Update on Amherst Islander II following ROMA Conference

Loyalist Township has released an update on the Amherst Islander II following the ROMA (Rural Ontario Municipal Association) Conference. The update includes information about the hiring of an project management firm to help with getting the Amherst Islander II ready for operation.

Read the full text of the update here.

Amherst Island Blooms – 2023

Amherst Island Blooms is a program that recognizes gardeners on Amherst Island for their outstanding work in beautifying and enriching the island. The program, which is now in its third year, is run by the Amherst Island Community Alliance and relies on nominations from the community to identify and celebrate outstanding gardeners.

Amherst Island Blooms is not just limited to flower gardeners but also includes vegetable gardeners. The program recognizes gardeners who have dedicated their time and effort to create beautiful gardens and flourishing vegetable patches on the island. The recognition is not only a celebration of the gardeners’ achievements but also an appreciation of the work they have done to improve the aesthetic of the island and promote sustainable living.

The nomination process for Amherst Island Blooms is straightforward and easy. You, the community, nominate your favourite gardeners through the online form below. The form asks you to name and describe the gardener and their garden. The nomination period is open from May 20th until July 3rd, after which all island residents who are nominated receive the annual recognition “leaf” to add to their collection.

The “leaf” is a beautiful memento for the gardeners who are recognized by the program. It is a symbol of their hard work and dedication to making Amherst Island a beautiful place to live. The “leaf” is a physical reminder of their contributions and encourages them to continue their work in the future.

The Amherst Island Blooms program is not only a celebration of our great gardeners but also a way to promote sustainable living on the island. Vegetable gardening is an excellent way to promote healthy eating and reduce the carbon footprint of the community.

Nominate your favourite gardener today and let them know that their hard work is appreciated.

Make Your Nomination Below

Loyalist Township Report a Concern Form

Loyalist Township offers residents a convenient way to report their concerns about local issues through its “Report a Concern” feature on its website. The feature allows residents to report a range of concerns, including poor road conditions, park maintenance, flooding, by-law infractions, and more. This form also allows residents to make general inquiries such as questions about by-laws, construction projects, and township-issued permits.

Using the “Report a Concern” feature is simple and easy. Residents can access the feature on the Loyalist Township website, and then fill out a form to report their concern. The form asks for details about the issue, such as the location of the problem and a description of the concern. Residents can also attach photos to provide additional information about the issue.

The form is available here:

Once a concern has been submitted, the Loyalist Township staff will review the report and take appropriate action to address the issue. This may include sending out maintenance crews to repair damaged roads, mow grass at sports fields, or address by-law infractions.

The “Report a Concern” feature is a valuable tool for residents to use in helping to keep their community safe and well-maintained. By providing an easy way to report concerns, Loyalist Township can quickly respond to issues and improve the overall quality of life for its residents.

Reporting concerns to the township is crucial because it allows them to collect valuable data on local issues. By tracking the number and types of concerns reported, the township can identify patterns and trends, allowing them to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources and prioritize future initiatives. For example, if the township receives a large number of reports about a particular road, they may choose to invest in repairing or repaving it. Without this data, it would be much harder for the township to identify and address the most pressing issues in the community. By reporting concerns, residents can help ensure that our community receives the attention and resources it needs to thrive.