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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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On June 20, 2011, the Amherst Town Board adopted Resolution 2011-577 and 2011-578 approving two separate agreements consolidating the Town's three Storm Water Drainage Districts and consolidating the Town's two Sanitary Sewer Districts. New York State General Municipal Law Article 17-A Section 751 provides that two or more local governmental entities may be consolidated into a single local governmental entity. The following information on the consolidations is being published pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law Article 17-A, Section 754.

The Town of Amherst will receive $783,000 for the Dellwood-Sattler Park Green Infrastructure and water quality Project. Amherst will use the Green Innovation Grant Program funds to construct a bio-retention area, porous multipurpose surface and a porous parking lot to reduce flooding in the park.

These improvements to the park will filter and reduce pollutants of storm water in the streets and residential areas near the park while recharging the ground water. This project will further contribute to reduce volume of flow and improve the quality of the storm water conveyed to Ellicott Creek, alleviate localized flooding and decrease sanitary sewer infiltration and inflow problems.

Another construction phase of the park will include an inclusive baseball field and security improvements. 

Dellwood-Sattler Park Aerial Map (PDF)

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