Up to $5,000 to cover 50% of eligible expenses for streetscaping and beautification of commercial buildings is available through a new funding program in partnership with the Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce. More information here: https://amherst.ca/gritty-to-pretty-program.html
HONOUR VOLUNTEERS - The Town of Amherst wants to thank and honour individuals who volunteer their time to help others, but we need your help. We'd like you to nominate individuals you believe deserve special volunteer recognition. Those you nominate will be honoured during National Volunteer Week (April 7-13, 2019). Individuals can also be nominated for the Provincial Volunteer Award on behalf ot he Town of Amherst. This person would attend a Provincial Volunteer Reception in Halifax in April. Deadline for nominations is Jan.18, 2019. To access more information and the application form click on the link https://amherst.ca/recreation-department.html
WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS - The public is advised that Winter Parking Regulations in the Town of Amherst are in effect from now until April 15, 2019.
The regulations state that:
No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle, shall between the 15th day of November A.D. 2018 and the 15th day of April A.D. 2019, 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.
No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall between the 15thday of November A.D. 2018 and the 15th day of April A.D. 2019, park or leave the same standing and unattended by a person authorized to move or capable of operating the same uponany highway or street in the Town of Amherst in such manner as to hinder, inconvenience or prevent the proper removal of snow or ice from such highway or street.
And further that:
It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and any such personshall be liable to a penalty provided by Section 293 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
The fine is currently $50.00.