MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order and approve agenda (2 minutes); 2. Approve minutes from previous meeting (5 minutes); 3. Interviews with planning/zoning/conservation officials (1 hour, 20 minutes); 4. Consultant process – discuss and identify working group (10 minutes); 5. Schedule of interviews for future meetings (10 minutes); 6. Public comment (10 minutes); 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting; 8. Agenda for next time (2 min); 9. Key takeaways (1 min); and 10. Adjourn. Future meeting topics: Consultant process; Town stakeholder sessions; Posting public feedback; Project timeline; and Decision-making model.
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".