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.
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Moderator: Jim Pistrang Email

Membership: Alphabetically - 11/6/14 (PDF)
By Precinct 11/6/14 (PDF)
March 25, 2014 Unofficial Results

Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (TMCC)
Upcoming Events
  • March – April - Select Board, Finance Committee and Planning Board review articles
  • TMCC Precinct Meetings See flyer for more info.
  • Sat. April 25 - 3:00 pm - Police Station Community Room < Last Precinct Meeting 
  • New! Orientation for New Town Meeting Members - Monday, April 27 at 6:00 pm in Middle School Black Box Room near the stairs to the pool in the north end of the building - Look for signs to the room. We will finish in time for members to check in at Town Meeting before 7:00. Moderator Jim Pistrang and Barbara Ford will present an overview of Town Meeting procedures and answer questions.New members will receive copies of the TMCC Zoning Primer, and two League of Women Voters publications Your Amherst Government and the Town Meeting Handbook
  • April 27, 2015 - Spring 2015 Annual Town Meeting begins on Monday at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Additional sessions, if needed, are reserved for April 29, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 27, June 1, and 8, and 10, 2015.
Please visit the General Info for TM members webpage for more information.
For Recent Events see the TMCC Events page.
  1. 2015 Annual Town Meeting
  2. Related Information
Annual Town Meeting April 27, 2015
Warrant Results | Attendance (All in PDF Format) Tally Votes Annual Town Meeting April 27, 2015

Other Related Documents: 
Town Clerk's Notice ATM 2015 4/4/15
New! FY16 Finance Committee Report 4/18/15
New! FY16 JCPC Report 4-9-15
New! Nomination Form for TMCC 2015 4/18/15
New! Articles 2-4, 6-9, 12 Consent Calendar 2015 - Moderator 4/18/15
Article 17 CPAC Annual Report to 2015 Annual Town Meeting for FY2016 4/4/15
Article 20 PTBC Fact Sheet 4/4/15
Article 21 Memo Affordable Housing Property Tax Incentives - Musante 4/4/15
New! Article 21 HSC Committee Memo 4/18/15
New! Articles 21 and 22 BID Comments on 2015 IZ Articles – S. laCour 4/18/15
New! Article 26 Petition Earned Sick Leave – M. Spiegelman, et al 4/18/15
New! Article 26 Personnel Board Handout 4-15-15
New! Article 29 Petition Race Amity Day Proclamation – Elliott, et al 4/18/15
New! Article 30 Facts about the Proposed TGP pipeline – Perkins, et al 4/18/15

Maps, Photos, and Diagrams:
(See also Presentations below)
Article 23 Zoning Petition Article Butterfield Terrace - Alpert 4/4/15
New! Article 17B CPA Open Space Hall Property 4/18/15

Planning Board Reports
Article 22 - Inclusionary Zoning FAQ 4/4/15
Article 22 - Inclusionary Zoning 4/4/15
Article 23 - Butterfield Terrace Rezoning 4/4/15
Article 24 - MP District petition 4/4/15
Article 24 - Other Parking Regulatory Options 4/4/15
Article 25 - Mixed-Use Buildings petition 4/4/15

Presentations to Town Meeting:


March 19, 2014 Special Town Meeting
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 Results | Attendance

All Tally Votes are listed in 1 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 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
2013 Annual Town Meeting 
Warrant | Results | Attendance (all files in PDF format unless otherwise indicated)

All Tally Votes are now listed in 1 document: Tally Vote Totals 2013 Annual Town Meeting

Other Related Information:
Motion Sheet
Corrected Motion Article 16 Sewer Fund
Town Clerk's Notice of Annual Town Meeting
Message from the Town Clerk on Tally Vote Cards
A Message from the Moderator on Tally Vote Cards
Consent Calendar Letter from Town Moderator
CPAC Report to 2013 Annual Town Meeting for FY2014
JCPC Report FY 14
Finance Committee Report to Annual Town Meeting Spring 2013
Finance Committee Supplemental Report 2013 ATM
Town Manager Status Update on Amherst Housing Study for Town Meeting (large file)
Article 1 Kanegasaki Sister City Report and Host Request
Articles 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 DPW Overview
Article 16 School Budget - Amherst
Article 16 School Budget - Region
Article 16 Town Library FY 14 Budget
Article 24 #4 CPA Unitarian Meetinghouse Restoration of Tiffany Window 4/23/13 
Article 24 #4 CPA Tiffany Window Information and Photos 5/10/13 - Cave
Article 24C Vote Yes Protect the Rail Trail on South East St. - Kestrel Trust
Article 24C Some Great Reasons to Vote Yes - McGowan
Article 24C MassBike/Pioneer Valley Letter - Lowenthal
Article 24C Department of Conservation and Recreation Letter of Commitment - Howard
Article 24C Statement – Guidera
Article 24D CPA Request and Current Projects - Amherst Housing Authority
Article 25 and 45 CDBG Advisory Committee Recommendations 
Article 29 Rental Property Bylaw Information from Town Manager
Article 29 Mailing to Town Meeting Members - Walczak, Amherst Landlords Association
Article 29 6 Elements of the Proposed Bylaw & Benefits & Protections for All Stakeholders - S. O'Keeffe
Article 29 Residential Rental Property Bylaw Handout 2013.05.20 - Town Manager Musante 
Article 29 Lexington KY Slum Editorial - Karlstrom
Articles 29 & 38 Open Letter To Town Meeting, 5/20/13 - Adams & Bloom
Article 29 Amendment - Adams
Article 29 Residential Rental Property Bylaw - Jackson
Article 29 Editorial: Finish the Job on Rental Oversight
Article 29 Editorial: Register Rentals in Amherst
Article 29 Outside Expert Views Student Rentals - Lopata
Article 29 Rental Permit Bylaw Right Solution - White
Articles 31, 32, and 35 - M. Perot
Articles 31 32 35 Stop By Right Zoning - North Amherst Village Improvement Society
Article 36 Save the Dickinson Historic District!- L. Greenbaum
Article 36 400 Main St Hills House Amherst Media Headquarters - Guidera
Article 37 Petitioner Handout
Article 37 Survival Center Letter
Article 38 Overview of a Residential Rental Permit – Bloom et al
Article 42 Information for Town Meeting - Boutillier
Article 42 Housing and Sheltering Com Memo to Select Board
Article 43 Purchase Conservation Restriction – Burke et al
Article 43 Stop “The Retreat” Start a Town-wide Solution - Burke, et al
Article 43 Vote for Article 43 - Myths to Be Debunked - Save Historic Cushman
Article 43 Brochure Save Historic Cushman
Article 43 Letters - Save Historic Cushman 
Article 43 Landmark Properties Handout - Doornbos, Jones
Article 43 Cowles Land Conservation Purchase & Map - Hirsch 
Article 43 Letter to Larry Kelley - Pill
Article 43 Why Approval of Warrant Article 43 Would Represent a Win Win for All
Article 43 Town Meeting Takings Input Letter – Jones
Article 43 Landmark in the News - Hollingworth
Article 43 Historical Precedent for Eminent Domain Language - Hirsch
Article 45 Equitable Distribution of Social Service Funding – Housing for All 

Maps, Photos, and Diagrams:
Article 7 Map Eastman Lane - DPW Rusiecki
Article 8 Map S E Street - DPW Rusiecki
Article 9 Map WMECO Easement - DPW Rusiecki
Article 43 Mapping Options - Jones
Map Distributed on Bus Tour - J. Keller (PDF- 7/18/2013)
Map Referenced at 6-10-13 ATM - R. Crowner (PDF - 7/18/2013)

Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting:
Article 30 Converted Dwellings
Mixed-Use Center Zoning History
Article 31 Mixed-Use Buildings - Standards & Conditions
Article 32 Mixed-Use Center Dimensions
Article 33 Non-Conforming Uses & Structures
Article 34 Fraternity Residence (R-F) Dimensions
Article 35 Locational Requirements for Non-Conforming Structures
Article 36 Change Zoning on 2 Main St. Parcels from (R-G) to (B-N)

Presentations to Town Meeting: (See Maps, Photos, Diagrams above)
Article 16 Library Services Budget Pie Chart - Ratner
Article 26 Town Gown Study Motion to refer - J. Fox
Article 24 CPA TM Presentation, parts 1-8 5/22/13 - Streeter (PowerPoint)
Article 24 CPA UUSA Tiffany Window Presentation, part 4 5/22/13 - Cave
Article 24 B, C, D 5/29/13 - Boice, Streeter, Jessop (PowerPoint)
Article 24C SE Street Rail Trail Project – DeBoer, Kestrel Trust (PowerPoint)
Article 25 Equitable Distribution of Social Service Funding – Greeney, Carabello, Housing For All (PowerPoint)
Article 29 Safe and Healthy Presentation- Jackson (PowerPoint)
Article 30 Zoning Definitions - Tucker
Article 31 Generalized Zoning Map with Detailed Centers - Kruger
Articles 31, 32, 35 Zoning Presentation - J. Keller
Article 36 400 Main Presentation - Guidera
Article 42 Preserving Affordable Housing – Boutillier (PowerPoint)
Article 43 Historic Cushman Presentation - Holland
Article 43 Save Historic Cushman Presentation - Hirsch

Town Meeting Coordinating Committee 2013 Election:
Candidate Statements
Results 

2012 Fall Special Town Meeting (November 19 - 28, 2012) 
Warrant | Results | Attendance (all files in PDF format unless otherwise indicated)

Tally Votes:
Vote #1 Article 12 Zoning Bylaw - Single Family Dwellings
Vote #2 Article 16 Zoning Bylaw - 2 Family Detached Dwelling 

Other Related Information:
Master Motion Sheet 11-19-2012
Town Clerk's Notice STM Fall 2012
Finance Committee Report to Special Town Meeting Fall 2012
Town Meeting Earlier Start Time
TMCC Survey on Start Time and Dependent Care Nov 2012
TMCC Update Nov. 2012
Dependent Care Subsidy - updated
Article 1 Regional School District Planning Board Information 
Articles 3 and 4 memo to TM members
Article 8 CPAC Report to Fall 2012 Special Town Meeting
Article 9 Opposition Letter - Ray Ehrlich, Dart Container Corporation
Article 9 Ten Reasons to Avoid Foam Products
Article 9 Support Letter - ARHS Environmental Action Club
Article 9 Support Letter - Ahlfeld, Amherst Board of Health
Article 9 Support Letter- Ciccarello, Amherst Sustainability Coordinator
Article 9 Article Clean Water Action
Article 10 Public Water Supply Protection
Articles 16 and 17 Table Material Coalition of Amherst Neighborhoods Nov 19
Articles 16-19 Overview for Citizen Petitions - Coalition of Amherst Neighborhoods
Articles 16 and 17 Motion Texts - Coalition of Amherst Neighborhoods
Article 19 Motion Language Changes Proposed - Coalition of Amherst Neighborhoods

Maps, Photos, and Diagrams:
Article 7 Olympia and Authority Way Easement Map - Ziomek
Article 7 Olympia Oaks Area Map - Ziomek
Article 8A Ricci Property on Bay Road Map
Article 8B Brunelle Property on Potwine Lane Map
Article 8C North Common Map

Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting:
Articles 11-15 Zoning Amendments Report Summary
Article 11 Lodging or Boarding House Definition
Article 12 Single Family Dwellings
Articles 12-14 – chart
Article 13 2 Family Dwellings
Article 14 Converted Dwellings
Article 15 Residential Zoning Definitions
Articles 12-14 16-17 - chart
Article 16 2 Family Detached Dwelling – petition
Article 17 Converted Dwelling – petition
Article 18 Replacement of Structures

Presentations to Town Meeting: (See also Maps section above.)
Article 1 Regional School District Planning Board - Steinberg
Article 1 Micawber quote - Moran
Article 4 Reserve History - Steinberg
Article 6 Key Points and Net Metering Credits - Pooler
Family Neighborhoods in Amherst: An Endangered Species? - Karlstrom
Video of Family Neighborhoods in Amherst: An Endangered Species? (10 minutes - external link)
Article 16 Introductory Comments - Adams
Article 17 Zoning Bylaw – Converted Dwelling Standard and Conditions- Rubinstein
Article 19 Nuisance House Bylaw Change - Perot
Moderator Harrison Gregg’s Farewell Remarks - Gregg
Video of Moderator Harrison Gregg’s Farewell Remarks (5½ minutes - external link)
2012 Annual Town Meeting (April 30 - May 21, 2012) (all in PDF format)
Warrant | Unofficial Results | Attendance 

Tally Votes:
Article 12 Community Services Eddings Motion to Increase Human Services by $66,000
Article 12 Community Services Weiss Motion to Increase Human Services by $26,000
Article 24 Form Based Zoning Atkins Corner Rezoning
Article 25 Form Based Zoning NAVC Rezoning as amended by Anaya
Article 17 Vote on whether or not to change the bottom line to eliminate studies

Other Related Information: 
Motions Master All Articles
Motion for Article 27 – revised – Local Historic District Bylaw
Motion for Article 29 to be made by petitioners - Memo – Musante
Motion for Article 30 – Bylaw Relative to Banking of Town Funds – O’Connor
Finance Committee Supplemental Report for Articles 24-26, 29 and 30
Finance Committee FY13 Report to Town Meeting
2012 Town Meeting Coordinating Committee Election Candidate Statements
Article 1 Reports – Regional School District Planning Committee (RSDPC)
Articles 5, 6, and 7 – Mooring
Article 12 Amherst Schools FY13 Budget Info Request Follow-Up
Article 13 To Restore Human Services $66,000 Funding in FY 2013 Budget
Articles 15-20 Report of the Joint Capital Planning Committee – April 2012
Article 17 JCPC Minority Report April 2012
Article 17 Gateway-–Town Center Rezoning Study
Status Report of Studies Funded since 2005 – Tucker
Article 18A Debt Authorization Tree Planting Program – Snow
Article 21 CPAC Annual Report to Town Meeting FY2013
Article 24 Applewood Resident Petition 05-13-2012
Articles 24 and 25 Comments – McGowan
Article 25 Comments on Amendment – Cooley
Article 25 Simple and Sustainable – M. Perot
Article 25 Economic History in NAVC – Jones
Town Manager Statement in Support of Articles 24-25 Village Center Rezoning at ATM 2012 05 09 – Musante
Article 27 Historical Commission Report to Town Meeting – Local Historic District
Article 27 Local Historic District SubCommittee LHDSC Final Bylaw May 2, 2012
Article 28 Reversing Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission – Swift et al
Article 29 Bylaw Regarding Sharing of Information with Federal Agencies – Napolitano
Article 30 Bank Accounts Town of Amherst – McGinnis
2012 ATM Notice to TM Members

Maps, Photos, and Diagrams:
Article 5 Street Acceptance Sunrise Avenue
Article 6 Street Acceptance Altered Layout of University Drive
Article 21C Nickerson / NACF Parcels Map
Article 24 Atkins Corners – West Street Traffic Calming Map
Article 24 Atkins Corners Open Space Map
Article 24 Atkins Corner – New Road Layout Map
Articles 24 and 25 – Chevan and Anaya Amendments Maps
Article 27 Local Historic District Area Map

Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting and Supplementary Materials:
Articles 24 and 25 Report on Village Center Rezoning

To view each individual section, click on the links below:
Cover page | Table of Contents 
Section 16.0 and 16.1, Form-Based Districts 
Section 16.2, Street types 
Section 16.3, Building and Site Types (large file)
Section 16.4, Development Standards (large file)
Section 16.5, Open Space Types
Section 16.6, Non-conforming Structures
Section 16.7, Parking and Access Types
Section 16.8, Landscaping and Lighting Standards
Section 16.9, Administration

Note: the following are the proposed amendments to the existing Zoning Bylaw:
Section 2.04, Purpose of District
Section 3.01, Prohibited Uses
Section 3.21, Educational District
Section 3.3, Table of Uses
Section 5.0, Accessory Uses
Section 6, Table 3, Dimensional Regulations
Section 7, Parking Regulations
Section 8.0, Sign Regulations
Section 12.0, Definitions

Note: the following are the proposed amendments to the Official Zoning Map:
Atkins Corners
Existing Zoning Map
Proposed Zoning Map Changes, Figure 1A
Proposed - New Zoning Map
North Amherst
Existing Zoning Map
Proposed Zoning Map Changes, Figure 1B
Proposed - New Zoning Map

Supplementary Information regarding the Village Center Rezoning:
Village Center districts comparison
What's different since last fall?
Innovative zoning in Amherst
Articles 24 and 25 Master Plan Key Directions
Articles 24 and 25 Form Based Zoning flyer
Article 25 Village Center Rezoning Housing Issues in North Amherst
Article 25 NAVC Housing Issues
Article 26 Report on Residential Parking Design Regulations 

Presentations to Town Meeting: See also Maps section above.
Article 12 Town Manager's Remarks to Town Meeting – Musante
Article 12 Library FY13 Budget Graph - Ratner
Article 12 Elementary Schools FY13 Budget Chart – Theilman
Article 12 Regional Schools FY13 Budget Charts – Theilman
Article 12 FY13 Revenues and Expenditures Chart – Theilman
Article 12 Restore Human Services Funding – Eddings
Article 12 CDBG Human Services Funding History – Steinberg
Article 15 Paving Summary 2012 Preliminary 3-2012 – Mooring
Article 17 – Edwards
Article 21A2 CPA Olympia Oaks – Perkins
Article 25 – Adams 
Article 25 North Amherst Village Center – Keller (Power Point)
Article 25 Alternatives to Sprawl – Jacobson (Power Point)
Article 25 – Fox C
Article 25 North Amherst photos – Churchill (Power Point)
Article 25 Amendment and Map – Anaya
Article 25 Cowls Property in North Amherst Maps and Drawings – Kuhn (PowerPoint)
Article 25 – Fitch (Power Point) 
Article 27 Local Historic District – Ehrgood 
5/14/2012 Special Town Meeting (1 article)
Other Related Information: (All in PDF format) 
11/09/2011 Special Town Meeting (1 article)
Other Related Information (All in PDF format)
11/07/2011 Special Town Meeting
Other Related Information: (All in PDF format)
Maps, Photos, and Diagrams: (All in PDF format)

Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting: (All in PDF format)
Presentations to Town Meeting: (all in PDF format)
05/02/2011 Annual Town Meeting concluded 05/25/2011
Other Related Information: 
Maps, Photos, and Diagrams: (All in PDF format) 
Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting: (All in PDF format) 
Presentations to Town Meeting: (All in PDF format) 
11/08/2010 Fall Special Town Meeting 
Warrant (PDF) 
  • Results (Unofficial)  (PDF)
  • Attorney General Approvals for Articles 10, 11, 13 (PDF)
  • Attendance  (PDF)
  • Tally Votes:
  • Other Related Information: (All in PDF format)  Maps: (All in PDF format) Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting: (All in PDF format)
    05/03/2010 Annual Town Meeting 
        Other Related Information: (All in PDF format) 
        Maps: (All in PDF format) 
        Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting: (All in PDF format) 
    07/27/2009 Special Town Meeting concluded Monday, July 27, 2009
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance (PDF) 
    Tally Votes
    Article 6 Increase Library Funding by $34,704 (PDF)

    Other Related Information: 

    Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting (PDF) July, 2009
    Atkins TIF Materials (PDF) July, 2009
    Library Trustees Flier related to Artilcles 6 and 7 (PDF) 
    Articles 1 & 2 Select Board Recommendations on Local Options Taxes (PDF) 
    Motion Sheet Session 1 - 7/27/09 (PDF) July, 2009
    05/04/2009 Annual Town Meeting concluded Wednesday, June 24, 2009
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance (PDF)
    Tally Votes: 
    Article 7 Zoning Bylaw - Municipal Parking District Expansion (PDF)
    Article 9 Mullin Rule (PDF)
    Article 18 J $65,000 for Civil War Tablets (PDF)
    Article 18 K Historic Signs (PDF)
    Article 22, Weiss Motion to Hear Community Services First (PDF)
    Article 22, Gray Motion to Restore $24,000 to Community Services (PDF)
    Article 22, Main Motion Elementary Schools (PDF)
    Article 22, Library Motion to increase by $34,704 (PDF)
    Article 27, Buildings and Facilities (PDF)

    Other Related Information:
    Motion Sheet Session 8 - 6/24/09 (PDF)
    Motion Sheet Session 7 - 6/23/09 (PDF) 
    Motion Sheet Session 6 - 6/22/09 (PDF) 
    Motion Sheet Session 5 - 6/17/09 (PDF) 
    Motion Sheet Session 4 - 6/15/09 (PDF) 
    Article 22 Library Services (PDF) 
    Text of Article 13 - Gas Tax (PDF) 
    Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting Part 2 (PDF) June 2009 
    Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting, Part 1 (PDF) (revised 04/24/2009)
    Report of the Joint Capital Planning Committee - April 2009 (PDF) 
    2009 Community Preservation Act Committee Report to Town Meeting for FY2010 (PDF) 
    CPAC Minority Report to Town Meeting Spring 2009 (PDF)
    Article 5 Atkins Corner Right of Way Issues (PDF)
    Article 8 Fire Department Letter 4/16/09 (PDF)

    Draft articles from the
     Select Board packets
    Article 9 Mullin Rule (PDF)
    Article 10 Rescind General Bylaws, Article IV, Housing Review Board
    (commonly known as the “Rent Control Bylaw”) (PDF)
    Article 11 General Bylaws of the Town - Human Rights Bylaw (PDF)
    Article 18 Amherst Historical Commission FY10 CPA Historic Preservation Projects (PDF)
    DPW Report to Town Meeting (PDF)

    Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting: (All in PDF format)

    Article 6 Zoning Bylaw - Taxi Services
    Article 7 Zoning Bylaw - Municipal Parking District Expansion
    Municipal Parking Distriction Expansion Summary
    Municipal Parking District Expansion Map 1
    Municipal Parking District Expansion Map 2
    Municipal Parking District Expansion Map 3
    Municipal Parking District Expansion Map 4
    Article 7 & 8 Minority Report
    Article 8 Zoning Bylaw - B-G & B-VC Lot Frontage
    B-G and B-VC Frontage Map Key
    B-G Frontage-North Map
    B-G Frontage-South Map
    East Village B-VC North Map
    East Village B-VC South Map
    Gatehouse Village B-VC Map
    North Amherst B-VC Map
    Pomeroy Village B-VC Map 
    11/17/2008 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance (PDF) 
    04/28/2008 Annual Town Meeting (concluded 6/11/2008)<
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    Notice of Attorney General approval of amendments to the Town General and Zoning Bylaws,
    in accordance with G.L. c. 40, s. 32. Please follow link to view Final Versions of bylaws as
    adopted or amended. 

     Tally Votes

    Article 12 - Library - BenEzra Motion to Increase by $11,000 (PDF)
    Article 12 - Procedural Motion to Postpone School Budget to 05/21/08 (PDF)
    Article 12 - Motion 1 - Planning/Conservaton/Inspections Main Motion (PDF)
    Article 12 - Motion 2 - Community Services O'Connor Amendment (PDF)
    Article 12 - Previous Question on Motion to Postpone (PDF)
    Article 24 - Community Preservation Act Ballot Question (PDF)
    Article 26 - Zoning Amendment Main Motion (PDF)
    Article 40 - Nuisance House Bylaw (PDF)

    Other Related Information
    :
    Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting (PDF) 
    FY 09 Finance Committee Supplemental Report to Town Meeting (May 2008) (PDF)
    Report of the Joint Capital Planning Committee (PDF - 2.1MB) 
    2008 Community Preservation Act Committee Report to Town Meeting for FY2009 (PDF)
    Letter to Town Meeting in support of School Budgets (PDF)
    Article 33 Info - Weyl (PDF)

    Letter Opposing Article 33 - Cinda Jones (PDF)

    Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting
    :
    Article 25, Density Calculations (April 2008) (PDF)
    Article 26, 500-502 Sunderland Road Rezoning (April 2008) (PDF)
    Minority Report on Article 26 (May 2008) (PDF)
    Letter in Support of Article 26 (May 2008) (PDF)
    Article 27, Municipal Parking District (April 2008) (PDF)
    Article 28, Design Review Districts (April 2008) (PDF)
    Article 29, Steep Slopes (April 2008) (PDF)
    Article 30 & 31, Inclusionary Zoning (April 2008) (PDF)

    Article 32, Main/Dickinson/High Street Rezoning (April 2008) (PDF)
    11/28/2007 Special Town Meeting (concluded 11/28/2007)
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

     Tally Votes
    :
    Article 1 - Office Uses, Part C, Main Motion (PDF)

     Planning Board reports to Town Meeting
    :
    Article 1, Office Uses (Nov 2007) (PDF) 
    11/05/2007 Special Town Meeting (concluded 11/28/2007)
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

     Tally Votes
    :
    Article 16 - Zoning Map - College/South East Street (PDF)
    Article 15 - Spring Street Rezoning and Uses - Motion B (PDF)
    Article 12 - Accessory Light Manufacturing (PDF)

     Other Related Information
    :
    2007 Fall Finance Committee Report (Oct, 2007) 
    Get on the Bus for On-Site Inspections for Zoning (PDF)
    Community Preservation Act Committee Recommendation (Oct 2007) (PDF)
    Map of Cushman Brook Wildlife Corridor for Article 7 (Oct 2007) (PDF - 2,537KB)
    Local Growth Control - Zoning (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    SP - SPR Comparison (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    Zoning Board of Appeals Positions on Zoning Articles (PDF)

     Planning Board reports to Town Meeting

    Article 10, R&D Overlay District (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    Article 17, College, S.E. Street, Belchertown Road Rezoning (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    Article 11, Research & Industrial Uses (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    Article 12, Accessory Light Manufacturing (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    Article 15, Spring Street Rezoning (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    Article 16, College/So. East Rezoning (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    Article 18, 500-502 Sunderland Road Rezoning (Nov 2007) (PDF)
    Note: These reports are text-only. Accompanying maps can be
    obtained in hard copy at the Amherst Planning Department in Town Hall.
    06/06/2007 Special Town Meeting (concluded 06/06/2007)
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    05/16/2007 Special Town Meeting (concluded 05/16/2007)
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    05/07/2007 Annual Town Meeting (concluded 06/20/2007)
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    Attendance and Tally Single Text File (TXT)

    Tally Votes:
    Tally Vote Totals from June 20, 2007 (PDF)
    Tally Vote #1 - Article 33 - Night Sky - Select Board Motion
    Tally Vote #2 - Article 33 - Night Sky - Main Motion
    Tally Vote Totals from June 13, 2007 (PDF)
    Tally Vote #1 - Article 17 - Library Services - Oldham Motion
    to appropriate $1,480,162 (increase $19,000)
    Tally Vote Totals from June 11, 2007 (PDF)
    Tally Vote #1 - Article 17 - Pools - Motion to Reconsider Pools
    Tally Vote #2 - Article 17 - Pools - Select Board Motion to Increase by $70,812
    Tally Vote #3 - Article 17 - Pools - Oldham Motion to Increase by $58,812

    Article 17 - Community Services - Pools - Select Board Motion
    to increase by $70,792 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Community Services - Pools - Oldham Motion
    to increase by $58,792 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Regional School - Regional School Committee Amendment
    to increase by $119,040 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Elementary School - O'Connor Motion to increase by $125,000 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Community Services - Human Services - Select Board Amendment
    to increase by $41,000 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Community Services - Human Services - CDC Amendment
    to increase by $88,973 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Community Services - Human Services - Ben Ezra Motion
    to increase by $117,387 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Planning/Conservation/Inspection - Select Board Motion
    to increase by 12,000 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Public Safety - Schiffer Motion to increase by $100,000 (PDF)
    Article 17 - Main Motion - Finance Committee (PDF)
    Article 34 - Special Act - Resident Alien Voting (PDF)
    Article 35 - Petition - Resolution - Public Accountability for WFCR (To Dismiss) (PDF)
    Article 35 - Petition - Resolution - Public Accountability for WFCR
    (Main Motion As Amended) (PDF)
    Article 39 - Main Motion - Commemorative Flags (PDF)

    Other Related Information:
    FY 2008 Budget Process
    Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting (April 2007) (PDF - 459KB) 
    Finance Comm. Budget Amendment Summary (May 2007) (PDF)
    Select Board Budget Recommendations (Revised May 2007) PDF)
    A Message from the Moderator (Revised May 2007) (PDF)
    Article 8 Farm Stands (PDF)
    Article 9 Accessory Farm Stands (PDF)
    Article 10 Flood Prone Conservancy Amendments (PDF)
    Article 16 Regional Assessment (Finance Committee) (PDF)
    Article 16 Regional Assessment (Assessment Task Force) (PDF)
    Article 35 Statement from WFCR (PDF)
    Article 35 The Petitioner's Statement (PDF)
    Article 35 Statement from Martin Miller (PDF)
    Community Preservation Act Committee Report (May 2007) (PDF)

    Town Meeting Coordinating Committee Election:

    Candidate Statements
    Results (PDF)
    10/30/2006 Special Town Meeting (concluded 11/13/2006)
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Tally Votes:
    Article 13 - Zoning Bylaw - Wetlands District (WD) Removal (PDF)

    Other Related Information:
    2006 Fall Finance Committee Report ( PDF)
    Article 8 Finance Recommendation (PDF)
    Fire Station Site & Building Assessment Work (PDF - 1.4MB)
    Presentation by the Fire Station Study Committee:
    PowerPoint Format (PPT - 2,733 KB) or Acrobat Reader PDF Format (PDF - 2,765KB) 
    06/07/2006 Special Town Meeting (concluded 06/07/2006)
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Other Related Information:
    Memo to Town Meeting from John Musante, Interim Town Manager (PDF)
    Map of Bray Land (PDF)
    05/24/2006 Special Town Meeting (concluded 06/19/2006)
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    05/01/2006 (Annual) Town Meeting (concluded 06/19/2006)
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Tally Votes:
    Article 12 - Special Municipal Employee Status (PDF)
    Article 21 - Zoning Map College/South East St, motion to refer to Planning Board (PDF)
    Article 21 - Zoning Map College/South East St (PDF)
    Article 22 - Zoning Map South East Street PURD (PDF)
    Article 23 - Professional/Technical Offices (PDF)
    Article 26 - Public Safety, amendment, reduce by $28,330 (PDF)
    Article 26 - Public Safety $8,029,047 (PDF)
    Article 26 - General Government $5,324,392 (PDF)
    Article 26 - Community Services, preliminary $1,831,363 (PDF)
    Article 26 - Library Services, amendment, increase to $2,043,196
    and appropriation of $1,456,695 (PDF)
    Article 26 - Transportation Funding, Select Board amendment increase to
    appropriate $920,199 (PDF)
    Article 31 - Motion B - vote for higher amount of $135,000 (PDF)
    Article 23 - Motion for Reconsideration (PDF)
    Article 23 - Refer Back to the Planning Board (PDF)
    Article 23 - Main Motion (PDF)
    Article 38 - Community Preservation Act Ballot Question for November Election (PDF)

    Other Related Information:
    Select Board Budget Recommendation to Town Meeting - Revised May 17, 2006 (PDF)
    Minority Report on Select Board Budget Recommendations Per Request
    of Hwei-Ling Greeney (PDF)
    Finance Committee Report Part 1 (PDF)
    Finance Committee Report Part 2 (PDF)
    Town Meeting Coordinating Committee Election:
    Candidate Statements (PDF)

    Results (PDF)
    01/11/2006 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    11/16/2005 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    11/02/2005 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Tally Votes:
    Article 7 - Wentworth Farm (PDF)
    Article 10 - Amherst Area Transportation Plan (PDF)
    Article 23 - Flood Prone Conservancy (FPC) District Bylaw (PDF)
    Article 25 – Zoning Bylaw & Map – Agricultural District (PDF)

    Other Related Information:
    Zoning Primer (PDF)
    Flood Zone (FPC) Proposed Changes Related Maps
    AG Zones Proposed Addition Related Maps
    Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting 
    06/22/2005 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    06/15/2005 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF) 
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Tally Votes:
    Article 1 (PDF)
    Article 2 (PDF)
    Article 1 Reconsideration (PDF)
    04/27/2005 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Tally Votes:
    Article 19 (PDF)
    Article 30 Elementary School Budget (PDF)
    Article 36 (PDF)
    Bylaw Approval by State Attorney General (PDF 2,134KB)

    Other Related Information:
    2005 Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting Part 1 (PDF)
    2005 Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting Part 2 (PDF)
    FY 06 Budget As Approved
    Town Meeting Coordinating Committee Election:
    Candidate Statements (PDF)

    Results (PDF)
    11/08/2004 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Tally Votes:
    Article 19 Tally Vote (PDF)
    Article 16 Tally Vote (PDF)
    06/10/2004 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF) 
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Tally Votes:
    Article 1 Tally Vote (PDF)
    04/28/2004 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    Tally Votes:
    Article 23 Tally Vote (PDF)
    Article 38 Tally Vote (PDF)

    Town Meeting Coordinating Committee Election:

    Candidate Statements (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
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    1/29/2003 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    12/09/2002 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    10/28/2002 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    7/17/2002 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    5/20/2002 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)


    4/24/2002 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)

    10/29/2001 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/25/2001 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    __/__/2000 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/26/2000 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    __/__/1999 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/28/1999 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    10/26/1998 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/29/1998 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    10/27/1997 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/30/1997 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    10/21/1996 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/29/1996 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    10/23/1995 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    06/19/1995 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/24/1995 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    01/30/1995 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    11/02/1994 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    10/12/1994 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    09/12/1994 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    06/20/1994 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/25/1994 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    03/14/1994 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    11/08/1993 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    09/13/1993 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    05/10/1993 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/26/1993 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    11/05/1992 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    06/24/1992 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    05/18/1992 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF) (poor scan)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    04/27/1992 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF) (poor scan)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    __/__/1992 Annual Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    11/25/1991 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    11/06/1991 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    10/28/1991 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF) 
    07/24/1991 Special Town Meeting
    Warrant (PDF)
    Results (PDF)
    Attendance by Precinct (PDF)
    For more information on Town Meeting Warrants, contact the Town Manager's Office by email or by phone at 413-259-3002.

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