Hope has turned into reality for Amherst’s Active Transportation plan.
When it was implemented four years ago, the goal of the five-year plan was to get more people cycling and walking by providing an efficient and effective network of interconnected and continuous cycling and pedestrian routes that linked neighbourhoods and major destinations within the town.
“Amherst has made great strides in meeting that goal,” Ken MacKenzie, a representative of the Amherst Striders Running Club, said recently in a discussion with town staff.
Amherst town council’s committee of the whole is recommending the council consider approving three community support grants when it meets in regular session on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.
The recommendation was made during a committee meeting held on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.
Twenty employees whose labour adds up to about 300 years of service to the Town of Amherst were presented with long-service awards on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.
“Our town is fortunate to have such dedicated, hard-working people,” Mayor David Kogon said. “Without their dedication, the town simply could not deliver the quality programs and services that we provide.”
Mayor David Kogon, on behalf of Amherst town council, has proclaimed Sept. 20-Sept. 26, 2021, as Rail Safety Week in the Town of Amherst.
“In the past, our community has experienced the tragic results of train-vehicle and train-pedestrian collisions,” Kogon said. “As a result, we are keenly aware of the necessity to practise safety at all times when in the vicinity of the many locations within our community where rail lines cross our town’s streets.