Community Support Grants totalling $6,000 were handed out by the Town of Amherst on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to three deserving community organizations.
The West Highland Home and School received a $3,000 grant, the Amherst Artisan Gallery received $2,250 and Trail for Treats received $750.
Amherst town council’s committee of the whole is recommending donation requests from two organizations be approved by the town council at its Oct. 25, 2021, meeting.
The first request was from the Dr. & Mrs. H.E. Christie Foundation, which asked the town to accept a $10,000 donation, with the condition it be forwarded to the Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association.
Sherry Rideout has joined the ‘A’ team as the Town of Amherst’s new water-sewer billing and accounting clerk.
“Sherry’s combination of education and previous municipal experience in a finance and administrative role with the Town of Sackville makes her a strong match for her new role with the Town of Amherst,” CAO Jason MacDonald said, as he announced her hiring on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.
Amherst sets COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees, council members
A vaccination policy requiring Town of Amherst council members and employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-December 2021, was adopted by the Amherst town council during a special session on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.
“The town is committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees, councillors, volunteers and members of the public with whom we interact regularly,” Mayor David Kogon said. “Vaccination is the single most effective step in protecting ourselves while ensuring the citizens have a safe and comfortable experience when dealing with our staff.”