Amherst town council’s committee of the whole is recommending the council extend the term customer service representative positions at the Amherst Stadium until May, 31, 2021.
The committee made the recommendation at its Monday, March 15, 2021, meeting after receiving a staff recommendation to extend the positions.
Council originally approved the positions in January in order to increase use of the walking track to near pre-pandemic hours while maintaining provincially mandated COVID-19 protocols. At the time, the term positions were to end on March 31, 2021.
Dr. Janneke Gradstein’s Every Shift is a Marathon has received a $250 community support grant from the Town of Amherst.
“Dr. Gradstein is a fantastic physician and leader for our hospital,” Mayor David Kogon, a retired obstetrician, said recently as he presented her with the grant on behalf of Amherst town council.
A centuries-old breakfast dish that combines eggs, bread and syrup will be all the rage in Amherst between March 27 and April 3 when the town celebrates its annual French Toast Fest.
Seven chefs from seven Amherst restaurants will be preparing seven different gourmet French toast dishes that will tantalize the taste buds during the seven-day festival.
The 2021-22 mandatory provincial contribution area rate was set by Amherst town council at 40.2 cents per $100 of assessment when it met on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.
The area rate raises the funds needed to cover the portion of provincial services – education, assessment services, correction services, housing and regional library services – the province requires the town to pay.