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Boards/Committees

  1. Disability Access Advisory Committee

    January 19, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ To join the meeting via computer: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87656149810 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (646) 876-9923, enter webinar ID when prompted: 876 5614 9810. When prompted to enter your participant number press #

    RECEIVED: 01/11/2021 at 1:45 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: For the entire meeting agenda, please click on the link provided. 1. Call to Order 2. Announcements 3. New Business a. Provide comments to the MAAB regarding: 521 CMR Section 27.4.1 Location: Stairways shall have continuous handrails at both sides of all stairs. The inside handrail on switchback or dogleg stairs shall always be continuous. b. North Amherst Library, 8 Montague Road – Proposed Building Addition and ADA Improvements Project 4. Old Business a. ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan b. Other business not anticipated within 48 hours 5. Public Comment Period 6. Approval of Meeting Minutes a. Meeting Minutes from September 22, 2020; October 13, 2020; and November 10, 2020

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  2. Zoning Subcommittee

    January 19, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Click to join the Zoom meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84124105538 Or Telephone: 1 312 626 6799 or 1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 841 2410 5538 International numbers available: https://amherstma.zoom.us/u/kr7HgwQgj

    RECEIVED: 01/14/2021 at 1:11 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Announce and minutes; Public Comment; Zoning Priorities a. Work on draft zoning amendment and supporting documents to add the B-L zoning district to Footnote “b”, Section 6, Table 3, Zoning Bylaw (basic minimum lot area, additional lot area per family and frontage requirements for residential uses) b. Discussion about beginning work on removing Footnote “m”, Section 6, Table 3, Zoning Bylaw (additional lot area per dwelling unit for townhouses & apartments in the R-G zoning district) c. Review list of Zoning Priorities voted by Town Council on January 4, 2021 and Work Plan to meet Town Council’s schedule d. Discuss next steps on approach to research, analysis of impacts, drafting of zoning amendments and supporting documents; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; Next meetings; Adjourn - For a full description see the Agenda Link.

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  3. Governance, Organization, and Legislation Committee of the Town Council

    January 20, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87337091312; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 873 3709 1312

    RECEIVED: 1/15/21 at 8:12 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Annual review of Council Rules of Procedure per Committee Charge (continued). Disposition and Referral of Future Agenda Items to GOL (from 12-3-20 Draft Memo). Memo re Required and Possible Agenda Items in 2021 as of 12-27-2020: GOL additions? Review and discussion of TM Memo on Charter Section 8.1 (Open Meeting of the Residents). Continued review of Timeline for process of setting TM Goals and TM Evaluation. Update on “Bylaws for Future Consideration.” Adoption of January 6, 2021 Minutes. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance. Discussion of future agenda items. Public Comment.

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  4. Residents Advisory Committee

    January 20, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Via Zoom teleconferencing: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/86570120036

    RECEIVED: 01/14/2021 at 9:14 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve Minutes from previous meeting (November 17, 2020), Review of interviews since last meeting, Review of upcoming interview assignments, Review post-interview survey responses, Public comment, Other items not anticipated by the Chair.

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  5. Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board - Youth Career Connections Council

    January 20, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97956766543 OR call (929) 205-6099 Meeting ID: 979 5676 6543

    RECEIVED: 1/12/20 at 2:51 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Welcome and introductions. November 18th minutes. News and announcements. FHWB Director updates. Special presentation - Northwestern District Attorney's office. School to career updates. Discussion: securing virtual internships; engaging youth. Other business. Adjourn.

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  6. Amherst Cultural Council

    January 20, 2021, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82163058150

    RECEIVED: 12/29/2020 at 11:32 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Amherst Cultural Council Meeting Agenda Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom 1. Approval of minutes of last meetings 2. Discussion of ACC outreach/fund raising 3. Discussion of proposals 4. Any other new business 5. Adjournment

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  7. Amherst Recreation Commission

    January 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Zoom - https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85267743747?pwd=ZWNpeXVZcjQydFlnbnpIZ2wwb3BRQT09

    RECEIVED: 01/13/2021 at 1:39 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: AGENDA 6:00– 6:10 Approval of the Minutes 6:10 – 6:20 Public Comment 6:20 – 6:25 Logo Submissions 6:25 – 6:30 Cherry Hill 6:30 – 6:35 Winter Aquatics Programming 6:35 – 6:45 Child Care/Remote Learning Assistance Program and Other Outreach Programming 6:45 – 6:55 WinterFest Presents: Ice Sculptures on the Common – A Drive Through Event 6:55 – 7:10 Director’s Report and Commission Member Comments 7:10 – 7:15 Scheduling of Next Commission Meeting Untimed Items Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the Commission meeting. Adjournment

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  8. Planning Board

    January 20, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Click to join the Zoom meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/89322143148 Or Telephone: 1 312 626 6799 or 1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 893 2214 3148 International numbers available: https://amherstma.zoom.us/u/kbCQtznd8x

    RECVD: 1/14/21 at 3:02 pm. TOPICS: Min; Public Com; Joint Mtg of Town Council & PB: Present by Doug Hall of PVPC-“Initial Impacts of COVID-19 on the Pioneer Valley Economy” follow by disc; Old Bus-Amherst Hills Subdivision-Consider req from dev for release from Notice to Build Com req he refrain from issuing Build Permits for certain lots, Chapter 40R-Vote and rec on concept of Smart Growth, Chap 40R, and its suitability for Amherst-as presented in 11/10/20 doc from consultants Karen Sunnarborg and David Eisen, Zoning Priorities-Rev of Work Plan to meet req of Town Council reg Zoning Priorit outlined in CRC Memo to TC, dated 12/21/2020, Add to 12/5/2020 CRC Memo, Zoning Bylaw, SPR, Rev Crit and DesGuidelines, Sec 11.2417 regard min intrusion of lighting rev & disc, Topics not rea ant 48 hrs prior to the mtg; New Bus Topics not rea ant 48 hrs prior to 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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  9. Special Town Council Meeting - Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Presentation

    January 20, 2021, 6:30 PM - January 1, 2022, 8:00 PM @ Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/89322143148; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 893 2214 3148

    RECEIVED: 1/15/21 at 2:19 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Presentations & Discussion: Presentation by Doug Hall of Pioneer Valley Planning Commission – “Initial Impacts of COVID-19 on the Pioneer Valley Economy,” Planning Board and Council Discussion. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting.

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  10. Water Supply Protection Committee

    January 21, 2021, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ To join the meeting via computer: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87242440331 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13126266799,,87242440331# or +16468769923,,87242440331#

    RECEIVED: 01/14/2021 at 9:13 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda; 1. Water supply status, a. Recovery from drought, b. Decrease in demand; 2. Water infrastructure projects update, a. Centennial WTP, b. Well #4, c. Water line extension - Leverett, d. Water line replacement – W Pomeroy Ln; 3. 2020 Lead & Copper Sampling; 4. 2021 PFAS sampling; 5. Watershed projects, a. Atkins Dam inspection, b. Pelham reservoirs sediment study; 6. Stormwater MS4 update; 7. Select date for next meeting; 8. Other items not reasonably anticipated 48 hours before the meeting

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  11. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    January 21, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jan 21, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/81441888848

    RECEIVED: 01/15/2021 at 3:33 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Minutes; Public Comment; Library Chats ; Date for February 2021 Board Meeting; Financial Information Regarding the Proposed Library Expansion Project; FY22 Action Plan; Plan for Phased Resumption of Services to the Public; FY21 Budget; Friends Report; Library Director Report; Adjournment.

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  12. Board of License Commissioners

    January 21, 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/87835741755 To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 Webinar ID: 878 3574 1755

    RECEIVED: 01/15/2021 at 2:44 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Public Comment; Licenses: Annual License Renewal – Common Victualler’s Licenses: Baked Amherst MA Operators, LLC, 30 Main St.; Casagrande Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Sunset Grill & Pizza, 150 Fearing St.; Crazy Noodles, LLC, 36 Main St.; Cumberland Farms, Inc., 19 Montague Rd.; Cumberland Farms, Inc., 35 Belchertown Rd.; Jamyang Wangchuk d/b/a Momo Tibetan Restaurant, 23 North Pleasant St.; Jason Paulo d/b/a Subway of Amherst, 4 Main St. Discussion Items: Alcohol Service on Town Commons & Public Property; Private Club Regulations; Adult Use Marijuana Licensing; Guidelines for Liquor License Decisions; Lunch Cart Regulations. Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. Adjournment.

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  13. Transportation Advisory Committee

    January 21, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Register in advance for this webinar: https://amherstma.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nXvcZ0gNT8CQeYiOloE29A After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    RECEIVED: 01/15/2021 at 1:43 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda; 1. Call to Order; 2. Announcements & Public Comments; 3. Approval of previous meeting minutes; 4. Pedestrian Bicycle Plan; 5. Update on Prep for presentation to Town Council; 6. TAC Charge, a. Status, b. Projects list, c. Decision process; 7. Considerations for detouring traffic during Northampton Road renovation; 8. Worthington roundabout; 9. Pomeroy intersection renovation update; 10. Committee Comments; 11. Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chair; 12. Adjourn

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  14. Community Preservation Act Committee

    January 21, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/81604673021

    RECEIVED: 01/14/2021 at 3:05 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve any outstanding minutes; Public comment; Update on Mill River Historic Trail proposal; CPA Plan revisions; FY23 schedule planning; Review Community Resource Committee proposed housing policy; CPA tax abatement discussion; Proposal evaluation criteria discussion; Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting

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  15. Joint Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committees

    January 21, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Virtual Meeting: http://161.77.57.225/CablecastPublicSite/watch/2?channel=2 Full Agenda: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CS35SVRCVIfx2UsbQKFqTiQ3pXgGIfJw/view

    RECEIVED: 01/15/2021 at 1:50 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order ASC; Call to Order PSC; Call to Order RSC; Approv Min; Public Comment (to submit public comments email message McdonaldA@arps.org or call 413-345-2949 by 3PM on 1/21/21 with Subject listed as "Public Comment". Include full name and town of residence. Comments will be shared for no more than 3 min per comment and will be part of the public record); Supts Update; Chair’s Update; SC Announcements; New & Cont Bus (a. Juneteenth/School Calendar 2020-2021, b. School Calendar 2021-2022, c. Change in Start Time, d. Future Agenda Planning, e. Warrant Report); Gifts; Adjourn ASC; Adjourn PSC; Adjourn RSC

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  16. Public Art Commission

    January 25, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ via Zoom: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84295722798

    RECEIVED: 01/12/2021 at 11:23 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment, Chair Report, Treasurer Report, Poetic Dialog Restoration, Boltwood Walk Gallery Proposal, Percent for Art, Town Hall Gallery, Social Media, Plans for Moving Forward, Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated Prior to 48 hours before the mtg.

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  17. Amherst Cultural Council

    January 27, 2021, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82467690526

    RECEIVED: 12/29/2020 at 11:33 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Amherst Cultural Council Meeting Agenda Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom 1. Approval of minutes of last meetings 2. Discussion of ACC outreach/fund raising 3. Discussion of proposals 4. Any other new business 5. Adjournment

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  18. Historical Commission

    January 27, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Virtual Meeting Location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/86421368510; or join by phone by calling (312) 626-6799 and enter Webinar ID when prompted 864 2136 8510

    RECEIVED: 01/11/2021 at 9:48 am. LIST OF TOPICS: In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, and Article 13, Demolition Delay, of the Amherst Zoning Bylaw, the Amherst Historical Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM to consider the following demolition application requests: 205 South Pleasant Street (14A-194) Amherst College– Request to lift the one-year demolition delay imposed at the May 28, 2020 Historical Commission Public Hearing to allow for demolition per the condition that the applicant find a buyer of the property who can move the building to an appropriate location. 197 South Pleasant Street (14A-195) Amherst College – Request to demolish entire rear addition and deck.

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Community (Public)

  1. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    January 21, 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. Feasting from Your Winter Pantry: Soul Warming Recipes from Your Pantry

    January 26, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Join us via Zoom

    Whether you are a seasoned cook or complete novice, creating a meal from what you've got on hand is always a challenge. We’ve all stocked our pantries as best we could, and are now trying to figure out how to pull it all together to make an easy, healthy, and delicious meal. Join Liz Barbour for this fun and tasty class. Liz will share her pantry basics and inspire you to be creative with what you've got. Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate 2 pantry recipes anyone can cook at home. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4grqs8-XQRiSjkGUktOSHw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You do not need to have a Zoom account or create a Zoom account to participate.

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  3. Live Amherst Community Chats w/ Q&A

    January 28, 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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