MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order; 2. Approve Minutes from previous meetings; 3. Review current charter: Amherst Town Government Act; 4. Presentations and Q & A with Previous Amherst Charter Commission Members; 5. Updates on Invitations/Scheduling Town Stakeholder sessions; 6. Public Comment; 7. Topics Not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of meeting; 8. Agenda for next meeting; 9. Key takeaways; 10. Adjourn. Future meeting topics: Town stakeholder sessions; posting public feedback; project timeline; and consultant process.
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".