Town Meeting

The legislative body of the Town of Amherst is a Representative Town Meeting, consisting of 240 elected Town Meeting members, 24 from each of 10 precincts plus 14 ex officio members: the 5 members of the Select Board, the 5 members of the School Committee, the President of the Library Trustees, the Chair of the Finance Committee, the Moderator, and the Town Manager. The Annual Town Meeting usually begins in late April or early May.
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Moderator: Jim Pistrang Email

Membership: Updated 5/23/16
Alphabetically (PDF)
By Precinct  (PDF)
March 29, 2016 Town Election Results

Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (TMCC)

Upcoming Events

May 25
Begin with Article 26 Percent for Art,
continue with Zoning Article 33,
followed by Articles 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44.

June 6
Continue where we left off on the 25th

No sessions scheduled after June 6.

Preparing for Town Meeting
See General Info for TM members webpage for more information.

For Recent Events see the TMCC Events page.
  1. 2016 Annual Town Meeting
  2. Related Information

2016 Annual Town Meeting May 2, 2016


Warrant |Updated 5/24 Unofficial Results | Attendance
(All in PDF Format - Results, Attendance, and Tally Votes are updated the day after each session of Town Meeting)

Electronic Voting Results
May 4, 2016 Articles 10 (ES) and 45  PDF | Excel
May 9, 2016 Articles 14 Capital Budget  PDF | Excel
May 11, 2016 Article 23 Triangle St Easement  PDF | Excel
May 16, 2016 Article 28, 31  PDF | Excel
May 18, 2016 Article 19  PDF | Excel
New! May 23, 2016 Articles   PDF | Excel 

Other Related Documents: 
Motions Master Sheet for May 2, 2016 Annual Town Meeting
Finance Committee Report
Finance Committee Report Part 2 - Articles 31 - 33
Town Clerk Notice of Annual Town Meeting
Electronic Voting Letter - Town Clerk
Electronic Voting Instructions
TMCC Election 2016 Nomination Form – Town Clerk

2016 TMCC Election Candidate Statements – Town Clerk
2016 Election Results – Town Clerk
Moderator Consent Calendar
Article 9 – Regional School District Assessment Methodology - Mangano
Articles 13-18 Cover Memo for JCPC Report
Articles 13-18 FY17 JCPC Final Report
Article 15 Bond Auth Sewer Extension Project
Article 17b Water Dept. Repurpose for Water Line Replacements
Article 19 FY17 CPA Committee Report to Town Meeting
Article 19 – League Of Women Voters Support Statement – Campbell & Sclove
Article 19A - CPA - Housing First Initiative – ACC – H. Greeney
Article 19A - Historical Commission Request for FY17 CPA Funding
Article 20 Memo North Common 2016-5-2 - Ziomek
Article 21 Memo Hawthorne Farm_2016-5-2 - Ziomek
Article 22 Acquisition of Pine St Easements - Mooring
Article 23 Acquisition of Easement Triangle East Pleasant - Mooring
Article 26 One Percent for Art Flyer-Art Commission - Public Art Commission
Article 26 – 10 Great Reasons to Support Public Art - Broudy
Article 26 Percent for Art Bylaw Proposed Changes 2016-5-4 - Broudy
New! Article 26 Proposed Changes Corrected 2016-5-18 - Broudy
New! Article 35 Summary of Process - 2016-5-23 - Churchill
Article 36 – Thin Film Plastic Shopping Bags: Do we really need them? - Hollerbach
Article 36 Hitchcock Center Support Statement - Johnson
Article 36 Sierra Club Support Statement – Norton
Article 36 – Green Sanctuary Committee  Support Statement – Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
Article 36 Humane Society of US Support Letter - Harris
Article 36 Support Letter - Cicarello
Article 36 Support Letter - UMass-SGA
Articles 36 & 37 - League Of Women Voters Support Statement – Campbell & Sclove
Article 37 Petition West Bay Road Pedestrian Improvements - Claflin
Article 38 Information Sheet - Kopicki
Article 38 Background - Save Amherst’s Small Schools
Article 38 Estimates
Article 38 Capital Cost Estimates for Schools
Article 38 Amherst Elem School Building Plan - Save Amherst's Small Schools
Article 38 Points Forgotten or Addressed Too Narrowly - Save Amherst's Small Schools
New! Article 38 Letter 2016-5-16 - Appy 
New! Article 38 Please Vote Yes on 38 - McGowan
Article 41 Kinsey Garden Letter - Pope
Article 41 Amendment - Collins
Article 41 Remembering David Kinsey, Peter Kitchell - Greenebaum
Article 43 – Open Government for Town Meeting, Spring 2016 – Collins
Article 45 - Petition Amherst College Divest of Fossil Fuel - Kugel
Article 45 Important Documents - Divest Amherst
Twelve General Petitions and One Zoning Petition Articles

Planning Board Reports:
Article 27 PB Report Separate B-L and COM Districts in Table 3
Article 28 PB Report University Drive Rezoning
Article 29 PB Report Cluster Subdivision Issues
Article 30 PB Report Mixed Use Building Standards
Article 31 - 67 Amity Street Zoning Map & Report
Article 33 - Affordable Housing

School Department Document:
ARHS School Profile 2015-2016
Exit Survey Data Summary Report 2014-2015
FAQ Town Meeting Update Building Project 5-4-16
Region Budget
Amherst Budget
Legal Services Cost Analysis for School Committee 

Human Resources Annual Staff Report
Private Charter Voc Home School Data Report
PK-12 Regionalization Financial Study 4-28-15
OPEB Report FY14
Organization Chart 2015-2016 with 16-17 Changes
ELL Elementary Students
ARPS Family Center Highlights
School District Brochure

Presentations at Town Meeting:
Finance Committee - Expenditures, Revenues, State Aid - Moran 5/2/16
Finance Committee - Select Board Stipends - Kubiak 5/2/16 
Finance Committee FY17 School Presentation Charts 5/9/16 - Theilman 5/9/16
Finance 
Committee -  - Theilman 5/4/16 
Article 10 Operating Budget Elem Sch - Surrounding Town Sending Figures – Mangano 5/4/16
Article 10 Operating Budget Elem Sch - Charter Tuition and Reimbursement – Mangano 5/4/16
Finance Committee - Cherry Sheet Estimates and Assessments FY17 - Moran  5/4/16
Article 10 Operating Budget Public Works Paving – Mooring 5/4/16
Article 10 Operating Budget Library Services – Ratner 5/4/16
Article 15 Capital Sewer Debt - Mooring
Article 17b Water Debt Repurpose - Mooring
Article 19 Presentation of CPA Recommendations - Streeter 5/18/16
New! Article 19A-3 ACC Housing Presentation - Stein 5/18/16
New! Article 19A-6 First Cong. Church Presentation - Stein 5/18/16
New! Article 19A-9 Evergreens Presentation - Stein 5/18/16
Article 22 Pine Street Sidewalk Map - Mooring
Article 23 Triangle-East Pleasant Map - Mooring
Article 28 Abuttor Presentation - Marley
Article 31 Jones Library Zoning Article - Gray
Article 31 Presentation Emerson Will - McKee May 18, 2016

Town Meeting Archive – Past Town Meeting Warrants, Results and Related Information

Questions? Contact:
Town Manager's Office
4 Boltwood Avenue
Email | 413-259-3001 

Page last updated May 24, 2016