Amherst town council’s committee of the whole has asked town staff to gather more information before it takes any action on developing any new bylaws related to the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17.
The committee particularly wants information on enforcement as well as evidence from other jurisdictions detailing where the growing of cannabis on private property is permitted and what restrictions other areas have placed on the smoking of cannabis and tobacco as well as vaping.
They felt this information was needed to help them develop local regulations that would determine where cannabis might be cultivated for personal use within town boundaries and establish restrictions on where it could be consumed on public property.
The good work of the Zonta Club of Amherst Area was recognized Sept. 17 when Mayor David Kogon declared Sept. 16-22 as Zonta Week in the Town of Amherst.
In a short flag raising ceremony at the corner of Church and South Albion streets that was preceded by the reading of a proclamation, the Mayor noted the local club has been serving the community since receiving its charter in September 1984.
Have a bright, innovative community event or initiative, like a new cultural play or festival, that requires funding?
Then check out the Town of Amherst’s ‘A’ Fresh Start Community Initiative, a competitive process that will see up to $17,500 awarded to the Top 5 events.
Applications for the ‘A’ Fresh Start Community Initiative will be accepted between now and 4:30 p.m. on October 3, 2018. They can be found on the Town of Amherst’s website or be picked up at the town hall, located at 98 Victoria St. E.
The Willow Street infrastructure renewal project is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Sept. 12.
That’s when road closures and detours will be put in to effect and contractor Beale and Inch Construction Ltd. will begin mobilizing the equipment that will be used during the project. Construction is scheduled to begin on or before Sept. 17.