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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 five members of the Select Board, the five 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 Moderator: Jim Pistrang Email

Membership: Alphabetically - 5/20/14 (PDF)
                         
By Precinct 5/20/14 (PDF)
                          March 25, 2014 Unofficial Results

Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (TMCC)             

Upcoming Events
• The deadline for Citizen Zoning Petitions is Friday, September 12, 2014 in the Select Board Office.
• The deadline for Other Citizen Petitions is Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in the Select Board Office.
The Select Board is scheduled to sign the Warrant
on October 6, 2014.
The mailings to Town Meeting members are expected to be sent out to Town Meeting members on October 10 and 24.
The TMCC/LWV Warrant Review
is Tuesday October 14 in the Town Room at 7:00 pm.
The TMCC Bus Tour, if needed, is scheduled for Sunday, October 26. We do not know yet if there are places to visit related to the Warrant.
The TMCC Precinct Meetings will take place between October 20 and November 4. Specific dates and places will be posted here at a later time.
Fall Special Town Meeting begins on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Additional sessions, if needed, are reserved for November 12, 17, 24, December 1, 8, and 10, 2014.

For Recent Events see the TMCC Events page.


Related Information 
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 .
New! How to Bring a Citizen Petition Article to Town Meeting 2014(PDF)
Preparing for Town Meeting (PDF)
TMCC Guidelines for Visual Presentations at Town Meeting (PDF)
Rules for Speaking at Amherst Town Meeting (PDF)
Moderator's Frequently Asked Questions for Town Meeting (PDF)
General Town Meeting Information Page
Town Meeting Handbook by the Amherst League of Women Voters (external link)
Contact Town Meeting Members
- See LWV site for phone numbers (external link)
Archive of of past Town Meeting Warrants and Results (prior to Fall 2013)
Amherst Town Government Act and General Bylaws
FY15 Budget Page
Zoning Map and Bylaw
TMCC Zoning Primer booklet (PDF)
Dependent Care Flyer (PDF)
Town Meeting Dependent Care Reimbursement Form (PDF)
Amherst Elementary School Budget
Amherst Regional Schools Budget 

November 5, 2014 Fall Special Town Meeting
Warrant | Results | Attendance (All in PDF Format)
Tally Votes Special Town Meeting November 5, 2014
Other Related Information:

Maps, Photos, and Diagrams:
(See also Presentations below)

Presentations to Town Meeting:


June 2, 2014 Special Town Meeting
Warrant | Results | Attendance  (All in PDF Format)
Tally Votes Special Town Meeting June 2, 2014

Other Related Information:
Town Clerk's Notice of June 2, 2014 Town Meeting
Motion Sheet for 2014-6-2 STM and remaining ATM articles
Finance Committee Report to June 2014 Special Town Meeting
Article 1 - Munson Library Easement
Article 2 - Grant of Easement - Amherst Road in Pelham
Article 3 and 4 - Watershed Land Acquisitions
Article 5 - Rolling Green CPAC Report
Articles 6 and 7 - Town Manager Memo

Maps, Photos, and Diagrams:
(See also Presentations below)
Article 1 - South Church Easement Photo Map

Presentations to Town Meeting:
Article 2 - Grant of Easement - Amherst Road in Pelham - Mooring (Coming soon)
Article 3 and 4 - Watershed Land Acquisitions Map - Kruger (Coming soon)
May 2014 Planning Board Calendar - Webber (Coming soon)

2014 Annual Town Meeting (All in PDF Format)
Warrant
Unofficial Results Attendance
Tally Votes Annual Town Meeting April 2014

Other Related Documents:

Motion Sheet - All Articles
Revised Motion for Article 34 (MAHTF) - Housing & Sheltering Committee
Revised Motion for Article 36 (Drones)
Finance Committee Supplemental Report to 2014 Annual Town Meeting
Finance Committee Report to 2014 Annual Town Meeting
Revised Select Board Report to Town Meeting April 28, 2014
Select Board Report to Town Meeting April 2014
Town Meeting Coordinating Committee Survey
TMCC Election Candidate Statements
TMCC Election Results
Articles 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 13 - Consent Calendar Letter and Calendar April 2014 - Pistrang
Article 5 Public Library Construction Grant Information 4-28-14 - Sharry
Article 11 - Superintendent Letter to Communities - Geryk
Article 12 - Schools Follow Up Information - Geryk
Articles 14-17 FY15 Joint Capital Planning Committee Report
Article 17 - WW Feasibility Study Handout - School_Dept.
Article 17 - Letter Regarding Wildwood Renovation Project - Bohonowicz, Morris, & Mazur
Article 20 - Community Preservation Act Committee Report to 2014 Annual Town Meeting for FY2015
Article 20B - Letters Belchertown Road Acquisition
Article 20B Fort RIver Sharing Garden Handout - Gerber
Article 20B - Letter from Becky Reed
Articles 24-28 HSC Memo to SB and TM re 2014 Zoning Articles - Housing & Sheltering Committee
Article 24 and June 2 STM - O'Connor
Twelve Myths of Growth - Burkart and Wentworth
BID IZ Memo to Town Meeting 5-28-14 - S. la Cour
Article 31 Multi-Year Cell Phone Tower Agreement Handout - Mooring
Article 32 Acquisition Of Easements – Triangle And East Pleasant St Intersection Handout - Mooring
Article 33 Easements Meetinghouse Rd Handout - Mooring
Article 34 - HSC Housing Trust Brochure - Housing & Sheltering Committee
Article 34 - Map Handout – Housing & Sheltering Committee
Article 34 LWV Support Statement - Amherst League of Women Voters
Article 35 - HRC Right to Organize Town Meeting statement 2014 - Human Rights Commission
Article 36 - Motion Language - Gatti
Article 36 Revised Motion - Gatti
Article 36 Drones Resolution Motion split version - Gatti
Articles 37, 39, 40, 41 HSC Memo to SB and TM re 2014 Petitions - Housing & Sheltering Committee
Amherst Senior Center Letter to Town Meeting Members - COA

Maps, Photos, and Diagrams: (See also Presentations below)
Article 20B Map
Article 32 Map

Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting:

Article 24 - Inclusionary Zoning
Article 24 Inclusionary Zoning - Referral (May 2014)
Article 25 - Atkins Corner Rezoning
Article 26 Small House Development
Article 27 - Accessory Home Business Uses
Article 28 Supplemental Dwelling_Units
Article 29 - 284 North Pleasant Covenant - PB
Article 30 - 284 North Pleasant Covenant - Ewert

Presentations to Town Meeting:
Financial Charts - Moran
Article 5 Library Study - Sharry
Article 12 Conservation & Development Budget - Graph of FTE Planners - Pooler
Article 12 Library Services Budget Pie Chart - Ratner
Article 12 Elementary School Budget - Appy (Coming soon)
Article 12 Elementary & Regional School Budgets - Theilman
Article 16A East Street School Stats - Bohonowicz
Article 16B Mower - Mooring
Article 17 Wildwood School Feasibility Study - Bohonowicz & Morris
Article 20B Map & Text, Photos West Street Barn - Wald
Article 20B Presentation - Healey
Article 20B Fort River Sharing Garden Poster for Town Meeting - Gerber
New! Article 24 Zoning Bylaw Article 15 - Adams (Coming soon)
Article 25 Atkins Presentation - Carson
Article 26 Presentation - Stutsman
Article 28 Presentation - Stutsman
Article 28 HSC Support Text and Images - Hornik
Article 32 Easements Triangle & East Pleasant Intersection - Mooring
Article 32 Kendrick Place Photo - Wilder
Article 33 Pelham Easements Map – Mooring
Article 34 Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund Presentation - Stutsman
Article 36A Drones Presentation - Voss
Article 36B Drones Presentation - Gatti

March 19, 2014 Special Town Meeting (Concluded)
Warrant | Results | Attendance  (All in PDF Format)

Other Related Information:
Motion Sheet
Finance Committee Report on Article 1
Select Board Position Statement
Town Manager memo re Questions re $15 Minimum Wage Petition Article

Presentations to Town Meeting:
Amherst Employers and Number of Employees - Steinberg

2013 Fall Special Town Meeting (concluded on November 6, 2013) (All in PDF Format)
Warrant |  Unofficial ResultsAttendance

All Tally Votes are listed in one document: Tally Vote Totals 2013 Fall Special Town Meeting

Other Related Information:
Motion Sheet
Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting
FY13 Municipal Budget/Actual Reports for Quarter and FY Ending June 30, 2013

Town Clerk's Notice of Annual Town Meeting
Town Clerk's Notice about Check-in Procedures
Select Board Recommendations - Fall 2013 STM
Article 10 Watershed Land Acquisition Amherst
Article 10 Watershed Additional Information

Article 11 Community Preservation Act Report on Saul Property
Article 11 Grow Food Amherst Supports Article 11 

Article 12 Acquisition of Easements – Pomeroy Lane and West Street Intersection
Article 19 Vote Yes - M. Perot
Article 20 Divestment from Fossil Fuels - Swift

Maps, Photos, and Diagrams:
Article 10 Atkins Reservoir Watershed Map - Stein & Mooring
Article 11 Saul Property GIS Map - Ziomek
Article 11 Saul Property Potential Layout - Ziomek
Article 12 Pomeroy West St Intersection Map - Mooring
Article 14 Map of Areas Where Non-Owner Occupied Duplexes Would Be Allowed - J. Keller (Coming soon)

Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting: (See also Presentations below)
Article 13 Medical Marijuana Uses 
Article 14 Affordable Duplexes
Article 15 R-F Dimensions
Article 16 Permit Granting Bodies and Signs
Article 17 Dimensional Interpretation
Article 18 Mixed Use Buildings  
Article 19 Mixed-Use Buildings Petition

Presentations to Town Meeting: (See also Maps, Photos, Diagrams above)
Article 1 Finance Committee Additional Information - A. Steinberg
Article 5B Reserves as a Percentage of General Fund Budget - K. Moran
Article 6 Town Hall Exterior Repairs Costs - K. Moran
Article 6 CPA Funding for Town Hall Restoration - Pooler
Article 13 Medical Marijuana Uses - Carson
Article 20 Divestment of Funds from Fossil Fuel Companies - Swift

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 September 6, 2014