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.
  1. January 30, 2017 Special Town Meeting
  2. 2016 Fall Special Town Meeting
  3. Related Information

Current & Upcoming Events

Revised! Residents can now contact Town Meeting members by email. Visit . Click on, fill out and submit a simple form with your comments that will automatically be sent to TM members in your precinct who have opted to receive these emails.

Annual Town Meeting Resumes on
 Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.  in the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium.  We will begin with the two Articles moved to the date of May 1 st for a time certain, then pick up with Article 12 and  continue in numerical order with the exceptions* noted below. 

        Mon. May 1 at 7:05 p.m. Article 25 Local Historic District Bylaw Amendment
        Mon. May 1 at 7:10  p.m. Article 9 Library Services Budget
        *Wed. May 3 at 7:05 p.m. Article 9 Regional School Budget
        *Wed. May 3 at 7:10 p.m. Article 9 Amherst School Budget
        *Wed. May 3 at 7:15 p.m. Article 14 JCPC Buildings and Facilities
        *Wed. May 3 at 7:20 p.m. Article 15 JCPC Bond Authorization
        *Wed. May 10 at 7:05 p.m. Jones Library:  Preliminary Design and Grant Authorization

Additional dates of  May 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18,  22 , 24,  & 25, 2017 reserved. (Red

 indicates Thursday meeting dates) Note: Town Meeting will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays unless otherwise decided at Town Meeting.

April 26, 2017 Annual Town Meeting

Warrant | New! Results | Attendance (All in PDF Format)

Electronic Voting Results

Other Related Information
New! Motions Sheet (PDF) Distributed 4-24-2017
Finance Committee FY18 Report to Town Meeting (PDF) April 2017
Report of the Joint Capital Planning Committee (PDF) April 2017
TM Clerk Notice 2017 ATM
FINAL Warrant ATM 2017
Moderator Consent Calendar Spring 2017
Select Board Positions Annual Town Meeting 2017
Article 9 Amherst Pelham Regional School Budget FY 18
Article 12 CPAC Report to Annual Town Meeting FY2018
New! Article 12A CPAC Support Statement - Amherst League of Women Voters
Articles 13, 14, 15, & 16 JCPC FY18 Report 2017-4
Articles 8, 12, 15, 18, & 19, 2017 Spring Town Meeting School Information
Article 20 PEG Cable Access Contract Term
Article 23 Jones Library Narrative and Plans
New! Articles 24, 26, and 27 Support Statements - Amherst League of Women Voters
Article 25 Lincoln Sunset LHD Summary Report 2017-3-27
Article 25 Historical Commission Letter of Support 2017-4-5
Article 29 Amherst Sanctuary Fact Sheet v4
New! Article 29 Sanctuary Support Statement - Amherst League of Women Voters 
Article 28 Why Public Art in Amherst
Article 39 Resolution to Implement a Carbon Fee and Dividend Program - Swift
Article 39 Carbon Pollution Information Sheet - D .Riddle
New! Article 39 Carbon Fee Support Statement - Amherst League of Women Voters 
Article 40 BOH Statement on Article 40 Universal Background Checks and Assault Weapon Ban
 Article 41 Political Donation Support Statement - Amherst League of Women Voters

Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (TMCC)
Town Meeting Coordinating Committee Nomination Form
Preparing for Town Meeting 2017-4-26
Warrant Review, Bus Tour, Orientation Flyer 2017 ATM
Warrant Discussions 2017 ATM
TMCC Electronic Communications for Town Meeting Members

Planning Board Reports:
Article 25 PB Report Local Historic District Bylaw Amendment
Article 25 PB Minority Report Local Historic District
Article 25 Revised Response to PB Minority Report 2017-4-12
Article 31 Limited Release of Restriction Narrative and Maps
Article 32 PB Report Table 3 Setbacks
Article 33 PB Report Table 3 Miscellaneous
Article 34 PB Report Non-substantive Corrections
Article 35 PB Report Apartment Bedroom Mix
Article 36 PB Report Map Properties Proposed for Rezoning
Article 36 PB Report Petition Amend Official Zoning Map

Presentations to Town Meeting:
Town Meeting Coordinating Committee - Subcommittee on Policies & Procedures - C. Riddle

Zoning Petitions: 
Article 36  Zoning Petition to Amend Official Zoning Map by Changing Designation of Cowls Road Parcels

General Petitions:

Article 29 - Town of Amherst Sanctuary Community Bylaw (Murray et al)
Article 37 - Special Act for Establish Low Income Property Tax Credit (O'Connor et al)
Article 38 - 
Increased Fire and EMS Staffing and Capital Expenditure (O'Connor et al)
Article 39 -
  Resolution to Implement Carbon Fee and Dividend Program (Sloan Riddle et al)
Article 40 - 
Universal Background Checks for Weapon Ownership & Assault Weapon Ban (Wirth et al) 
Article 41 - Greater Transparency in Political Donations & Limit Influence in Politics (Davies et al)
Article 42 -
 Resolution Calling for Investigation of Grounds for Impeachment of Donald Trump (Bonifaz et al)

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 April 28, 2017