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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.

Amherst IDA

Amherst Schools & Education

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Sewer Maintenance Division /  Sewer Repair Work

Sewer Repair Work

Miscellaneous Repair Contract

The Town of Amherst bids out a yearly "Miscellaneous Repair and Construction" contract for the repair of the sewer system.

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This repair work includes sanitary sewer replacements; spot repairs, lateral and service tap replacements, manhole repairs and manhole replacements. The bulk of the repair work is in District #1, which includes the older Eggertsville and Snyder areas. Over the years we have made great strides in getting these sewers structurally secure and are now concentrating on I&I abatement repair work as well.

Sewer Rehabilitation Projects

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In addition to our normal repair work, we are also committed to doing one or two sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects each year. These rehabilitation projects are generated by our "target area" studies as well as past historical data related to the condition of the sewers.

We are making good use of the Town’s share of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for sewer rehabilitation projects. The goal of all this rehabilitation work is improve the structural integrity, restore the hydraulic capacity of the pipe and the reduction of Inflow & Infiltration into the sanitary sewer system. As a result of our efforts over the years, we have been able to remove many bypass sites from our SPEDES permit.

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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The Town of Amherst takes great pride in providing useful, timely and accurate information through its official website. We encourage public participation in our website and ask that you provide your feedback to help us make our site even better. Contact the website administrator at toawebsite@amherst.ny.us.

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