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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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Project Documents

Phase 1 – Scoping Services

Task 1 - Lead Agency Coordination & Positive Declaration
CHA prepared a Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF) and conducted Lead  Agency
Coordination on behalf of the Town Board. The Town was designated Lead Agency and is responsible for completing the SEQR process.

CHA also prepared Parts 2 and 3 of the FEAF and assisted the Town in issuing a Positive Declaration, issued by the Town Board on May 20, 2019. The Positive Declaration will indicate that one or more impacts on the environment from future development in the project Study Area may result in a significant environmental impact and warrants the preparation of a Draft GEIS.

Task 2 – Public Scoping
CHA prepared a Draft Scoping Document that identified the potentially significant environmental impacts related to future development within the Study Area. The Draft Scoping Document included the content and level of detail of the analysis, the range of alternatives, and the potential mitigation measures required.

The Town conducted a Public Scoping Meeting on June 4, 2019 to allow the public to comment on the Draft Scoping Document. CHA reviewed the public comments with the Town and prepared a Final Scoping Document. The Final Scoping Document will serve as the basis for the GEIS. The Final Scoping Document was approved by the Town Board on June 17, 2019.

Phase 2 - Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement

Task 2 - Preparation of Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement
The Final Scoping Document approved by the Town Board and linked above served as CHA’s scope of work for preparation of the Draft GEIS.  Over the past few months, CHA has prepared a Draft GEIS based on a Projected Growth Redevelopment Scenario over a 20-year planning period. This Scenario serves as  the  basis  for  cumulative  impact  analysis  leading  to  proposed  mitigation  and  in  some  cases, associated costs that may be considered for the creation of a mitigation cost schedule. The assumptions and potential impacts for land use, zoning, water, sewer and transportation are discussed.

Task 3 – Public Comment Period & Hearing
The Town accepted the Draft GEIS document as complete (as compared to the Final Scope elements/requirements) and adequate for public review on September 3, 2019, issued a Notice of Completion, and set a Town Board public hearing for October 7, 2019 at 7:00pm. The public comment period closed October 17, 2019. Any comments can be sent to the Planning Department.

Phase 3 – Final Environmental Impact Statement

Task 1 - Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement
The Final GEIS will provide a response to substantive comments raised during the public comment period. The responses will elaborate on or clarify information already presented.

Task 2 – Statement of Findings
The Statement of Findings will summarize the Draft and Final GEIS and serve as a basis for the Lead Agency to review future actions in the Study Area. The Mitigation Cost distribution program will be finalized as part of this document.

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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