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

Dates for Fall Special Town Meeting

Citizen Zoning Petitions Due September 11, 2017
Citizen General Petitions Due September 18, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 TMCC/LWV Warrant Review in the Town Room at 7:00 pm.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 TMCC Bus Tour, if needed, will take place at 1:45 pm
Warrant Discussions
     Thursday October 26 at 7:00 pm  in the UMass Police Station on East Pleasant St.
      Monday, October 30 at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Professional Development Cenrer
      Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm in The Crocker Farm School Library
      Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 pm in the Amherst Police Station Community Room on Main St.
Fall Special Town Meeting begins Monday, November 6, 2017. Additional dates of November 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20 and 29, as well as December 4 , 2017 have been reserved for additional sessions as needed/voted. 

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.

April 26, 2017 Annual Town Meeting

Warrant | Results | Attendance 
(All in PDF Format unless noted - Results, Attendance, and Votes are updated the day after each session of Town Meeting)

Electronic Voting Results
May 1, 2017 Article 25 PDF | Excel
May 8, 2017 Articles 26 - 29 PDF | Excel
May 10, 2017 Articles 23, 31, 34, and 42 PDF | Excel 
May 15, 2017 Articles 30, 35, 36, 37  PDF | Excel

Other Related Information:
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
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
Article 23 Letter - Andrews
Article 23 MHC Letter - Mass Historical Commission 2017-12-23
Article 23 MHC Narrative –McKee
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
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
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
Article 42 Impeach Trump Resolution Information Sheet - J. Bonifaz
Why Important to Urge SB to Drop Thursday Meetings – Burkart & Wentworth
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

TMCC Election Candidate Statements

TMCC Election Results 2017-5-8

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:
Article 1 Reports to Town Meeting
   DPW Fire Station Advisory Committee Presentation - P Gray-Mullin / L.Griesemer 5-01-17
   Transportation Town Flow Chart – Roznoy 4-26-17
   Town Meeting Coordinating Committee - Subcommittee on Policies & Procedures - C. Riddle 4-26-17
   Charter Commission Update – A. Churchill 4-27-17
Article 8 Amherst Assessment Comparison – Mangano 4-26-17
Article 9 Finance Committee Presentation – Theilman 4-26-17

Article 25 Local Historic District Presentation and Narrative - Bloom 5-1-17

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 August 14, 2017