A revised Budget Management Policy will go before Amherst town council for approval on Oct. 28, 2019, following a unanimous decision made by the town’s committee of the whole during a meeting on Oct. 21.
The revisions, which were recommended by staff, will allow for earlier approval by council of the capital and operating budgets and provide an estimated timeline for approvals.
Staff indicated that earlier approval of the budgets may result in savings for the town and the earlier procurement of projects.
The Regional Urban Mayors of Nova Scotia applaud the provincial government’s recent announcement regarding the ban of single-use plastic bags as a good first step to reducing plastic pollution in our environment.
On behalf of their constituents, the Regional Urban Mayors recognize there is a lot left to do to ensure a clean environment – working together, all levels of government can ensure we continue to move towards a cleaner future for our children and grandchildren.
For the second year in a row the Town of Amherst has received a 4-bloom rating from Communities in Bloom.
The town also received a special mention for developing positive partnerships between itself and other community groups from the Canadian non-profit organization that is committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces.