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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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Sewer Maintenance Division /  Overview

Sewer Maintenance Division

The overall responsibility of the Sewer Maintenance Division is the management, operation and maintenance of the Town’s sanitary sewer collection system, which generally includes inspecting, cleaning, repairing and monitoring the gravity sewer lines and forcemains. Unlike the City of Buffalo’s combined sanitary/storm sewer system, the Town of Amherst has separate sanitary and storm sewer systems.

The Highway Department operates and maintains the storm sewer system, which consists mainly of road drainage receivers, pipes and ditches.

The Engineering Department’s Water Pollution Control Division is in charge of the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Facility #16 and also operates and maintains the pump stations in the sewer collection system.

There are two sanitary sewer districts in the Town of Amherst, Sewer District #1 and Sewer District #16. In general, Sewer District #1 includes Eggertsville and Snyder and consists of the area southwest of the old Lehigh Valley Railroad (not including lands north of Maple Road) and the area west of North Union Road, south of Sheridan Drive. Sewer District #1 services most of the older residential areas of the Town, which were tributary to the old Plant #1 Wastewater Facility before the construction of the present Plant #16 on Tonawanda Creek Road. Sewer District #16 consists of the remainder of the Town. The Village of Williamsville and the State University of New York at Buffalo - Amherst Campus sewer collection systems are not owned, operated or maintained by the Town, therefore they are not part of Sewer District #16. Click here to view a map of the Town of Amherst Sewer Districts.

Sewer District #16 also conveys wastewater from the Village of Williamsville, State University of New York at Buffalo - Amherst Campus, Erie County Sewer District #5 and the Town of Clarence Sewer District #2. Sanitary sewerage from these tributary areas is metered, conveyed and treated by the Town at Plant #16

Sanitary sewerage is conveyed to the northwest corner of the Town where wastewater is treated at Plant #16 along Tonawanda Creek Road. Plant #16 treats an average of 24.5 million gallons per day (24.5 mgd) of sewerage.

In general, Sewer Maintenance operations include cleaning, televising, repairing, replacing and monitoring the sanitary sewer system. Currently, the Town’s sanitary sewer collection system inventory consists of 2,743,500 lineal feet (519.6 miles) of pipe ranging from 8 inches to 84 inches in diameter and includes 12,548 sanitary manholes.

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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