Tuesday, June 15, 2021, has been proclaimed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the Town of Amherst.
“Amherst’s seniors are valued, contributing members of our community who deserve to be treated with respect and dignity,” Mayor David Kogon said on June 14, 2021, as he signed the proclamation on behalf of Amherst town council.
Establishing a youth centre in the Town of Amherst has taken another major step forward.
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Mayor David Kogon presented a $33,750 Community Support Grant cheque to Sarah MacMaster, Maggie’s Place executive director, the first installment of a four-year commitment to provide non-renewable seed funding totalling $135,000 to the organization for the sole purpose of establishing a physical facility for a youth development centre.
Commercial, residential and resource tax rates in the Town of Amherst are going up by 1.5 cents per $100 of assessment as the town takes steps to deal with unsightly premises and the town’s drug problem.
Council established the overall tax rates for the 2020-21 fiscal year at $1.67 per $100 of assessment for residential and resource properties and $4.47 per $100 of assessment for commercial properties when it met on June 7, 2021.
At the same time, council adopted the final stage of the budgetary process when it approved an overall operating budget of just under $18.6 million.
Jason McBurnie is the Town of Amherst Operation Department’s new transportation foreman.
McBurnie replaces Leonard Tower, who retired earlier this month.