Council approved second reading of the PACE Bylaw during its Oct. 22 meeting.
The move will allow the town to offer financing to homeowners for energy efficiency retrofits that are paid back via their tax bill over a period of up to 10 years.
All costs related to the PACE program are paid for by the participants and there are no costs to property owners who do not participate.
An ad-hoc committee has been tasked with planning an event that will honour the first responders who serve the Town of Amherst.
The ad-hoc committee, consisting of Mayor David Kogon, Deputy-Mayor Sheila Christie, Coun. Wayne MacKenzie, Coun. Terry Rhindress, Acting Police Chief Dwayne Pike, Fire Chief Greg Jones and an as yet un-named EHS representative, was appointed Oct. 15 after town council’s committee of the whole heard two options from staff on how the town could recognize the efforts of about 100 first responders who serve the community.
Three community groups are in the running for one of the Town of Amherst’s new ‘A’ Fresh Start Community Initiative grants.
Representatives from the Amherst Area Heritage Trust, Amherst Valentine Run Committee and the Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County are now preparing the 10-minute presentations they will pitch to the public and council during a meeting scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Community Credit Unit Business Innovation Centre.
The Trust, in co-operation with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Museum, is seeking $2,064 to host “Art and War,” an exhibit showcasing original Arthur Lismer lithographs of the First World War.