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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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Highway Department /  Fall Leaf Collection

If you have leaves to be picked up from April 1 to October 31 you should put them in yard waste containers. The Highway Department will pick up loose leaves out at the curb during the month of November.

Leaf Pickup Facts

Please use this sheet as a reference for how to properly recycle and reuse fall materials commonly placed out in front of neighborhood homes. If you have any further questions, please call our office at 631-7119. Thank you and have a happy fall!!

  • Can I rake leaves into the street? No! It’s unsafe, it plugs curbside receivers, and it creates traffic issues from cars avoiding them in the street. They are also harder to pick up after many tires have driven over them. Please leave your leaves on the area between the sidewalk and the curb (or adjacent to the roadway for those without sidewalks) and the Highway Department will pick them up.
  • How many times do you go through the town? Leaf pick-up averages out to be about 4 to 8 weeks, weather depending. During that time we go through the town at least 5 times. We also keep a log of what street we are on and the date.
  • Why can’t you schedule leaf pick-up? Our town has over 1100 streets. It is also over 54 square miles in size, so because of those numbers we have divided the massive task of leaf pick-up into town wide districts.
  • How much of our Highway Department resources are put into leaf pick-up? During leaf season it’s “all hand on deck”. We have 5 leaf districts. Each district is staffed with people and equipment each day of the season. Other jobs have to be put off until leaves are picked up before the first snowfall.
  • Should I call the Highway to get my leaves picked up? Generally, no. If you think you were missed and you live on a dead end or a stub street, please call. Besides that, we are on other through streets almost weekly. Please remember we do have equipment break downs that may delay pick-up for a day or two, however, our goal is to get all the leaves picked up by November 30th. This helps us immensely in preparation for snow season.
  • One last thing….Leaves can also be placed in yard waste containers or paper leaf bags for weekly pick-up from April 1st to November 30th by Modern Disposal, call the Refuse Office for more info at 631-7119.

We hope to provide tentative schedules for daily road maintenance, spring cleanup and other time sensitive information.  You can find new information on the Town of Amherst’s Track Us portal and on the Highway Department’s Facebook and Twitter (@amhersthighway1) accounts.

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

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  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221