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Posted on: July 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Library Trustee Vacancy to be filled by Joint Election with Select Board

Jones Library

UPDATE: The date for election of a Jones Library Trustee will now be at a joint meeting of the Select Board and the remaining members of the Jones Library Trustees on Sept 26, 2016 . A Letter of Interest must be received by 4 p.m. Wed., Sept. 21, 2016.

Letters of Interest may be submitted by email to or via hard copy to Select Board, Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave. Amherst MA 01002.
Please include a summary of your reasons for wishing to serve on the Jones Library Trustees, your qualifications and experience. All submissions will be distributed to Select Board and Jones Library Trustees in advance of the meeting, and will be available to the public on the Town web site in the Select Board’s packet materials for the September 26, 2016 meeting. Personal information will be redacted as necessary.

Interviews and the election will take place during the regularly scheduled Select Board meeting in the Town Room on the second floor of Town Hall, and will be broadcast live by Amherst Media on channel 17.

Vacancies in elected Town-wide office are governed by MGL Chapter 41 Section 11. A roll call vote of both bodies is required, and the winning candidate must receive a majority of votes of the remaining filled seats on both boards; absences do not affect that requirement. In this case, a minimum of six votes is required for election.

The person elected on September 26, 2016 will serve until the next Annual Town Election to be held and has the option to seek election on the Town ballot through the standard nomination process.

Questions? Please contact Debra Puppel in the Select Board/Town Manager’s Office at 259-3001 or

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