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Town Board Meeting Videos

The video of the Town Board meeting from Wednesday March 25, 2020 has been uploaded to the Town website and is now available for viewing. Please click the link below to view this and other Town Board agendas, minutes, and meeting videos.

Erie County, NY Department of Health: Coronavirus Information


All Town of Amherst Board and Committee meetings (with the exception of the Town Board) will be cancelled for 30 days through April 14, 2020 or until further notice. In addition, Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main Street is closed to the public and public access will be by appointment only.

  • Town Clerk: 716-631-7021 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (until further notice)
  • Assessor: 716-631-7038
  • Building Department: 716-631-7080
  • Planning Department: 716-631-7051
  • Purchasing/Contracts: 716-631-7007
  • Bids: 716-631-7007
  • Human Resources: 716-631-7025

For all other appointment requests, please call 716-631-7013 or 716-631-7032.

Town of Amherst Courts and Village of Williamsville Courts

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED and all Town and Village Court buildings are CLOSED. Please see this Press Release for details

Bid Openings

Town of Amherst bid openings will be live streamed and recorded. The public will not be allowed to attend bid openings in person. Please see the links below for either the live stream or recordings. All bids are due according to their published times. The bid openings for Tue., March 23, 2020 will begin at 12:30 PM.

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Amherst Schools & Education

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Board of Ethics

Mission Statement

The Board of Ethics seeks to foster an environment where Town officers, Town employees, Town agencies and citizens work together in good faith, with integrity and honesty.

The Board of Ethics consists of five members appointed by the Supervisor, subject to confirmation by the Town Board. The Board of Ethics possesses the powers and duties prescribed by Article 18 of the General Municipal Law to render advisory opinions and assess civil penalties in accordance with Chapter 19 of the Town of Amherst Code (Code of Ethics).

The Board also has the authority to render opinions, upon a written request of any Town of Amherst officer or employee, with respect to questions or alleged violations of the Town Code of Ethics. The Board of Ethics is also responsible for the review of the annual financial disclosure forms filed each year by members of Town government, whether salaried or volunteer.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to:

Board of Ethics
Town of Amherst
c/o Town Clerk
Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221

or the Town of Amherst Attorney's Office at 631.7030.

When addressing inquiries to the Board of Ethics, please include your name and Town department. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Please note that the public is welcome to attend and speak at all meetings.

Supplemental Information

Disclosure Information


Shawn A. Lavin, Councilmember


Kevin Martin Maley (C)  term expires  12/31/2020

Frank Barone (M)  term expires  12/31/2022

Lisa Kistner (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Michael Littman, Ph.D. (M)  term expires  12/31/2020


(C) Chairperson
(CC) Co-Chairperson
(M) Member
(O) Resource Person
(S) Secretary
(V) Vice Chairperson

Meeting Location

Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

To verify, please call (716) 631-7013.

Meeting Dates

Wed., January  22, 2020,  04:00 PM

Tue., February  25, 2020,  04:00 PM

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221