SPECIAL TREE/BRANCH COLLECTION - The Town of Amherst will pick up fallen trees/branches dropped by hurricane Fiona between now and Oct. 5, 2022.
To be collected, the debris must be placed curbside. Different town crews will be picking up different items, so please understand a crew may pick up some of your debris, but may leave some behind for another crew.
During regular collection Miller Waste will pick up yard waste provided it meets the following criteria: 10 bags of leaf and yard waste or 10 bundles of branches. The branches in the bundles must be tied together, not exceed 1.5 metres in length or 25 kilograms in weight. Individual branches must not exceed five-centimetres in diameter.
SPECIAL COMPOST COLLECTION - The Town of Amherst has made arrangements with Miller Waste Ltd. to carry out a special compost collection (green bins) on Sept. 27, 28, 29 and 30 in order to collect any spoilage created by hurricane Fiona. Please place your green bin out on your normal collection date and have it curbside by 7 a.m.
WATER MAIN FLUSHING - The Town of Amherst Water Utility will be flushing water mains beginning today, Sept. 6, 2022, and running for about four to five weeks.
Customers may experience turbidity (dirty water) and low water pressure. Should this occur, residents should run their cold water for five to 10 minutes or until it becomes clear. The utility suggests you thoroughly flush your system to release any entrapped air or sediment from your system.
Should you have any questions or concerns please call (902) 667-3334.
ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITEE SURVEY LAUNCHED - The Town of Amherst's Accessibility Advisory Committee is seeking input into accessibility issues and the barriers people with impairments face that prevent them from participating in municipal programs and/or services. For more details, please go to https://www.amherst.ca/accessibility-advisory-committee-seeking-input.html, The survey can be found at https://bit.ly/3PLZHqy
PLAN AMHERST – Plan Amherst, a project to update and renew the Town of Amherst’s Municipal Planning Strategy and Land-Use Bylaw, is underway. The 18-month-long project, led by Upland Planning + Design, aims to ensure the two planning documents reflect the goals of the community. For more details, please go to: https://www.planamherst.ca/
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES - The Amherst town council has released its strategic priorities. To read the priorities and the process taken to reach them, please go to: https://amherst.ca/strategic-initiatives.html
DECK CONSTRUCTION FORMS - Folks planning on building a deck are required to fill out a form detailing how the deck is to be constructed. The form should accompany the request for a building permit that is sent into the town. The forms for either a detached deck or an unattached deck can be found at: https://amherst.ca/building-inspection.html
ORGANICS COLLECTION - The bi-weekly collection of organics (green bins) within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst has resumed. Please put your green bins by the curb on the same day you put your garbage out.
TOWN HALL HOURS - The Amherst town hall is open, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS - The report on the Town of Amherst’s 2022-23 general operating and capital budgets can now be viewed online at https://www.amherst.ca/budgets.html. The Amherst Water Utility’s operating budget and capital budget are included in the report.