A new policy affecting the appointment of councillors to external boards, committees and commissions was adopted by Amherst town council during its Feb. 26 regular council session.
The new policy does not apply to appointments and ad hoc committees of council – committee of the whole and the audit, planning advisory, north Tyndal wellfield advisory and tree advisory committees – but does delineate three levels of outside committees that councillors may be involved in.
Those three levels include committees that are required by legislation, bylaw or formal agreement, like the Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority; those that clearly have municipal interest, like the senior safety advisory committee; and committees in which councillors are involved without being appointed by council.
Council also approved the following committee appointments:
All of the appointments, with the exception of those appointed to the Amherst Board of Police Commissioners, expire on Oct. 31, 2018.