Charter Commission Meeting Documents and Handouts


  • April 24, 2017
    • Collins Center Memo#13 re: Relative Powers and Duties of Mayor and Managers; CAO and COO Position References in Charters and Ordinances; Newburyport CAO Job Description; McGinnis Budget Timeline Chart; Hanneke DAF Motion Language
  • April 20, 2017
    • Collins Center Memos on Panning and Neighborhood Area Councils; Collins Center Summary of Items; Draft Elections Article; Grabbe April 11, 2017 Voices From Newton
    • We will also discuss documents from both the April 6, 2017 and March 27, 2017 meetings
  • April 6, 2017
    • Potential Definitions and General Provisions to Include in Charter; Grabbe-Gage Middle Ground Proposal of 4/5/2017
  • March 27, 2017
    • Amherst Master Draft Charter, March 27, 2017 (All Articles); CAO and COO Position References in Charters; Newburyport CAO Job Desctription
    • We also viewed the handouts from the February 28, 2017 Feedback Session (March 2, 2017 Meeting) and the Gage Hybrid Proposal #2 from February 22, 2017
 

Working Group Documents and Handouts



Financial and Fiscal Procedures:
Administrative Organization:

  • Amherst Master Charter Drafts (Legislative, Executive, Finance & Fiscal Procedures, Administrative Organization); Budget Timeline Comparison; Draft Feedback Form; Summary of Feb. 28, 2017 Feedback Session; Handouts from Feb. 28, 2017 Feedback Session
  • Amherst Master Charter Drafts (Legislative, Executive, Citizen Relief, Administrative Organization, and Fiscal & Financial Procedures); Gage Hybrid Proposal #2; Workshop Notice; Workshop Draft Handout
  • We also looked at Amherst Master Charter Draft for School Committee & Other Elected Offices from February 8, 2017 Meeting

  • February 8, 2017 
    • Amherst Master Charter 02/07/2017 Draft (Legislative, Executive, Citizen Relief, & Other Elected Officials Articles); Collins Center Memo on Potential Consensus Participation Item Locations; Gage Compromise Proposal; Hanneke Draft Charter Language on Chief Administrative Officer & Hiring Procedures
  • February 2, 2017
  • January 25, 2017
    • Questions for Mayor and Manager Panel; Template for Comparing Government Forms based upon Values; Grabbe Town Meeting and Council Forms Distillation; Grabbe Town Meeting and Council Comparison Narrative; Hanneke Mayor-Council Choice Narrative; Stein Town Meeting-Council Comparison Chart
  • January 19, 2017
    • Amherst Master Charter 01/19/2017 Draft (Legislative, Executive & Citizen Relief Articles); Collins Center Memo on Select Board and Representative Town Meeting; Template for Side by Side Legislative and Executive Comparisons, optional version 2; Town Meeting - Council Comparison Exercise from Churchill, Fricke, Gage, Grabbe, Hanneke, Rhodes, Rueschemeyer, Stein, Weiss
  • January 11, 2017
    • Collins Center Timeline, 01/11/2017 Draft; Hanneke Memo on Meaningful Participation; Fricke Template and Example for Side by Side Legislative and Executive comparisons; we also consulted memos from the January 5, 2017 meeting
  • January 5, 2017
    • Amherst Master Charter 12/29/2016 Draft (Legislative, Executive & Citizen Relief Articles); Collins Center Notes on Amherst Master Charter 12/29/2016 Draft; Collins Center Chart - Mayor-Council Comparable Information; Collins Center Memo on Potential Consensus Citizen Participation Items
  • December 19, 2016
    • Major Decisions Within Legislative and Executive Articles; Churchill, Gage, Weiss, and Rueschemeyer Structure Proposals; Grabbe Top Town Meeting Vote Getters
  • December 12, 2016
    • Challenges and Values Frameworks for Discussion, Grabbe Problems with Amherst Government Handout
  • December 5, 2016
    • TMCC Subcommittee on Policies and Procedures Handout, Hanneke Town Meeting Frequency Options, Gage Summary of Problems, Stein Natick reseach notes, 1996 Charter Commission Final Report
  • November 28, 2016
    • Collins Center Memo on Participation and Engagement Options
  • November 14, 2016
    • Churchill Memo on Researching Comparable Communities, Collins Center Comparable Municipalities by various methods
  • November 7, 2016
    • Amherst Organizational Chart, Collins Center Condensed memo 4 (Mapping Values to the Charter), Collins Center Charts on Amherst Participation and Elections, Collins Center PowerPoint Presentation
  • November 3, 3016
    • Collins Center Memo on Legislative Functions; Citizen Participation Mechanisms Overview; Collins Center Memo on Executive Functions; Amherst School Committee Organizational Graphic
  • October 26, 2016
    • Charter Commission Responses to Consultant Questions (full, individual responses), Sample Charter Preambles, Collins Center Memo on Mapping Values to the Charter, Collins Center Draft Timeline
  • October 13, 2016
    • Charter Commission Responses to Consultant Questions (summary), Charter Commission Work to Date, Amherst Master Charter 10/13/2016 Draft, Collins Center Comparables List 10/13/2016, Collins Center Initial Presentation
  • October 5, 2016
    • Collins Center Memo #3 - Kickoff Meeting Preparation
  • September 22, 2016
    • KP Law Supplemental Memorandum, Memorandum to Charter Commission re: Consultant Scope of Work, Weiss Consultant References Conversations Memo
  • September 14, 2016
    • KP Law Proposal, Listening Workshop Facilitator Guide, Proposal to Hire Communications Assistant, 2001 Charter Commission Expense Sheet
  • September 8, 2016
    • Collins Center Memorandum, Collins Center PowerPoint Presentation, Draft Preliminary Budget
  • August 25, 2016
    • Commissioners' Thoughts on Consultant Tasks; Commissioners' Broad Themes from Outreach; Framingham Work Schedule; Outreach Flyer; Working Group Memo; Proposed Social Media Consultant Scope of Work
  • August 1, 2016
  • July 25, 2016 Packet
    • Gage & Rueschemeyer Updated Proposal to Organize Constituent Meetings
  • July 7, 2016
    • Del Castilho Resume; Questions for Panelists
  • June 20, 2016
    • Gage & Rueschemeyer Proposal to Organize Constituent Meetings
  • June 9, 2016
    • Current Amherst Town Charter; Charter Elements Include; Previous Charter Commission Proposal Summary; 2003 Proposed Charter; Greenebaum Asher 1996 Commentaries; Tewksbury Final Draft Charter Proposal
  • June 2, 2016
    • Charter Commission Timeline Thoughts; Town Clusters for Interviewing; Tasks to Address before Hiring Consultant; Stein Notes on Consultant Process
  • May 16, 2016
    • Churchill, Fricke, Grabbe, Hanneke, & Stein Thoughts on Public Hearing
  • May 5, 2016
    • Rhodes Community Outreach Methods; Gage Proposal to Review Past Amherst Charter Commission Efforts; Commissioner Bios Draft; Frequently Asked Questions Draft; Public Hearing Introduction Draft; Public Input Form Draft
  • April 25, 2016
    • Gage Notes on Easton & Dracut Charter Commissions; Sample Sign Up Sheet for Public Hearing; Newbury Charter Commission Community Survey; Grabbe & Hanneke Web Page Proposal;
  • April 11, 2016
    •  Collins Center Memorandum and attached documents