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.
Town Meeting Listserv: The Town Meeting Coordinating Committee sponsors an informational listserv for Town Meeting Members. To join send an email with your name, email address, and precinct number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised! Residents can now contact Town Meeting members by email. Visit www.amherstma.gov/3323/Contacting-Town-Meeting-Members . 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.