MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Budget and Other Topics: Amherst Media---Jim Lescault, Director, Amherst Media, Zoning and Planning Articles---Christine Brestrup, Planning Director, Joint Capital Planning Committee (JCPC) Report and Discussion, Other Articles on the Warrant, Recommendations---Votes on Articles. 2. News affecting the Budget. 3. Committee and Liaison Reports: Budget Coordinating Group, Joint Capital Planning Committee, DPW/Fire Study Committee---Site Information, Library Schools, Other (Cost Drivers). 4. Minutes of Previous Meetings. 5. Progress on write-ups for Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting. Deadline March 28, 2017. 6. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of Meeting.
The bylaws of the Town of Amherst require the Finance Committee "to investigate all proposals in the articles of the warrant for any town meeting that shall in any way affect the finances of the town and to recommend to the town... a course of action thereon, and in general to make recommendations to the town in regard to any financial business of the town."