The dedicated work of VON Cumberland was recognized on May 17 when Deputy-Mayor Sheila Christie proclaimed May 20 to May 26 VON Week in the Town of Amherst.
Christie read the proclamation moments before assisting VON Cumberland board president George Baker and Coun. Terry Rhindress raise the VON flag at the corner of Church and Albion streets.
The deputy-mayor noted VON Cumberland site nurses, home-support workers, other staff and volunteers have been caring for the lives and well-being of Amherst residents since 1938.
Amherst town council set the general residential and commercial tax rates on May 15 during a special session.
General and water capital budgets valued at just over $5.7 million were also approved by council during the meeting.
The general residential tax rate was set at $1.179 per $100 of assessment and the general commercial tax rate at $3.979 per $100 of assessment.
What do robins, ducks flying north and a street sweeper have in common?
They’re sure signs spring is here.
Amherst’s street sweeper came out of its winter hibernation in the Angus building after the snow from the last storm in mid-April melted. At its helm is Darrel Gautreau, whose been employed with the town since 1976.
Sewer rates and the Amherst Water Utility’s operating budget were set by Amherst town council when it met on April 29.
The utility’s operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year was pegged at $2,246,938. In conjunction with the setting of the budget, council released the water rates for the same period. These rates were approved by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board in 2017.