Preparing for Town Meeting


The Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (TMCC) Suggests…

Preparing for Fall Special Town Meeting



There are a variety of ways in which Town Meeting members and the public can learn about the articles for Fall 2017 Special Town Meeting, which begins on Mon., Nov. 6, 2017.

Attend the Warrant Review – The Warrant Review will be held on Tues., Oct, 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Town Room at Town Hall. It will be recorded by Amherst Media and rebroadcast several times on Channel 17 as well as being available to view on your computer “On Demand”. Visit www.AmherstMedia.org for more information.

Mailing from Town Hall – A packet of materials will be mailed to all Town Meeting members. Be sure to read these materials before Town Meeting. You may want to bring these documents to Town Meeting in a binder.

Bus Tour – TMCC will not hold a Bus Tour this Fall as there aren’t (m)any site specific articles on the Warrant.

Warrant Discussions – This is a good way to learn more about Town Meeting. At a Warrant Discussion, Town Meeting members and the public gather to learn about and discuss the articles to be decided at Town Meeting. You may attend any of the Warrant Discussions regardless of where you live in town. The Warrant Discussions will be held at the following times and places:
      • Thurs., October 26 at 7:00 pm, UMass Police Station, 585 East Pleasant St.
      • Mon., October 30 at 7:00 pm, Middle School Prof. Devel. Center, 170 Chestnut St
      • Thurs., November 2 at 7:00 pm, Crocker Farm School Library, 280 West St.
      • Sat., November 4 at 2:00 pm, Amherst Police Station Community Room, Main St.

September-November - Select Board, Finance Committee, Planning Board, and other committees review articles. Attending or viewing these meetings is a great way to learn the details of the articles. See amherstmedia.org/meetings .

TMCC Mentor Program – If you would like to talk informally with or email questions to an experienced Town Meeting member, feel free to participate in our Mentor Program. If interested, send an email to TMCC at TownMeeting@amherstma.gov .

TM Discussion Group – Read/participate in this email discussion group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/amhersttownmeeting Only current Town Meeting members may join this group. The public may view the discussion by visiting this address. To join current TM members should send an email to TownMeeting@amherstma.gov .

Fall 2017 Special Town Meeting begins on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Additional sessions, if needed, are reserved for Nov. 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 29, and Dec. 4, 2017. Note: The Select Board again opted to schedule Town Meeting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays unless otherwise decided at Town Meeting.

Email us your questions and suggestions to TownMeeting@amherstma.gov .
This page last updated October 17, 2017.