Public Notices

Public hearing re: development agreement for 2 Abbott St.

PUBLIC MEETING - Amherst town council is considering entering into a Development Agreement for 2 Abbott St. (PID# 25357344) that would permit a single-detached dwelling on the property. The subject property is located in the Downtown Zone where ground floor residential uses are permitted subject to entering into a development agreement.

A Public Hearing on this matter will be held on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at town hall, 98 Victoria St. East. Council will hear submissions in support or opposition to the applications. Written submissions may be provided to the Municipal Clerk no later than Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at 12:00 noon local time.

For additional information, please contact Andrew Fisher at 902-667-3352 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kimberlee Jones - Municipal Clerk

Notice of Public hearing re: signage amendments

PUBLIC HEARING - Amherst town council is considering amendments to the Land-Use Bylaw with respect to signage.

A public hearing on this matter will be held on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at 6:30 p.m in the council chambers of town hall, 98 Victoria St. East. Council will hear submissions in support or opposition to the application. Written submissions may be provided to the Municipal Clerk no later than Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at 12:00 noon local time.

For additional information, please contact Andrew Fisher at 902-667-3352 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kimberlee Jones - Municipal Clerk

Winter Parking Regulations are in effect

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS - The public is advised that Winter Parking Regulations are in effect in the Town of Amherst from Nov. 15, 2019, until  April 15, 2020.

 The Regulations state:

No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle, shall between the 15th day of November A.D. 2019 and the 15th day of April A.D. 2020, park or leave standing the same upon any highway or street in the Town of Amherst between the hours of 12:00 o’clock midnight and the hour of 7:00 o’clock in the morning of the same day.

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Provincial and municipal volunteer nominations sought

VOLUNTEER NOMINATIONS SOUGHT - The Town of Amherst is currently seeking nominations of individuals who should be recognized at the provincial and/or municipal level for their volunteer contributions to the town. Details on how to file a nomination and the application form can be found at https://amherst.ca/submit-a-request-form.html

Police Commission meeting

POLICE COMMISSION MEETING - The Amherst Board of Police Commissioners will hold a meeting in the council chambers at Amherst town hall, 98 Victoria St. E., on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, beginning at 3 p.m. The meeting will be live-streamed at https://amherst.ca/live-streamed-meetings.html

Organics collection

ORGANICS COLLECTION - The bi-weekly collection of organics (green bins) within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst resumed on Sept. 29, 2019. Materials must be placed out for collection on the same day your garbage is collected. Organics will NOT be collected on the days your recyclables are collected. 

Town hall hours

TOWN HALL HOURS - Amherst town hall's operating hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

2019-20 capital and operating budget available for viewing

OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS - The final report on the Town of Amherst's 2019-20 operating budget of $17,671,426 and capital budget of $3,694,229 can now be viewed online at https://amherst.ca/budgets.html. The Amherst Water Utility's $2,246,938 operating budget and $2,086,082 capital budget are included in the report. A paper copy can also be picked up at town hall, 98 Victoria St. E., during regular office hours.