Member Details

Richard N. Bentley

Precinct: 10
Address: 24 North Prospect St
Current Member: Yes
Total Possible Meetings: 186
Actual Meetings Attended: 141
Attendance Percentage: 75.8%

Tally Vote Results

TM Session Article Date Description Vote
2003 Fall TMArticle 142003-11-05To appropriate $1,200,000 for sidewalk and lighting improvements.YES
2004 Annual TMArticle 382004-05-24Dismiss request that Select Board reverse decision to raise Town Manager's salary.NO
2004 Annual TMArticle 382004-05-24Recommend that Select Board reverse decision to raise Town Manager's salary.YES
2004 Special TM - Jun 10Article 12004-06-10Call upon the UMass Chancellor to repeal the foreign student fee.YES
2005 Annual TMArticle 302005-06-06Amend proposed elementary school budget by adding $170,183.YES
2005 Annual TMArticle 362005-06-20Appropriate $107,500 for Plum Brook athletic fields.YES
2005 Special TM - Jun 15Article 12005-06-22Rescind October 2002 action to appropriate $500,000 for the Plum Brook fields.NO
2005 Special TM - Jun 15Article 22005-06-22Appoint ad-hoc subcommittee to study possible uses for Hobart/Rolling Ridge land.YES
2005 Special TM - Jun 15Article 12005-06-22Reconsider article to rescind action to appropriate money for Plum Brook fields.NO
2005 Fall TMArticle 72005-11-02Transfer Wentworth Farm land to Conservation Commission.YES
2005 Fall TMArticle 102005-11-03Appropriate $20K to transportation component of Master Plan.YES
2005 Fall TMArticle 232005-11-07Motion to amend and refer back article on Flood Prone Conservancy changes.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 122006-05-01Continue giving all town boards and committees Special Municipal Employee status.YES
2006 Annual TMArticle 212006-05-10Refer proposed zoning change back to the Planning Board for further study.YES
2006 Annual TMArticle 222006-05-15Rezone a South East Street parcel to prevent condo development.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 232006-05-10Change PRP zoning designation to also allow businesses with client visits.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 232006-06-14Reconsider article to change PRP zoning to allow businesses w/ client visits.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 232006-06-14Refer the PRP zoning change article back to the Planning Board.YES
2006 Annual TMArticle 232006-06-14Change PRP zoning designation to also allow businesses with client visits.NO
2007 Annual TMArticle 342007-05-16Give resident aliens the right to vote.YES
2007 Annual TMArticle 352007-05-16Motion to dismiss the WFCR petition article.NO
2007 Annual TMArticle 352007-05-16WFCR petition article.YES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-23Budget - Public Safety - Increase by $100KNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-31Budget - Plan, Cons, Inspect - SB increase by $12KNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-31Budget - Comm. Service - BenEzra increase by $117KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-31Budget - Comm. Service - CDC increase by $89KNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-04Budget - Elementary Schools - O'Connor increase by $125KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-04Budget - Regional Schools - SC increase by $119KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-06Budget - Comm. Service - Pools - SB increase by $71KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-06Budget - Comm. Service - Pools - Oldham increase by $59KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-11Motion to reconsider appropriation for PoolsNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-11Reconsidered - Budget - Comm. Service - Pools - SB increase by $71KNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-11Reconsidered - Budget - Comm. Service - Pools - Oldham increase by $59KNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-13Budget - Library - Oldham increase by $19KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 332007-06-20Night Sky - SB motion to refer to Town ManagerYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 332007-06-20Night Sky - Main MotionYES
2007 Fall TMArticle 152007-11-19Zoning - Hotels/Motels by SPR - Motion to refer to PBYES
2007 Fall TMArticle 152007-11-19Zoning - Hotels/Motels by SPR - Main MotionYES
2007 Special TM - Nov 28Article 12007-11-28Zoning - Professional Offices in PRP and R-VCNO
2007 Fall TMArticle 162007-11-28Zoning - College St./South East St.NO
2008 Annual TMArticle 122008-04-30Budget - Plan, Cons, Inspect - FC AmountYES
2008 Annual TMProcedural2008-05-05Procedural - Delay consideration of school budgetsYES
2008 Annual TMArticle 122008-05-12Budget - Library - BenEzra increase by $11KYES
2008 Annual TMArticle 262008-05-19Zoning - 500-502 Sunderland Rd.YES
2008 Annual TMArticle 122008-05-21Procedural - Call question on motion to postpone consideration of school budgetsNO
2008 Annual TMArticle 122008-05-21Procedural - Delay consideration of school budgets until 5/28/08YES
2008 Annual TMArticle 242008-05-28Increase CPA surcharge to 3%YES
2008 Annual TMArticle 402008-05-28Nuisance House bylawYES
2008 Fall TMArticle 62008-11-17Creation of Affordable Housing Trust - Motion to referNO
2008 Fall TMArticle 102008-11-17Rezone LI district to allow offices with visits by appointment - Motion to referNO
2008 Fall TMArticle 102008-11-17Rezone LI district to allow offices with visits by appointment - Main motion for Part AYES
2009 Annual TMArticle 72009-05-04Extend Municipal Parking DistrictNO
2009 Annual TMArticle 92009-05-06Adopt Mullin RuleNO
2009 Annual TMArticle 182009-05-11Appropriate $65K of CPA funds to preserve and display Civil War tabletsYES
2009 Annual TMArticle 182009-05-11Appropriate $30K of CPA funds to install literary signsYES
2009 Annual TMArticle 222009-06-15Consider Human Services budget before Public Safety budgetYES
2009 Annual TMArticle 222009-06-17Budget - Comm. Services - Gray increase by $24KYES
2009 Annual TMArticle 222009-06-22Budget - Elementary Schools - FC AmountNO
2009 Annual TMArticle 272009-06-23Budget - Capital - Buildings and FacilitiesYES
2009 Annual TMArticle 222009-06-24Budget - Libraries - Trustees increase by $34KYES
2009 Summer TMArticle 62009-07-27Budget - Libraries - Trustees increase by $34KYES
2009 Fall TMArticle 92009-11-04Medical office definitions and changes to permit requirementsNO
2010 Fall TMArticle 82010-11-10Zoning - Development Modifications bylawNO
2011 Annual TMArticle 142011-05-09Motion to reconsider appropriation for Community ServicesYES
2011 Annual TMArticle 142011-05-09Community Services appropriation reconsidered, Rueschmeyer amendment to increase by $65KYES
2011 Fall TMArticle 182011-11-09Resolution to call for establishment of Committee on HomelessnessYES
2011 Fall TMArticle 172011-11-16Village center rezoning in North and South AmherstNO
2012 Annual TMArticle 122012-05-02Increase Human Services budget by $66KNO
2012 Annual TMArticle 122012-05-02Increase Human Services budget by $26KYES
2012 Annual TMArticle 242012-05-09Village center rezoning at Atkins CornersYES
2012 Annual TMArticle 252012-05-14Village center rezoning in North AmherstNO
2012 Fall TMArticle 122012-11-26Require Special Permit for rental of single-family homes to unrelated individualsYES
2013 Annual TMArticle 292013-05-20Substitute petition article paragraphs into rental regulationsYES
2013 Annual TMArticle 432013-06-03Acquire Cushman property - motion to dismissYES
2013 Annual TMArticle 312013-06-03Change standards and conditions for mixed-use buildings - motion to referYES
2013 Annual TMArticle 312013-06-03Change standards and conditions for mixed-use buildingsNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 322013-06-10Change dimensional regulations for COM and B-L districtsNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 322013-06-10Change dimensional regulations for B-VC and B-G districtsNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 352013-06-10Create form-based dimensional regulations for non-conforming lotsNO
2013 Fall TMArticle 112013-11-04Acquire parcel on Belchertown Road with CPA fundsNO
2014 Annual TMArticle 272014-05-12Change zoning regulations relating to accessory home business usesNO
2014 Annual TMArticle 282014-05-14Change zoning regulations relating to supplemental dwelling unitsNO
2014 Annual TMArticle 322014-05-14Acquire easements at Triangle St/East Pleasant St intersectionNO
2014 Annual TMArticle 382014-05-21Acquire property at 42 Dickinson St - motion to dismissNO
2014 Annual TMArticle 62014-06-02Adopt revisions to parking regulations in the Municipal Parking District - motion to dismissNO
2014 Annual TMArticle 72014-06-02Adopt revisions to affordable housing regulations in Zoning Bylaw - motion to dismissNO
2014 Annual TMArticle 242014-06-02Adopt revisions to inclusionary zoning provisions in Zoning Bylaw - motion to referNO
2014 Fall TMArticle 52014-11-05Adopt revisions to inclusionary zoning provisions in Zoning Bylaw - motion to referNO
2014 Fall TMArticle 52014-11-05Adopt revisions to inclusionary zoning provisions in Zoning Bylaw - main motionYES
2015 Annual TMArticle 112015-04-27Increase appropriation for Community Services budget by $105K (Human Services)YES
2015 Annual TMArticle 112015-04-29Appropriate original amount for General Government budget (Economic Development Director)NO
2015 Annual TMArticle 222015-05-11Adopt Inclusionary Zoning regulationsNO
2015 Annual TMArticle 212015-05-11Authorize Select Board to negotiate affordable housing property tax incentivesNO
2015 Annual TMArticle 242015-05-13Remove residential uses from Municipal Parking District - motion to referNO
2015 Annual TMArticle 242015-05-13Remove residential uses from Municipal Parking District - main motionYES
2015 Annual TMArticle 252015-05-18Change regulations for mixed-use buildings - motion to dismissNO
2015 Annual TMArticle 252015-05-18Change regulations for mixed-use buildings - motion to referNO
2015 Annual TMArticle 302015-05-20Resolution opposed to proposed natural gas pipelineYES
2016 Annual TMArticle 102016-05-04Increase appropriation for Elementary Schools by $30K (library para-professionals)YES
2016 Annual TMArticle 452016-05-04Resolution to call for Amherst College to divest from fossil fuel investmentsYES
2016 Annual TMArticle 142016-05-09Appropriate original amount for capital budget for Buildings and FacilitiesNO
2016 Annual TMArticle 232016-05-11Acquire easements at Triangle St/East Pleasant St intersection - call question (end debate)NO
2016 Annual TMArticle 232016-05-11Acquire easements at Triangle St/East Pleasant St intersection - motion to dismissYES
2016 Annual TMArticle 312016-05-16Rezone Amity St parcel for library expansion - call question (end debate)NO
2016 Annual TMArticle 312016-05-16Rezone Amity St parcel for library expansion - main motionNO
2016 Annual TMArticle 282016-05-16Rezone University Dr parcel from OP to B-L - call question (end debate)YES
2016 Annual TMArticle 282016-05-16Rezone University Dr parcel from OP to B-L - main motionYES
2016 Annual TMArticle 192016-05-18Appropriate $200K of CPA funds for fire suppression system at First Congregational ChurchYES
2016 Annual TMArticle 192016-05-18Appropriate $190K of CPA funds for fire suppression system at Emily Dickinson Museum - call question (end debate)NO
2016 Annual TMArticle 192016-05-18Appropriate $190K of CPA funds for fire suppression system at Emily Dickinson Museum - main motionNO
2016 Annual TMArticle 442016-06-06Resolution in favor of House Bill 2584 on PILOTsYES
2016 Fall TMArticle 22016-11-14School bond authorization - call question #1 (end debate)YES
2016 Fall TMArticle 22016-11-14School bond authorization - call question #2 (end debate)YES
2016 Fall TMArticle 22016-11-14School bond authorization - main motionNO
2016 Fall TMArticle 182016-11-21Adopt revisions to inclusionary zoning provisions in Zoning Bylaw - call question (end debate)NO
2016 Fall TMArticle 182016-11-21Adopt revisions to inclusionary zoning provisions in Zoning Bylaw - main motionNO
2016 Fall TMArticle 192016-11-21Rezone parcels on South Prospect St from B-L to B-G - motion to referYES
2016 Fall TMArticle 202016-11-21Rezone parcels on North Pleasant St from B-L to B-G - motion to referYES
2016 Fall TMArticle 222016-11-21Request town cease work on roundabout at Triangle St - call question #1 (end debate)YES
2016 Fall TMArticle 222016-11-21Request town cease work on roundabout at Triangle St - call question #2 (end debate)YES
2016 Fall TMArticle 222016-11-21Request town cease work on roundabout at Triangle St - main motionYES
2017 January Special TMArticle 12017-01-30School bond authorization - call question #1 (end debate)YES
2017 January Special TMArticle 12017-01-30School bond authorization - main motionNO


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Election History (2012 - 2017)

2012 Town Election

Precinct 10 Town Meeting Seat - 3 Years - Won (64 votes) (6 / 24)


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