The sun could be setting on our current form of government
The $30,000 request for tax monies to support the work of the 9-member Charter Commission over the next year smoothly straddled a major hurdle on Thursday night by garnering the unanimous support of the Finance Committee after a brief presentation from Commission Chair Andy Churchill.
Andy Churchill (center) Chair of the Charter Commission
The Finance Committee is an independent watchdog group appointed by the Moderator charged with advising Town Meeting on any and all financial related articles.
Thus if the Charter Commission should propose a governmental restructuring that retires Town Meeting -- as the last Commission did -- the Finance Committee could be no more.
The first major outreach event by the Commission is scheduled for May 12th at the Amherst Regional Middle School where they will take public comment for two hours (7-9PM).
The fate of Town Meeting, which starts May 2nd, will be the top topic.