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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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Environmental Control /  Grease Management for Food Service Facilities

If managed improperly fats, oils, and grease (FOG) waste generated by food service facilities within the Town can create a huge burden on the waste water infrastructure and wastewater treatment facility.

Disposal of any fat, oil, or grease (FOG) down a sink or floor drain can cause serious problems for your plumbing system.

FOGs can congeal in sewer pipes, pumps, and other equipment, restricting flow of wastewater in the sanitary sewer collection system and eventually cause a back up into the facilities serviced by that pipe. If your business discharges fats, oils, or greases to the Town of Amherst sewer system in concentrations greater than 100 mg/l, such discharges can disrupt the treatment plant and cause significant operational problems. In either of the above cases, the food service facility which caused the disruption will be financially responsible for any treatment plant upsets and/or clogged collection pipes.

As part of the voluntary Town of Amherst Grease Management Program, town personnel will perform pretreatment inspections of commercial and institutional facilities engaged in food preparation. The objective of this inspection is to provide facilities with information on grease management, gather site specific operational and plumbing data for our review, suggest corrections for any plumbing configuration problems and ultimately establish a suggested maintenance frequency for each installation.

Most sewer back-ups occur between a facility and the Town of Amherst sewer main, where the property owner is responsible for correcting the problem. Blockages translate to unnecessary plumbing bills. If the blockage occurs in the Town of Amherst sewer main, the Town of Amherst will correct the problem. Please call the Town of Amherst Sewer Maintenance Division to report a sewer back-up or overflow.

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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