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  1. Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee

    May 19, 2021, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84938333943; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 849 3833 3943

    RECEIVED: 5/17/21 at 9:51 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Review of Citation in honor of Mira Setty-Charity (Community Sponsor: Girls Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts; Council Sponsor: Griesemer). Update on current status of Finance Committee applications. Review and vote on process for recommending resident non-voting members of the Finance Committee. Update on current status of Districting Advisory Board applications; possible vote to declare pool (or portion thereof) sufficient. Continued discussion of referral of Outreach, Communications, and Appointments Committee Process to Recommend Appointments to Multiple-Member Bodies Appointed by the Town Council. Adoption of April 21 and May 5, 2021 Minutes. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. Discussion of future agenda items. Public Comment

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  2. Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board

    May 19, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM @ Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95071353136 OR call (646) 558-8656 Meeting ID: 950 7135 3136

    RECEIVED: 5/11/21 at 1:16 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order Welcome & Introductions; March 24th Minutes; 2. News and Announcements; 3. FHWB Director Updates; 4. School to Career Updates; 5. Discussion: YCCC as a networking council, removal as a committee of the Board; 5. Other Business; 6. Adjourn

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  3. Energy and Climate Action Committee

    May 19, 2021, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Please note this a virtual meeting and will be located at: https://zoom.us/j/95283460251 Webinar ID: 952 8346 0251 To join by telephone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592

    RECEIVED: 5/17/21 at 2:58 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review & Vote - Minutes from 5/5/21 mtg; Public Comment - (will be accommodated to the extent practicable); Staff Updates; ECAC Member Updates; Finalize Discussion on CAARP Draft; Review/Finalize ECAC Letter for CAARP: Review Project Teams and Next Steps; Next meeting Agenda; Public Comment (will be accommodated to the extent practicable); Adjourn

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  4. Historical Commission

    May 19, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Meeting held via ZOOM platform. TO access via a computer, visit https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85763178214. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 857 6317 8214

    RECVD: 5/3/21 at 11:47 am. TOPICS: 90 Memorial Drive (17A-18) Maya Marx and Nicholas Dufresne – Demolition of circa 1947 wood frame single-family residence. 20 Ball Lane (5A-56) Carl and Theodore Matuszko – Demolition of former automobile and truck repair garage and farm stand. 599 East Leverett Road (3B-71) Donna and Marvin Spence – Complete demolition of circa 1850 farmhouse most recently used as rental property. 462 Main Street (14B-68) John Wroblewski – Complete demolition of circa 1828 wood frame structure, known as the J.T. Wescott House (Amh.440), most recently used as an office building. PUBLIC MEETING 1. Announcements 2. Approval of Minutes 3. Jones Library Historic Preservation Restriction 4. Civil War Tablets Site Visit 5. West Cemetery Headstone Restoration Planning 6. Discussion of East Pleasant St Building 7. Discussion of Zoning in the B-L District 8. Public Comment 9. Unanticipated Items 10. Next Meeting Date ADJOURNMENT For more information email Be

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  5. Planning Board

    May 19, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Click to join the Zoom meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/86118851913 Or Telephone: 1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 Webinar ID: 861 1885 1913 Internat

    RECEIVED: 4/30/21 at 11:30 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Joint Public Hearing of the Planning Board and the Community Resources Committee of the Town Council 8:00 PM Zoning Bylaw – Article 16 – Temporary Moratorium For 180 Days On Building Permits For Construction Of Residential Buildings With Three Or More Dwelling Units – Voter Petition Article pursuant to MGL Ch. 40A Section 5 - To see if the Town will vote to add Article 16 – Temporary Moratorium For 180 Days On Building Permits For Construction Of Residential Buildings With Three Or More Dwelling Units to the Zoning Bylaw which would temporarily halt the issuance of building permits for the proposed construction of any residential building including three or more dwelling units in the Business General (B-G), Business Limited (B-L) or General Residence (R-G) zoning districts in the town for a period of 180 days. To view the full description of this item, please click the document link.

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  6. Planning Board

    May 19, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Click to join the Zoom meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/86118851913 Or Telephone: 1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 Webinar ID: 861 1885 1913 Internat

    REC'D: 4/30/21 at 11:33 am. TOPICS: Joint Public Hearing of the Planning Board and the Community Resources Committee of the Town Council 7:00 PM Zoning Bylaw – Zoning Bylaw – Article 15 – Inclusionary Zoning - To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw by amending Article 15, Inclusionary Zoning, to expand the applicability of Inclusionary Zoning, including amending the language referring to local preference, expanding the categories of residential uses to which the Inclusionary Zoning requirement applies, requiring a tiered level of affordability for projects requiring 6 or more affordable units, adopting a definition for “residential development” and increasing the number of affordable units required to qualify for a Special Permit to allow off-site provision of affordable units or to allow a payment-in-lieu-of provision for affordable units. Copies of the full text of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is available in the Planning Department, Town Hall, Amherst, MA.

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  7. Planning Board

    May 19, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Click to join the Zoom meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/86118851913 Or Telephone: 1 312 626 6799 or 1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 861 1885 1913 International numbers available: https://amherstma.zoom.us/u/ksxMZW9c2

    RECEIVED: 5/14/21 at 2:44 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment; Joint Public Hearing with the CRC – Zoning Amendment - 7:00 PM: Zoning Bylaw – Article 15 – Inclusionary Zoning - For a full description see the Agenda Link; Joint Public Hearing with the CRC – Zoning Amendment - 8:00 PM: Zoning Bylaw – Article 16 – Temporary Moratorium For 180 Days On Building Permits For Construction Of Residential Buildings With Three Or More Dwelling Units - For a full description see the Agenda Link; Old Business A. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; New Business A. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; 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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  8. Community Resources Committee of the Town Council - Special Joint Hearing with the Planning Board

    May 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/86118851913; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 861 1885 1913

    RECEIVED: 5/4/21 at 4:01 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Joint Public Hearings with the Planning Board: 7:00 PM Zoning Bylaw – Article 15 – Inclusionary Zoning To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw by amending Article 15, Inclusionary Zoning. 8:00 PM Zoning Bylaw – Article 16 – Temporary Moratorium For 180 Days On Building Permits For Construction Of Residential Buildings With Three Or More Dwelling Units – Voter Petition Article pursuant to MGL Ch. 40A Section 5. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. Please see the agenda link and link to meeting materials folder for details.

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Community (Public)

  1. #ByMySide 31-Day Activity Challenge

    May 19, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Dakin Humane Society

    Dakin Humane Society wants to inspire you to get moving this May with our #ByMySide 31-Day Activity Challenge. We encourage you to bring your furry companion along, or get active in their honor. That’s right, “we Dakin Dare you!” Whether you plan to walk, run, bike ride, or snuggle your cat (yes, that's an activity!) you'll be making a difference for animals. By participating you will be part of a virtual movement of animal lovers supporting health and happiness together while raising critical funds to support the animals and programs of Dakin.

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