Town Council 12/10/18

Committee Name: 

Amherst Town Council

Meeting date: 

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 19:00

Meeting Location: 

Town Room, Town Hall

Members present: 

All

Observer Notes: 

Two public comments. One requested action on ranked choice voting.

Presentations and Discussion: not for action, discussion only on following items:

  • Standing committees of Council:
    Finance committee Make up of committee:, 3-5 council members, 2 -3 residents. One Councilor suggested that they go slow on establishing council committees until they find out what they need.
  • Council discussed the new citizen activity form that is being developed by Town Manager.
  • Council decided that a process was needed for making appointments, so need to make get an appointments committee going. Memo from Select Board was in the packet. Chair will work up suggestions for next meeting: need to discuss what the confirmation process should be and what Council's role in interview process of committee members should be.

Action items: Motions to Approve Charges

  • Board of License Commissioners Charge: Pass (Unanimous)
  • Bylaw review Committee Charge: Pass as amended (U)
  • Ranked Choice Voting Commission Charge: Pass (U)
  • Participating Budgeting Commission Charge: Pass (U)
  • 2019 Meeting Schedule: Pass (U)

Next Meeting: Dec 17, 2018 6:30 p.m.

League Observer: 

Barbara Ford