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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.

Amherst IDA

Amherst Schools & Education

** Cancellations, Postponements, and Contact Information **

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Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies (1899) by Claude Monet

Decorative Treatment for Traffic Signal Cabinets Initiative

2020 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest

Project Overview

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board is spearheading a public art project over the 2019 summer to add color to various intersections around the town. The Amherst Town Board approved support of the initiative and the authorization for the supervisor to sign all New York State Department of Transportation permits and applications in connection with the signal cabinet artwork. The artwork and subsequent painting must be in compliance with regulations from the NYSDOT. It is anticipated that this will be a multi-year initiative. In the first year we are beautifying six signal boxes.

Press Release for 2020 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest - January 2020

Artists transform signal cabinets into vibrant artwork -
Amherst Bee Article from September 03, 2019

2019 Locations and Artists

Sheridan Drive (State of New York Road):
  • Sheridan/Evans - Artist: Dan Meyer (2019)
  • Sheridan/Mill - Artists: Annette Trabucco & Kim Yoerg (2019)
  • Sheridan/N. Forest - Artists: Patty Ossa & Cindy Rossi Angrisano (2019)

Maple Road (Town of Amherst Road):
  • Maple/Maplemere- Artist: Tom Asklar (2019)
  • Maple/N. Forest - Artist: Bob Gregg (2019)
  • Maple at Maple West Elementary School - Artists: Megan Doherty & Lisa Cabra (2019)

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