A new deputy mayor was elected on Monday night. In non-election years, Council is mandated to select a deputy mayor at its October council meeting, to hold office from November 1 of that year until October 31 of the following calendar year, with an election following each subsequent October for the duration of the Council term. During the meeting of council, mayor Kogon opened the floor to nominations resulting in one nominee: Dale Fawthrop. A motion was presented and unanimously passed, electing councillor Fawthrop as deputy mayor for a one-year term.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, representatives from the Town of Amherst, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities gathered in Victoria Square to share in an important announcement of incoming funding from the Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund.
On Saturday afternoon, September 23, residents of Amherst and surrounding communities near and far gathered downtown to honour Canadian Forces personnel and pay special tribute to those members who served in Afghanistan.
Three separate development agreements were addressed by Council on Monday night. The first involved changing a property’s use from a dance studio to a clay studio; the development agreement for 106 Church Street was given second reading – including terms and conditions intended to address concerns raised during May’s public participation opportunity – which will allow the property’s change in use from the art of dance to the art of clay creation.