|Legal Reference:||Amherst Home Rule Charter Section 5.5|
|Appointing Authority:||Town Council President (Councilors), Town Council (non-voting members)|
|Voting Members:||Five (5) Councilors|
|Non-Voting Members:||Three (3) Residents|
|Term of Appointment||One (1) Year (Councilors) or Two (2) Years (Residents)|
|Special Municipal Employees (SME):||Yes (per M.G.L. ch. 268A §1(n), Councilors serving on Finance cannot claim SME status, even though the Finance Committee, as an entity, is designated as such.)|
|Staff Support:||Town Manager or Designee|
Five (5) Voting Members, who are current Town Councilors.
Three (3) Non-Voting Members, who are residents.
Selection of resident members shall be based on relevant experience, skills and policy knowledge, with an emphasis on municipal and public finance.
A quorum shall be 3 Councilors.
Purpose: The Finance Committee shall advise the Town Council on all financial matters.
Charge: The Finance Committee shall:
Reports: To the Town Council, as necessary.
Service on Other Budget-related Committees:
Charge Adopted: December 17, 2018
Charge Revised: April 1, 2019; April 22, 2019
SME Status Voted: April 22, 2019