A new policy affecting the appointment of councillors to external boards, committees and commissions was adopted by Amherst town council during its Feb. 26 regular council session.
The new policy does not apply to appointments and ad hoc committees of council – committee of the whole and the audit, planning advisory, north Tyndal wellfield advisory and tree advisory committees – but does delineate three levels of outside committees that councillors may be involved in.
Well-known teacher Daren White has been named Amherst’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year.
“Daren White is no ordinary human being,” Mayor David Kogon said Feb. 26 as he announced White’s selection. “By day, he’s one of those very special teachers who are admired by his peers and thousands of children for his creativity and enthusiasm.
Dual-stream recycling is becoming a reality in the Town of Amherst.
Council approved the second reading on Feb. 26 of amendments to the town’s solid waste bylaw that will result in the town moving to a dual-stream collection of recyclable materials from a single-stream collection.
Bordertown Biker Bash representatives outlined their plans for the 2018 bash to Amherst councillors during council’s committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 20.
Spokesman Peter Rushton said the three-day event will begin on July 13, at a new venue. Instead of being held downtown, the bash will be moved to the Atlantic Superstore’s side parking lot, off of South Albion Street, that is located between the Superstore gas station and Tim Hortons.