Amherst town council has declared a climate emergency.
The resolution proclaiming the emergency was passed during council’s June 24 meeting.
In passing the resolution, the council noted the town has identified environmental stewardship, including adaptation, mitigation and sustainability, as one of the key pillars of its strategic plan. They also acknowledge the importance of incorporating climate-change implications into the town’s long-term strategic planning and budgeting.
Amherst town council has awarded its 2019 Capital Paving Tender to Costin Paving and Contracting Ltd.
Costin’s bid of $579,159 plus HST was the lowest of the two bidders who vied for the tender.
Mayor David Kogon has signed a proclamation declaring June 21 as Indigenous Peoples Day in the Town of Amherst.
In signing the proclamation, the town joins hundreds of communities across the country and the Government of Canada in celebrating Indigenous culture.