Charter Commission 8-1-16

Amherst Charter Commission 8-1-16

Amherst Charter Commission 8-1-16

MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Town Manager and Member Reports. Committee/Board (Re)Appointments. Action Items: Comcast Cable License - Draft Ltr of Agreement 10 Year Renewal; Municipal Property Disposition Policy; Alcohol Liquor License Policy; RMD Host Community Agreements; Intermunicipal Agreement Veterans Services FY 2017; Temporary Town Manager Observations; & Select Board Meeting Calendar Oct 16 - Apr 17. Licenses: Special Alcohol for UMass for Receptions at FAC 9/14/16, 9/24/16 and 2/1/17. Minutes. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours prior to the meeting. Adjourn.


Production Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Charter Commission

The Charter Commission, elected in 2016, is meeting to prepare a written document which establishes and defines the structure of the government for Amherst. This document, called a Charter, may create local offices, distribute powers, duties and responsibilities among local offices, and may establish and define certain procedures to be followed. Our work must be completed within 18 months of our election, and when completed, the final recommended Charter is submitted to the voters. If approved by the voters, the Charter would serve as Amherst's "constitution".

Public Contact Information: 
Andy Churchill, Chair;


title card for Amherst Media sponsored debate on the town charter
Feb 23, 2018

Continuing its role in promoting honest and open Free Speech, Amherst Media sponsored a debate on current issues surrounding the proposed Town of Amherst Charter Change ballot question coming up for a town-wide vote March 27, 2018.