Preparing for Town Meeting

The Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (TMCC) Suggests…

Preparing for Spring 2018 Annual Town Meeting

There are a variety of ways in which Town Meeting members and the public can learn about the articles for Spring 2018 Annual Town Meeting, which begins on Monday, April 30. 2018.

Attend the Warrant Review – The Warrant Review will be held on April 10 at 7:00 pm in the Town Room at Town Hall. It will be recorded by Amherst Media and rebroadcast several times on Channel 17 as well as being available to view on your computer “On Demand”. Visit for more information.

Mailing from Town Hall – A packet of materials was mailed to all Town Meeting members on April 5. Be sure to read these materials before Town Meeting. You may want to bring these documents to Town Meeting in a binder.

Bus Tour – TMCC will hold a Bus Tour on Sunday, April 15 at 1:45 pm to view any sites related to articles on the Warrant.  Town Meeting Members meet in the Middle School parking lot by 1:45 pm. so the bus can leave promptly. 

Warrant Discussions – This is a good way to learn more about Town Meeting. At a Warrant Discussion, Town Meeting members and the public gather to learn about and discuss the articles to be decided at Town Meeting. You may attend any of the Warrant Discussions regardless of where you live in town. The Warrant Discussions will be held at the following times and places:
      • Mon., April 23  at 7:00 pm, UMass Police Station, 585 East Pleasant St.
      • Tues., April 24 at 7:00 pm, Crocker Farm School Library, 280 West St.
      • Thurs., April 26 at 7:00 pm, Middle School Professional Development Center, 170 Chestnut St
      • Sat., April 28 at 2:00 pm, Amherst Police Station Community Room, Main St.

January-April - Select Board, Finance Committee, Planning Board, and other committees review articles. Attending or viewing these meetings is a great way to learn the details of the articles. See .

TMCC Mentor Program – If you would like to talk informally with or email questions to an experienced Town Meeting member, feel free to participate in our Mentor Program. If interested, send an email to TMCC at .

Emails from the Public by Precinct
– Town Meeting members must opt in to receive these emails from the public. To opt in send a message to . For more information visit the Contacting Town Meeting Members page.

TM Discussion Group – Read/participate in this email discussion group at!forum/amhersttownmeeting Only current Town Meeting members may join this group. The public may view the discussion by visiting the address above. To join current TM members should send an email to .

Spring 2018 Annual Town Meeting begins on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Additional sessions, if needed, are reserved for May 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, June 4, 7, 11, 2018. Note: The Select Board again opted to schedule Town Meeting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays unless otherwise decided at Town Meeting.

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This page last updated April 8, 2018.