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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

NOTICE:

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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Programs & Services /  Child Safety Seat Regulations and Information

Car Seat Recommendations for Children

  • Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size, and choose a seat that fits in your vehicle.
  • Always refer to your specific car seat manufacturer’s instructions; read the vehicle owner’s manual on how to install the car seat using the seat belt or LATCH system; and check height and weight limits.
  • To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements.
  • Keep you child in the back seat at least through age 12.

As of September 14, 2014 the Police Department will no longer be conducting Child Car Seat installations or checks.


Birth - 12 months

Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing seat.
There are different types of rear-facing car seats: Infant-only seats can only be used rear-facing.  Convertible and 3-in-1 car seats typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position, allowing you to keep your child rear-facing for a longer period of time.


1 - 3 years

Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible.  It’s the best way to keep him or her safe.  Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer.  Once your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness.


4 - 7 years

Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer.  Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in a booster seat but still in the back seat.  The New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law states all children under the age of 8 must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system.   


8 - 12 years

Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly.  For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach.  The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face.  Remember:  your child should still ride in the back seat because it is safer there. 

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Types of Child Restraints

Rear Facing Car Seat - This is the best seat for young children.  It has a harness and in a crash, cradles and moves with your child to reduce stress to the child’s fragile neck and spinal cord. 

Forward-Facing Car Seat - has a harness and tether that limits your child’s forward movement during a crash.

Booster Seat - positions the seat belt properly over the stronger parts of your child’s body.

Seat Belt - should lie across the upper thighs and be snug across the shoulder and chest to restrain the child safely in a crash.  It should not rest on the stomach area or across the neck. 

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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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