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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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Water Pollution Control Division /  Overview

Water Pollution Control Facility

The Amherst Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) is located off of Tonawanda Creek Road in the Town of Amherst. The plant is owned and operated by the Town and treats raw sewage from throughout the Town, the Village of Williamsville and from portions of the Town of Clarence. Raw sewage enters the facility by gravity through an 84-inch trunk sewer to the pumping station. Preliminary Treatment at the Amherst Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) includes influent screening followed by pumping of raw sewage to the grit chambers. From the grit chambers, flow is directed to Equalization Tanks where primary settling occurs. The secondary treatment system at the plant includes a two-stage oxygen activated sludge process to satisfy both carbonaceous oxygen demand and nitrogenous oxygen demand. Tertiary treatment at the Amherst WPCF includes an intermediate pump station followed by sand filters for final polishing. Disinfection is accomplished through the use of sodium hypochlorite and the effluent is dechlorinated before final discharge. Treated effluent is discharged to Tonawanda Creek under conditions of a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).

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