MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Budget Topics - Library, Sharon Sharry, Library Director; Community Preservation Act, Paris Boice, Chair (Tentative). 2. News affecting the Budget. 3. Process and Implementation (Steps) for Debt Exclusion Override. 4. Draft statement for Zoning Bylaw Criteria for Planning Dept. and Board. 5. Draft Statement for School ballot question. 6. Committee and Liaison Reports: Budget Coordinating Group, Capital Planning Group, DPW/Fire Study Committee, Library, Schools, Other (Cost Drivers). 7. Progress on write-ups for Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting - Deadline March 28, 2017, earlier if possible. 8. Minutes of Previous Meetings. 9. 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."