Public Notices

Plan Amherst Public Workshop

PLAN AMHERST PUBLIC WORKSHOP - Join us for a Public Workshop for Plan Amherst! Come learn about the project and engage in discussions with the project team and residents about the future growth and development of the town. You can join the online session on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 6 p.m. on Zoom (click here to register: or one of the two in-person sessions on Monday, May 30, 2022, from either 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre in the Conference Room. We hope to see you there!

Plan Amherst launched

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:

Strategic priorities - 2021

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:

Deck construction forms available online

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:

Organics collection

ORGANICS COLLECTION - The bi-weekly collection of organics (green bins) within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst resumed on Sept. 27, 2021. Organics are to be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the same day your garbage is collected.

Town Hall Hours

TOWN HALL HOURS - Effective Sept. 7, 2021, the Amherst town hall will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19 protocols, a maximum of five customers are permitted inside the lobby at town hall at any one time. We ask that customers respect all public health guidelines including wearing a mask, personal hygiene and physical distancing. Customers are not permitted in offices, however appointments can be made to meet with staff by calling 902-667-3352.

2021-22 capital and operating budget available for viewing

OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS - The report on the Town of Amherst’s 2021-22 general operating and capital budgets now be viewed online at  The Amherst Water Utility’s operating budget and capital budget are included in the report.