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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.

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Town Clerk's Office


On March 15th 2020 an Executive Order was issued declaring a local state of emergency in the Town of Amherst.  Due to current circumstances related to COVID-19 we are attempting to limit community contact and are requesting residents to refrain from coming into the Town Clerk’s Office.

Please mail any payments, applications or requests to the Town Clerk’s Office at 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

If you have any questions please call our office at 716-631-7021

posted by [tray] on Mar 17, 2020

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SPRING HIGHWAY UPDATES


Starting April 1 residents can put out yard compost materials on their regular refuse day for pickup by Modern Disposal. The materials must be properly bundled for pickup (i.e. 4 foot lengths, no more than 60 lbs., etc.). Leaves, small trimmings and other yard waste must be put in containers, paper yard waste bags or bundled not weighing more than 60 lbs. The yard waste materials will be picked up weekly on regular scheduled refuse days. NO LOOSE LEAVES OR GRASS WILL BE PICKED UP AT THE CURBSIDE. In addition, at this time the Amherst Highway Department is suspending our annual spring brush pickup that normally starts in late May. We will provide updated information when available regarding this matter. If you have any questions please call Highway Dispatch at 631-7117.

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 25, 2020

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HIGHWAY IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ELECTRONICS


PLEASE NOTE THAT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - THE AMHERST HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ELECTRONICS FOR RECYCLING FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK. RESIDENTS WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 23, 2020

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SBA Buffalo Area Small Business Information


Please click the website link below for information from the Small Business Administration for Buffalo area small businesses.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 20, 2020

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March Network


Please click the document link below for the March Network Newsletter.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 28, 2020

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March Nutrition


Please click the document link below for the March Nutrition Lunch Menu.

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posted by [cyensan] on Feb 28, 2020

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SBA Buffalo District February Newsletter


Please click the website link below for the February 2020 SBA Newsletter.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 26, 2020

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Spring Program Guide


Be sure to check out the new Amherst Youth & Recreation Spring Program guide. Link below or visit www.amherstyouthandrec.org

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Feb 14, 2020

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Skywarn Training


The Buffalo office of the National Weather Service will be conducting a SKYWARN spotter training seminar in Amherst, at Daemen College – Schenck Hall Room 202, 4380 Main St, on Tuesday April 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM. The training session will last about two hours and there is no cost for the training.

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posted by [jyates] on Feb 10, 2020

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Amherst Awards for the Arts Ceremony


The Amherst Awards for the Arts Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 6-8PM at Jazzboline, 5010 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226.

posted by [tray] on Jan 30, 2020

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Travel Club Application


Join our travel club and spend time with new friends!

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posted by [cyensan] on Jan 06, 2020

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Senior Center Dinner Club


Tired of eating alone? Join our Dinner Club and enjoy popular restaurants in our area with friends.

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posted by [cyensan] on Dec 31, 2019

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SENIOR SERVICES CLUBS


The Center has close to 50 clubs. Our newest Clubs are our Upholstery Club, Chinese Square Dance Club and our Chinese Maj Jongg Club.

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posted by [cyensan] on Dec 30, 2019

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AMHERST CENTER FOR SENIOR SERVICES CLUB LIST


Join a club and enjoy time with people with the same interests.

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posted by [cyensan] on Apr 03, 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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