Public Notices

2022 Amherst winter parking regulations

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS - The public is advised that Winter Parking Regulations will be in effect in the Town of Amherst from Nov. 15, 2022, until April 15, 2023.

The Regulations state that:

No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle, shall between the 15th day of November A.D. 2020 and the 15th day of April A.D. 2021, park or leave standing the same upon any highway or street in the Town of Amherst between the hours of 12:00 oclock midnight and the hour of 7:00 oclock in the morning of the same day.

No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall between the 15th day of November A.D. 2020 and the 15th day of April A.D. 2021, park or leave the same standing and unattended by a person authorized to move or capable of operating the same upon any highway or street in the Town of Amherst in such manner as to hinder, inconvenience or prevent the proper removal of snow or ice from such highway or street.

And further that:

It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and any such person shall be liable to a penalty provided by Section 293 of the Motor Vehicle Act.  

The fine is currently $50.00

Accessibility Advisory Committee launches survey

ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITEE SURVEY LAUNCHED - The Town of Amherst's Accessibility Advisory Committee is seeking input into accessibility issues and the barriers people with impairments face that prevent them from participating in municipal programs and/or services. For more details, please go to https://www.amherst.ca/accessibility-advisory-committee-seeking-input.html, The survey can be found at  https://bit.ly/3PLZHqy

Plan Amherst launched

PLAN AMHERST – Plan Amherst, a project to update and renew the Town of Amherst’s Municipal Planning Strategy and Land-Use Bylaw, is underway. The 18-month-long project, led by Upland Planning + Design, aims to ensure the two planning documents reflect the goals of the community. For more details, please go to: https://www.planamherst.ca/

Strategic priorities - 2021

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES - The Amherst town council has released its strategic priorities. To read the priorities and the process taken to reach them, please go to: https://amherst.ca/strategic-initiatives.html

Deck construction forms available online

DECK CONSTRUCTION FORMS - Folks planning on building a deck are required to fill out a form detailing how the deck is to be constructed. The form should accompany the request for a building permit that is sent into the town. The forms for either a detached deck or an unattached deck can be found at: https://amherst.ca/building-inspection.html

Organics collection

ORGANICS COLLECTION - The bi-weekly collection of organics (green bins) within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst has resumed. Please put your green bins by the curb on the same day you put your garbage out.

Town Hall Hours

TOWN HALL HOURS - The Amherst town hall is open, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

2022-23 capital and operating budget available for viewing

OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS - The report on the Town of Amherst’s 2022-23 general operating and capital budgets can now be viewed online at https://www.amherst.ca/budgets.html.  The Amherst Water Utility’s operating budget and capital budget are included in the report.