Town of Amherst, police union react to police contract arbitration ruling
An arbitrator’s decision to give Amherst’s unionized police officers a 14.52 per cent raise over five years, when compounding is considered, has ended four years of contract negotiations between the town and its unionized police officers.
Mayor David Kogon has signed a proclamation declaring February as African Heritage Month in the Town of Amherst.
“The provincial theme this year is Educate, Unite and Celebrate Community, and that is what we hope Amherst residents will do during February,” Kogon said. “We hope they, through the events organized by CANSA, will educate themselves on the important role African-Nova Scotians have played and are playing in the Town of Amherst.
Amherst town council committee of the whole briefs
Amherst town council has authorized its staff to call for tenders on three properties that did not sell during a tax sale in December. The properties are at 3 Fullerton St., 26 Park St. and 23½ West Pleasant St.
All of the properties had dangerous and unsightly premises charges applied to them as a result of orders from the town. All three also had buildings removed by the town when the owners refused to clean up their properties.
The Town of Amherst presented the United Way of Cumberland County with a $1,000 cheque on Jan. 9 in support of the charity’s Festival of Trees.
“It’s an honour to give this cheque to an organization that does so much to help area residents,” Mayor David Kogon said, as he handed the cheque to United Way president Dave March.