The heretofore unnamed committee appointed by the Town Council on August 9, 2017 will meet in the Town Hall (174 S. Main Street) at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to discuss the selection of an interim Town Manager.
Police Chief – The Town of Amherst, VA is seeking a Police Chief and invites qualified and interested individuals to apply. The full position profile (with application procedure), job description, and application form are available at www.amherstva.gov. Applications will be accepted until September 8, 2017. EOE
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: The Amherst Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 PM on September 13, 2017 PM in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall at 174 South Main Street. The subject of the hearing is a proposed amendment to Article III, § 1. (1) & (2) of the Town Charter that would, if approved allow for staggered elections for the Town’s Mayor and Town Councilors for the Town of Amherst. Documents relating to the proposal are available for public inspection at www.amherstva.gov and in the Town Hall during normal working hours. The text of the amended charter language that would effect this change is below.
ARTICLE III. ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNMENT
1. (1) Mayor and councilmen as of July 1, 2018. The present mayor and councilmen of the town of Amherst shall continue in office and exercise all the powers conferred by this charter and the general laws of the State until January 1, 2019.
(2) Staggered elections; terms of office of mayor and councilmen, composition of town council. On the Tuesday following the first Monday in November 2018, there shall be elected by the qualified voters of the town of Amherst one elector, who shall be denominated the mayor, and five electors, who shall be denominated the councilmen of the town. The mayor and two council candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be elected for terms of four years, and the three town councilmen candidates receiving the next greatest number of votes shall be elected for terms of two years. An election shall be held for the three council seats first expiring on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November 2020 for four year terms. Elections thereafter shall be held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November in even numbered years.