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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Upcoming Events


October 17, 2016 - Select Board is scheduled to sign the Warrant.
October 18, 2016 - Deadline for 1st Packet mailing to TM members
October 25, 2016 - The TMCC/LWV Warrant Review - Town Room at 7:00 pm - an overview of articles
October 31, 2016 - Deadline for 2nd Packet mailing to TM members
October-November - Select Board, Finance Committee, and other committees review articles and take positions. Many of these meetings will be televised on Amherst Media channel 17 and “On Demand” at https://amherstmedia.org/meetings .
November 1, 2016 - TMCC/Planning Board Zoning Question and Answer Forum – 7:00 pm in the Bangs Center Large Activity Room
November 2 – 12, 2016 – Precinct Meetings
Wed. Nov. 2 at 7:00 pm in North Amherst – place to be announced
Thu. Nov. 3 at 7:00 pm at Middle School Professional Development Center
Thu. Nov. 10 at 7:00 pm at Crocker Farm School Library
Sat. Nov. 12 at 2:00 pm at Police Station Community Room
November 6, 2016 – TMCC Bus Tour for TM members, if needed – details TBA
November 8, 2016 – Election Day
November 14, 2016 - Fall Special Town Meeting begins on Monday at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Additional sessions, if needed, are reserved for November 16, 17 (note this is a Thursday), November 21, 28, and December 5, 2016.

Recent Events


September 23, 2016 @Noon - Deadline for Citizen Zoning Petitions*
September 26, 2016 @Noon - Deadline for Citizen Miscellaneous Petitions* 
*Petitions must be filed in the Select Board Office. Special Town Meeting petition articles require 100 valid signatures. For questions please call the Town Manager's office at 413-259-3002. See “How to Bring a Citizen Petition Article to Town Meeting” for more information.

Petitions Certified to Date:
O'Connor V. - East Pleasant/Triangle St Intersection Improvement

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

concluded on Monday, June 6.
Warrant | Unofficial Results | Attendance
(All in PDF Format - Results, Attendance, and 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 CPA  PDF | Excel
May 23, 2016 Articles 29, 35, 41  PDF | Excel 
May 25, 2016 Articles 26, 33 B, 36, 38  PDF | Excel 
June 6, 2016 Articles 40 and 44  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
Article 26 Proposed Changes Corrected 2016-5-18 - Broudy
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
Article 38 Letter 2016-5-16 - Appy 
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
Article 19A-3 ACC Housing Presentation - Stein 5/18/16
Article 19A-6 First Cong. Church Presentation - Stein 5/18/16
Article 19A-9 Evergreens Presentation - Stein 5/18/16
Article 19A-9 Emily Dickinson Museum Presentation - Wald 5/18/16
Article 22 Pine Street Sidewalk Map - Mooring
Article 23 Triangle-East Pleasant Map - Mooring
Article 26 Finance Com. Presentation - Ratner 5/25/16
Article 26 Half Percent for Art – Broudy 5/25/16
Article 28 Univ. Drive Rezoning – Carson 5/16/16
Article 28 Abuttor Presentation - Marley
Article 29 Cluster Subdivision – Crowner 5/23/16
Article 31 Rezone 67 Amity – Architect Presentation – Kuhn 5-16-2016
Article 31 Jones Library Zoning Article - Gray 5/16/16
Article 31 Presentation Emerson Will - McKee 5/18/16
Article 33 Presentation - Adams 5/25/16
Article 34 Indigenous People Day – MS Students 5/18/16
Article 37 West Bay Rd Pedestrian Improvements – Lillya 5/23/16
Article 40 Chapter 70 Trends, FY93 to FY16 - Steinberg 6/6/16
Article 41 Presentation - Pope 5/23/16
Article 41 Presentation - Adams 5/23/16
Article 44 Resolution re: House Bill 2584 - Lee
Article 44 House Bill No. 2584 - O'Connor 6/6/616
2Town 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 September 27, 2016