The deadline to apply for the Town of Amherst’s COVID-19 Property Tax Financing Program has been extended until July 31, 2020.
The decision to extend the deadline was made by Amherst town council during a special session held on Friday, June 10, 2020.
The extension gives residents and business owners until the end of July to apply to the program, which is aimed at helping Town of Amherst taxpayers who have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 state of emergency. The original deadline was June 30, 2020.
The Town of Amherst’s amended Fires and Burning of Material Bylaw will go into effect on Monday, July 13, 2020.
The amended bylaw, which was given second reading by Amherst town council on July 10, 2020, allows the use, without permit within town boundaries, of CSA or ULC-approved recreational outdoor burning appliances that are designed to contain a small fire for recreational or entertainment purposes such as an outdoor fireplace, outdoor dome fireplace or fire pit. It does not include appliances that are designed or used to heat a building.
The Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre is now open to the public, with some modifications to accommodate public health protocols.
Closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the centre, which houses the offices of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cumberland Business Connector and CBDC Cumberland, reopened its doors on Monday, July 2, 2020.
A major infrastructure project by the Town of Amherst that will replace a century-old water main and reconstruct Albion Street, between Croft and Queen streets, is set to begin on Monday, June 29, 2020.
“This project will upgrade the water service we provide citizens in the area for many years to come,” Jason MacDonald, deputy-CAO and Operations Department director, said. “It will also enhance one of the town’s major travel arteries.”