Public Notices

Christmas Parade Application

Christmas Parade - For those wishing to participate in the Town of Amherst's annual Christmas parade, the application can be found at: It can also be found at:

Sept. 23 council meeting

MEETINGS - Amherst town council's committee of the whole will hold a meeting in the council chambers at 98 Victoria Street East on Sept. 23, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m. That meeting will be followed by council's regular monthly meeting, which is being held in the same location and begins at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be live-streamed at

Water mains to be flushed

WATER MAIN FLUSHING - The Town of Amherst Water Utility will begin flushing the town's water mains on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. flushing fire hydrant

The work will be ongoing for about four to five weeks.

During this time, you may experience dirty water and low water pressure. As a result, you many need to allow your cold water to run for a few minutes until it becomes clear. We suggest you thoroughly flush your system following this time in order to release any air and/or sediment that may get into your system. 

Should you have any questions or concerns please call (902) 667-3334.

Weekly organics collection in effect

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. 

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 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.