COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANTS - The Town of Amherst is currently accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Community Support Grants. The applications can be turned into Amherst town hall, 98 Victoria St. East, during regular business hours or mailed to PO Box 516, Amherst, N.S., B4H 4A1, in envelopes clearly marked "Community Support Grant Request."
Applications can be found at amherst.ca/submit-a-request-form.html, Deadline for accepting applications is Jan. 8, 2020.
WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS - The public is advised that Winter Parking Regulations are in effect in the Town of Amherst from Nov. 15, 2019, until April 15, 2020.
The Regulations state:
No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle, shall between the 15th day of November A.D. 2019 and the 15th day of April A.D. 2020, park or leave standing the same upon any highway or street in the Town of Amherst between the hours of 12:00 o’clock midnight and the hour of 7:00 o’clock in the morning of the same day.
VOLUNTEER NOMINATIONS SOUGHT - The Town of Amherst is currently seeking nominations of individuals who should be recognized at the provincial and/or municipal level for their volunteer contributions to the town. Details on how to file a nomination and the application form can be found at https://amherst.ca/submit-a-request-form.html
ORGANICS COLLECTION - The bi-weekly collection of organics (green bins) within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst resumed on Sept. 29, 2019. Materials must be placed out for collection on the same day your garbage is collected. Organics will NOT be collected on the days your recyclables are collected.
TOWN HALL HOURS - Amherst town hall's operating hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS - The final report on the Town of Amherst's 2019-20 operating budget of $17,671,426 and capital budget of $3,694,229 can now be viewed online at https://amherst.ca/budgets.html. The Amherst Water Utility's $2,246,938 operating budget and $2,086,082 capital budget are included in the report. A paper copy can also be picked up at town hall, 98 Victoria St. E., during regular office hours.