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Boards/Committees

  1. Personnel Board

    February 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/16/17 at 9:45 am. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Review/Additions (Butterfield). Old Business: Review and approve minutes of January meeting (Butterfield). New Business: Preliminary discussion of non-union cost of living increase-Butterfield/Bockelman. Remote participation guidelines. Personnel Procedures Manual committee update - annual meeting with non-union staff- March 16. New hires and exits report-Misiaszek. Next Meeting Scheduled: March 15. Other Business: Any other topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  2. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    February 22, 2017, 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Goodwin Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 2/16/17 at 12:31 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:15 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment; Remote Participation Policy; Trustee Correspondence; Mass Save; Charette; Building Project Update; Fundraising; Sammys 2017; Trustees Soliciting Signatures; Friends of the Library Report; Director's Report.

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  3. Amherst Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners

    February 22, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ 5th Floor Community Room Ann Whalen Apartments

    REC'D: 2/17/17 at 8:18 am. TIME: 5:00 pm. LOC: 33 Kellogg Ave. TOPICS: Adopt Agenda. Acc’ts P’bl- 12/16 & 1/17. Approve Mins of Dec 28, 2016 & Jan 9, 11, 18, 2017. Tenant Concerns. Participant Concerns. Tenant Orgs (Whalen & Chestnut Ct). Res. 2017-01 -CFA Amend. #8- Capital Improv. W’kplan 5001. Res. 2017-02–State 400-1 Budget for FY18. Res. 2017-03 –State 400-9 Budget for FY-18. Res. 2017-04 -State 689-1 Budget for FY18. Res. 2017-05 - MRVP Budget FY18. Res. 2017-06 –FY-18 Federal Public Housing Budget. Res. 2017-07-Pers. Policy Amend–Compensatory Time. Payment to Employee of Accrued Compensatory Time. Res. 2017-08 –HUD Civil Rights Cert. 17)Cert of Final Complet.- Whalen Elevator Repair. Res. 2017-09 – Accept CDBG Award - Watson Fms Unit Upgrade; 19) Res. 2017-09 – Accept CDBG Award - Chestnut Ct Bathroom Windows. Audit Review. Vacancies. Exec. Dir's Rep't. Chair’s Rep't. Other Bus.-Not Anticipated w/in 48 Hour Notice. Exec Session- Labor Negotiations Strategy. Reconvene.

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  4. Charter Commission

    February 22, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Police Station Community Room

    RECEIVED: 2/17/17 at 2:08 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:30 pm. LOCATION: Police Station, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes (5 minutes); 2. Deliberating on & deciding on language of Citizen Participation/Relief elements of draft Charter (approx. 1 hour, 30 minutes); 3. Public comment (15 minutes); 4. Deliberating on & deciding on language of School Committee and Other Elected Offices elements of draft Charter (approx. 1 hour, 20 minutes ); 5. Discuss & comment on one-page summary of current draft charter for workshops (15 minutes); 6. Begin conceptual discussion of administrative organization article of draft Charter (approx. 30 minutes); 7. Listening sessions update (5 minutes); 8. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting; 9. Adjourn

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  5. Conservation Commission

    February 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/17/17 at 11:03 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Chair, Director, Wetland Administrator Reports; Public Meeting - Open Space & Recreation Plan Update; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  6. Public Art Commission

    February 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/15/17 at 8:03 am. MEETING TIME: 12:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Approval of January meeting minutes; 2. Chairman’s Report; 3. Treasurer’s Report; 4. Public Art Site Condition Report; 5. Town Hall Gallery; 6. Web/social media Presence; 7. Mapping Project; 8. Art Loan Program; 9. Other Business.

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  7. Select Board

    February 23, 2017, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Town Manager's Office, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 2/21/17 at 1:02 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Manager's Office. Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. No Public Comment. Town Manager and Board Member Reports. Special Wine & Malt License Esselon Coffee Roasting Inc. d/b/a Esselon Café Sunday, February 26, 2017 for a reception at the Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road. Action and discussion: Statement to State Board of Education: Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) proposed enrollment increase. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  8. Joint TMCC/SPP Meeting

    February 23, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 2/17/17 at 12:46 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve February 16, 2017 Minutes, Announcements; Preparation for March 18 'Meet Your Precinct Town Meeting Candidates'; Discuss re-instating improved TMCC email system; Continued discussion of Proposals; Plan joint meeting with Town Manager, Select Board. Items not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting. Public Comment.

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  9. Amherst School Committee

    February 23, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Professional Development Center, Amherst Regional Middle School

    RECEIVED: 2/21/17 at 8:27 am. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: ARMS, Professional Development Center. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Statement to State Board of Education Regarding Expansion of Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School; Adjourn.

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  10. CDBG Advisory Committee

    February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 2/15/17 at 3:17 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT: As part of 2017 Mini-Entitlement CDBG grant application process, the CDBG Advisory Committee is holding a public hearing to receive comments on the 2017 final funding recommendations and the Community Development Strategy.

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  11. CDBG Advisory Committee

    February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bangs Community Center, Room 101

    RECEIVED: 2/17/17 at 4:00 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing: Comments on final recommendations and Community Development Strategy. Public Meeting: review and discuss comments from hearing; update and finalize strategy; discuss 2017 application process; review 2015 and 2016 grants; discuss activity performance review public hearing in April/May; meeting schedule.

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  12. Design Review Board

    February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 2/21/17 at 4:13 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements. 2. Applications - 7:05 p.m. DRB 2017-15, 26 Spring Street, Archipelago Investments, LLC - New mixed-use building; 7:30 p.m. DRB 2017-16, North Common/South Common/Cowls Road, Town of Amherst - Proposed future Bike-Share facility siting (three locations). 3. Old Business. 4. New Business a. Upcoming Town Projects: 1) North Common – Schematic Design, 2) Other Projects b. Items Not anticipated 48 Hrs. Prior to Meeting. 5. Future Meetings.

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  13. Finance Committee

    February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 2/21/17 at 8:30 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Budget Topics: Conservation & Development - David Ziomek, Conservation; Planning - Christine Brestrup; Inspections - Rob Morra. Additional budget and other information requests. Northampton Fee for Animal Shelter. News affecting the Budget. 2. Review of Zoning Guidelines Draft. 3. School Project—Select Board's Ballot/Referendum Language. 4. Process and Implementation (Steps) for Debt Exclusion Override. 5. Other Items and Suggestions for Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting. 6. Committee and Liaison Reports: Budget Coordinating Group; Capital Planning Group; DPW/Fire Study Committee; Library; Schools; Other (Cost Drivers). 7. Minutes of Previous Meetings. 8. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of Meeting.

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  14. LSSE Commission

    February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM @ LSSE Conference Room, 170 Chestnut St., Suite I

    RECEIVED: 2/21/17 at 1:04 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: LSSE Conference Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of the minutes, public comment, Community Preservation Committee, CPAC Report, LSSE CPA Liaison and Vice Chair, Jim Brissette, Recreation Center Working Group, Liaisons- Meg Rosa and Jim Brissette, Open Space and Recreation Plan Discussion, Facilities for Spring/Summer Programs, Staffing Updates, Director’s Report, Agenda Setting and Next Meeting.

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Community (Public)

  1. Making Welfare Assistance Work for You

    February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Do you feel frustrated with our welfare system? Join us to discuss some of the flaws in the system and ideas about what would make it more effective. We will make phone calls to our representatives addressing these problems and asking them to push for reforms. Come take part in this call for action on Wednesday, February 22nd, from 10-11:30 am.

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  2. Dinner on ACC: Celebrating the Self-starters among Us!

    February 24, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Have you ever wanted to start your own project or business? Join us on Friday, February 24th, from 4-5:30 pm to celebrate people’s achievements and success and learn how they did it! Maybe you can do it too! People have started businesses in cleaning, landscaping, jewelry making, pet care, and careers in politics too. Let’s celebrate our dream jobs and learn how we can achieve them! Food, drinks, and dessert will be served as well!

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  3. Amherst Winter Farmers' Market

    February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School

    A collection of local farmers, food-makers, and craftspeople gathering on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, now through April 1st. Earn 2 for 1 SNAP dollars, up to $10.

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  4. Book Discussion of "The Sixth Extinction" - On the Same Page Amherst

    February 25, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Jones Library

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  5. Founders Day

    February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Jones Library, Woodbury Room

    Please join us Sunday, February 26 for our Founder's Day celebration at 2:00 p.m. at the Jones Library Woodbury Room as we commemorate the February 13, 1759 founding of Amherst. We will begin with the Amherst Historical Society Annual Meeting, introduce you to our Conch Shell Award winners and invite you to stay for the Mabel Loomis Todd lecture given this year by Julie Dobrow on Mrs. Todd as "The Accidental Activist."

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  6. Charter Commission Workshop

    February 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Mayor-Town Council? Participatory Budgeting? Neighborhood Associations? The Charter Commission is proposing changes big and small to Amherst's government! Find out the details and tell us what you think. We will summarize the current proposal and then break into small groups to discuss it.

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  7. On the Same Page...with Elizabeth Kolbert

    February 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium

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