Amherst police officers are on the lookout this summer for young cyclists, skateboarders, in-line skaters and scooter drivers who have their helmets on.
If they pull you over, you will be given a coupon for a free ice-cream treat from either McDonald’s or Dairy Queen.
“Our objective is to reward children who are serving as good examples for their peers by wearing their helmet properly, which includes it being buckled up,” said Const. Tom Wood, the co-ordinator of the local police department’s annual Heads Up! Helmets On! program.
Amherst town council approved the second reading of an amendment to the Deed Transfer Tax during a special meeting on June 18.
The amendment increases the Deed Transfer Tax to 1.25 per cent from one per cent of the sale price or value of property. The amendment is to take effect July 1.
The first reading of the amendment to Deed Transfer Tax was held on May 23 and a notice of intent was published on June 2.
The increase in the Deed Transfer Tax is expected to generate $50,000, which is earmarked for poverty reduction, one of council’s strategic priorities.
Bikes, kites and more will be in Dickey Park on June 22 as the Town of Amherst kicks off a summer that celebrates art, culture and fun.
As part of the Celebrate Summer Kickoff, the town and Amherst Police Department will host a free community bike rodeo at the park between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
A Trail Flow Portable Park, which simulates elements found on a real mountain bike trail, will be set up as part of the rodeo. It is designed for riders of all skill levels.
The sounds of construction are in the air. Saws are buzzing. Hammers are pounding.
Do you know if that building project requires a building or development permit from the Town of Amherst?
You can find out by contacting Marc Buske, the town’s building official co-ordinator at 902-694-2318 or by checking out the town’s website at amherst.ca/building-inspection.html.