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

Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (TMCC)             

Upcoming Events
Now through February 10, 2015 - File Nomination Papers for Town Meeting seats and town-wide offices to have your name on the ballot – due by Feb. 10 at 5:00 pm in the Town Clerk’s Office. For more information call the Town Clerk at 413-259-3035 and see "Running for Town Meeting?"
January 26, 2015 - Deadline for Citizen Zoning Petitions in the Select Board Office. Petition articles for an annual Town Meeting require 10 signatures. For questions please call the Town Manager's office at 413-259-3002. See “How to Bring a Citizen Petition Article to Town Meeting .”
February 23, 2015 - Deadline for Citizen Miscellaneous Petitions in the Select Board Office. Petition articles for an annual Town Meeting require 10 signatures. For questions please call the Town Manager's office at 413-259-3002. See “How to Bring a Citizen Petition Article to Town Meeting."
March 23, 2015 - The Select Board is scheduled to sign the Warrant.
March 24
and April 3, 2015 - Deadlines for documents for mailings to Town Meeting members due at noon in the Town Manager’s Office.
March – April - Select Board, Finance Committee and Planning Board review articles
April 3, 2015
- Deadline for Draft Motion Language
April 7, 2015 - The TMCC/LWV Warrant Review takes place in the Town Room at 7:00 pm.
April 12, 2015 - The TMCC Bus Tour, if needed, is scheduled for Sunday from 2 to 4 pm. We do not know yet if there are places to visit related to the Warrant.
between April 13
and 26, 2015 - TMCC Precinct Meetings will take place. Specific dates and places will be posted and sent out via this listserv at a later time.
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, 3, and 8, 2015.
Please visit the General Info for TM members webpage for more information.

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 .
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 past Town Meeting Warrants and Results (prior to Fall 2014)
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)

November 5, 2014 Fall Special Town Meeting - concluded
Warrant | Results | Attendance (All in PDF Format)
Tally Votes Special Town Meeting November 5, 2014

Other Related Information:
Motion Sheet - All Articles
Finance Committee Report to 11-5-2014 STM Town Meeting
FY14 End of Year Report - Pooler
Articles 2 & 3 Memo from Finance Director - Pooler
Article 5 to Clarify Inclusionary Zoning Requirements of Article 15 - Adams
Article 5 Statements from Trustees of Amherst Carriage Shops - Ritchie
Article 6 Town of Amherst Fluoride Heavy Metal Contamination - Magua
Article 6 Fluoride Facts - Board of Health
Article 6 DPW Memo on Fluoride - Mooring
Article 6 Supplementary Material - Magua

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

Planning Board Reports to Town Meeting:
Article 4 Special Districts Reorganization Planning Board Report
Article 5 Petition Inclusionary Zoning Planning Board Report
2005 PB Report to TM Article 22 Inclusionary Zoning
Planning Board Consultant Report - Inclusionary Zoning
Projecting Amherst's Affordable Housing
Town Counsel Opinion - Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw 10-31-2014 - Bard

Presentations to Town Meeting: (Coming soon)
Article 1 Transportation Plan Survey - Roznoy
Articles 1 and 3 Graph "Reserves as a % of General Fund Revenues" - K. Moran
Article 4 List of Changes Proposed - Crowner
Article 5 Presentation - Adams
Article 5 Presentation - Keller
Article 6 Presentation - Dr. Mark Wisniewski

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 December 9, 2014