Amendments to the Town of Amherst’s Smoke-Free Recreational Places Bylaw were approved during Amherst town council’s June 24 meeting.
The current bylaw prohibits the smoking of tobacco products in town parks and recreational facilities. The amendments prohibit the smoking of all cannabis, vaping and tobacco products on all town-owned and maintained properties, including but not limited to a festival, market or concert.
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.