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Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the January 21, 2016 Planning Board meeting are available. Please be advised that additional information is available for items SP-1980-55G, SP-2015-11 and SP-1977-11G as of 1/5/2016. Please click icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jan 01, 2016

January 2016 Events & Activities

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 04, 2016

January Health & Wellness Events

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 04, 2016

HIIT Class

Did you make the New Year's resolution to lose weight and/or get in shape? Then come see why High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is all the rage! Join us on Saturday mornings, 10:30am-11:30am January 9 - March 5 at Harlem Road Community Center for an intense workout that will improve your endurance, get you crazy fit and leave you craving more! Cost is only $75 for 8 sessions with valid resident ID. To register, visit www.amherstyouthandrec.org or contact Melissa Panzarella for questions, 984-6025. Melissa Panzarella is a AFPA certified personal trainer and nutrition/wellness consultant and owner of Mel's Mobile Fitness.

posted by [rmccarthy02] on Jan 05, 2016

Breakfast Available Twice Per Month

The Amherst Center for Senior Services Nutrition Dining Service will serve breakfast every first and third Tuesday, beginning January 19, 2016. Breakfast will be served from 8:45 am – 9:45 am with a suggested donation of $3.00 for breakfast. The breakfast for January 19, 2016 is maple ham, egg and cheese croissant, spiced apples, blended juice and a granola bar. The menu for February 2, 2016 is a Western omelet with peppers, onions and cheese, hash browns, orange juice, muffin and fresh fruit. The menu for February 16, 2016 is vegetable quiche with cheese sauce, apple juice, biscuit and tropical fruit. Reservations are required by calling 636-3059.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 05, 2016

SUNDAY OFFICE HOURS FOR RESIDENT ID PURCHASE

The Amherst Youth & Recreation Program office at the Northtown Center at Amherst will be open Sunday, January 10 from 10am-4pm for resident ID card purchase only. A valid Town of Amherst Resident photo ID card is needed to register for programs and services and to receive resident discounts for open skate sessions. ID cards may only be purchased at the Youth & Recreation Department office. Cost is $5.00 per person, cash, check or charge card. Proof of residency is required for new and renewal cards. Parents, please bring your child's old ID card or birth certificate to purchase a new or renewal card. For further information call 631-7132.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Jan 05, 2016

Public Comment Requested

Public Comment invited on Proposal to Address Site Contamination. Please see link below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jan 11, 2016

Information on Advance Care Options

Advance care planning involves learning, thinking, and communicating about your medical care at the end of life. Here are 3 tips to help you get started. 1. Learn: Talk with your doctor about end of life care options 2. Think: What makes life meaningful for you? 3. Act: Make your wishes known Learn more about how to get started by referring to the information flier here.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 11, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals 2016 Schedule

Zoning Board of Appeals meetings start at 7:00 PM. Please click the icon below for the complete listing of Filing Deadline Dates and Meeting Dates.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jan 11, 2016

MEETING CANCELLATION

Tonight's Amherst Recreation Commission meeting has been CANCELLED

posted by [mpouli] on Jan 12, 2016

Winterize for Safety

Winter weather can lead to devastating slips, trips, and falls. Below are five simple steps that YOU can take this winter to reduce falls among older adults and adults with disabilities in your community.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 12, 2016

MEETING CANCELLATION

Tonight's Youth Board meeting has been CANCELLED

posted by [mpouli] on Jan 12, 2016

Property and Tax Information

Please be advised that the Town has updated this website with 2016 Town-County Property Tax Information. Tax payment information will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back regularly for updated information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jan 12, 2016

Proposed Westwood Rezoning

Please click the icon below to view the Hopkins Letter regarding Federal Wetlands.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jan 14, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of January 26.

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posted by [tkoller] on Jan 15, 2016

Employment Opportunity

The Town of Amherst Youth & Recreation Department is seeking part-time clerks to sell ID cards on Saturdays and Sundays. Minimum age 18 and Town of Amherst residency required. For more information, please call 631-7132 x7532.

posted by [mpouli] on Jan 15, 2016

January 2016 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the January 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Jan 18, 2016

Cozy Saturday at the Senior Center

COME TO OUR COZY SATURDAY OPEN: 1/23 from 8 AM-4 PM 9-4 Book Sale 9-4 Billiard & Card Room open 10:30 Financial Program: Protecting your Assets 11 - Workout Smoothies 12 - Lunch RSVP to 636-3059 12:30 - Movie: A Walk in the Woods Reservations required for all activities: 636-3055 ext. 3108

posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 19, 2016

New Art Exhibit On Display

Students of the Acrylic / Oil Painting class at the Amherst Senior Center are exhibiting their works at an exhibit that runs from January 19, 2016 through February 29, 2016 in the Gallery at the Center. The exhibit is open to the public during Center hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM in the Gallery.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 21, 2016

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT - UPDATED POLICY - TELEVISIONS

Effective February 2016 the Amherst Highway Department is discontinuing the drop off of televisions at their premises located at 1042 North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY. Any Amherst resident in need of disposal of their television can call the Amherst Highway Department at (716) 631-7117 to give their address for curbside pickup. Televisions will then be picked up in a timely manner as weather permits. The Highway Department would like to thank the Amherst residents in advance for their cooperation in regard to this policy change.

posted by [tbeck] on Jan 25, 2016

Nature View Park Advisory Committee Meeting

The Nature View Park Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday January 26, 2016 has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd at 4:00 pm at Town Hall.

posted by [skoeppel] on Jan 25, 2016

STAR Exemptions for Seniors

STAR Exemption for Seniors will be held Thursday, January 28th at 11am at the Amherst Senior Center. Join us for this informational presentation and Q&A presented by the Town of Amherst Assessor’s Office. Free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged by calling 636-3055, ext. 3108.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 25, 2016

Breakfast Served Twice a Month at Center

The Amherst Center for Senior Services Nutrition Dining Service will serve breakfast every first and third Tuesday of the month. Breakfast will be served from 8:45 am – 9:45 am with a suggested donation of $3.00 for breakfast. The menu for February 2, 2016 is a Western omelet with peppers, onions and cheese, hash browns, orange juice, muffin and fresh fruit. The menu for February 16, 2016 is vegetable quiche with cheese sauce, apple juice, biscuit and tropical fruit. The following are Breakfasts for March and April: Tuesday March 1 – pancakes with turkey sausage, home fries, cheesy spinach, pineapple tidbits, milk, butter and syrup; Tuesday March 15 – Western Omelet, peppers, onions and cheese, hash browns, orange juice, blueberry muffin and fresh fruit. Tuesday April 5 – maple ham, egg and cheese croissant, spiced apples, assorted juices and granola bar. Tuesday March 19 – vegetable quiche with cheese sauce, Harvard beets, apple juice, biscuit and citrus salad. Reservations are required by calling 636-3059.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 25, 2016

Exemption Information

For important exemption information, please click on the icon below.

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posted by [cerzkus] on Jan 26, 2016

February NETWORK Newsletter

Find out about all the fun happening in February at the Senior Center..

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 29, 2016

February Lunch Menu

Join us for our nutritional lunches...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 29, 2016

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the February 18, 2016 Planning Board meeting are available. Please click icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jan 30, 2016

February 2016 General Skate Clendar

Please click the link below to view the February 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Feb 01, 2016

February Events & Activities

Join us in February...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 02, 2016

February Health & Wellness Events

Keep your New Year's resolutions going and join us for one of our wellness events...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 02, 2016

2016 State of the Town

Supervisor Weinstein's 2016 State of the Town Address was held on January 28th. Please click the icon below to view the address and slide presentation.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 03, 2016

Weekend Hours

The Youth & Recreation Department will be open on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of February from 10am until 2pm for the purchase of ID cards and golf passes. Residents must bring current proof of residency (driver's license, lease or deed). Children must be present for a new photo and have their old cards or a birth certificate.

posted by [mpouli] on Feb 03, 2016

Become a Member of the Senior Center!

Please consider becoming a member of the Amherst Senior Center. Please complete the attached application and bring it in person to the Center for processing and a tour...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 05, 2016

Press Release - Westwood

Mensch Capital Partners submits draft sampling report to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Please click the icon below to review the press release.

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posted by [dwiller] on Feb 05, 2016

Housing Fair Set for Saturday, March 19, 2016

Over 45 vendors set to participate in our second annual Housing Fair! Come explore various options on senior housing including: moving, downsizing, aging in place, legal & financial issue and new technology.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 05, 2016

Spring Cleaning Sale

Come & check out the bargains from our recent Spring Cleaning on March 2 & 3 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in Room 2 at the Center.

posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 08, 2016

Long Term Care Insurance Seminar set for 2/27

Join us on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM for a FREE & informative seminar about Long Term Care Insurance.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 08, 2016

Town and County Taxes are Due February 16

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posted by [tkoller] on Feb 09, 2016

Town Engineer

The Town of Amherst in Erie County, NY is seeking an experienced NYS Licensed P.E. to serve as Town Engineer. The Town Engineer is responsible for performing professional engineering duties of major scope in the development and maintenance of municipal facilities. Also responsible for all phases of engineering work in a large municipality which requires the exercise of independent judgment in making technical decisions and in supervising staff in a variety of duties. Duties include supervision over a staff of approximately 90 employees in several operational divisions including the Engineering Support, Sewer Maintenance, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Environmental Control Divisions. The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge of principles, techniques and terminology of civil engineering, excellent knowledge of drafting techniques, terminology and equipment; knowledge of principles of physics and mathematics as applied to civil engineering; good knowledge of techniques and resources of engineering research and economics; ability to compile engineering data and to make difficult technical computations; ability to perform engineering research and to prepare detailed reports and the ability to express engineering concepts in drawings and specifications. This is an appointed position with a two year term. Successful completion of a Civil Service Exam will be required at a later date. Amherst residency will be required. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering plus four (4) years of satisfactory professional civil engineering experience. Excellent compensation and benefits package available. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Forward letter of application, resume and three (3) professional references postmarked by March 11, 2016 to Robert P. McCarthy, Director of Human Resources, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. EOE, M/F/V/D

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posted by [rmccarthy01] on Feb 10, 2016

SUMMER DAY CAMP REGISTRATION

Registration for summer day camp for ages 5-11 and summer explorers for ages 12-14 will take place beginning Monday, February 22. For complete program information visit www.amherstyouthandrec.org for questions, call 631-7132 or e-mail jzapfel@amherst.ny.us

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Feb 11, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of February 23.

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posted by [tkoller] on Feb 12, 2016

Director of Purchasing

The Town of Amherst in Erie County, NY is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Director of Purchasing. The Director is responsible for the development, organization and implementation of a centralized purchasing program for the Town. The Director will oversee and supervise the purchasing of all materials, supplies and equipment for the Town; prepare and approve bid specifications; direct bidding procedures; review bids and quotes; approve sales contracts and establish and maintain computer records for inventory control and pricing. The successful candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of modern principles, practices and procedures of large scale purchasing and inventory control; knowledge of markets, trade conditions and business methods associated with a wide range of commodities; and working knowledge of Federal, State and local laws pertaining to government purchasing practices. Previous municipal or public sector purchasing experience would be preferred. Successful completion of a Civil Service Exam will be required at a later date. Amherst residency will be required. Requires graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience involving responsibility for large scale purchasing of a variety of commodities, including one (1) year of preparing bid specifications and awarding contracts. Excellent compensation and benefits package available. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Forward letter of application, resume and three (3) professional references postmarked by March 11, 2016 to Robert P. McCarthy, Director of Human Resources, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. EOE, M/F/V/D

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posted by [rmccarthy01] on Feb 12, 2016

Winter Weather Notice - Amherst Highway

The snow has arrived in Amherst and our Highway crews are clearing and treating the roads. Our crews will be out throughout this snow event. Friendly reminder ... please park your vehicles in your driveway leaving the Town roads clear so that we can better service the roads. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Feb 12, 2016

Senior Services - Update

Please be advised that ALL classes are cancelled today at the Amherst Senior Center. Also, the Amherst Travel Club Meeting is also cancelled today. Amherst Senior Transportation Services will close at 1:00 PM today due to weather condition (Feb 16, 2016).

posted by [dwiller] on Feb 16, 2016

Westwood Neighborhood Project

Hopkins letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers re: Westwood Neighborhood Project dated January 13, 2016. Please click icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Feb 17, 2016

Westwood Neighborhood Project

Town of Amherst letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers re: Westwood Neighborhood Project dated February 10, 2016. Please click icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Feb 17, 2016

FAMIILY FRIENDLY FLICKS - featuring Disney's Brave

Join us on Saturday, February 20 for a free showing of Disney's Brave at the Harlem Road Community Center Auditorium, 4255 Harlem Rd. Fun activities begin one hour prior to the show at 12:30pm - crafts, face painting, sno cones, games and more! Movie begins at 1:30pm; event is free of charge; call Amherst Youth & Recreation, 631-7132 for further information.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Feb 18, 2016

Spring Concert Series

Enjoy festive music, good food & fun at our upcoming Spring Concert Series. Come to one or all!

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 19, 2016

Amherst Highway Working To Address Potholes

Superintendent Pat Lucey is working to address the potholes on Town roads as the safety of motorists is a top priority. Residents are asked to contact the Amherst Highway Department Dispatch directly at 631-7117 to report potholes or other road safety concerns. If pothole concerns are called in directly to Amherst Highway Dispatch they can be addressed as expediently as possible. The Amherst Highway Department currently has patch trucks surveying and addressing the potholes in the Town. Numerous roads throughout the Town of Amherst are maintained by Erie County or New York State. If a road reported is not a Town maintained road then we will forward the location on to the proper agency.

posted by [tbeck] on Feb 22, 2016

Participants Needed for UB Study

The State University of New York at Buffalo’s Department of Community Health and Health Behavior is conducting a study to examine preclinical cardiovascular disease and marital functioning in middle aged adults.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 22, 2016

Meeting Cancellation

Please be advised that the Senior Services Advisory Board meeting scheduled for March 9th at 8:30 am has been cancelled.

posted by [tray] on Feb 23, 2016

Amherst Day at Reinstein Woods

Escape from your cabin fever and join us on Sunday, February 28 from 1-4pm at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew for Amherst Day. The event will feature an activity filled afternoon with nature walks, winter crafts, face painting and an opportunity for participants of all age to try out snowshoeing (weather permitting). You are encouraged to bring your own equipment and enjoy the beauty of pristine wooded trails or check out the interesting indoor nature center displays. For more info. call 683-5959 or e-mail: reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Feb 24, 2016

Minions Movie Night

The Amherst Youth & Recreation Department Family Room Program has a fun evening planned featuring the loveable Minions! Minions movie night will be held on Friday, March 11 from 6-8:30pm at Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville. The event will feature all kinds of family friendly activities along with special appearances by costume characters to greet your little ones! Don’t miss out on this fantastically fun event – tickets are only $25 per family and can be obtained by calling 631-7218. Ticket price also includes face painting, crafts, movie showing and more! All proceeds benefit Amherst Youth & Recreation Department’s Family Room and Parent Resource Center.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Feb 24, 2016

Disposal of Tires

Starting today - February 25, 2016 - the Amherst Highway Department will no longer being accepting tires for drop-off on our premises This is a necessary change due to the increasing cost of disposal. If you are looking for a place to disposal tires the businesses listed below DO accept tires. They can and do charge a nominal fee. LIBERTY TIRES 490 Ohio Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-3017 GEITER DONE 300 Greene Street Buffalo, NY 14206 (716) 895-8121

posted by [tbeck] on Feb 24, 2016

March Network Newsletter

Read all about it: get the latest news, events, menu, calendar & more about all that is happening at the Center during March.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 29, 2016

Employment Opportunity

The Town of Amherst Planning Department is seeking a part time clerk to work 19 hours a week at $10.24/hour. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Feb 29, 2016

Planning Board Hearings

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the March 17, 2016 Planning Board meeting are available. Please click icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Feb 29, 2016

March 2016 Lunch Menu

Good food, nice friends in a great setting...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 29, 2016

Committee Meeting -Comp Plan & Zoning Code Project

The Town will be holding a Joint Meeting of the Project Working Committee and the Technical Review Committee charged with guiding the Town of Amherst Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Project on March 8, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Village of Williamsville Village Hall. See the attached document for information regarding Committee formation and membership.

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posted by [kschueler] on Feb 29, 2016

Public Briefing - Comp Plan & Zoning Code Project

The Town is embarking on an important project to review and revise its Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. The Town will be holding a Public Briefing to “kick-off” the project, which will include a brief overview and presentation on the purpose of the project, the goals and objectives it aims to achieve, and how to further participate. This Public Briefing will be held on March 9, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall Council Chambers. See the attached document for general information ab out the project.

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posted by [kschueler] on Feb 29, 2016

March Events

There are lots of great things to do this March at the Center...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 01, 2016

March Health & Wellness Events

Learn more about your body, mind & spirit at the many health & wellness events taking place in March.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 01, 2016

NEXT SCHEDULED PICK UP - TELEVISIONS

Any Amherst resident in need of disposal of their televisions can call the Amherst Highway Department at (716) 631-7117 to give their address for curbside pickup - LIMIT 2 TELEVISIONS. THE NEXT SCHEDULED PICKUPS WILL TAKE PLACE THE WEEK OF MARCH 28 - APRIL 1ST.

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 07, 2016

Seasonal Employment - Highway Department

SEASONAL LABORERS The Town of Amherst Highway Department is seeking Temporary Seasonal Laborers – PT to work 40 hours/week at $9.00/hour from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. • Responsibilities may include but are not limited to grass- cutting/weed whacking, grooming ball diamonds and cleaning Town ditches. • Town of Amherst residency is required. • Applicants must be 18 years of age. • Maximum employment time is 5 months. • Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. You may pick up an application weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 pm at: Amherst Highway Department 1042 North Forest Road Williamsville, NY 14221 Please return applications to the Amherst Highway Department. EOE,M/F/V/D

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 07, 2016

Amherst Center Camera Club Holding Exhibit

Members of the Amherst Center Camera Club are exhibiting their works at an exhibit which runs through March and April in the Gallery at the Center. There are 60 photographs on display and it is open to the public during Center hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM in the Gallery.

posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 08, 2016

Amherst Teen Idol Open Auditions

Open auditions for amateur youth soloists ages 12 - 20 will be held on Friday, April 8 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Boulevard Mall, center court near Macy's. Participants must be prepared to sing a capella and complete an application. For further information, please see attached rules and application or call 631-7132. Sponsored by Amherst Youth & Recreation and the Boulevard Mall.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Mar 09, 2016

Active Member Celebrates 100th Birthday!

Happy 100th Birthday to Marion Hughes who turns 100 years young on March 10, 2016! She is very active at the Center and attends several exercise classes each week and takes water aerobics at the YMCA weekly. All the best to Marion for many more health, happy years...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 09, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of March 15.

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posted by [tkoller] on Mar 09, 2016

Amherst Lifts Overnight Parking Ban

Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein has announced lifting of the overnight parking ban effective immediately due to the warmer weather after consulting with Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey, Jr and Police Chief Askey. The overnight parking ban is usually in effect until April 1.

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posted by [dwiller] on Mar 09, 2016

Updated Local Law - Tote Placement

Recently the Local Law was updated regarding permitted tote placement. The updated Local Law reads: "Except as hereinafter permitted, it shall be the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having control or management of any dwelling or other building in the Town to keep all garbage and refuse containers or receptacles inside the dwelling or other building, garage or other enclosed structure constructed according to the Building Code for that purpose or, if stored outside, behind the front elevation of the primary building on the property provided that the totes are at least partially obstructed from view from the street such as along the side of the house." We also ask that garbage and recycling totes be brought in/up from the street in a timely manner after your pickup takes place each week. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 09, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Comp Plan & Zoning Code Project

The Town is embarking on an important project to review and revise its Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. Information about the project will be posted, maintained, and updated on a project website at www.imagineamherst.com – a link to the website is posted on the Town of Amherst home page in the left-hand column.

posted by [kschueler] on Mar 10, 2016

Home for Sale

Amherst Community Development has a remodeled and centrally located cape for a first-time home buyer! Many new and updated features. Purchase subsidy and closing cost assistance available. Income limits apply. Click on the flyer to see more! Applications being accepted until Monday, April 25, 2016.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Mar 11, 2016

Egg Hunt

Hop on by and join us for Amherst Youth & Recreation's Egg Hunt for children ages 11 and under! All the eggs are hidden and we need help to find them! On Saturday, March 19 at Clearfield Community Center the first egg hunt will begin at 10:00a.m. followed by the second egg hunt at 11:00a.m. The only thing you need to bring is something to carry all the eggs you find. Children are grouped by age. Eggs are on a first come, first find basis. Please be prompt for the start times, as we would hate for you to miss out! No fee or pre-registration required. Don't forget your camera as the Easter Bunny will be making a special guest appearance!

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posted by [dbauman] on Mar 13, 2016

March 2016 Open Skate Schedule

Please click the link below to view the March 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Mar 14, 2016

Join a Board or Committee

The Town of Amherst Councilmembers invite you to share your skills and expertise by volunteering your time to serve on numerous Town Boards & Committees. Please send your resume to the Councilmembers Secretary, Dawn Cerra at: Town of Amherst Councilmembers Office, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, Attention: Board/Committee name or dcerra@amherst.ny.us. Click on icon below for the list of vacancies.

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posted by [dcerra] on Mar 14, 2016

Housing Fair this Saturday 3/19

Be sure to stop in the Center this Saturday, March 19 from 9 AM - 12 Noon to learn from over 46 vendors all different aspects of housing.

posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 16, 2016

Only Rain Down The Storm Drain

FRIENDLY REMINDER It is ILLEGAL to dump any substance in to the storm sewers - this includes but is not limited to cleaning solutions, paint, grease, or gasoline. If you have any questions on how to dispose of a specific substance please call or email the Highway Department.

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 18, 2016

Join a board or committee

The Town of Amherst Councilmembers invite you to share your skills and expertise by volunteering your time to serve on numerous Town Boards & Committees. Please send your resume to the Councilmembers Secretary, Dawn Cerra at: Town of Amherst Councilmembers Office, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, Attention: Board/Committee name or dcerra@amherst.ny.us. Click on icon below for the list of vacancies.

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posted by [dcerra] on Mar 25, 2016

Enjoy a Plethora of Clubs

There is a plethora of clubs at the Amherst Senior Center -- something for everyone. Get involved & enjoy life...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 29, 2016

Health Insurance Info Seminars Set

HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION SEMINARS Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tuesday, April 5 10-noon & Tuesday, April 19 10-noon United Healthcare Friday, April 15, 10:00 –noon Univera Wednesday, April 13, 9:30 – 11:00 Drop in. You do not need a reservation to attend.

posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 29, 2016

Garden Donations Needed

Spring has sprung and the Amherst Senior Center is seeking donations of gardening pots (all sizes), bags of soil, gardening tools, seed packets, gloves and monetary donations for their Community Garden. The next phase is to formally develop the garden and purchase pots, soil, plants and tools. Saffire Care is the new sponsor of the Community Garden at the Center. To reach the Center, please call 636-3050 extension 3111.

posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 29, 2016

Newsletter April - June 2016

Read here for The Family Room's Spring Open Door hours, field trips, registration for PLAYGROUPS, special events and more!

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posted by [knorton] on Mar 30, 2016

April Network Newsletter

There is so much happening in April...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 31, 2016

April Lunch Menu

Come once or join us every weekday for lunch...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 31, 2016

Planning Board Hearings

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the April 21, 2016 Planning Board meeting are available. Please click icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Apr 01, 2016

Road Closure & Detour

The Town is going to replace a section of sanitary trunk sewer on Eggert Road, between Carmen Road and Delta Road. The official road detour will be between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Bailey Avenue with all traffic detoured around the area via Sheridan Drive. The Eggert Road Closing with start April 11, 2016 and last for approximately two weeks to complete the sewer work portion on Eggert Road. The road will re-open for approximately 4 to 6 weeks until the remaining work on Delta Road is completed and then Eggert Road will be closed again for approximately one week for us to re-pave Eggert Road from Carmen Road to Delta Road per Erie County Highway Department requirements. Please click the icon below for a Road Closure and Detour Map and the Closure from Erie County Highway Department.

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posted by [dwiller] on Apr 01, 2016

April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month! There will be a Landlord & Tenant Rights Workshop at Amherst Town Hall on April 12th from 6pm-7pm. Please click on Icon below for event details.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Apr 01, 2016

Bicycle Club Gears Up for 2016 Season

The Bikers Club at the Amherst Senior Center will hold its first session on Wednesday, April 13 at 9:30 AM at Maple and North Forest Roads. Newcomers are always welcome and helmets are a must. The club meets every Wednesday at 9:30 AM and routes vary each week. For questions, please contact JoAnne Stephien, Club Leader at 837-7993

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 05, 2016

Town Board Special Meeting

Please be advised that the Town Board is holding a special meeting on April 11 at 5 PM. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [tkoller] on Apr 05, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of April 19.

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posted by [tkoller] on Apr 07, 2016

Before You Know It - Movie Night

Join us Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 PM for the movie: Before You Know It that confirms you are never too old to reshape society. Free & open to the public.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 07, 2016

2016 NYS Uniform Code & Energy Code Update

Uniform Code: Transition Period – beginning on April 6th, regulated parties submitting a complete building permit application may comply with either the current Uniform Code or newly adopted Uniform Code as described above. The transition period will last from April 6, 2016 until October 3, 2016. On October 3rd, the newly adopted Uniform Code will become fully effective.

Energy Code: Effective Date – On October 3, 2016, the newly adopted Energy Code as described above will become formally effective. There is no transition period for the Energy Code.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 08, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste Day

If you have household items that you need to dispose of .. there is a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event being held on Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ECC North Campus. Waste oil, paint, anti-freeze, propane cylinders, etc. will be accepted.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 08, 2016

Annual Spring Brush Pickup

Amherst’s annual spring brush pickup will begin on May 23rd. Pickup will follow the same weekly schedule as residents’ refuse pickup regarding the day of the week. However it may take approximately two to three weeks for us to complete the whole Town. Please have brush, logs and stumps out for pickup by this date. The Town will collect large unmanageable piles of logs, brush, and tree stumps only. All material must be placed out the start of that week. We are going thru all areas of the Town one time only. No mixed piles containing lumber, concrete, railroad ties or non-organic materials will be collected. Leaves, small trimmings and other yard waste should be put in containers, paper yard waste bags or bundled for collection by Modern Corporation on a weekly basis. The Highway Department will not pick up these materials during this spring brush pickup.

posted by [dwiller] on Apr 13, 2016

Public Information Meeting

The NYSDOT is hosting a Public Information Meeting on April 21 to review proposed sidewalk installation on South Union Road. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 14, 2016

Prom Time for Seniors!

A very special Senior Prom Casino Royale will be held at the Amherst Center for Senior Services on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. sponsored by the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Senior Leadership Class.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 14, 2016

Project Working Committee Meeting

The Town will be holding a meeting of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Project's Working Committee on April 26, 2016 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Apr 15, 2016

Family 5K Running Program

Want to become a runner? Would you like to become more active as a family? Then this group is for you! This six-week running program is for beginner adult runners and their kids! It is one that uses walk/run to slowly, yet effectively get you ready to run a 5K race (3.1 miles) in six short weeks. The coach will discuss topics such as proper breathing techniques, stretching, nutrition and more! Families work toward a common goal...finishing a 5k race! This group meets twice per week on the Amherst Bike Path on N. Forest on Mondays (6:30pm) and Saturdays (9:30am) and is a great way to get in shape, have fun, and bond as a family. Session begins Monday, April 25 and runs through Saturday, June 4; cost is only $99 per family. To register visit www.amherstyouthandrec.org or contact Melissa Panzarella, 984-6025 for more information.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Apr 15, 2016

April General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the April 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Apr 18, 2016

Join a board or committee

The Town of Amherst Councilmembers invite you to share your skills and expertise by volunteering your time to serve on numerous Town Boards & Committees. Please send your resume to the Councilmembers Secretary, Dawn Cerra at: Town of Amherst Councilmembers Office, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, Attention: Board/Committee name or dcerra@amherst.ny.us. Click on icon below for the list of vacancies.

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posted by [dcerra] on Apr 19, 2016

Amherst Garden Walk

Please click the icons below to find an online or printable application form for this year's Amherst Garden Walk scheduled for July 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Applications must be submitted no later than June 20.

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posted by [dwiller] on Apr 19, 2016

Standard Workday and Reporting Resolution

Please click on the icon below for information regarding Resolution #2016-495.

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posted by [tkoller] on Apr 21, 2016

Open House at Amherst Senior Center on June 8

Join us tours, open classes, performances, complimentary refreshments & more.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 25, 2016

Current Road Work Projects

DID YOU KNOW? The 2016 Amherst Highway Department Paving season has begun. Below is the status of our most recent projects: COMPLETED MILLING: * GETZVILLE ROAD * JOHN GLENN DRIVE * PINEVIEW DRIVE CURRENTLY IN PROCESS OF MILLING: * TROY DEL WAY * CHAR DEL WAY * MAR DEL WAY * CID DEL WAY * DEVILLE CIRCLE STARTING APRIL 28TH ON - WE WILL BE PAVING: GETZVILLE/HARTFORD ROADS. DURING THE WEEK OF MAY 2ND - WE WILL BE PAVING: * JOHN GLENN DRIVE * PINEVIEW DRIVE IN ADDITION - WE ARE CURRENTLY PREPPING DAN TROY TO BE RESURFACED.

posted by [tbeck] on Apr 26, 2016

May NETWORK Newsletter

It's May & there is so much happening at the Amherst Senior Center plus it is Older Americans Month!

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 28, 2016

May Menu

Here is the May menu for lunches as well as special breakfasts and dinners...hope you can join us! Please note that the Center is closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 28, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Working Committee Meeting

Imagine Amherst is a project to review and revise the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. The Town will be holding a meeting of the Project Working Committee on May 25, 2016 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Apr 28, 2016

Build A Backyard Habitat

The Build A Backyard Habitat event scheduled for Saturday, April 30th from 2:30-4:30pm at Glen Park has been cancelled.

posted by [mpouli] on Apr 29, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Documents for Review

Visit the Imagine Amherst project website at www.imagineamherst.com to review and comment on the Draft Public Outreach Plan and Draft Comprehensive Plan Analysis Memorandum. All comments are due by May 10, 2016.

posted by [kschueler] on Apr 29, 2016

Electronics Recycling Reminders

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING As of January 1, 2015 it is New York State Law that: Electronic devices are NO longer accepted curbside. Items must be taken to the Amherst Highway Department 1042 North Forest Road, 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. These items include but are not limited to: DVD/VCR’s Stereo equipment including speakers Record players Computers & printers Telephones & answering machines Chargers & radios of all types Copy machines microwaves TELEVISIONS: Televisions will be picked up by the Amherst Highway Department by appointment only! To schedule a pick-up, please call 631-7117. Televisions are not to be left curbside more than one (1) day before your scheduled pick-up day.

posted by [tbeck] on May 03, 2016

Planning Board Hearings

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the May 19, 2016 Planning Board meeting are available. Please click icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 03, 2016

Grievance Day is Tuesday, May 24 2016

We are now scheduling appointments. For more information, click on the "Challenge your assessment" tab.

posted by [cerzkus] on May 04, 2016

May Activity Calendar

See what's happening in May at The Family Room!

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posted by [knorton] on May 04, 2016

Stormwater Annual Report

Please find the Town of Amherst Stormwater Management Program Annual Report for the period ending March 9, 2016 by clicking the icon below. Please submit your public comments to vreberholt@amherst.ny.us.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 05, 2016

2016 Summer Program Guide

Summer program guide

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posted by [lehrenreich] on May 05, 2016

Clean Energy Standard Program

Correspondence from New York State Public Service Commission to the Town of Amherst regarding Clean Energy Standard (CES) Program. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 06, 2016

Spring Home & Garden Resource Fair

May 21 from 12 -3 pm at the Harlem Road Community Center...

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 09, 2016

Elder Law Day

Elder Law Day will be held on Thursday June 16th at the Adam's Mark Hotel. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on May 09, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of May 17.

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posted by [tkoller] on May 09, 2016

Garden and Home Lawn Practices

Please click the icon below for more information about a workshop provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County on May 21, 2016.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 09, 2016

Members: Current Contact Information Needed

As we continue to move forward on a new database at the Amherst Senior Center, we need to make certain that we have current contact information for every member. Please complete the Membership Update Form and e-mail it back to us OR simply e-mail us the information found on Membership Update Form to: scfrontdesk@amherst.ny.us Thank you!

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 10, 2016

May General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the May 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on May 10, 2016

Request for Proposals

The Request for Proposals for investment management services relative to Length of Service Award Programs (LOSAP) for volunteer firefighters can be found by clicking the icon below.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 11, 2016

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

Our sincere gratitude to Senator Mike Ranzenhofer for sponsoring the: Free Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Event SATURDAY - MAY 21st 9:00 am - 2:00 pm AT Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville NY (4545 Transit Road) "Rain or shine… drive through and we’ll unload your electronics!" SPONSORED BY: Senator Ranzenhofer, Time Warner Cable and Sunnking

posted by [tbeck] on May 13, 2016

Scams & Seniors Seminar at Elderwood

Our friends at Elderwood are hosting a seminar: "Phishing Scams & Seniors on Thursday, May 19 at 2:00 PM.

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 13, 2016

Noise Ordinance Reminder

This ordinance is applicable to mobilization and demobilization of equipment and/or supplies. 

The conduct of any construction activities…so as to project a noise therefrom which is audible on a property being used for residential purposes except that such activities may be conducted 1) between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., on Monday through Friday; 2) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday; and 3) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Please see the link for a full description of the Noise Ordinance.

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posted by [tray] on May 13, 2016

Request for Proposals

The Town of Amherst is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for Real Property Tax Law Article 7 proceedings (tax certiorari proceedings) and related matters. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 15, 2016

Join a board or committee

The Town of Amherst Councilmembers invite you to share your skills and expertise by volunteering your time to serve on numerous Town Boards & Committees. Please send your resume to the Councilmembers Secretary, Dawn Cerra at: Town of Amherst Councilmembers Office, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, Attention: Board/Committee name or dcerra@amherst.ny.us. Click on icon below for the list of vacancies.

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posted by [dcerra] on May 18, 2016

Memorial Day Concert

In honor of Memorial Day, the Mill Middle School Music Department will perform an instrumental and choral concert on Friday May 27th at 9:30 a.m. at the Amherst Veterans Memorial at Amherst State Park – 390 Mill Street. Click the icon below for more information on the Amherst Veterans Memorial.

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posted by [tray] on May 18, 2016

New Process for Applying for STAR

If you purchased your home after March 1, 2015, see link below for new process to apply for STAR.

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posted by [cerzkus] on May 19, 2016

Friendly Visitors Needed

The Amherst Center for Senior Services is looking for volunteers for the Friendly Visitor Program which provides socialization to home-bound individuals living the Amherst area. Volunteers are matched with an isolated, homebound senior in the community and checks on the participant’s well-being. The volunteer also becomes a connection to the Amherst Senior Center and the Department of Social Work staff.

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 24, 2016

RFP - Refuse & Recycling Collection

The Town of Amherst is requesting proposals from qualified companies to provide refuse and recycling collection from 2017-2021. Please email Patrick Lucey (plucey@amherst.ny.us) for more information.

posted by [tbeck] on May 26, 2016

June Network Newsletter

From our annual Open House to Wine Tastings and Concerts -- there is so much to do at the Center during June.

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 27, 2016

Bassett Park Ampitheater Grand Opening

See attached press release.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on May 27, 2016

Request For Proposals - General Civil Litigation

The Town of Amherst is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for general civil litigation (i.e. not tort and other insurable claims), including appeals. Please click on the icon below for more information.

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posted by [mlynch] on May 27, 2016

Request For Proposals - Personal Injury

The Town of Amherst is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for civil litigation/defense tort and other insurable claims, including appeals. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [mlynch] on May 27, 2016

Request For Proposals - Worker's Compensation

The Town of Amherst is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to represent the Town in Worker’s Compensation matters. Please click on the icon below for more information.

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posted by [mlynch] on May 27, 2016

Request For Proposals - Land Use

The Town of Amherst is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for land use and development issues. Please click the icon below for further information.

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posted by [mlynch] on May 27, 2016

June Lunch Menu

Hope you can join us for lunch ...

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 30, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Working Committee Meeting

Imagine Amherst is a project to review and revise the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. The Town will be holding a meeting of the Project Working Committee on June 29, 2016 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on May 30, 2016

June 2016 Programs & Events

Take a look at all the interesting programs & events in June...

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 31, 2016

June Health & Wellness Activities

Stay healthy & cool in June ...

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 31, 2016

June 2016 General Skate Clendar

Please click the link below to view the June 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Jun 01, 2016

Planning Board Hearings

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the June 16, 2016 Planning Board meeting are available. Please click icon below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jun 02, 2016

June Activity Calendar

Check out what The Family Room is up to in June!

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posted by [knorton] on Jun 02, 2016

NY State DEC Letter - Westwood

Please click the icon below to read a letter from the New York State department of Environmental Conservation to the Town of Amherst regarding the Westwood Country Club site.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jun 03, 2016

Pool Openings

The Clearfield and North Forest Pools will open for the season on Friday, June 17. Resident ID cards are required for entry and are on sale now. Office hours are 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Expect long wait times the closer we get to the 17th.

posted by [mpouli] on Jun 05, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off-ECC SOUTH ONLY

If you have household items that you need to dispose of .. there is a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event being held on Saturday, June 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ECC SOUTH Campus. Waste oil, paint, anti-freeze, propane cylinders, etc. will be accepted. PLEASE NOTE - LOCATION IS AT ECC SOUTH http://www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php…

posted by [tbeck] on Jun 08, 2016

Elder Law Day

June 16, 2016 from 8 am - 2 pm

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 09, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of June 21.

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posted by [tkoller] on Jun 09, 2016

UPDATE - Imagine Amherst Project - June Activity

The Imagine Amherst Working Committee and Technical Advisory Committee will conduct a joint activity to review the form and function of commercial centers around the Town. The Activity will begin in the Amherst Town Hall Council Chambers on June 29, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. where the Committees will view a short presentation by Code Studio followed by a tour of several commercial centers.

posted by [kschueler] on Jun 09, 2016

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

Community Development's Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2015 is available for public review and comment. Please click below, or contact Community Development at 631-7082. The Draft CAPER will be on display from June 14 until June 29, 2016.

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posted by [emori] on Jun 14, 2016

Public Statement Hearings

The New York State Public Service Commission is sponsoring public statement hearings regarding proposed increases for National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation's gas delivery rates. Hearings will be held in the Amherst Town Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday, June 28th. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 15, 2016

Free Housing Counseling at Amherst Town Hall

Free Housing Counseling offered by Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, on the first and last Thursdays every month from 8:30-4:30. Walk-ins are welcome. Please click on link below for details.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Jun 15, 2016

Concert Tonight

Join us for a free concert tonight at the Amherst Senior Center. Dinner is at 5 PM (by reservation, 636-3059; hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, cookies - cost $3.00) and concert with the band Penelope from 6 - 7 PM.

posted by [dwiller] on Jun 15, 2016

35 GALLON RECYCLING TOTES AVAILABLE-LIMITED SUPPLY

PLEASE NOTE - WE HAVE A LIMITED # OF 35 GALLON TOTES FOR HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING AVAILABLE - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXCHANGING YOUR LARGER RECYCLING TOTE FOR A SMALLER 35 GALLON TOTE PLEASE CALL OUR REFUSE DEPARTMENT AT (716) 631-7119.

posted by [tbeck] on Jun 16, 2016

Rummage Sale Set for July 15 & 16

The Amherst Center for Senior Services will be accepting items in good condition for its upcoming Rummage Sale beginning on Friday, July 8 through Thursday, July 14 between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. No clothing will be accepted. Items can be delivered to the Main Entrance of the Center and receipts for tax purposes will be given upon request. The Rummage Sale will take place on Friday, July 15 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM AND Saturday, July 16 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Amherst Center for Senior Services

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 16, 2016

Lane Closing on Tonawanda Creek Road

The Erie County Highway Department will be repairing the bridge over Ransom Creek on Tonawanda Creek Road between Campbell Blvd and Hopkins Road. Beginning Monday, June 27, 2016 there will be a lane restriction with a temporary signal. Traffic will be reduced to one lane as they are replacing the decking. The restrictions should last about a month. The traveling public is encouraged to find an alternate route as delays are expected

posted by [lkistners] on Jun 21, 2016

Spring Speaker Series #3

Join us this Thursday, June 23 at 12:45 pm for "Buffalo Streets Part II" presented by Angela Keppel. Did you know many streets around the city have a story behind them? Please make your reservation at 636-3055 ext. 3108 Sponsored by Fallon Health Weinberg

posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 21, 2016

Fourth of July Celebration

The Fourth of July Celebration will be held at UB Amherst Campus – Lee Bookstore with performances by Tom Stahl and the Dangerfields at 7 PM and the Erie County Wind Ensemble at 8:45 PM followed by a fireworks display at 10 PM.

posted by [tray] on Jun 22, 2016

Imagine Amherst Project - Commercial Center Tour

As the Imagine Amherst Project progresses toward a design workshop in September, homeowners groups, businesses, and residents are encouraged to learn more about the function and form of commercial centers around the Town. On July 20, 2016 the Imagine Amherst Working Committee will conduct an orientation session and tour of selected centers. The activity will begin at Amherst Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. where participants will view a short presentation followed by a tour of several commercial centers. If you would like to participate in this activity please confirm a reservation by contacting the Planning Department at 631-7051 or by emailing info@imagineamherst.com with your name, phone number, and email address by July 15, 2016.

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posted by [kschueler] on Jun 23, 2016

Community Volunteer Fair Set for October 5, 2016

The Amherst Center for Senior Services will hold its annual Community Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Over 100 organizations including cultural institutions, government agencies and non-profits have been invited to participate to share their volunteer opportunities. We are looking for organizations who need volunteers to participate and for anyone interested in volunteer work, to please attend. The Amherst Senior Center is located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst, NY, behind the Audubon Library. For Volunteer Fair inquiries, please call Volunteer Services at 636-3050 ext. 3126.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 27, 2016

Upcoming Road Work

We will be performing road work on Cranburne Lane and also Sedgemoor at the end of this week - approximately Thursday, June 30th and Friday, July 1st - weather permitting.

posted by [tbeck] on Jun 28, 2016

Small Animal Road Casualties

Unfortunately warmer weather lends to more small animal casualties on our roadways - if you spot one please call our Dispatch 631-7117 to report the location.

posted by [tbeck] on Jun 28, 2016

Amherst Highway Now on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter amhersthighway1

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July Calendar of Events

So many great programs & activities to choose from in July...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 28, 2016

July Health & Wellness Events

So many ways to get healthy...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 28, 2016

Lane Closures

For two weeks beginning July 11, lane closures will be taking place on Niagara Falls Boulevard and Ridge Lea Road. Please click the icon below or call (800) 866-9071 for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 29, 2016

Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 6th at 3 p.m. for the General Project Plan of the New York State Urban Development Corporation. The hearing will take place in the Council Members Conference Room. Please click the icon below for more information on the project.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 29, 2016

Summer Newsletter!

Get ready for summer fun at The Family Room! Check out all the field trips, activities and special events.

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posted by [knorton] on Jun 29, 2016

Family Room July Calendar

Check out all the activities, special events and field trips offered this July in The Family Room! Please note that Family Room membership and registration is required to participate.

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posted by [knorton] on Jun 29, 2016

Family Room Backyard Campout

The Family Room will be camping out in the backyard at the Harlem Road Community Center on Friday, August 5th. Check out the flyer for more information and register today for this fantastic family event!

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posted by [knorton] on Jun 29, 2016

July NETWORK Newsletter

The latest news from the Center for July 2016

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 29, 2016

July Menu

Check out the yummy food on our July menu...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 29, 2016

Solar Power Information

The New York State Office of the Attorney General has created a pamphlet to acquaint homeowners with different types of solar contracts. Please click the link below to view the pamphlet.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 29, 2016

Road Work To Begin on Youngs Rd.

Amherst Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey announced that the Town of Amherst Highway Department will be performing road construction (milling and repaving) on Youngs Road between Maple Road and Klein Road starting on July 6, 2016. The overall project will be on-going for approximately 1 week weather permitting. There will be traffic restrictions and detours in the northbound direction during this work between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Drivers are asked to please consider using an alternative route when possible. In addition, drivers are requested to please exercise caution when traveling in the work zone both for their safety and the safety of the workers. If residents have any questions please email plucey@amherst.ny.us

posted by [tbeck] on Jun 30, 2016

Join a Board or Committee

The Town of Amherst Councilmembers invite you to share your skills and expertise by volunteering your time to serve on numerous Town Boards & Committees. Please send your resume to the Councilmembers Secretary, Dawn Cerra at: Town of Amherst Councilmembers Office, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, Attention: Board/Committee name or email dcerra@amherst.ny.us. Click on icon below for the list of vacancies.

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posted by [dcerra] on Jul 01, 2016

Reminder

Garbage collection will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday due to the Monday, July 4, 2016 - Independence Day holiday .

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 01, 2016

Holiday Hours

The Youth & Recreation Department offices will be closed July 3 and July 4. The Northtown Center at Amherst is closed July 3 and 4. The North Forest Pool is closed July 4. The Clearfield Pool is OPEN July 4. The Audubon, Par 3 and Oakwood Golf Courses are OPEN on July 4, but close early at 5:00pm.

posted by [mpouli] on Jul 01, 2016

Information for Homeowners

The Town of Amherst Building Department would like to remind all residents to be aware of contractors that approach homeowners with propositions to perform repair work that is not necessary. READ FULL DOCUMENT via link below.

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posted by [dmastrella] on Jul 01, 2016

Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Bassett Park

Please see attached press release detailing the summer concert series at Bassett Park.

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posted by [mpouli] on Jul 01, 2016

July 2016 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the July 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Jul 04, 2016

Final Roll

Final assessment roll is now available on our website.

posted by [cerzkus] on Jul 05, 2016

Amherst Veterans Memorial

The Amherst Veterans Committee will accept applications until July 15th to submit your loved one's name to be inscribed on the wall at the Amherst Veterans Memorial. Click here to obtain an application. Click the icon below to be connected to the Amherst Veterans Committee or call 631-7013 for more information.

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posted by [dcerra] on Jul 05, 2016

Summer Concert Series

The Alex Rene Big Band will be performing on July 13th. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 06, 2016

Concert at the Senior Center

Join us for a free concert July 13th at the Amherst Senior Center. Dinner is at 5 PM (by reservation, 636-3059; Italian sausage, red potatoes, cabbage slaw, and watermelon - cost $3.00) and concert with National Trust featuring Sammy Guarino from 6 - 7 PM.

posted by [tray] on Jul 06, 2016

REMINDER - Imagine Amherst Commercial Center Tour

Join us for a tour being put on by the Imagine Amherst Working Committee on July 20, 2016 to learn more about the function and form of commercial centers around the Town. The activity will begin at Amherst Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. where participants will view a short presentation followed by a tour of several commercial centers. If you would like to participate please confirm a reservation by contacting the Planning Department at 631-7051 or by emailing info@imagineamherst.com with your name, phone number, and email address by July 15, 2016.

posted by [kschueler] on Jul 06, 2016

Road Work Today - Youngs Rd.

We will be milling Youngs Rd. between Maple & Klein today starting at approximately 7 a.m. Please plan accordingly and consider alternate routes.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 07, 2016

Road Work - Tonawanda Creek Rd.

Tonawanda Creek Rd will be closed during regular work hours between Sweet Home Rd & Bear Ridge on July 11th & 12th due to road work being done by Erie County Public Works.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 07, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of July 19.

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posted by [tkoller] on Jul 07, 2016

Invasive Algae Found in WNY Waterway

Didymo, an invasive algae, has been found in WNY. Please click the link below for information on proper cleaning of fishing and recreational boating gear in order to reduce the spread of this to nearby water bodies.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 08, 2016

Summer Concert Series

Friends of Harmony will be performing on July 20th. Please click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 13, 2016

Road Work

Road work (milling/paving) taking place on Cranburne and also Sedgemoor starting today and continuing for approximately one week.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 13, 2016

Imagine Amherst Bus Tour - FULL

The Imagine Amherst tour of commercial centers on July 20, 2016 is FULL and is no longer accepting participants. Future alternative tour options are being explored and more information will be provided on the Town and Imagine Amherst websites if/when those occur. We are happy that so many people are attending and hope that anyone who is interested becomes involved in future Imagine Amherst events!

posted by [kschueler] on Jul 13, 2016

Summer Concert INDOORS Tonight

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: TONIGHT'S SUMMER CONCERT AND DINNER WILL TAKE PLACE INDOORS DUE TO EXTREME HEAT. No need to bring your own lawn chairs.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 13, 2016

Legal Notice

A Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds for a Community Development project at 1519 Eggert Road has been published in the Amherst Bee. On or about July 29, 2016 the Town will submit a request to the U.S. Department of HUD to release federal funds. An Environmental Impact Statement is not required. The Environmental Review Record is on file at the Town of Amherst Planning Department. Written comments will be accepted until July 28, 2016.

posted by [emori] on Jul 13, 2016

USACE Demonstration Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting a project to control an aggressive aquatic plant in Tonawanda Creek and the Erie Canal. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 13, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Working Committee Meeting

Imagine Amherst is a project to review and revise the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. The Town will be holding a meeting of the Project Working Committee on August 10, 2016 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Jul 15, 2016

Christmas in July!

"Christmas in July" Club Sale & Lunch with Ugly Sweater Contest. Join us next Monday, July 25 for a Club Sale featuring hand crafted baby items, sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens, afghans & handmade cards from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Plus enjoy Christmas cookies & holiday punch starting at 11:30 AM and lunch in the Dining Room at 12 Noon. Lunch menu is turkey breast w/ gravy, cranberry sauce, scalloped potatoes, peas & pearl onions & cheesecake for a $3.00 suggested donation. Wear your ugly sweater & register outside the Dining Room by 11:45 AM. Reservations for lunch are required by calling 636-3059.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 18, 2016

Upcoming University Express Classes

Great & FREE classes coming up at the Amherst Senior Center - see attached flier

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 18, 2016

Summer Concert Series

The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas will be performing on July 27th. Please Click the icon below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 20, 2016

WATER ALERT

The Erie County Water Authority has advised all Town of Amherst residents to boil tap water prior to drinking until further notice! For additional info please visit: https://www.ecwa.org

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 21, 2016

Water Notice

Poloncarz, County Health Commissioner Release Boil Water Notice Information

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posted by [dwiller] on Jul 21, 2016

DEC Survey

The DEC is asking pool owners to check their pool filters for Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB). The (ALB) hasn’t been found in WNY, but it’s very important to keep a look-out. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 21, 2016

ROAD CLOSURE

BY APPROXIMATELY 10 A.M. - NORTH FOREST RD. BETWEEN SHERIDAN DR. AND INDIAN TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE NEED TO REPAIR A WATER MAIN BREAK.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 22, 2016

Breakfast is Served: August 2 & 16

Breakfast will be served on August 2 and 16, 2016 from 8:45 am – 9:45 am with a suggested donation of $3.00 for breakfast. The August 2 menu is multi grain pancakes, turkey sausage, home fries, cheesy spinach, pineapple tidbits, milk, butter and syrup. The menu for August 16 is scrambled eggs with broccoli and cheddar topping, hash browns, orange juice, biscuit and tropical fruit. Breakfast will only be served on special dates to be announced for the remainder of 2016. Reservations are required by calling 636-3059.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 22, 2016

Road Work - Country Pkwy

We will be paving Country Parkway today - Tuesday, July 26th from approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please plan accordingly and choose an alternative route. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 26, 2016

Road Work

Milling Campus West Tues. 7/26 then on to the milling of Campus Drive on Weds. 7/27 Please plan accordingly.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 26, 2016

Road Work - Spindrift

On Saturday, July 30th we will be paving Spindrift between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. (weather permitting). Southbound traffic only will be allowed from Main Street to Wehrle Drive. Northbound traffic will be detoured via Youngs Road and Transit Road.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 27, 2016

Summer Concert Series

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will be performing on August 3rd. Please Click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 27, 2016

August Network Newsletter

Come and keep cool at the Amherst Senior Center during August. There are many great activities, programs and events to wet your whistle...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 28, 2016

August Events

Hope you can join us...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 28, 2016

Westwood Neighborhood Project

Please click the link below for information regarding the Westwood Country Club Wetland Determination.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 28, 2016

August Health & Wellness Events

Join us...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 28, 2016

Beehive - Bassett Park

There is a hornets nest in Bassett Park-it's taped off-will be treated tomorrow-please use caution

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 28, 2016

August Menu

Join us for our Daily Nutrition Lunch ~ $3.00 suggested donation.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 29, 2016

Next Summer Concert is August 13

Join us on Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00-7:00 PM for a lice concert with GIMME BUFFET, everyone's favorite Jimmy Buffet cover band. Come between 5:00 PM-6:30PM to enjoy a BBQ with chicken bbq, potato salad, baked beans & ice cream sandwich for $3.00 suggested donation. Concert will held outdoors in front parking lot - please bring your own lawn chair. Concert will held indoors if inclement weather.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 29, 2016

Planning Board Hearings

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the August 18, 2016 Planning Board meeting are available. Please click link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 29, 2016

Summer Blast

See attached flyer.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Jul 29, 2016

Solid Waste RFP

Please click the Click to view document" link below for detailed information on the revised, final 2016 Town of Amherst Solid Waste RFP in Microsoft Word Format. Please note that this revision was posted 8/12/2016. A PDF version of the RFP can be found by clicking "Click for website link" below.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 29, 2016

Website Maintenance

Please be advised, the Town of Amherst website will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes starting at 10 o'clock this morning due to scheduled maintenance.

posted by [tray] on Aug 02, 2016

Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force

Thursday, August 4th, from 6:00-8:00 PM, the Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force is hosting a free Resource Fair with 30 providers at St. Gregory the Great Church Ministry Center on Maple Road. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Aug 02, 2016

Your Feedback is Needed

Erie County Senior Services is conducting a community needs assessment to identify issues influencing the health and quality of life of older adults and residents of all ages. Please use the link here to complete the survey to help us learn about priority issues in our community.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 02, 2016

Electronic Recycling Event

Electronic Recycling Event (including televisions) open to surrounding Towns. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Aug 02, 2016

Summer Concert Series

Beatle Magic will be performing on August 10th. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 03, 2016

Concert at the Senior Center

Join us for a free concert August 10th at the Amherst Senior Center. Dinner is at 5 PM (by reservation, 636-3059; chicken BBQ, potato salad, baked beans, ice cream sandwich - cost $3.00) and concert by Gimme Buffet from 6 - 7 PM.

posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 03, 2016

Mosquito Testing

The Town of Amherst Highway Department reports that Mosquito's infected with the West Nile Virus have been identified recently within our town. The Mosquito Crews continuously set traps to capture and test mosquito's for virus they may carry. The Town of Amherst is the only Municipality in Erie County that traps mosquito's for testing. Currently there is no evidence of the Zika virus anywhere in the town.

posted by [tray] on Aug 03, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of August 16.

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posted by [tkoller] on Aug 04, 2016

Job Opportunity, New York State Archives

The New York State Archives (A program of the New York State Education Department) seeks to fill the position of Archives and Records Management Specialist 3 to serve as a Regional Advisory Officer (RAO) in its Buffalo, NY office. Interested parties can find the job description, required minimum qualifications, compensation, and information on how to apply by following the link below. The deadline to apply for this position is August 15.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 05, 2016

Electronics Recycling Event - Tonawanda, NY

Thank you to Senator Panepinto for sponsoring this electronics recycling drop off event on Saturday, August 20th! http://www.sunnking.com/eve…/senator-panepinto-tonawanda-ny/

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posted by [tbeck] on Aug 08, 2016

Bike Path Repaving

We will be repaving the bike path starting on Monday, August 22nd. This will be approximately a 4 day project and will include digging up roots & reconstructing.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 09, 2016

Go Back to School & Have Fun!

Over 95 classes will begin this Fall at the Amherst Senior Center with many openings available including: Resistance Training with your own personal trainer; Computer Classes; Astrology; Watercolor & Acrylic Painting; Drawing with Colored Pencils; Dance & Exercise classes; and AARP Smart Driver Course. Please check the Fall 2016 Course Catalog online at the Town of Amherst website at: www.amherst.ny.us by clicking on the Senior Services Department in the left column and then selecting the Fall 2016 Course Catalog link in the left column. The catalogs are also available at the Center.

posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 09, 2016

Summer Concert Series

Bobby Militello will be performing on August 17th. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 10, 2016

Milling of Springville Avenue

We will begin milling Springville Avenue on Monday, August 15th. NO PARKING signs will be posted for the duration of the project which is approximately 2 weeks. Vehicles should be off the street by 6 a.m. on Monday, August 15th at the latest. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 10, 2016

Wehrle Drive Road Work

County Work-Wehrle Dr. will be closed from Union Rd. to Cayuga Rd. tomorrow-Thurs 8/11 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 10, 2016

August 2016 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the August 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Aug 10, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Joint Committee Meeting

Imagine Amherst is a project to review and revise the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. The Town will be holding a joint meeting of the Project Working and Technical Advisory Committees on September 7, 2016 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Aug 12, 2016

Upcoming Road Closure - Tonawanda Creek

Upcoming Road Closure-Tonawanda Creek Rd.(from Transit Rd.to New Rd.) from 8/15 to approximately 8/22 for culvert replacement. Detour will be posted.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 12, 2016

Post Season Hours for North Forest Pool

The North Forest Pool will be open Monday through Thursday, August 15th-18th, from 1:00-7:00pm. The pool will close for the season on Thursday, August 18th at 7:00pm.

posted by [mpouli] on Aug 14, 2016

Post Season Hours for Clearfield Pool

The Clearfield Pool will be open Monday through Friday, August 15th-19th, from 1:00-7:00pm. The pool will close for the season on Friday, August 19th at 7:00pm.

posted by [mpouli] on Aug 14, 2016

Nature Calling - Guided Walk & Drop-in Program

The Nature Calling - Guided Walk & Drop-in program at the Noll Nature Center scheduled for Monday August 29th and Wednesday August 31st have been cancelled.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Aug 15, 2016

Place Totes 3 Feet Apart Please

The Office of Refuse Control would like to remind residents to please try and keep their garbage and recycling totes at least 3 feet apart when placed out for disposal. Modern's automated trucks need that space to minimize drops or spills and also to have enough room to place it back neatly. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 16, 2016

Telephone Outage

Please be advised that there is a telephone outage at the Amherst Highway Department. Please contact the Amherst Police at 689-1311 with any related emergencies.

posted by [dwiller] on Aug 16, 2016

Hopkins Road Closed

Hopkins is closed from N. French to Millersport because of water main break.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 18, 2016

Town Board Work Session - Imagine Amherst Update

The Consultant for the Imagine Amherst Project will be briefing the Town Board on September 6, 2016 at a Work Session regarding the progress that has been made thus far, and will be looking for confirmation from the Board regarding the direction of the project. The meeting will take place at 4:00pm in the Town's Council Chambers, located at 5583 Main Street.

posted by [kschueler] on Aug 19, 2016

Town Board Work Session Added

The Amherst Town Board has added a Work Session for Tuesday, September 6th at 4:00 PM.

posted by [tray] on Aug 22, 2016

Town Board Work Session Scheduled - Sept. 6, 2016

A Work Session has been added to the Town Board Meeting Schedule for Sept. 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

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posted by [kcooper] on Aug 22, 2016

2016 Erie County Agricultural District Open Enroll

2016 Erie County Agricultural District Open Enrollment - 30 Day period for inclusion of predominantly viable agriculture lands into existing agricultural districts.

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posted by [dwiller] on Aug 22, 2016

Millings Available For Sale To Public

Millings available to public for purchase - They are $4.50/cubic yard. Please call (716) 631-7117 to schedule a time to pickup from our location at 1042 North Forest Rd. Procedure information will be given when you call. We normally load millings between the hours of 7 a.m and 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 24, 2016

NFTA-Metro Public Hearings

Please be advised the Metro will be holding two public hearings on proposed changes to their fare structure. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 24, 2016

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the September 15, 2016 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 26, 2016

9/ll Ceremony of Remembrance

The Town of Amherst will conduct its annual “9/ll Ceremony of Remembrance” on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 9:30 AM, at the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 26, 2016

Sunday Walks and Talks

A Sunday Walks and Talks event “Bird Watching for Beginners – Fall Migration” will be held on September 25th. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 29, 2016

Sunday Walks and Talks

A Sunday Walks and Talks event “Ashes to Ashes, Tracking the Emerald Ash Borer” will be held on October 9th. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 29, 2016

Meeting Postponed

The Information Technology Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday August 30th has been postponed. Please check back for information on future meetings.

posted by [tray] on Aug 29, 2016

Paving of Springville

We will be paving Springville today - Tuesday, August 30th. All vehicles should be off the road by 6 a.m. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 30, 2016

Milling of Frankhauser

On Wednesday, August 31st we will be milling Frankhauser Road between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Please use an alternative route. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 30, 2016

September NETWORK Newsletter

Join us as we celebrate National Senior Center Month and so much more this September at the Center...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 30, 2016

Top Notch Performers Scheduled for this Fall!

Join us this Fall for 6 performances by top notch musicians.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 30, 2016

Proposed Draft Lease for Cell Towers

Attached please find a draft lease for cell towers, which is submitted at the request of the Town Board pursuant to Resolution # 2016-822. Thank you.

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posted by [mlynch] on Aug 31, 2016

Fall/Winter Program Guide

The Youth & Recreation Fall/Winter Program Guide is now available. Please click the link below to view the Program Guide.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 31, 2016

September 2016 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the September 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Sep 01, 2016

September Menu

Join us for delicious & nutritious lunches served Monday thru Friday at 12:00 Noon. Reservations are required for all meals by calling 636-3059 at least 24 hours in advance. A $3 suggested contribution is requested.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 01, 2016

Great Fall Items at Gift Shop!

Make a stop at the Amherst Senior Center & shop at our darling Gift Shop, loaded with great Fall items including scarves, shawls, hats & décor. Plus greeting cards, stamps, baby gifts, American Girl doll clothes & much more.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 01, 2016

IMPORTANT: Date Change for Yellow Dot Program

Please note the correct date for the Yellow Dot Program is Tuesday, September 13. See notice.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 01, 2016

September 2016: Special Events

Join us...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 01, 2016

September 2016 Health & Wellness Events

Join us...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 01, 2016

Garbage delay due to Labor Day Holiday

The Town of Amherst Office of Refuse Control would like to remind residents that this Monday, September 5, 2016 is Labor Day and that means garbage WILL be DELAYED one (1) day with Saturday being the make-up day for residents in the Friday route. Thank you and have a great holiday weekend.

posted by [tbeck] on Sep 01, 2016

Proposed Cell Tower and Parking Sites

In accordance with the requirements of resolution 2016-822, attached is are maps of locations subject to a public hearing scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on September 19, 2016 in the Town Board Chambers. Also attached are aerial photos of each site with an asterisk indicated a proposed cell tower location. Please note that the Garnet Park photo (66 Garnet Road) includes the approximate extent of a federal jurisdictional wetland. In addition, be aware that this site is not being proposed for a cell tower. A 35 foot lease area along its northern boundary has been proposed for use as parking for an auto dealership. Please click the link below to view the maps of the proposed sites.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 08, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of September 20.

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posted by [tkoller] on Sep 09, 2016

Caregiving 101 at Town Square for Aging

The public is welcome to attend a Senior Resource Fair: Caregiving 101 at the Town Square for Aging.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 12, 2016

Senior Resource Fair Series at Town Square

Get valuable information & services from dozens of experts...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 12, 2016

Learn More about the Yellow Dot Program

THANK YOU to NYS Assemblyman Ray Walters & the Erie County Sheriif's Office for presenting the Yellow Dot Program at the Amherst Senior Center on September 13, 2016. Please see the attached document to learn more about this life saving program.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 13, 2016

September Calendar

Let's FALL back into Family Room FUN! Check out all the activities, playgroup registrations and special events in September!

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posted by [knorton] on Sep 14, 2016

Health Insurance & Wellness Fair Set for 10/22

Join us for this information event...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 15, 2016

Pinktober at Center During October

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Amherst Senior Center is celebrating with a great Basket Raffle & Silent Auction...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 15, 2016

Walton Woods Walking Path

We will be sealing Walton Woods walking path on Monday, September 19th.

posted by [tbeck] on Sep 16, 2016

Sealing of Ellicott Creek Trail

Ellicott Creek Trail between 2.8 & 5.2 miles will be sealed today. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

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posted by [tbeck] on Sep 16, 2016

Meeting Cancellation

Please be advised, the Wednesday October 12 Senior Services Advisory Board has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday December 14.

posted by [tray] on Sep 16, 2016

Essjay Road Work

Milling of Essjay Road will begin on Monday, September 19th between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Detours will be posted. There will not be any access to Essjay from Evans St. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

posted by [tray] on Sep 16, 2016

Fall 2016 University Express Classes Announced

The Amherst Senior Center will run 21 free classes for University Express this fall...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 19, 2016

Meeting Date Change

The Historic Preservation Commission has moved their November 8th meeting to November 16th so as to not conflict with Election Day.

posted by [tray] on Sep 19, 2016

Meeting Cancellation

The Historic Preservation Commission has cancelled their meet scheduled for October 11th. Their next scheduled meeting is November 16th.

posted by [tray] on Sep 19, 2016

Essjay Road Work

Milling and road work on Essjay Road will continue throughout the week between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Detours will be posted. There will not be any access to Essjay from Evans St. Due to the scope of this project we ask that drivers avoid this area if at all possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

posted by [tbeck] on Sep 20, 2016

Imagine Amherst Workshops / Charrette

As a part of the Imagine Amherst Project, the consultant Code Studio and other design professionals will be in Town from September 24 -28 for a "Charrette" week, which includes a series of workshops, presentations, and other events to gather input and ideas from the public. The Charrette will focus on designs and concepts using 6 existing commercial areas as example sites. These include: Eggertsville and Snyder, Main Street west of the Village of Williamsville, Northtown Plaza, Transit Road south of Main Street, and Getzville Plaza. The Charrette begins with a Hands-on Open Studio on Saturday morning September 24th. It promises to provide a great opportunity for you to discuss, visualize, and draw your thoughts on our commercial centers with other stakeholders and design professionals. This will serve as the basis for new plans for our commercial centers and corresponding zoning. Find out more information by clicking the document below or visiting the project website at www.imagineamherst.com

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posted by [kschueler] on Sep 20, 2016

Fall Club Sales Event

Enjoy a great selection of handcrafted items...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 20, 2016

New ECWA Alert System

The Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Western New York based IVR Technology Group to create a new Customer Alert System. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 20, 2016

Supervisor’s Budgets

Please follow the link below to review the 2017 Supervisor’s Operating Budgets and Special District Budgets.

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posted by [dwiller] on Sep 21, 2016

Public Hearing

Please be advised, there will be a public hearing on October 18th at the Snyder Fire District Building to discuss the District's proposed 2017 budget. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 22, 2016

Public Hearing

Please be advised, there will be a public hearing on October 18th at the Eggertsville Fire Hall to discuss the District's proposed 2017 budget. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 22, 2016

Public Comment Invited - Brownfield Site

Public Comment Invited on No Further Action Proposal for Brownfield Site on Sheridan Drive, Amherst. NYSDEC is accepting comments about the proposal through November 11, 2016.

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posted by [kcooper] on Sep 26, 2016

Legal Notice

Notice of Publication of the Property Assessment List for a proposed application to the Empire State Development Corporation for funding for the environmental remediation, demolition and redevelopment of 404 Mill Street, Williamsville, New York. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 27, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Working Committee Meeting

Imagine Amherst is a project to review and revise the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. The Town will be holding a meeting of the Project Working Committee on October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Sep 28, 2016

2017 Budget Message

Please click below for the Supervisor Weinstein’s budget message including an index on all Town Funds.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 28, 2016

AMHERST HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES UPDATED POLIC

Effective November 1, 2016 the Amherst Highway Department is suspending pick up of televisions at the curb side. Previously, any Amherst resident in need of disposal of their television has been able to call the Amherst Highway Department to give their address for curbside pickup. However, due to the demands placed on our manpower during leaf season and snow/ice control season we do not have the resources to continue this program during these seasons. The Highway Department would like to thank the Amherst residents in advance for their cooperation in regard to this policy change. Stay tuned for more information regarding disposal of televisions and other electronics.

posted by [tbeck] on Sep 28, 2016

Here is what our new members are saying...

Stop in and see why so many people have such great things to say about the Amherst Senior Center...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 28, 2016

Pet Blessing & Pet Fair

Free & open to the community...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 28, 2016

October 2016 NETWORK Newsletter

It's Pinktober and so much more at the Amherst Senior Center this month...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 29, 2016

October 2016 Menu

Join us for lunch, served Monday thru Friday, at 12:00 Noon. A $3.00 suggested donation per lunch and reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling 636-3059.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Sep 29, 2016

Family Room Fall Newsletter

Look and see what The Family Room is up to this fall! Lots of family fun and activities. Playgroups available too!!

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posted by [knorton] on Sep 29, 2016

Family Room October activity calendar

Plenty of fall fun for the whole family including field trips, Halloween party and playgroup!

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posted by [knorton] on Sep 29, 2016

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the October 20, 2016 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 30, 2016

Road Work Saturday On Essjay

We will be applying topcoat to Essjay Road tomorrow - Saturday, October 1st between the hours of 6 a.m. & 3 p.m. Traffic will be detoured via Sheridan Drive. There will be no entry to Essjay from Evans St.

posted by [tbeck] on Sep 30, 2016

October 2016 General Skate Clendar

Please click the link below to view the October 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Oct 01, 2016

2016-2017 Exemption Filing

Please be advised, The Town Assessor's Office has released a new document with details on filing and renewing Real Property Tax Exemptions. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 05, 2016

POLICE LECTURES AT THE SR. CTR. HAVE BEEN CANCELED

The dates of the lectures were October 26, 2016, November 2, 2016 & November 9, 2016. They have been canceled.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Oct 06, 2016

Employment Opportunity

The Town of Amherst is seeking qualified candidates to lead the Planning Department’s Community Development Section. Please click the document link below for more information. Please find applications at the website link below and complete by October 28th. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send to Robert McCarthy, Director of Human Resources, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 EOE M/F/V/D.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 07, 2016

Amherst Day at UB Football

Saturday, October 15th is Amherst Youth & Recreation Day at the UB vs. Ball State football game! $10 discounted tickets (regular price, $30) are available by completing the form accessed by clicking the document below.

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posted by [mpouli] on Oct 07, 2016

Winter / Spring 2017 Course Catalog Now Available

Now is the time to sign up for classes that can enrich your winter months and keep you engaged until spring. The catalog can be found online at the Town of Amherst website at: www.amherst.ny.us by clicking on “Senior Services Department” in the left column and then selecting the Winter / Spring 2017 Course Catalog link in the left column. The catalogs are also available at the Center.

posted by [mmilligan] on Oct 07, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of October 18.

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posted by [tkoller] on Oct 10, 2016

Leaf Pickup Starts November 1st

Amherst Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey announced the Highway Department will begin picking up leaves on November 1st. All leaves along with other growth material can be put in open garbage cans or recyclable paper bags and will be picked up during the weekly garbage pickup by our refuse contractor Modern Disposal. Private landscapers are required to dispose of the leaves at their own expense. As a reminder, leaves cannot be placed in the road, besides plugging receivers or causing flooding problems it is illegal to place leaves in the roadway blocking the driving lanes of traffic. Leaf pick will continue systematically throughout the Town until all leaves are picked up or the snow prohibits us from doing so.

posted by [tbeck] on Oct 11, 2016

Fall/Winter Programs Registering Now

Amherst Youth & Recreation offers the following programs and more – visit us anytime online at www.amherstyouthandrec.org for complete program descriptions and details -- Youth Floor Hockey - For kids ages 9 – 12 held on Mondays, October 31st – December 5th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ Clearfield Community Center Kids’ Flag Football For ages 9 – 12 on Tuesdays, October 25th – December 20th from 4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Clearfield Adult Pickleball - Tuesday Evenings – 6:30-8:30pm November 8th – January 10th @ Clearfield Thursday Afternoons – Noon – 1:30pm November 3rd – December 22nd @ Clearfield Men’s Basketball 18 and Older (Full-court, Pick-up Style) Basketball on Tuesdays. November 8th – January 10th from 8:30pm – 10:30pm @ Clearfield

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Oct 12, 2016

Public Statement Hearings

The NYS Public Service Commission is sponsoring two public statement hearing on October 26th regarding proposed increases to National Fuel Gas delivery rates. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 13, 2016

Public Comment Invited

Public Comment Invited on No Further Action Proposal for Brownfield Site on Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

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posted by [dwiller] on Oct 14, 2016

Financial Statements

The Comptroller has included to additional documents related to "outstanding Bonds" and "outstanding BANS" on the Budget & Financial information page (see link below).

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posted by [dwiller] on Oct 14, 2016

Bridge Restrictions

Please note these two bridge restrictions within the Town of Amherst - A bridge restriction beginning Monday, October 17th until Friday, October 21st - The location is on the New Rd. bridge over Tonawanda Creek Rd. The 2nd bridge restriction is Wehrle over Ellicott Creek between Creek Road and Brookside from 10/17 thru 10/21. Flaggers will be present.

posted by [tbeck] on Oct 14, 2016

Annual Action Plan Public Hearing

Community Development will hold two public hearings on October 19, 2016. The first will be at the regular Town Board meeting, and the second will be held at the Amherst Center for Senior Services at 5pm. The purpose of the public hearings are for the public to get information and provide input on The Town of Amherst Community Development's proposed activities for the 2017 Program Year. For more information contact Community Development at 631-7082.

posted by [emori] on Oct 17, 2016

It's Medicare Open Enrollment Time!

Come learn about all of your options at our Health Insurance & Wellness Fair this Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. Representatives from BlueCross BlueShield, Independent Health, United Healthcare & Univera will be present to answer your questions.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Oct 17, 2016

Rezoning & Planned Unit Development Application

Please click the link below for information regarding the Rezoning & Planned Unit Development Application for the proposed Westwood Multi-Use Development.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 18, 2016

Keep Receivers Clear of Leaves

FRIENDLY REMINDER - Please keep leaves out of the street and off of receivers especially when it is raining to prevent street flooding.

posted by [tbeck] on Oct 21, 2016

Coffee with the Candidates - 10/18

Join us on Friday, October 28 at 9:0 AM for Coffee with the Candidates

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posted by [mmilligan] on Oct 21, 2016

A Night at the Opera with Dinner!

Join us for this special event...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Oct 21, 2016

Community Development 2017 Annual Action Plan

The Town is soliciting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) budget for 2017. The attached material is intended to assist you in preparing requests for these funds. Proposals for funding should be sent to the Community Development division of the Town's Planning Department no later than Monday, November 21, 2016.

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posted by [dwiller] on Oct 24, 2016

Leaves In Street

Leaves placed in street are a direct violation & property owner/landscaper will face possible permit revocation and/or up to a $250 fine

posted by [tbeck] on Oct 25, 2016

Leaf Pickup Q & A

check out frequently asked questions & the answers

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posted by [tbeck] on Oct 25, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Joint Committee Meeting

Imagine Amherst is a project to review and revise the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. The Town will be holding a joint meeting of the Project Working and Technical Advisory Committees on November 21, 2016 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Oct 28, 2016

November NETWORK Newsletter

Get the latest news, upcoming events & more in our November NETWORK newsletter...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Oct 28, 2016

November 2016 - Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch Monday through Friday at 12:00 Noon for a delicious meal with your friends and fellow members.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Oct 28, 2016

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the November 17, 2016 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 28, 2016

Employment Opportunity

The Town of Amherst is seeking qualified candidates to lead the Planning Department’s Community Development Section. Please click the document link below for more information. Please find applications at the website link below and complete by October 28th. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send to Robert McCarthy, Director of Human Resources, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 EOE M/F/V/D.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 31, 2016

Meeting Location

Please be advised, November 16 Recycling and Waste Committee meeting location has been changed to the Amherst Highway Department Building, 1042 North Forest Road, Williamsville, 14221

posted by [tray] on Nov 01, 2016

Family Room November Calendar

Come see what The Family Room has in store for you and your family in November!

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posted by [knorton] on Nov 01, 2016

November Programs, Free Classes, Etc.

Joins us for a great variety of events...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 01, 2016

November Health & Wellness Events

Stay healthy this November and join us for a variety of events...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 01, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of November 15.

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posted by [tkoller] on Nov 03, 2016

Thank You for Donating PJ's & Books!

Thank you to all our members, staff & community for your support of our Pajama Program to help area children in need. We collected 105 new pairs of pj's, 160 new children's books and $154 cash.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 07, 2016

America Recycles Day

Tuesday November 15th is "America Recycles Day". This day is to show everyone how recycling your everyday materials helps not only the environment, but your neighborhood too. All of the Town’s recyclable materials are picked up by Modern Disposal. They go from house to house, street to street collecting paper, plastic, metal, and glass and load it in their trucks; this is called “single stream” recycling, meaning that everything gets placed into one vehicle and then gets sorted at a designated facility (Currently Buffalo Recycling Enterprises in Buffalo, NY), at the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) the material is placed on large conveyor belts where people and machines sort the material by type and send it off to be baled or packaged up for redistribution. Below you’ll see photos of the conveyor system and photos of how your recyclables are packaged and ready to go to their next use! Remember to recycle S.M.A.R.T. - S- Set up your recycling tote somewhere easily accessible so you can use it often. M- Make sure what you throw in is on the list! A- Add your materials as you collect them, every day. R- Make sure they’re ready to recycle! Rinse out glass and cans, Reduce cardboard box size, Remove non-recyclable packaging contents. T- Take your tote(s) to the curb, you’re ready to recycle!

posted by [tbeck] on Nov 14, 2016

Town Hall Meeting: Drinking & Drug Abuse

Join local professionals for a discussion on the impact of alcohol and drugs on the youth in our community. Wednesday, November 30, 7:00-8:30pm at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. Forum is open to the public; all are invited to attend. For more information, please view the attached flyer.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Nov 15, 2016

Be on Alert: Grandparent Scam

We recently learned about one of our employees' parents that were just called stating their grandson was in jail after hitting a pregnant women with his car. After doing our due diligence, we took all the information and double checked with the police. The key in what happened was staying calm, writing down all the information including telephone numbers, checking with authorities and not giving any money or credit card information. Please note the following tips & be alert to scams at all times...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 16, 2016

November 2016 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the November 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Nov 16, 2016

Continued Leave Pickup

We are working late every day to get as many leaves picked up as possible before the weather changes. Please try to get your leaves out as soon as possible so we can get them picked up. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Nov 18, 2016

Refuse Collection-Holiday Schedule

If your refuse collection falls on Thanksgiving or follows after, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

posted by [tbeck] on Nov 22, 2016

Protecting Seniors from Scams

Great upcoming seminar from our friends at Elderwood...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 22, 2016

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

Attend the NYS Citizen Preparedness Training Program on Friday 12/2 ay 11:00 AM

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 28, 2016

December 2016 NETWORK Newsletter

A festive, event filled month is planned at the Center...take a look at the newsletter for all the details.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 29, 2016

December 2016 Lunch Menu

Join us for our Nutrition Lunch each weekday at 12:00 NOON plus several special holiday lunches to enjoy.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 29, 2016

Holiday Happenings at the Center!

Get in the spirit of the season by joining us at the following events...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Nov 29, 2016

SBA Events

Please click the website link below for information on upcoming Small Business Administration (SBA) events.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 30, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals 2017 Schedule

Zoning Board of Appeals meetings start at 6:30 PM. Please click the icon below for the complete listing of Filing Deadline Dates and Meeting Dates.

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posted by [dmastrella] on Dec 01, 2016

December 2016 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the December 2016 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Dec 01, 2016

Winter / Spring 2017 Program Guide

The Youth & Recreation Winter/Spring Program Guide is now available. Please click the link below to view the Program Guide.

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posted by [dwiller] on Dec 01, 2016

Family Room December Calendar

Check out the fabulous, family fun in December! Holiday Party on 12/16 at 11 am!!

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posted by [knorton] on Dec 01, 2016

2017 Amherst Resident ID Cards

Resident photo ID cards for the 2017 calendar year will be sold starting Monday, December 12. A valid ID card is needed to register for programs, to receive resident discounts for open skate as well as unlimited use of the Clearfield and North Forest pools during summer months. Proof of residency and a new photo (taken at registration) are required. Cards may only be purchased at the Northtown Center at Amherst. The office will be open the following Sundays from 10am-2pm for card purchase only: January 22, January 29, February 5 and February 12, 2017. Cost is $5; for further information or questions, call 631-7132.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Dec 01, 2016

National Grid Pole Replacement

Please click the document link below for information on National Grid pole replacement that will be taking place on Cayuga Drive.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 06, 2016

Join a Board or Committee

The Town of Amherst Councilmembers invite you to share your skills and expertise by volunteering your time to serve on numerous Town Boards and Committees. Email your resume to the Councilmembers' secretary, Dawn Cerra at dcerra@amherst.ny.us or send via mail to: Town of Amherst Councilmembers' Office, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Attention: Board/Committee name Click the icon below for the list of boards and committees. The link included will take you to the Boards & Committees' page at the Town of Amherst website.

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posted by [dcerra] on Dec 06, 2016

Sounds of the Season on December 7th

Join us...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 06, 2016

Updated Policy - Metal Pickup

Starting in January 2017 the Amherst Highway Department will be picking up metal curbside. Residents are asked to call our Dispatch at 631-7117 and give your name and address. Pick up will be on a bi-weekly basis and residents will be given a date for pickup at the time of their call. In addition, you may drop off metal at the Amherst Highway Department from 7 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday.

posted by [tbeck] on Dec 07, 2016

Parking Ban

Just a reminder - with potential snow in the upcoming forecast - our plow trucks may be out on the roads - please be sure you are adhering to the Amherst Overnight Parking Ban which runs from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. daily. This ensures that we can do the best job possible clearing the roads. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Dec 07, 2016

ACAC Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised, the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council scheduled for tonight, December 7th, at 6:30 pm has been cancelled.

posted by [tray] on Dec 07, 2016

Breakfast with Santa Tomorrow!

Bring the kids, grandkids, friends & neighbors over for some family fun...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 09, 2016

Town of Amherst Economic Study

The Town of Amherst and the Amherst Industrial Development Agency commissioned Delta Associates of Washington, D.C. to analyze changes to the Town’s economy. Their work focused on updating the economic analysis data and projections that underpin the Bicentenial Comprehensive Plan, and analyzing how national and regional changes in the suburban office market are impacting Amherst and recommendations on how to address the changes. Please click the document link below to view the report.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 09, 2016

Imagine Amherst - Working Committee Meeting

Imagine Amherst is a project to review and revise the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to more effectively guide and regulate development and redevelopment. The Town will be holding a meeting of the Project Working Committee on January 11, 2017 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Dec 12, 2016

Winter Weather Safety Reference Guide

Good information regarding Center closings and general winter safety tips.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 12, 2016

2017 Garbage Day Changes

To help streamline weekly garbage pick-up, the Town of Amherst Office of Refuse Control has made changes to some pick-up areas. Please click the document link below to see the list of streets that are changing garbage days.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 12, 2016

NEW Permit Fees in 2017!!

The Town of Amherst has revised the fees for building, electrical, plumbing and fire permits. See the attachment for the revised fees. If you have any questions please contact the building department at (716) 631-7080.

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posted by [dmastrella] on Dec 12, 2016

Youth Board Meeting Cancelled

Due to expected weather conditions, tonight's Youth Board meeting at the Harlem Road Community Center has been cancelled.

posted by [mpouli] on Dec 14, 2016

New Auction Site

The Town of Amherst is now using Municibid as their online auction service for surplus equipment. Please use this link below to view equipment currently up on auction.

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posted by [dwiller] on Dec 15, 2016

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of December 20.

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posted by [kcooper] on Dec 15, 2016

Town Board Special Meeting

Please see attached NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING of the Town Board.

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posted by [kcooper] on Dec 15, 2016

2017 Annual Action Plan

A draft of the Amherst-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda HOME Consortium's 2017 Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comments until January 17, 2017. Please click on the link below for the full document.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Dec 16, 2016

WEBINAR: Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Please click the website link below for more information on this free Small Business administration Webinar

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posted by [tray] on Dec 16, 2016

Bike Path

We know it can get windy (and snowy) over there ...so we are always make sure we are clear & treat the bike path between N. Forest & St. Rita's Lane so that the path is accessible.

posted by [tbeck] on Dec 16, 2016

Learn about 2017 Town Exemptions/Assessment Equity

The Town of Amherst Assessors office will present information on the 2017 Exemption/Assessment Equity project on January 11th at 12:30pm at the Amherst Senior Center - Health Room. No RSVP. Walk ins welcome.

posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 16, 2016

STRAIGHT TALK 2017

Please click the website link below for registration information for Straight Talk 2017 on Sunday January 21st.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 16, 2016

SPOTLIGHT MATCHMAKER: NFTA

Please click the website link below for registration information for Spotlight Matchmaker: NFTA on December 19th.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 16, 2016

Snow Reminder

It is illegal to put snow from your driveway or sidewalk into the street. Unfortunately, this has been a persistent problem and is causing hazardous driving conditions on many streets.

posted by [tbeck] on Dec 20, 2016

Meeting Time Change

Please be advised the Recycling and Waste Committee has moved their meeting time tonight to start at 6 p.m. rather than 7 p.m.

posted by [tray] on Dec 21, 2016

CBRE Communication

The Project Manager near 1280 North French Road is seeking input with regard to any potential impacts on historic architectural and/or archaeological resources. Please send your comments to bweinstein@amherst.ny.us. Please click the document link below for more information on the project.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 22, 2016

Refuse Collection Delayed

If your refuse collection falls on Mon. 12/26 & 1/2 or follows after, pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday

posted by [tbeck] on Dec 23, 2016

Christmas Tree Pickup

The Town of Amherst Highway Department will begin picking up Christmas trees curbside starting on January 3, 2017. Residents are reminded that trees must be not be in a plastic bag, etc. and must be free of tinsel, garland or any other materials that cause recycling issues. For more information, please contact the Amherst Highway Department at 631-7117.

posted by [tbeck] on Dec 27, 2016

Start 2017 with Health & Wellness

Start the new year off right at the Amherst Senior Center.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 28, 2016

January 2017 at The Senior Center

Special events, movies, crafts, meals & "Let Your Crazies Out" weeks...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 28, 2016

January 2017 NETWORK Newsletter

Don't hibernate -- come to the Senior Center for a great variety of classes, clubs, events, health related programs, volunteer opportunities and more.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 29, 2016

Special Outreach Meeting on HEAP

Legislator Edward Rath announces HEAP outreach assistance on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 9 AM - 4 PM at the Amherst Senior Center.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 29, 2016

January 2017 Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch served Monday through Friday at 12:00 noon

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posted by [mmilligan] on Dec 29, 2016

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the January 19, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 29, 2016

EPA Report

Please click the document link below for information sent to the Supervisor regarding an EPA report on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 30, 2016

Family Room Winter Newsletter 2017

Come see what's happening in the new year! Playgroups, field trips, Sesame St. Live and MORE!

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posted by [knorton] on Dec 31, 2016

Family Room January Activity Calendar

New year, new fun in The Family Room! Playgroup registration, field trip to Leaps N Bounce and more!

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posted by [knorton] on Dec 31, 2016

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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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