Vacancies

CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENT TO TOWN COUNCIL – 1 Vacancy

The Town Council is currently seeking applications to fill a vacancy on Town Council.  Per Section 2-30 of the Amherst Town Code, any eligible individual desiring to be considered for appointment to a vacated seat on the town council shall complete an application for appointment to town council returnable to the Town Clerk stating their qualifications and reasons for requesting appointment by November 5, 2021. 

Duties and Responsibilities: The Town of Amherst Town Council is responsible for adopting all ordinances and resolutions, approving and adopting the annual operating and capital budgets, setting all tax rates, setting all user fees, making land use and zoning decisions, and establishing long range plans and policies.

Meetings : Meets at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings are normally held in the Town Hall.   Dates and times are subject to cancellation or adjustment.

The following boards currently are seeking applicants to fill membership vacancies. Interested applicants should submit an Application for Appointment to Standing Boards, Commissions, and Authorities to the Clerk of Council stating their qualifications and reasons for requesting appointment.

CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENT TO TOWN OF AMHERST PLANNING COMMISSION – 2 Vacancies 

The Town Council of the Town of Amherst is accepting applications from interested and qualified individuals who desire to be considered for appointment to a vacant seat on the Town of Amherst Planning Commission.  Interested individuals are invited to apply by delivering a completed application form available at https://amherstva.gov and in the Town Hall during normal business hours.

Appointment and Membership:  Seven members are appointed by the Town Council on a staggered basis.  Four Year Term beginning July 1.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Recommendations to Town Council on comprehensive plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, and rezoning and special use permit applications.  Review subdivisions and plans.

Regular Meetings:   7:00 PM on the first Wednesday of the month in Town Hall.