WATER DISRUPTION - Town crews will be conducting water maintenance work on Admore Avenue on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Customers on Admore Avenue will be without water from midnight until 4 a.m. on that date. Once service resumes, run your cold water tap in your bathtub for about 15 minutes as this will help eliminate any turbidity in the water.There will be some traffic disruption, so please use caution if in the area.
WEEKLY ORGANICS COLLECTION - The weekly collection of organics (green bins) within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst is in effect from now until Sept. 28, 2019. Materials must be placed out for collection on your regularly scheduled collection day.
SUMMER HOURS - Amherst town hall's summer operating hours will go into effect on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Those hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. They are in effect until Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.
TRAIL WIDENING - Crews from Costin Paving plan on paving the expanded portion of the Robert Angus Drive Trail on Tuesday, July 16. People are urged to use caution if in the area.
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.
ROAD CLOSURE - Work on the Willow Street infrastructure renewal project has resumed. As of today, June 10, Willow Street, between Spring Street and Walter Purdy Avenue, is closed to all but local traffic until further notice.
The detour around the project includes Spring Street, Donald Avenue and Townshend Avenue.
LINE PAINTING - With the arrival of nice weather today, May 23, town crews have begun the process of painting the lines on town streets. It takes more than a month to do the work. We ask that motorists and pedestrians use caution whenever they see our paint crew in action.
CN VEGETATION CONTROL - CN will be undertaking vegetation control activities for safety purposes in the Amherst area between June 8, 2019, and July 27, 2019.
If not managed properly, trees, brush or other vegetation can severely compromise public safety, including by impeding the view motorists have of incoming trains, increasing the risk of crossing accidents. Moreover, unwanted vegetation can damage the integrity of the railway, increasing the risk of incidents, interfere with signals and switches, contribute to track side fires, compromise employee safety, reduce visibility for train crews at road crossings, of signals and other track side warning devices, to name only a few risks.
The Town of Amherst is accepting vendor applications for Summer Night Markets. For information visit https://amherst.ca/night-markets.html