. Approve Minutes from April 1, 2021, 4. Discuss Latest Version of our Final Report to the Council, 5. Discuss and Critique Draft Presentation Outline, 6. Review Timeline, 7. Topics the Chair Did Not Reasonably Identify 48 hrs. Before the Meeting, 8. Public Comment.

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  7. Board of License Commissioners

    April 15, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA THE ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE SOFTWARE. TO JOIN: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/89694585699 Webinar ID: 896 9458 5699 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 Enter webinar ID when prompted

    RECEIVED: 4/13/21 at 3:52 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Public Comment; Licenses: Application for Common Victualler’s License: Protocol Amherst, LLC, d/b/a Protocol, 1 East Pleasant St. Discussion Items: Alcohol Service on Town Commons & Public Property; Adult Use Marijuana Licensing; Private Club Regulations; Guidelines for Liquor License Decisions; Lunch Cart Regulations; Rental Registration Bylaw & Short-Term Rental Regulation. Review of Minutes. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. Adjournment.

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  8. Transportation Advisory Committee

    April 15, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Register in advance for this webinar: https://amherstma.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__rlSe-DrSxirS2xQ8U6kdw

    RECEIVED: 4/12/21 at 11:31 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements; 3. Public Comment; 4. Recap TSO Meeting of April 8th; 5. Recap Major intersection decision considerations; signalized crossing, roundabout, other; 6. Discussion of Amherst to Worcester PVTA route; 7. Pedestrian/Bike Plan Map continue mark-up; 8. Work Plan, a. Prioritization Plan (Subcommittee), b. TAC Charge, c. Pending Projects Updates, d. Mass Transit Reports; 9. Approval of Minutes – April 1, 2021; 10. Committee Comments; 11. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting; 12. Executive Session – If any; 13. Adjourn.

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  9. Human Rights Commission

    April 15, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82320295148?pwd=UWRPeVNJVVVUdllqNVpyaWY4MXk4QT09 Passcode: 902639 Or by Phone 408-638-0968 or 669-900-6833 Webinar ID: 823 2029 5148 Passcode: 902639

    RECEIVED: 4/13/21 at 10:29 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. CALL TO ORDER: Opening Remarks, Announcements, Agenda Review Approval of 1/21/2021 02/18/2021 and 3/18/2021 Draft Meeting Minutes. 2. Reports and Comments: Public Comment and HR Commission Member Reports. 3. Action and Discussion Items: a. Draft Statement of Support against Police Brutality to BIPOC Communities; b. Update on Community Safety Working Group and Core Equity Team. c. Upcoming Events: Race Amity Day,Hero Awards and Juneteenth; d. HRC Next Action. 4. Upcoming events: Racial Equity and Housing Forum. 5. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours in advance of the meeting. 6. Adjourn.

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  10. SEPAC Meeting

    April 16, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Virtual Meeting: https://meet.google.com/dhy-wywm-rwd or by phone: 617-675-4444? PIN: ?909 286 087 0262?#

    RECEIVED: 4/7/21 at 9:49 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Results of the Reissued SEPAC Covid Impact Survey

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  11. Patriots Day Holiday - Town Offices Closed on Monday, April 19th

    April 19, 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Patriots Day Holiday - Town Offices Closed on Monday, April 19th, except for public safety and emergency services.

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  12. Disability Access Advisory Committee

    April 20, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ To join the meeting via computer: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/86363205103 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (646) 876-9923, enter webinar ID when prompted: 863 6320 5103. When prompted to enter your participant number press #

    RECEIVED: 4/14/21 at 3:52 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: New Business: Review AAB variance requests at the Emily Dickinson Homestead, located 280 Main Street, including: Variance request from 521 CMR 25.00 to provide an accessible entrance at the front door on the south side of building, in order to preserve the historic appearance and fabric of the central architectural feature on the south façade; Variance request from 521 CMR 28.00 to provide vertical access elevator within The Homestead to deliver visitors to the second floor, in order to preserve the historic significance of the building. See agenda link for more details.

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  13. Finance Committee of the Town Council

    April 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84186317644; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID: 841 8631 7644

    RECEIVED: 4/14/21 at 3:29 PM. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) Presentation and Discussion. Review of Auditor Procurement and Selection Process. Regional School Budget Discussion and Recommendation Vote. Public comment. Future meetings and FY22 budget calendar. Topics not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting. Adjourn

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  14. Elementary School Building Committee

    April 21, 2021, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ Via Zoom video conference: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87056558125 if you choose to join by phone please refer to instructions on the bottom of the posted agenda

    RECEIVED: 4/13/21 at 9:57 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Report on responses to the Request For Services (RFS) for Owner's Project Manager (OPM). Bids closed on April 19., 2. Review of timeline for OPM selection to qualify for the June 7 Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) OPM panel, 3. Discuss OPM/RFS key selection decisions: evaluation of proposals, reference checks, and interviews, 4. Decide role of OPM Subcommittee and Full Committee, 5. Set Committee Meeting Dates for May and June, 6. Public Comments, 7. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hrs in advance of the meeting.

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  15. Local Historic District Commission

    April 26, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Meeting held via ZOOM. To access via a computer, visit https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/88441246652. To access via a phone, dial (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 820 8371 3474.

    RECEIVED: 4/8/21 at 3:38 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING: 214 Main Street, 280 Main Street, and 20 Triangle Street (14B-27; 14B-26; 14B-20) Emily Dickinson Museum/Trustees of Amherst College – Request to update the mechanical and electrical systems, including the addition of new exterior equipment and screening. Request to restore appearance of the Homestead to ca. 1855-1899 appearance, including alterations to the entryways, chimney, cupola, and storm windows. PUBLIC MEETING: 1. Announcements 2. Public Comment 3. Unanticipated Items 4. Next Meeting Date. Adjourn.

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Community (Public)

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

    April 14, 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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  2. On the Same Page: Book Discussion of "Station Eleven" - ONLINE

    April 14, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Join us via Zoom.

    Join us for a discussion of Station Eleven led by Jones Library librarian Linda Wentworth. Please email programs@joneslibrary.org to register and be sure to specify which book discussion session you wish to attend! The Zoom meeting link will be sent to you after registration. Space is limited at these small group discussions - please be sure you are able to attend the session for which you register.

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  3. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    April 15, 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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  4. Running for Elective Office in Amherst: Campaign Finance Regulations & Reporting

    April 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting will be held via Zoom, register at: https://tinyurl.com/RFOPart2

    This November all elective offices in Amherst will be on the ballot. Ready to run but not sure how to get started? Not quite ready but curious about the process? The League of Women Voters of Amherst invites you to two informational forums. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Campaign Finance Regulations and Reporting Details and zoom registration at lwvamherst.org

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  5. Pomeroy Village Center Improvements: Pop-up Event

    April 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 445 West St. in the parking lot closest to West St.

    Join Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman, Assistant Town Manager Dave Ziomek and Planning Director Chris Brestrup for an informal discussion & walking tour. Share your thoughts on pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular safety & other ideas for a growing village center! Please be mindful of social distancing and mask-wearing requirements.

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  6. Ukulele Play Along - ONLINE

    April 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Join us via Zoom.

    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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  7. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    April 22, 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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  8. On the Same Page: Travels with Station Eleven's Shakespeare - ONLINE

    April 22, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Join us via Zoom.

    Join us as we explore some of the themes in our selected On the Same Page title!

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  9. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    April 29, 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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