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Town Board Meeting Videos

The video of the Town Board meeting from Wednesday March 25, 2020 has been uploaded to the Town website and is now available for viewing. Please click the link below to view this and other Town Board agendas, minutes, and meeting videos.

Erie County, NY Department of Health: Coronavirus Information

NOTICE:

All Town of Amherst Board and Committee meetings (with the exception of the Town Board) will be cancelled for 30 days through April 14, 2020 or until further notice. In addition, Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main Street is closed to the public and public access will be by appointment only.

  • Town Clerk: 716-631-7021 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (until further notice)
  • Assessor: 716-631-7038
  • Building Department: 716-631-7080
  • Planning Department: 716-631-7051
  • Purchasing/Contracts: 716-631-7007
  • Bids: 716-631-7007
  • Human Resources: 716-631-7025

For all other appointment requests, please call 716-631-7013 or 716-631-7032.

Town of Amherst Courts and Village of Williamsville Courts

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED and all Town and Village Court buildings are CLOSED. Please see this Press Release for details

Bid Openings

Town of Amherst bid openings will be live streamed and recorded. The public will not be allowed to attend bid openings in person. Please see the links below for either the live stream or recordings. All bids are due according to their published times. The bid openings for Tue., March 23, 2020 will begin at 12:30 PM.

Amherst IDA

Amherst Schools & Education

** Cancellations, Postponements, and Contact Information **


Track Us - News, Announcements & Upcoming Events

Viewing all announcements posted in 2017

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January 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the January 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Jan 01, 2017

Power Outage

The Engineering Department on North Forest Rd is experiencing a power outage; subsequently our phone service is unavailable. For calls regarding sanitary sewer back-ups, please contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant @ 691-9771 ext. 8015.

posted by [dwiller] on Jan 03, 2017

Listen to These Raving Fans...

Our newest members are thrilled to be part of the Amherst Senior Center family. Here is what they had to say...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 04, 2017

Electronic Recycling Option - ATR

Looking to recycle your electronic items? ATR ( Advanced Technology Recycling) at 200 Fire Tower Drive in Tonawanda, NY is a great choice. ATR accepts computers, stereos, printers, other electronic equipment and all types of televisions. All items are accepted at no charge. Only item not accepted is damaged televisions. Check out their website: http://www.atrecycle.com/l…/electronic-recycling-buffalo-ny/

posted by [tbeck] on Jan 06, 2017

Winterfest

Join us on Saturday, January 21 from Noon-2:30pm for WinterFest at Harlem Road Community Center. Please see attached flyer for more details.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Jan 09, 2017

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. Please contact the Amherst Highway Department at 631-7117 with the location of your tree.

posted by [tbeck] on Jan 11, 2017

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 24.

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posted by [tkoller] on Jan 13, 2017

A Message from Amherst Green

Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse - the three R ’s of the modern world. Would you believe that your Amherst Public Libraries are involved in the efforts to cutting down waste in our community? Here’s how they do it. If you own a Kindle or a Nook, you know that public libraries reduce the need for printed materials by having many resources available for download. However, your library card still gives you access at your local branch to thousands of books and magazines. You have the benefit of having a large reading collection without the cost. Each branch has an active paper recycling program. Separating your newspapers from the rest of the recycling materials reduces the contamination it gets from the food containers, allowing a higher percentage to be used at the recycling facility. Fill your old blue totes to the library filled with newspapers and bring it to the library – it’s an easy way to help your branch earn some extra cash. Through its book sales, Amherst Public Libraries are also active in finding a reuse for books. The Audubon branch is having a book sale from January 18-23. You never know what you might find! And, don’t forget to bring some books you no longer need to donate for the next sale. In collaboration with Energy Conservation Citizens Advisory Committee, Amherst Conservation Advisory Council and Recycling & Waste Committee.

posted by [dcerra] on Jan 13, 2017

SBA Finance Programs

Please click the website link below for information on available SBA Finance Programs.

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posted by [tray] on Jan 13, 2017

Application Fee Schedule

Please follow the link for non-building permit fees. This list is not all inclusive. Any questions on fees please contact our office at (716) 631-7080.

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posted by [dmastrella] on Jan 18, 2017

Zoning Compliance Requests

All requests for Zoning Compliance letters and/or inspections require an application fee. Zoning Compliance letter - Residential = $200.00 Zoning Compliance letter - Commercial (per structure) = $300.00

posted by [dmastrella] on Jan 19, 2017

Employment Opportunity

The Youth & Recreation Department is currently hiring skate guards. Applicants must be Town of Amherst residents and 18 years of age or older. Ability to ice skate is essential. Requires evening and weekend availability. Contact Debbie Bauman at dbauman@amherst.ny.us or 631-7555 x7529.

posted by [mpouli] on Jan 19, 2017

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 February 22, 2017 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Jan 23, 2017

CANCELLED! Saturday 1/28

Please note that the Saturday 1/28 Open Day at the Center has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 23, 2017

Celebrate February - Heart Health Month

Join us for some positive activities during February to help promote heart health. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 25, 2017

FREE Kidney Screening

Join us for free Kidney Screening on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 25, 2017

Valentine Variety

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Jan 25, 2017

Family Room February Calendar 2017

See what's happening in The Family Room this February including field trip to "We Rock the Spectrum" and Friday Family Fun Night!

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posted by [knorton] on Jan 25, 2017

Annual Meeting

All are welcome to attend the Muslim Public Affairs Council Annual Meeting on January 27th. Please click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jan 27, 2017

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the February 16, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jan 27, 2017

Annual Meeting

The Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York is hosting an annual meeting on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Please follow the link below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jan 27, 2017

2017 State of the Town

The Supervisor presented the 2017 State of the Town on Friday January 27th at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Please click the document link below for a copy of the address or the website link for the video.

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posted by [tray] on Jan 27, 2017

Special Joint Meeting

Please be advised the ACAC meeting scheduled for February 1, 2017 has been changed to 7:00 PM at the Harlem Road Community Center for a special joint meeting. Please click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jan 30, 2017

February NETWORK Newsletter Now Available

There is so much happening at the Center this February including Heart Health Month...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 30, 2017

February Lunch Menu: Warm & Comforting

Please see our February Lunch Menu served Monday through Friday at 12:00 noon.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jan 30, 2017

Community Survey on Depression & Older Adults

Please take part in a survey to help gain valuable insight on the issue of depression among older adults in Western New York clicking on the survey link below:

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 01, 2017

Property Tax Collection

The last day to pay your 2017 Town & County taxes is February 15, 2017. The Town Clerk’s office is open from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM weekdays. Extended hours (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM) will be available on February 14th and 15th ONLY.

posted by [dwiller] on Feb 02, 2017

Fabulous February Activities

Joins us for a great variety of special events, meals, cooking lessons, crafts, movies, book sales & more.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 02, 2017

February Health & Wellness Events

Stay healthy & help us celebrate Heart Health Month!

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 02, 2017

National Grid Tree Trimming

National Grid will start trimming trees in Amherst this Spring. The work will be performed by Nation Grid workers or certified arborists. If you have any further questions regarding this routine vegetation maintenance, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272. Please click the document link below for further information on how National Grid practices vegetation management.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 03, 2017

Better Hearing Campaign Begins

Learn more about Better Hearing...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 07, 2017

Facts on Foxes in your neighborhood

Please see attached.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Feb 08, 2017

February Nutrition Lunch Menu

Please join us for nourishment & good company...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 09, 2017

Have You Recycled Today?

Just a reminder - Residents are encouraged to recycle more - by doing so there is less that goes to the landfills, it's better for the environment & it helps keep refuse costs down. The most common recycled items are paper and plastic. If you have any questions regarding recycling guidelines please consult the Modern Disposal circular. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Feb 10, 2017

Disney's Jungle Book - Free Family Friendly Flicks

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Feb 10, 2017

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 21.

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posted by [tkoller] on Feb 10, 2017

February General Skate Clendar

Please click the link below to view the February 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Feb 13, 2017

Proposed Cell Tower Lease Memo

Please click the document link below for a memo from Eric Gillert, Planning Director to Supervisor Weinstein regarding proposed Cell Tower Lease Conditions for 1042 North Forest Road and 455 Tonawanda Creek Road

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posted by [tray] on Feb 13, 2017

Irish Sing-a-Long at Williamsville Meeting House

Join the Amherst Senior Singers for a festive Irish Sing-a-Long....

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 14, 2017

Annual St. Joseph's Day Table on March 10

Join us for this traditional feast...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 14, 2017

Crowdfunding Basics Workshop

The Lackawanna Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on crowdfunding basics on February 28th at 8:30 am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 15, 2017

Special Saturday Open --

Join us on Saturday, February 25, 2017 for an informative & fun half day.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 16, 2017

Message from Amherst Green

Families face this dilemma every year. Do we stay within budget, or do we stay warm? Heating bills are hundreds of dollars higher during the coldest months, and you add 5% to a natural gas bill for every extra degree you raise the thermostat. So before the weather dips into the single digits, here’s a few tips to stay warm without raising the heat. Heat yourself - Enjoy a hot cup of cocoa (or coffee or tea). Soups (or chili or stews) are great ideas for lunches or dinners. Warm foods and beverages warms your core temperature. Insulate yourself - Dress in multiple layers to keep your core temperature warm. If you’re getting a little chilly, grab a sweater. Have a throw blanket handy at your favorite easy chair. Also don’t forget your feet! Wear socks and slippers. Insulate your home - Close the curtains at night (thermal curtains will save even more heat). Purchase a plastic film window insulation kit. Use draft stoppers to cover the gap at the bottom of exterior doors. Insulate your sleeping area - Change to flannel sheets. Sleep under a down comforter, Take a page from your grandparents and warm the bed. Heat up a bag of beans (or rice) in the microwave and place it under the covers while you brush your teeth. Also, close the door. It will trap the heat radiating from your body in the room and keep drafts out. These are just a few low cost ways to save on your heating bills. Big ticket items such as adding insulation and replacing windows will definitely save you money in the long run. But, as you can see, there are simple lifestyle changes that can save on your energy usage with no sacrifice in comfort.

posted by [dcerra] on Feb 16, 2017

OSHA Update Seminar

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo District Office is pleased to host this OSHA Update Seminar to help area businesses stay up to date on current trends and changes to OSHA regulations. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 16, 2017

2017 Full Value Assessments Mailed

Town Assessor, David C. Marrano, announces beginning February 17, 2017, Assessment Disclosure Notices will be mailed to all property owners within the Town. Instructions will be included with each notice indicating the procedure for requesting an informal review, how to obtain forms and where to get information. Mr. Marrano reminds property owners to focus on the full market value estimate. If you do not agree with this estimate AND can offer proof for a change, you can follow the process of filing a complaint. Informal reviews will be held from March 6th through April 21st. Appointments will be required.

posted by [tray] on Feb 17, 2017

Straight Talk Series

Join the SBA Buffalo District Office and SCORE Buffalo Niagara for the next event in the Straight Talk Series. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 23, 2017

WOMEN POWER Happy HOUR

Clarence Chamber of Commerce & Dragonfly Studio & Salon are hosting WOMEN POWER Happy HOUR on March 28th. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 24, 2017

March NETWORK Newsletter Now Available

March is full of great events & activities -- take a look at the NETWORK newsletter for all the details.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 27, 2017

March Nutrition Lunch Menu

Join us for good food and great company...lunch is served weekdays at 12 Noon. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance at 636-3059.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 27, 2017

March Special Events...

Join us for neat events, movies, meals, cooking classes and more.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 27, 2017

March Health & Wellness Events

March is National Nutrition Month so be sure to join us for informative events...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Feb 27, 2017

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 March 8, 2017 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Feb 28, 2017

Public Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the March 16, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Feb 28, 2017

Amherst Center Camera Club Hosting 2017 Print Show

The Amherst Center Camera Club is holding their 2017 Print Show at The Amherst Senior Center from March 1 thru April 28, 2017 in the Center’s Art Gallery. The opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 AM. 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 Mar 01, 2017

Amherst Sr Travel Club Announces Upcoming Trips

The Amherst Senior Travel Club has an exciting schedule of trips planned for members. Upcoming trips include: ? Pancake Breakfast at Sprague’s Maple Farms & Eldred WW II Museum on March 22, 2017 ? Azalea Festival in Virginia on April 26 – May 1, 2017 ? The Bodyguard Musical in Toronto on May 10, 2017 ? Swingin’ Stars and Stripes with the BPO on May 26, 2017 ? Fun Days Crazy Cash! On June 7, 2017 ? Beaver Lake Nature Center in Central New York & Plainville Turkey Farm on June 21, 2017 ? A Modern Tribute to ABBA at Walters Dinner Theatre in Ontario, Canada on July 28, 2017 For more information, please contact Audrey Cherry at 716/688-7059 or by email at: audreycherry@verizon.net.

posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 01, 2017

Parking Ban Suspended

Please be advised, after consulting with Amherst Police Chief, John Askey, and Amherst Highway Superintendent, Patrick Lucey Jr., Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein agreed to suspend the overnight parking ban for the Town of Amherst. Effective immediately the ban will be suspended but should Amherst have a significant snow event predicted, the parking ban will be re-instated. The parking ban normally expires on April 1st of each year.

posted by [tray] on Mar 01, 2017

Westwood Neighborhood Rezoning Application

The Public Hearing for ‘Westwood Neighborhood’ Rezoning Application will be ADJOURNED at the March 16, 2017 Planning Board meeting. For further information, type keyword ‘Westwood’ at the top right corner of this page or click the website link below.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 01, 2017

Family Room March Calendar

Check out the activities, special events and field trips in March at The Family Room! Don't forget to bring the whole family out for Friday Family Fun Night on March 17th 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Northtown Center!

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posted by [knorton] on Mar 03, 2017

Straight Talk Series - Week #6

The SBA Buffalo District Office and SCORE Buffalo Niagara are hosing a workshop on 'Marketing your Small Business and Getting your Business Online for less than $100' on March 7th at 5:45 PM. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 06, 2017

March 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the March 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Mar 08, 2017

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 March 29, 2017 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Mar 09, 2017

Spotlight Matchmaker

The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office is pleased to invite you to attend a Spotlight Matchmaker Contracting opportunity hosted by MOOG Inc. on March 30th at 10 A.M. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 09, 2017

Storm Related Tree Damage

Due to the wind storm yesterday many tree limbs and/or branches have come down - if you have large unmanageable storm related tree damage please contact our Highway Dispatch at 631-7117 to give an address and schedule a pick up time. Any tree branches, limbs, etc. must be brought out to the curb for a scheduled pick up.

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 09, 2017

SMALL BUSINESS MATCHMAKER

The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office is hosting a small business matchmaker event on May 10th. Please click the website link for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 10, 2017

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 21.

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posted by [tkoller] on Mar 10, 2017

NYSAHA State Hockey Championships

The Northtown Center is hosting NYS Hockey Championships. Please click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 10, 2017

Parking In Street

Due to the pending winter snow storm - We ask that residents refrain from parking in the street especially during the overnight hours - this enables our plows to more thoroughly clear the roads. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 13, 2017

A healthy, active life for seniors!

Take a look at this great article that appeared in the March 11, 2017 REFRESH section of The Buffalo News about the many programs, services, clubs and health initiatives at the Amherst Senior Center.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 13, 2017

March 14th Informal Assessment Reviews

Informal Assessment Reviews appointments for today March 14 are being held as scheduled. To cancel please call 716-691-7100. If you would like to reschedule please call 1-866-910-1776 leave a message and you will get a return call.

posted by [tray] on Mar 14, 2017

ALL AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES CANCELED

Due to weather, all afternoon activities are canceled at the Center.

posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 14, 2017

Youth & Recreation Department Cancellations

The Amherst Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. All Youth & Rec Department classes are cancelled this afternoon and this evening. The Northtown Center is open. For information regarding hockey or figure skating, please contact Amherst Youth Hockey or the Amherst Skating Club.

posted by [mpouli] on Mar 14, 2017

Spotlight Matchmaker

The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office is pleased to invite you to attend a Spotlight Matchmaker Contracting opportunity hosted by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce on March 29th at 2pm. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 14, 2017

Message from Amherst Green

Spring is just around the corner. Now is a good time to schedule a tune-up for your lawn mower. It’s a service at most Amherst hardware stores, or something that can be done by the homeowner (instructions on many DIY websites). According to manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, a tune-up can increase fuel economy by a third, extend the life of the engine, reduce repair costs and decrease emissions by up to 50 percent. It’s also a good time to get ready for summer and schedule a tune-up for your Air Conditioner. Homeowners can make a window unit more efficient by cleaning the filter and exhaust panels, dusting the interior fins, and making sure that the outside drain hole is unclogged. For whole house units, annual service is recommended by the manufacturers. Air flow is key to the operation of the AC unit. Make sure you include the area around the AC during your spring cleanup around the yard. The unit needs to be free of debris. Plants and any other obstructions should be at least 1 foot away for maximum airflow. This maintenance can save you 5-10% on your cooling bills.

posted by [dcerra] on Mar 15, 2017

SBA March Newsletter

Please click the website link below for the SBA Buffalo District March Newsletter.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 17, 2017

Straight Talk Series - Week #8

Join the SBA Buffalo District Office and SCORE Buffalo Niagara for a workshop on "Managing Your Credit Score & Funding your Small Business" on March 21st. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 17, 2017

Zoning Board of Appeals

Please be advised that all Verizon MicroCell Special Use Permits are being adjourned and will not be heard this evening.

posted by [tkoller] on Mar 21, 2017

Social Media Strategies for your Business

The Alden Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on "Social Media Strategies for your Business" on March 30th. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 22, 2017

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

A letter from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and brief report regarding Economics of Smart Growth.

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posted by [dwiller] on Mar 24, 2017

Egg Hunt

Please see attached flyer.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Mar 27, 2017

Transit-Oriented Development Workshop

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) is encouraging the community to explore ways to encourage Transit-Oriented Development along the existing Metro Rail line in the City of Buffalo as well as proposed Metro Rail extension to the Northtowns. A workshop will be held on March 29th from 6pm to 8pm in the One Seneca Tower lobby for the future growth and development along Metro Rail. Please Click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 27, 2017

Knitting Club's Outstanding Accomplishments

A huge THANK YOU to all of the members of the KNITTING CLUB for their plentiful & outstanding accomplishments achieved in 2016!

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 28, 2017

Public Comment Period for Substantial Amendment

Community Development is proposing a Substantial Amendment to the 2015 and 2016 Annual Action Plans. The attached notice explains the changes being proposed to the Plans. The public has until April 28, 2017 to comment on the proposed changes.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Mar 29, 2017

Family Room April Calendar

See what's happening in April including Spring Fling and Egg Hunt, "Discovery Days", "Toddler 101" Zoo Theme, and lots of Wednesday activities too!

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posted by [knorton] on Mar 30, 2017

April NETWORK Newsletter

Take a look at all the great programs, events and activities planned for April 2017 --

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 30, 2017

April Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch Monday through Friday at 12:00 Noon for a delicious, nutritious lunch. A suggested $3.00 voluntary contribution is suggested.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Mar 30, 2017

Finance Boot Camp

Only 3 seats are left for Finance Boot Camp Training Series that starts April 13. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Mar 30, 2017

Spring Newsletter 2017

Spring brings new things and more fun to The Family Room!

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posted by [knorton] on Mar 31, 2017

APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH

Each April the Erie County Fair Housing Partnership, Inc. commemorates the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the fight to provide equal access to housing for all through celebration of National Fair Housing Month. Please see Press Release for list of events.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Mar 31, 2017

April 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the April 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Apr 01, 2017

Employment Opportunity

HVAC Technician: responsible to perform a range of HVAC-R repairs and services on commercial equipment applications including but not limited to Chillers, Boilers and Air Handling Units. Click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 03, 2017

SPOTLIGHT MATCHMAKER: USDA

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is holding a Spotlight Matchmaker event for the United States Department of Agriculture on April 20th at 10 am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 03, 2017

Selling to the Government Workshop

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Monroe County Finger Lakes PTAC and the United States Department of Agriculture present a workshop for Small Business concerns who have an interest in selling their goods and services to the Government on April 20th at 9 am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 03, 2017

Public Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the April 20, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 03, 2017

Electronics Recycling Available - Tonawanda

Electronics Recycling Available Saturday, April 22, 2017 9 am - 1 pm GM Tonawanda Engine Plant #1 (2995 River Road) http://www2.erie.gov/recycling/index.php…

posted by [tbeck] on Apr 04, 2017

Electronics Recycling Event - Eastern Hills Mall

https://www.sunnking.com/events/senator-ranzenhofer-williamsville-ny-06-10-17/

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posted by [tbeck] on Apr 04, 2017

Small Business Matchmaker

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a Small Business Matchmaker event at Salvatore's Italian Garden on May 10th at 7 am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 04, 2017

Meeting Rescheduled

The Amherst Recreation Committee meeting scheduled for today, April 4, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 18 at 5:00pm at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

posted by [mpouli] on Apr 04, 2017

Senior Housing Fair this Saturday, April 8

Joins us this Saturday, April 8 from 9 am - 12 noon to learn more about senior housing and adult living options. Over 50 vendors!

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 04, 2017

April Health & Wellness Events

Join us...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 04, 2017

April 2017 Special Events

Joins us for cooking, crafts, movies, and special events in April...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 04, 2017

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 18.

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posted by [tkoller] on Apr 06, 2017

Public Statement Hearings

NYS Department of Public Service is holding public statement hearings concerning storm preparation and response by Rochester Gas & Electric and New York State Electric & Gas on April 12th and April 13th. Please click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 07, 2017

PRE-MATCHMAKER TRAINING

If you are planning to attend SBA's Small Business Matchmaker on May 10th or the USDA Spotlight Matchmaker on April 20th, these sessions will guide you through the steps necessary to prepare and maximize your experience. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 10, 2017

Open Government Advisory Board

Please be advised that the Open Government Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Thursday April 13th has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is May 11th at 5:30 PM.

posted by [tray] on Apr 10, 2017

Join a board or committee

It's not too late to get involved. 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 our resume to the Councilmembers' secretary, Dawn Cerra, at Town of Amherst Councilmembers' Office, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Attention: Board/Committee name....or email dcerra@amherst.ny.us. Click the icon below for the list of vacancies.

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posted by [dcerra] on Apr 10, 2017

SPRING HIGHWAY UPDATES

Starting April 1 residents can put out yard compost materials on their regular refuse day. The material must be properly bundled for pickup. In addition, Amherst’s annual spring brush pickup will begin on May 22nd. 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 [tbeck] on Apr 11, 2017

All New: Join the Hiking Club!

Looking for a little exercise and some fresh air? Join the new Hiking Club...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 12, 2017

Upcoming Milling Work

Starting on Monday, April 17th we will be milling Stony Creek Dr., Greenboro Ct., Carolilly Ct. and the Lehn Springs area.

posted by [tbeck] on Apr 13, 2017

Financing Your Business Workshop

U.S Small Business Administration and the Lackawanna Chamber of Commerce are hosting a workshop on financing your business on April 26th at 8:30 am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 13, 2017

Buffalo Urban League Housing Counselors Available

Beginning April 20, 2017 there will be a counselor from the Buffalo Urban League available every third Thursday for free housing counseling services in Town Hall. Please see attached flyer for details.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Apr 13, 2017

BOOTS to BUSINESS: REBOOT

The US Small Business Administration is offering Boots to Business Reboot, an entrepreneurship training program for Veterans and their spouses. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 17, 2017

Additional Milling Work

Starting on Tuesday, April 18th we will be milling Snowberry Ln, Grey Birch Ct., Rosedale Alley & Rosedale Blvd.Starting on Wednesday, April 19th we will be milling Hendricks Blvd.

posted by [tbeck] on Apr 17, 2017

Draft Stormwater Annual Report

Please find the Draft Town of Amherst Stormwater Management Program Annual Report for the period ending March 9, 2017 by clicking the icon below. Please submit your public comments to Vaishali Reberholt at vreberholt@amherst.ny.us.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 19, 2017

Town Board Special Meeting

Please be advised that the Town Board have called a special meeting to be held on April 24 @ 4 PM. See attached notice for further information.

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posted by [tkoller] on Apr 19, 2017

Care Givers Workshop set for May 24, 2017

Come learn more about the special role of care givers and what resources are available in the community.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 19, 2017

NEW SERIES: Reinventing Your Life

Joins us for one or all three of these unique workshops on starting a new chapter in your senior life. Complimentary dinner is provided by the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation (ASCF).

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 19, 2017

Annual Open House set for June 7

Stop in for a tour, refreshments and view open classes. Enjoy strawberry shortcake at 1:00 PM.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 19, 2017

Paving Work

We will be paving Hendricks Blvd., Rosedale Blvd. & Rosedale Alley tomorrow - Tues. 4/25 thru Thurs. 4/27

posted by [tbeck] on Apr 24, 2017

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 Technical Advisory and Project Working Committees on May 10, 2017 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on Apr 24, 2017

Social Media Marketing

This presentation hosted by the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce on May 3rd at 8:30 am delivers strategies for using Social Media Marketing for Small Business owners. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 25, 2017

Spring Dinner Dance with Serendipity Swing!

Join us on Wednesday, May 10 for dinner and dance night with the Serendipity Swing Band ...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 25, 2017

Start to Finish Business Planning

If you have the entrepreneurial dream of starting a business or are already in one and want to improve your chances of success, this series of workshops is for you! Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 26, 2017

May General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the May 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Apr 26, 2017

Book Review by Author Dan Szczesny

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 27, 2017

May NETWORK Newsletter

May is Older Americans Month -- join us for many great events & activities...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 27, 2017

May Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch served at 12 noon, Monday through Friday. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling 636-3059.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 27, 2017

Williamsville Art Society Spring Show

Show runs from May 8 through June 28 at the Amherst Senior Center Art Gallery. Opening reception will be on Sunday, May 7 from 2-4 PM.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 28, 2017

May Health & Wellness

Stay healthy in May ...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 28, 2017

May is Older Americans Month

Join us for a variety of special events, crafts, meals & more...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Apr 28, 2017

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the May 18, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 28, 2017

Amherst Garden Walk

Please click the links below to find an online or printable application form for this year's Amherst Garden Walk scheduled for July 8 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Applications must be submitted no later than June 25.

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posted by [tray] on Apr 28, 2017

Family Room May Calendar

Check out all the May fun for everyone including field trips to Billy Beez and the Snyder Fire Department. Lots of spring activities to do in The Family Room!

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posted by [knorton] on Apr 29, 2017

Possible Flooding

Please note that with the expected rain in the forecast this afternoon there is potential for flooding in Amherst. Please plan accordingly and take any necessary precautions. We will be monitoring the problem areas should the rain develop.

posted by [tbeck] on May 01, 2017

Solarize Amherst

Thinking about going solar? Solarize Amherst helps connect residents and businesses to local installers and get a discounted price on their solar panels. To learn more about the program and important dates, please follow the website link below or click the document link for a Solarize Amherst flyer.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 01, 2017

Severe Weather Warning

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northern Erie County and Niagara County in western New York. Please follow the link below for more detailed information.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 01, 2017

MWBE Business Resources

Please follow the link below for more information on MWBE business resources. Announcements regarding MWBE events can also be found under this Track Us panel.

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posted by [tray] on May 02, 2017

SBA Monthly Newsletter

Please click the website link below to view the current Small Business Administration monthly newsletter.

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posted by [tray] on May 04, 2017

Potential Street Flooding

Please note that with the continued rain in the forecast today there is potential for flooding in Amherst. Please plan accordingly and take any necessary precautions. We will be monitoring the problem areas. If you encounter street flooding please call us at 631-7117. Thank you.

posted by [tbeck] on May 05, 2017

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 16.

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posted by [tkoller] on May 05, 2017

Preventing Basement Flooding

It is illegal in the Town of Amherst to discharge sump pump water into the sanitary line. To help prevent basement flooding we strongly recommend you discharge sump pump water outside of your home to an open area or drain tile line. This may help prevent basement flooding during rain storms.

posted by [tbeck] on May 05, 2017

Rain Barrel And Compost Bin Sale

Erie County, the City of Buffalo, and Western NY Stormwater Coalition are selling rain barrels, compost bins and accessories. Please click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on May 08, 2017

This Week's Road Work

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posted by [tbeck] on May 08, 2017

Learn More About Elder Abuse & Exploitation

Join us this Thursday, May 11 at 10:00 AM at the Amherst Senior Center to learn more about a new collaborative approach to stopping elder abuse and recovering stolen funds.

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 09, 2017

Municipal Clerk's Week

The week of May 7th through May 13th is Municipal Clerk's week. Please click the document below for a proclamation from the Erie County Town Clerk and Tax Collectors Association in recognition of the week.

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posted by [tray] on May 09, 2017

Youth & Recreation Summer Program Guide

Youth & Recreation Summer brochure is now available online and registration is currently underway. For a complete program listing, please visit us at amherstyouthandrec.org A valid 2017 resident ID card is required to register for programs. ID cards are $5 and may be obtained at the Northtown Center at Amherst. Call 631-7132 for more info.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on May 09, 2017

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Upcoming Hazardous Waste Drop-Off at ECC South

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posted by [tbeck] on May 10, 2017

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 Technical Advisory and Project Working Committees on May 25, 2017 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [kschueler] on May 11, 2017

May Network - Mailing Inconvenince for Travel Club

There was a computer problem with the mailing list for the May issue of the Center’s Network newsletter so some Travel Club members did not receive a mailed copy. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Copies of The Network newsletter are available to pick up at the Center and are also available on this website. The computer problem is being addressed and there should be no problems with the June issue which is due to be mailed by May 19.

posted by [mmilligan] on May 11, 2017

Imagine Amherst - Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The Town is seeking public comment on draft amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Over the past few months the Imagine Amherst Project Working Committee has studied the Town's commercial and mixed use areas identified in the Comprehensive Plan and developed recommendations to better distinguish them by their form, location, and neighborhood context. New “typologies” or categories for the centers are being proposed in order to distinguish how each one should develop in the future. These draft amendments to the Comprehensive Plan have been posted to the Imagine Amherst Website (click the link below) under "Work Products" and on the project's Facebook page. Comments can be posted on the Facebook page, submitted on the Imagine Amherst website, or mailed to the Planning Department. Help shape Amherst's future.

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posted by [kschueler] on May 11, 2017

Upcoming Road Work

Week of 5/15 to 5/19

posted by [tbeck] on May 12, 2017

Solarize Amherst

Find out more information about the Solarize Amherst campaign at the links below.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 12, 2017

GBNRTC Plan Update

The GBNRTC has prepared for public review a draft of its updated Public Participation Plan. Share your input on our draft public participation plan update by following the link below.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 15, 2017

Municipal Clerk's Week

Find out more about Erie County Clerk's Week and special recognition for the Amherst Town Clerk at the link below.

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posted by [dwiller] on May 15, 2017

Agenda Updated

Please be advised, the Planning Board agenda for the May 18th meeting has been updated to reflect that item Z-2014-023C will be adjourned at the May 18th meeting. Item Z-2014-023C is a Request to Rezone Land for a Planned Unit Development entitled "Westwood Neighborhood".

posted by [tray] on May 15, 2017

Spring / Summer Classes Start Soon

Spring / Summer courses Catalog at the Amherst Center of Senior Services begin soon including: - Woodcarving for Beginners – begins Wednesday evenings June 7 - Astrology – begins Thursday, July 6 - Computer Use/Basics – begins Friday, June 2 - Using the Internet – begins Friday, August 4 - Voice Lessons – begins Monday, June 26 - Hand-Made Greeting Cards – begins Wednesday, June 21 - Pressed Flower Creations – begins Monday, July 24 - AARP Driver Safety Class – begins Wednesday, June 28 The trimester runs through August 25, 2017 however each individual class starts on various dates. Please check the Spring / Summer 2017 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 Spring / Summer 2017 Course Catalog link in the left column.

posted by [mmilligan] on May 16, 2017

SBA Workshop

The Small Business Administration is hosting a workshop on 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone Programs on June 6th at 9am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on May 17, 2017

Veterans Memorial Concert

The Amherst Veterans Committee and Mill Middle School present a Concert Event at the Town of Amherst Veterans Memorial Friday, May 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Mill Middle School students will be marking the observance of Memorial Day this year with a program at the Town of Amherst Veterans Memorial. There will be a choral group, brass, strings and patriotic readings from students. VFW Post 416 will provide a color guard. The Memorial is located at Amherst State Park, 390 Mill Street, Williamsville

posted by [tray] on May 19, 2017

Spring Brush Pickup Begins May 22nd

Amherst’s annual spring brush pickup begins today - May 22nd. Pickup may not follow residents' regularly scheduled refuse pickup day so please be patient as we will get your piles as soon as we can. 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 May 22nd. The Town will collect large unmanageable piles of logs, brush, and tree stumps only. 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 [tbeck] on May 22, 2017

Raving Fans of the Center

Here is what our members are saying about us

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 23, 2017

RFP : Wireless Facility Consulting Services

The Town of Amherst is soliciting proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide Wireless Facility consulting services.

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posted by [nburroughs] on May 24, 2017

Summer Night at the Center

Join us for a festive night...

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 25, 2017

Holiday Pickup Schedule

Weekly refuse and recyclable collection will be delayed due to the Memorial Day holiday. Your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

posted by [tbeck] on May 26, 2017

Father's Day Marketing Workshop

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on Promotion Strategies for your Business on June 6th at 9 am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on May 26, 2017

SBA May Newsletter

Please click the website link below for the SBA Buffalo District May Newsletter.

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posted by [tray] on May 26, 2017

June 2017 NETWORK Newsletter

It's a busy June at the Center with our annual Open House, National men's Health Week and much more...

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 26, 2017

June Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch every Monday thru Friday at 12:00 noon.

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 26, 2017

June 2017 Special Events & Activities

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 26, 2017

June Health & Wellness Activities

Keep up your health this June...

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posted by [mmilligan] on May 26, 2017

Public Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the June 15, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on May 26, 2017

June 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the June 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on May 27, 2017

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 for decisions from the May 16 meeting.

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posted by [tkoller] on May 31, 2017

GBNRTC Notice

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council is proposing to adopt the Locally Preferred Alternative of Niagara Falls Boulevard Light Rail Transit. Click on the attachment for further information.

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posted by [tkoller] on May 31, 2017

Work Session Cancellation

Please be advised the Town Board Work Session scheduled for June 12th has been cancelled.

posted by [tray] on May 31, 2017

Start to Finish Business Planning

The Start to Finish Business Planning workshop series continues on June 14th. Please click the website link below for more information or to register for a workshop.

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posted by [tray] on May 31, 2017

Social Media Marketing Workshop

Please click the website link below for more information on the SBA-U Workshop "Social Media Marketing: Create Engaging Content to Grow Your Business and Measure ROI!" that will be held on June 22nd at 9am.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 02, 2017

Electronics Recycling Event - Eastern Hills Mall

Electronics recycling event this Saturday, June 10th at Eastern Hills Mall sponsored by Senator Ranzenhofer

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posted by [tbeck] on Jun 06, 2017

MODERN DISPOSAL PRESENTS RECYCLING REBATE CHECK TO

Representatives from Modern Disposal met with Amherst Town Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein, Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey, and Refuse Control Officer Ryan Licata to present a $48,000 first quarter rebate check for recyclable materials collected within the Town. The amount represents the value of the materials recycled, after processing costs have been removed. This is the first rebate the Town has received since rebidding the refuse service contract and restructuring the recycling program benefits. The Office of Refuse Control, under the guidance of Superintendent Lucey, went with an individual material value based monthly program for recyclables, compared to the previous program of a flat, single price for all materials. With the drastic decrease in demand and value of materials over the last 5 years, this new method allows the Town to continue receiving rebates while switching to a fair, balanced, pricing model. Modern Disposal has been Amherst’s partner in solid waste and recyclable material removal service since 2012 and this relationship continues through 2021 with this new, progressive program.

posted by [tbeck] on Jun 07, 2017

Giant Hogweed Notice

Please click the document link below for a communication to Supervisor Weinstein from the NYS DEC regarding the giant hogweed or click the website link to view the NYS DEC webpage with information on the giant hogweed.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 07, 2017

New Fax Number

Please be advised there is a new fax number for the Youth & Recreation and Emergency Services & Safety staff located at the Harlem Road Community Center. The new number is 716-839-2119.

posted by [tray] on Jun 07, 2017

Imagine Amherst Comprehensive Plan Amendments

As part of the Imagine Amherst project, the Planning Board will be holding a public hearing on June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Town Council Chambers regarding amendments to the Comprehensive Plan (Chapters 3 and 10). Please click the website link below to view the Amherst Comprehensive Plan web page.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 07, 2017

FAMILY ROOM JUNE ACTIVITY CALENDAR

Check out what's happening in June including our annual field trip to Kelkenberg Farm! Check back here for NEW Summer Open Door hours starting July 3rd!

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posted by [knorton] on Jun 08, 2017

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 Technical Advisory and Project Working Committees on June 28, 2017 at 7:00pm in Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street in the Village of Williamsville.

posted by [tray] on Jun 09, 2017

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 20.

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posted by [tkoller] on Jun 12, 2017

Mosquito & Tick Bites

Below is a link to some very important information about the increase in mosquito and tick bites across Erie County.

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posted by [ballen] on Jun 12, 2017

FY2016 Consolidated Annual Plan & Evaluation

The Consolidated Annual Plan and Evaluation Report for Fiscal Year 2016 is a comprehensive summary of activities funded by the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Grant allocated to the Town of Amherst from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Please submit any comments by June 28, 2017 to the Planning Department.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Jun 14, 2017

Adult Summer Kickball League

ADULT Co-Ed SUMMER KICKBALL LEAGUE - now registering! Teams are 10 to 18 players for ages 18 and up. Games are played at 6:30pm and 7:30pm Wednesdays, from June 28 to Aug. 16 at Dellwood Park and Sattler Field, 387 Ivyhurst Rd., Amherst. For further information, contact Jennifer Reed at jreed@amherst.ny.us or call 689-1404.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Jun 15, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Day in August-ECC North

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posted by [tbeck] on Jun 20, 2017

Summer Night Concert: Italian Night

Join us Wednesday, June 21st from 6:00-7:00 PM for a our first Summer Night Concert of the season. It's "Italian Night" featuring Nelson Starr. Concert is held outdoors in parking - bring a lawn chair. Concert will be held indoor if inclement weather.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 20, 2017

Amherst Senior Travel Club: 2017-2018 Trips

? Tall Ship Sailing Adventure Aboard the Spirit of Buffalo on August 9, 2018 ? It’s a Marvelous Day for a Moon Dance Sailing Adventure on August 29, 2017 ? Corning Museum of Glass & Lunch at Serge’s on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 ? “Me and My Girl” at Niagara-on-Lake, Canada on September 8, 2017 ? Lake George Fall Foliage Excursion on October 2-4, 2017 ? 7 Day NCL Cruise to Maui, Hawaii, Kauai & Oahu on February 21 – March 4, 2018 Contact Audrey Cherry at 716/688-7059 or by email at: Audrey.cherry3@aol.com

posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 21, 2017

TOWN OF AMHERST UNVEILS A NEW YARD-WASTE TOTE

The Town of Amherst has begun taking reservations for a yardwaste tote pilot program. These totes are in limited supply and are free to residents (limit 1 per household). These totes are a 35 gallon, HDPE recycling tote converted to handle small amounts of yardwaste. They are perfect for smaller properties, seniors, or for small amounts of sticks or brush. The Office of Refuse Control would still like to remind Residents that regular yard-waste regulations regarding size and weight will still apply and that these totes are to be used for yardwaste (non-food compost) ONLY, do not use for garbage or recycling. To order your tote, please call the Office of Refuse Control at 631-7119, a demo model will be available for inspection at the Amherst Highway Department, 1042 N. Forest Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221.

posted by [tbeck] on Jun 21, 2017

Entrepreneurship after the Military

Please click the website link below for more information on the Small Business Administration's workshops on Entrepreneurship after the Military that will be held on July 19th, August 10th, and September 14th.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 23, 2017

Family Room Summer Newsletter

NEW Summer Open Door Hours for more family fun! Lots of fantastic field trips, special events and afternoon spotlight activities too.

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posted by [tray] on Jun 23, 2017

Family Room July and August Activity Calendar

Check out the amazing activities we will have including field trips, “Fun in the Sun”, afternoon “Spotlight” programs and Summer Fun Playgroup!

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posted by [tray] on Jun 23, 2017

Solarize Amherst & Your Home

Have you considered solar? Attending a mixer Wednesday, June 28th or Monday, July 10th will answer questions about the benefits and affordability. Click below for more information on location and times.

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posted by [dcerra] on Jun 26, 2017

July 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the July 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Jun 27, 2017

Amherst Garden Walk

The 2017 Amherst Garden Walk is scheduled for July 8, 2017 between 10 AM and 4 PM. For a list of locations or to pick up a map of the locations, please click the link below.

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posted by [dwiller] on Jun 27, 2017

Request For Proposals : Legal Services Contracts

The Town of Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified law firms to provide legal services for the defense of the ZBA in a lawsuit being commenced by the Town Board, Town of Amherst regarding the ZBA’s grant of variances to property located at 4400 North French Road and issues related thereto. Legal services may also include representation of members of the Town of Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals sued in their governmental capacity.

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posted by [nburroughs] on Jun 28, 2017

July NETWORK Newsletter

It may be time for summer vacations but there is plenty of great events & activities happening at the Center in July...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 28, 2017

July Lunch Menu

Enjoy good food & great socialization every weekday at 12:00 noon

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 28, 2017

July Special Events & Activities

Enjoy crafts, meals, sales, classes, movies & more...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 28, 2017

July Health & Wellness Events

Stay in the know about health & wellness issues...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jun 28, 2017

Yard Waste Tote Update

At this time we are no longer able to take any more requests for the yard waste totes - all those that have requested one already will receive theirs in the next couple of weeks. Please keep in mind this is a pilot program and we have exhausted our limited supply of yard waste totes. If this new program proves to be successful we may be able to obtain more totes for distribution.

posted by [tbeck] on Jun 29, 2017

July 5th Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday July 5th has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday August 2nd at 6:30 PM.

posted by [tray] on Jul 03, 2017

Garbage/Refuse Collection Delayed Due To Holiday

REMINDER - Due to the Independence Day holiday garbage & refuse collection will be delayed by 1 day. If your collection falls on Tuesday this week or later your pick up will be delayed one day. Those with a normal Friday pick up will done on Saturday this week only.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 03, 2017

Imagine Amherst - Joint Committee Workshops

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 two Joint Committee Workshops on July 11, 2017 and July 12, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Sweet Home School District Offices (park off of Skinnerville Road and enter at Door #6).

posted by [kschueler] on Jul 03, 2017

ATR Recycling - Televisions

Looking to get rid of an old television? ATR Recycling takes in unbroken televisions free of charge ...check out their website at: http://www.atrecycle.com/l…/electronic-recycling-buffalo-ny/

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posted by [tbeck] on Jul 05, 2017

Sunnking Electronic Recycling

Looking to recycle electronics check out Sunnking's recycling events - https://www.sunnking.com/consumer-business/events/

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posted by [tbeck] on Jul 05, 2017

Telephone Outage

Please be advised that we are experiencing a telephone service issue at the Northtown Center at Amherst. We are working to correct the issue and hope to have service restored shortly.

posted by [dwiller] on Jul 05, 2017

Niagara SBDC Workshops

Please click the website link below for more information on workshops presented by the Niagara Small Business Development Center held on July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd, and August 9th.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 06, 2017

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 18.

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posted by [tkoller] on Jul 06, 2017

Parks & Recreation Survey

A random selection of Amherst residents are receiving a Parks and Recreation Survey in the mail from a company called GreenPlay. Please be advised that this is a legitimate survey and we would appreciate residents' cooperation in completing it. An online survey for the general public will be available at the end of July.

posted by [mpouli] on Jul 10, 2017

Protecting & Preserving Your Assets

Join us on Thursday, July 20 at 10:00 AM. Has Medicare got you confused? Do you worry about long term care costs? Make a reservation at 636-3055 ext. 3108.

posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 10, 2017

Estate Planning

Join us on Wednesday, August 2 at 10:30 AM for this informal presentation on the importance of having a will, health care proxy and power of attorney. Medicaid will also be highlighted. Make a reservation at 636-3055 ext. 3108

posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 10, 2017

Maple Rd. Project-Sanitary Sewer Line Replacement

The Engineering Department of the Town of Amherst is having a sanitary sewer line replaced on Maple Rd. just east of Hopkins. Oakbrook Dr. will be closed between Maple Rd. & Guilford Ln. from 7/7/2017 to 8/7/2017. The westbound lane of Maple Rd. will also be closed from St. Gregory's Court to 1350 Maple Rd. during this time. Any questions can be directed to the Engineering Department at 631-7154.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 11, 2017

NYS Department of Public Service

Factsheet and Public Hearing Notice for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid Proposed Rate Increase.

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posted by [kcooper] on Jul 11, 2017

Living Health Workshops: Chronic Disease Self Mgnt

Joins us for 6 weeks on Fridays beginning August 11 thru September 15 from 9:30 AM - 12 noon at the Amherst Senior Center. Please see all details on flier

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 11, 2017

Location Change

Tonight's concert at Bassett Park featuring jazz artist Bobby Militello has been moved indoors to the Clearfield Community Center due to unstable weather. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the air conditioning!

posted by [mpouli] on Jul 12, 2017

July 18th Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised that the Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for July 18th has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is August 8th at 7:15 PM

posted by [tray] on Jul 13, 2017

Billy Wilson Park

Good News! Our Parks crews are putting the finishing touches on the playground and cleaning up the park area at Billy Wilson Park right now. The park and playground will be open to the public by 3:30 pm today.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 14, 2017

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 July 26, 2017 at 7:00pm at Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

posted by [kschueler] on Jul 14, 2017

Work Session Added

Please be advised the Town Board has added a Work Session for Tuesday September 5th, 2017 at 4:00 PM

posted by [tray] on Jul 18, 2017

Upcoming Road Work

On Monday, July 24th we will be milling Ayer Road. Road will be closed except for local traffic only. Please use an alternative route. We will be paving Haussauer Road on Tuesday, July 25th weather permitting. Road will be closed except for local traffic only. Please use an alternative route.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 21, 2017

Upcoming Recycling Event

Amherst Highway is holding a electronic recycling event on September 23, 2017 from 9 am to 1pm here at the Highway Dept. - where for ONE day only we will accept televisions. * I.D. will be checked & you must be a Town of Amherst or Village of Williamsville resident. * MAXIMUM OF 3 TELEVISIONS PER HOUSEHOLD. Please go to https://www.sunnking.com/business/acceptable-materials for a complete list of acceptable items.

posted by [tbeck] on Jul 24, 2017

Family Health Fair is August 5th

Join us for Senator Mike Ranzenhofer's annual Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 5 from 9 AM - 12 Noon at the Amherst Senior Center

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 24, 2017

August 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the August 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Jul 25, 2017

August 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the August 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Jul 26, 2017

LISC Grant

At the beginning of this year, the Town of Amherst Building Department received a grant from LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) to track the Town’s vacant and “zombie” properties. “Zombie” properties are similar to vacant properties in that no one is occupying the residence; however, a “zombie” property is vacant due to a failure to complete the foreclosure or other court process leaving the property in a state of limbo between the servicer and the owner. These homes cause significant issues for both neighborhoods and local municipalities. In addition to tracking zombie and vacant properties, the Town of Amherst is looking to connect people with existing counseling services to help people navigate the foreclosure process. If you or someone you know is going through a financial hardship pertaining to foreclosure, we ask that you reach out to us at the Town of Amherst or our contracted Foreclosure Counseling Partners Belmont Housing Resources or Buffalo Urban League. Any inquiries pertaining to these matters are kept strictly confidential. For more information or other forms of financial and home owner counseling, please click the website link below.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 26, 2017

Request For Proposals for Lead Based Paint Testing

The Town of Amherst Community Development Program is seeking proposals for lead hazard testing services for the Town’s housing rehabilitation program. The deadline for submission is August 25, 2017. Please see the attached file for the complete request for proposal and instructions.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Jul 26, 2017

August NETWORK Newsletter

Come to the Center in August and take advantage of all the great programs, classes & special events...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 28, 2017

August Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch!

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 28, 2017

August Special Programs & Events

Join us...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 28, 2017

August Health & Wellness

Stay Healthy & Informed...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Jul 28, 2017

Billy Wilson Park Playground Dedication

Please see attached press release for details.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Jul 28, 2017

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the August 17, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Jul 31, 2017

ACAC Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised that the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday August 2nd has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting for the ACAC is September 6th at 6:30 PM.

posted by [tray] on Jul 31, 2017

Meeting Date Changed

Please be advised the November 13, 2017, Town Board Work Session at 4:00 and Town Board Meeting at 7:00 pm have been rescheduled for November 20, 2017 at the same times. The Public Hearing scheduled for November 13 is also changed to November 20.

posted by [tray] on Aug 01, 2017

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 15.

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posted by [tkoller] on Aug 03, 2017

Small Mentor Protégé Program

The SBA is holding an All Small Mentor Protégé Program and Joint Venture Agreements Workshop on August 24th at 9:00am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 04, 2017

Community Volunteer Fair is September 27

Plan now to attend the Community Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, September 27 from 4-6 PM and find out how to enrich your life by helping others. Great for all ages!

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posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 07, 2017

Closing of Ayer Rd.

Please note we are paving Ayer Road today. It will be closed from Klein to Maple until approximately 3 p.m. today except for emergency vehicles.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 09, 2017

Work Session Agenda

Please be advised the agenda for the September 11th Town Board Work Session is now available by clicking the website link below.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 11, 2017

National ChangingAging Tour at Center on Sept. 18

The Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation (ASCF) and Beechwood Continuing Care are pleased to be the presenting sponsors of Dr. Bill Thomas’ ChangingAging Tour on Monday, September 18 at The Amherst Center for Senior Services - 370 John James Audubon Pkwy. The community sponsor is the University at Buffalo. There will be two performances: “Disrupt Dementia” from 2:30-4:00 p.m., and “Life’s Most Dangerous Game” from 7-8:30 p.m.

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posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 11, 2017

Closing of Youngs Road

From Monday, August 28th thru Friday, September 1st - Youngs Road will be completely closed between Sheridan Drive and Maple Road due to a culvert replacement project. There will be detours in place to direct traffic using Hopkins Rd. & Transit Rd.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 15, 2017

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 August 23, 2017 at 7:00pm at Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

posted by [kschueler] on Aug 15, 2017

Public Hearing & Communication

Please click the link below for information regarding a scheduled public hearing and communication related to the Westwood Country Club.

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posted by [dwiller] on Aug 15, 2017

August Pool Hours

The North Forest Pool is open from 10am until 4pm through Friday, August 18. The Clearfield Pool is open from noon-6pm through Friday August 18th. Clearfield is CLOSED on Saturday, August 19th and OPEN on Sunday, August 20th from noon-5pm. Clearfield is open Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th from noon-4pm. North Forest closes for the season on August 18th at 4:00pm. Clearfield closes for the season on August 25th at 4:00pm.

posted by [mpouli] on Aug 15, 2017

Paradise Rd. Work - Road Closed

Paradise Road is closed today except for local traffic ONLY. Local traffic only means only if you live on or do business on Paradise Road. All others MUST use alternate routes such as Casey Rd., Transit Rd., Klein Rd. or Youngs Rd. TOMORROW - THURSDAY AUGUST 17th - Paradise Rd. will be CLOSED starting at 5:30 a.m. from Klein Rd. to Regents Park for tac-coating & paving.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 16, 2017

Summer Concert

Summer may be coming to a close, but the celebrating continues. Join us for a Final Salute to Summer & Honor our Military. The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band American Legion Post 1041 will be performing at Glen Park by Noll Nature Center Saturday, August 26th from 4:30-6:30PM. In partnership with the Buffalo VA and the Amherst Veterans Committee.

posted by [dcerra] on Aug 17, 2017

SBA Finance Boot Camp

The SBA is hosting a Finance Boot Camp with sessions on October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 9, 17. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 21, 2017

Agricultural District Annual Enrollment Period

Notice from the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning of the annual thirty-day period (September 1 through September 30) during which a landowner may request the inclusion of predominantly viable agricultural land into a certified agricultural district in accordance with Section 303-b of New York State Agricultural and Markets Law.

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posted by [kcooper] on Aug 22, 2017

The Pitch Business Competition

Enter The Pitch Business Competition for a chance to win a cut of $50,000 in cash prizes. Please click the website link below to register. For more information, see the photo below or contact Lee Locklear at LEE@43NORTH.ORG or 716-218-9593

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posted by [tray] on Aug 22, 2017

Website Basics for Your Business

The SBA is hosting a Website Basics for Your Business workshop series starting on September 8th. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 23, 2017

Time of Sale Law

On June 19, 2017, the Amherst Town Board modified to the Town’s Local Sewer Use Law to require that all residential properties constructed prior to 1975 be inspected for compliance with the requirements set forth in the Local Sewer Use Law prior to the transfer of title for the property. This program goes into effect on October 30, 2017. Property Inspections are being scheduled beginning September 5, 2017. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 23, 2017

September NETWORK Newsletter

September is National Senior Center Month & there is so much happening at the Center...

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posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 23, 2017

September Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch served Monday thru Friday at 12 noon

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posted by [mmilligan] on Aug 23, 2017

September 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the September 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Aug 24, 2017

TOWN POOLS ARE NOW CLOSED

Both the North Forest and Clearfield Pools are now closed for the season. Thank you for visiting and see you next year!

posted by [mpouli] on Aug 24, 2017

SBA-U

SBA-U is hosting a workshop on Creating an Export Plan & Export Financing Tips on September 26 from 8:30am - 10:30am. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 25, 2017

Employment Opportunity

There is presently one position available in the Engineering Department – Sewer Maintenance Division for Motor Equipment Operator. Please click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 25, 2017

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the September 14, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 25, 2017

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the August 31, 2017 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 25, 2017

Imagine Amherst Plan Amendment & Zoning Framework

Over the past month, minor adjustments to the proposed Plan Amendments have been made and endorsed by the Imagine Amherst Project Committee. A Draft Zoning Framework has also been created and endorsed by the Project Committee which is intended to guide the future zoning regulations to help implement the new Plan language. These minor Plan adjustments and the Draft Zoning Framework will be discussed at a Special Planning Board Meeting on August 31, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Town Hall Council Chambers. Please click the link below to go to the Imagine Amherst Website (www.imagineamherst.com) or type in the keyword "comprehensive" on the Town's website to view these documents.

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posted by [kschueler] on Aug 25, 2017

Road Work - Paradise Rd.

On Wednesday, August 30th AND Friday, September 1st we will be completing the final paving on Paradise Rd. The following roads WILL BE CLOSED during this time and a alternate route must be taken: Shady Grove, Halston, Chasewood, Britannia, Tiffany, Aspenwood & Regents Park.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 28, 2017

Clean Energy Community Designation

The Town of Amherst today announced it has been designated a Clean Energy Community (CEC) by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally.Please click the document link below for more information on this designation.

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posted by [tray] on Aug 28, 2017

Fall-Winter Program Brochure

Please find the Fall-Winter 2017-2018 Youth & Recreation brochure at the link below.

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posted by [dwiller] on Aug 31, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity

As Amherst celebrates its 200th Anniversary in 2018, the Town is seeking to compile important historical information on its website, including a listing of the men and women who have served as its elected officials. Pursuant to this effort, the Town is seeking qualified individuals for an unpaid internship, to assist with data entry. Attention to detail and proficiency in Microsoft Excel are critical. Interested undergraduate or graduate students may submit a resume to Deborah Bruch Bucki, Amherst Councilmember and Work Group liaison at dbucki@amherst.ny.us or call by phone 631-7013 for additional information. This project is anticipated to be completed by the conclusion of 2017.

posted by [tray] on Aug 31, 2017

Parking Lot Maintenance

Please be advised the parking lot for the Billy Wilson Park will be closed on Tuesday 9/5 and Wednesday 9/6 due to maintenance. Rain date for the maintenance will be Thursday 9/7.

posted by [tray] on Sep 01, 2017

Family Room Calendar for September and October

Mark your calendars now with registration dates, field trips, Family Room FREE Open House, “Spotlight Activities”, Halloween Party and so much more! You won’t want to miss all the Fall family fun! Please click the document link below to view the calendar or the website link below for the Family Room webpage on amherstyouthandrec.org.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 05, 2017

Family Room Fall Newsletter 2017

Check out our NEW FALL OPEN DOOR HOURS, playgroups, FREE Open House, playgroups, field trips and MORE! Fall fun for EVERYONE in your family!! Find us on Facebook and Instagram too. Please click the document link below to veiw the newsletter or the website link for the Friends of the Family Room Facebook page.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 05, 2017

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 19.

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posted by [tkoller] on Sep 08, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing

Please be advised that the Town Board will be holding a public hearing on September 18, 2017 on the Revised Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the Planned Development Application to rezone land for the former Westwood Country Club. Please click the document link below for more information on the Public Hearing.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 08, 2017

9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance

The Town of Amherst held its annual 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove. Below is a picture of family members of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks laying a wreath at the Memorial Hill Grove during the ceremony.

posted by [tray] on Sep 12, 2017

Remarks on Westwood Presentation

Please click the document link below for a copy of Supervisor Weinstein's remarks on the Westwood presentation given at the September 11th Town Board Work Session.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 13, 2017

Start to Finish Business Planning

The Start to Finish Business Planning workshop series continues on September 27th. Please click the website link below for more information or to register for a workshop.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 18, 2017

Work Session Added

Please be advised the Town Board has added a Work Session for Monday October 30th, 2017 at 4:00 PM

posted by [tray] on Sep 20, 2017

Small Business Saturday

At their September 18th meeting, the Town Board proclaimed November 25th, 2017 as Small Business Saturday. The Town Board urges all residents to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.

posted by [tray] on Sep 20, 2017

Cybersecurity for Small Business

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on cybersecurity for small businesses on October 19th at 4:30 PM. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 25, 2017

October 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the October 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Sep 26, 2017

DGEIS for Comprehensive Plan Amendments

At their meeting of September 18, 2017 the Town Board determined that the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) prepared for adoption of the Town Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan Amendments was adequate for public review. The DGEIS and Plan Amendments are now under review by the Town Board, a public hearing date will be set in the near future. The DRAFT Amendments and DGEIS can be found at the website link below.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 26, 2017

October Network

Please join us through out the month of October for some special Pinktober events!

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posted by [tjacobs] on Sep 27, 2017

Insurance and Wellness Fair - Community Event

FREE Health Insurance and Wellness Fair Saturday October 21, 2017 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Independent Health, United Healthcare, and Univera will be on hand to answer Medicare Annual Open Enrollment questions.

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posted by [tjacobs] on Sep 27, 2017

Tax Exemption Information

Please see the document link and the website link below for information on Tax Exemption Renewals for the 2018 Assessment Roll.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 27, 2017

October Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch Monday through Friday at 12 noon.

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posted by [tjacobs] on Sep 28, 2017

SBA's 8(a) and HUBZone Programs Webinar

Please click the website link below for more information on the SBA's 8(a) and HUBZone Programs Webinar scheduled for October 19th, 2017 at 10am.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 29, 2017

SBA Newsletter

Please click the website link below for the Buffalo District SBA September Newsletter.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 29, 2017

Planning Board Hearing Items

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

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posted by [tray] on Sep 29, 2017

Eggertsville Fire District Budget Hearing Notice

Notice of Hearing scheduled for October 17, 2017.

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posted by [kcooper] on Oct 01, 2017

Snyder Fire District Budget Hearing Notice

Please be advised, there will be a public hearing on October 17th at 7:00 pm at the Snyder Fire District Building to discuss the District's proposed 2018 budget. Please click the link below or more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 03, 2017

2018 Supervisor's Budget

The 2018 Supervisor’s Operating Budget and Special District Budgets are now available online. Please follow the link below for more information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Oct 04, 2017

FAMILY ROOM OPEN HOUSE

FREE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Please join The Family Room for an OPEN HOUSE event on Saturday, October 7th 10 am – 12 noon at The Harlem Road Community Center! Activities include Open & “Big Room” gym play, family concert with Farmer Tom Walsh, farm petting animals and face painting!! FABULOUS THEME BASKETS will also be raffled with proceeds going to The Amherst Youth Foundation Family Room fund! For more information, please call 631-7218 or email this address. Hope to see you there!!

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posted by [knorton] on Oct 04, 2017

BOOTS to BUSINESS: REBOOT

The next course in the SBA Boots to Business: Reboot is scheduled for November 8th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 04, 2017

How to Prepare for a Matchmaker

The SBA is providing in person and online training options on "How to Prepare for a Matchmaker" in advance of the November 9th Spotlight Matchmaker. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 04, 2017

Permit Processing

Please be advised that we are unable to process any permits after 4:30 PM. If you have any questions please contact our office at (716) 631-7080.

posted by [tray] on Oct 04, 2017

Winter / Spring 2018 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 2018 Course Catalog link in the left column. The catalogs are also available at the Center.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 06, 2017

School Taxes

School Taxes are due October 16, 2017. They may be paid in the Town Clerk’s office on any weekday, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Extended hours are October 13, 2017 and October 16, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.

posted by [dwiller] on Oct 09, 2017

Maple Road Restriction

Please be advised Maple Road will be restricted from North Forest to Hopkins Road for the purpose of joint repair beginning October 16th through November 3rd or until complete.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 10, 2017

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 October 18, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, located at 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

posted by [kschueler] on Oct 10, 2017

Town Leaf Pick Up To Begin November 1st

Amherst Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey announced the Highway Department will begin picking up leaves on November 1st. Until that date 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, 2017

NYS DOT Restricted Highway Designation

Notice from NYS DOT with respect to highway restrictions on portions of Sheridan Drive and Transit Road.

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posted by [dwiller] on Oct 12, 2017

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 24.

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posted by [tkoller] on Oct 12, 2017

Town Board Hearing - Imagine Amherst Plan & DGEIS

The Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed amendments to the Town's Comprehensive Plan and a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS), resulting from the Imagine Amherst Project, on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Town Municipal Building (5583 Main Street). The proposed amendments are available for public review online via the Town's website (www.amherst.ny.us) or via the project website (www.imagineamherst.com). They are also available for viewing in the Town Clerk's Office and the Planning Department.

posted by [kschueler] on Oct 13, 2017

FREE Workshops

The Lackawanna Chamber and Alden Chamber of Commerce are hosting two free workshops on the Paid Family Leave Act on October 26th and November 7th respectively. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 13, 2017

Employment Opportunity

The Town of Amherst is currently accepting applications for an Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator for the Engineering Department. Applications should be submitted by November 3, 2017. Please click the document link below for details.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 16, 2017

1519 EGGERT ROAD FOR SALE TO FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS

The Town of Amherst and New Opportunities is pleased to announce the sale of a newly constructed single family home at 1519 Eggert Road. Please see the attached details.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Oct 16, 2017

Parks and Recreation Findings Summary

Please click the document link below for the Amherst Parks and Recreation Master Plan Findings Summary.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 17, 2017

Funding Requests for CDBG Action Plan 2018

The Town is preparing it's draft budget for the use of Community Development Block Grant funds for the PY2018. Attached is the information and funding request sheet for residents to submit to the Planning Department no later than November 20, 2017.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Oct 18, 2017

Town Board Meeting Video

Please be advised that there is a technical issue with the Town Board video for the October 18, 2017 meeting. We are working with our vendor to correct the issue. Please check the site for updates to this issue.

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posted by [dwiller] on Oct 19, 2017

November Menu

Check out these special lunch dates! Veterans Day Lunch-November 9 Thanksgiving Lunch-November 21

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posted by [cyensan] on Oct 25, 2017

November Network

Check out our upcoming events!

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posted by [cyensan] on Oct 25, 2017

November 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the November 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Oct 26, 2017

Planning Board Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the November 30, 2017 Planning Board meeting are available. Please click icon below for more information. Please note the date of this meeting has changed from November 16th to November 30th

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posted by [tray] on Oct 27, 2017

Five Year Anniversary

Five years after Superstorm Sandy, National Grid continues to modernize, storm harden energy systems. Read more at the link below.

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posted by [dwiller] on Oct 30, 2017

Time of Sale Law

On June 19, 2017, the Amherst Town Board modified to the Town’s Local Sewer Use Law to require that all residential properties constructed prior to 1975 be inspected for compliance with the requirements set forth in the Local Sewer Use Law prior to the transfer of title for the property. This program goes into effect on October 30, 2017. Property Inspections are being scheduled beginning September 5, 2017. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 30, 2017

Holiday Art Show Open to Public

Williamsville Art Society Holiday Show Opening Reception Sunday, November 5 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM As a community, it is important to support local artists. The Williamsville Art Society and the Amherst Center for Senior Services would like to invite you to observe and appreciate talented artistry. Take advantage of this local opportunity to see original artwork in the Center’s beautiful viewing area. The exhibit will be available through December 27, 2017 during Center hours of 9:00 am – 4:15 pm.

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posted by [cyensan] on Oct 30, 2017

SBA October Newsletter

Please click the website link below for the SBA Buffalo District October Newsletter.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 30, 2017

November 2017 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the November 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Oct 30, 2017

Parking Ban Goes Into Effect November 1st

FRIENDLY REMINDER - The "No Parking Ban" from 1 am to 7 am goes into effect tonight (November 1st). In addition, in general parking vehicles in driveways instead of in the streets helps enable us to more thoroughly pick up leaves before the weather changes to snow. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

posted by [tbeck] on Oct 31, 2017

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 8, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Williamsville Village Hall, located at 5565 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

posted by [kschueler] on Nov 01, 2017

Family Room Holiday Newsletter 2017

Read all about the Holiday Happenings in The Family Room for November & December including SimpleFund Launch Lunch Challenge, field trips and Holiday party! Please click the document link below to view the newsletter.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 01, 2017

Family Room November & December Calendars 2017

Your Holiday Fun is all happening at The Family Room! Check dates for Friday Afternoon Spotlight Activities, Field Trips, Registrations and room closings. Please click the document link below to view the calendars

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posted by [tray] on Nov 01, 2017

VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION

Please join us at the Amherst Center for Senior Services to honor our Veterans. We will be showcasing authentic displays, enjoying patriotic music with a live piano performance and singing by the Amherst Senior Singers. A special lunch will be served at 12:00 PM and all veterans will enjoy a complimentary lunch sponsored by Heathwood Assisted Living. Poppy sales will also be available for the first time! Join us in recognizing the men and women who “stepped up” to protect all that we hold dear. Advance lunch reservations are required. Please call 636-3050 to reserve your spot now.

posted by [cyensan] on Nov 03, 2017

Niagara Falls Spotlight Matchmaker

Please click the website link below for more information on the Niagara Falls Spotlight Matchmaker event scheduled for November 9th at 10 AM.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 06, 2017

Paid Family Leave Act - FREE Workshop

Please click the website link below for more information on a free workshop on the Paid Family Leave Act scheduled for November 7th at 5 PM.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 06, 2017

Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Business

Please click the website link below for information on and SBA workshop hosted by the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce on Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Business scheduled for Thursday November 16th at 9 AM.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 06, 2017

Disposal of Leaves

Want to stop your leaves from blowing around, keep your property neat and get your leaves picked up on a regular schedule? Leaves can be put in open containers or leaf bags to be picked up by Modern Disposal on your weekly garbage day.

posted by [tbeck] on Nov 07, 2017

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 21.

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posted by [tkoller] on Nov 09, 2017

SILVER PRIDE TEA

The Amherst Center for Senior Services will be hosting a social hour for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults and their supporters who are 50 years of age or older. There will be coffee, tea, and cookies served. The Silver Tea is part of the Silver Pride Project developed by the Pride Center of Western New York. Please join us for some fun and friendship!

posted by [cyensan] on Nov 14, 2017

THANKSGIVING LUNCH

Thanksgiving Lunch Tuesday, November 21 12 pm Kick off the Thanksgiving holiday a little early at the Amherst Center for Senior Services. Join us for a delicious turkey lunch with all the fixins! Lunch is sponsored by Elderwood Assisted Living. Space is limited so reserve your spot now at 636-3055.

posted by [cyensan] on Nov 15, 2017

BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR

The Amherst Center for Senior Services have partnered with “Home Instead of Williamsville” to coordinate the Be a Santa to a Senior Program. Please pick a tag for a needy senior off the tree in the front lobby of the Center and return your unwrapped gift with the tag by December 8. We are also seeking donations of wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbon, and gift boxes.

posted by [cyensan] on Nov 15, 2017

FREE Webinar Series : Government Contracting 101

The SBA is hosting a free three part webinar on Government Contracting December 5-7. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 16, 2017

Westwood FGEIS

The Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) for the Proposed "Westwood Neighborhood" Project is now available. Please click the link below to view the revised FGEIS or click the website link below for more information on the proposed project.

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posted by [dwiller] on Nov 16, 2017

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Celebrate making the nice list by having breakfast with Santa. We will have balloons, face painting, and a special visit from Santa at 10! Join us on Saturday, December 9 from 9 am to 11 am at the Amherst Center for Senior Services. Seating is limited so please make your reservations by December 6 at 636-3055, ext. 3108. Breakfast is $5 and children 2 and under are free.

posted by [cyensan] on Nov 17, 2017

Eggertsville Annual Fire District Election

Legal Notice for the Annual Election of the Eggertsville Fire District which will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Eggertsville Fire Station located at 1880 Eggert Road, Eggertsville, NY.

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posted by [kcooper] on Nov 20, 2017

Free Webinar: Debunking 8(a) Myths

The SBA is hosting a free webinar on Debunking 8(a) Myths on November 29th at 10 AM. Please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 20, 2017

US Postal Service Message

It’s that time of year again when the hard working postal letter carriers will be delivering mail into the dark of night. As the weather begins to change and the packages start to increase, our carriers challenging jobs become even more difficult. Please read the message below to help ensure the safe delivery of packages this holiday season.

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posted by [dwiller] on Nov 20, 2017

HOLIDAY HAPPENING

The Amherst Center for Senior Services and Amherst Youth & Recreation are hosting “Holiday Happening." All ages are welcome to enjoy this festive holiday event featuring: Crafts, Caroling, Cookie Decorating, Music, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Hot Chocolate, Popcorn, Pizza, Storytelling, and our Gift Shop will even be open Plus! Don’t miss a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

posted by [cyensan] on Nov 20, 2017

Refuse Collection - Holiday Schedule

If you normal weekly refuse and recyclable collection occurs on Thursday or Friday this week it will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday (November 23rd). Those with a normal Friday collection day will have pick up on Saturday.

posted by [tbeck] on Nov 20, 2017

Communication

Please find at the link below a communication received from the Mensch Capital Partners on November 20, 2017.

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posted by [dwiller] on Nov 20, 2017

Fees for Experts on Westwood Matter

Please follow the link below for a suspension item to the November 20, 2017 Town Board Meeting regarding "Request for Approval: Fees for Experts on Westwood Matter".

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posted by [dwiller] on Nov 21, 2017

Authorization to File Counter-Claim

Please follow the link below for a suspension item to the November 20, 2017 Town Board Meeting regarding "Authorization to File Counter-Claim Against Mensch Capital Partners, LLC".

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posted by [dwiller] on Nov 21, 2017

Response to Mensch Capital Partners, LLC

Please find a link below to a response to Mensch Capital Partners, LLC dated November 20, 2017.

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posted by [dwiller] on Nov 21, 2017

Amendment to Town Board Resolution 2017-1274

Please follow the link below for information regarding an amendment to Town Board Resolution 2017-1274.

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posted by [dwiller] on Nov 21, 2017

December 2017 Open Skate Schedule

Please click the link below to view the December 2017 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Nov 26, 2017

SBA-U: Shop Small and Be Social

The SBA is hosting "SBA-U: Shop Small and Be Social: Bring Customers to your Door Using Social Media!" on Thursday November 30th at 6:00 PM. please click the website link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 27, 2017

Winter / Spring 2018 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 [tray] on Nov 28, 2017

FOR SALE-1519 EGGERT ROAD

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER LOOKING FOR A 3 BEDROOM RANCH! SEE ATTACHED INFORMATION.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Nov 29, 2017

2018 Resident ID Cards

2018 resident ID cards will be available for sale starting December 18. ID cards may only be purchased at the Youth & Recreation Department office at the Northtown Center at Amherst. Cost is $5.00 per person; cash, check or charge. The office will be open the following Sundays from 10am-2pm for ID card purchase only: January 21, 28, February 4, 11 and 18, 2018. Proof of residency and a new photo (taken at time of ID card registration) is required for new and renewal cards. For questions, please call 631-7132.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Nov 29, 2017

CHANUKAH CELEBRATION

Join us on Wednesday, December 13 at 11:15 at the Amherst Center for Senior Services Gallery. We will be celebrating the beginning of Chanukah with music and songs led by children from the Jewish Heritage Day School. No reservations are needed!

posted by [cyensan] on Nov 30, 2017

December 2017 Newsletter

Take a look at all the FABULOUS activities happening in December!

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posted by [tjacobs] on Nov 30, 2017

December Lunch Menu

Join us for lunch! Chanukah lunch will be served on Wednesday 12/13. Christmas lunch is scheduled for Wednesday 12/20 and we will be counting down to the New Year on Friday 12/29.

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posted by [tjacobs] on Nov 30, 2017

FREE WEBINAR: SHOP SMALL; Tips for the Holidays!

Please click the website link below for more information on a free webinar being help on December 13th at 12:00 PM on "SHOP SMALL; Tips for the Holidays!"

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posted by [tray] on Dec 04, 2017

Employment Opportunities

The Town of Amherst is seeking professional Resumes from individuals interested in various positions listed at the link below. Please follow that link for more detailed information.

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posted by [dwiller] on Dec 04, 2017

Disney's Cars 3 - Free Family Flick

Be sure to stop by for a Saturday matinee featuring Disney's Cars 3 on December 9 at the Harlem Road Community Center. Fun crafts, games and activities start at 12:30pm in the Youth Center followed by the movie at 1:30pm in the auditorium. Event is free of charge; no pre-registration is required.

posted by [rmccarthy02] on Dec 05, 2017

Menorah Lighting

Menorah Lighting Come join us at Town Hall for lighting of the Menorah on Tuesday, December 12, Wednesday, December 13, Thursday, December 14, and Tuesday, December 19th. Rabbi Alex Lazarus Klein, Rabbi Adam Scheldt, Cantor Mark Spindler, and Rabbi Shmul Shanowitz with Ohr Temimim Jewish Heritage Day School will be officiating at the ceremonies. Latkes will be had at the Third night lighting ceremony and jelly doughnuts will be had at the Eighth night lighting ceremony, complements of Deputy Supervisor Sanders. Consider being a part of this celebration. The ceremony will start at 5:00pm each night.

posted by [dcerra] on Dec 05, 2017

Sidewalk Snow Relief Program

Click on the link for more information regarding the Sidewalk Snow Relief Program for Town Board approved areas

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posted by [tbeck] on Dec 06, 2017

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 19.

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posted by [tkoller] on Dec 08, 2017

Join a Board or Committee

The Town of Amherst is seeking individuals who are interested in joining and serving on a Board or Committee. For more information, please follow the link below.

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posted by [dwiller] on Dec 13, 2017

Public Review Period for the 2018 Action Plan

Attached is the proposed FY2018 CDBG/HOME Annual Action Plan and budget for submittal to HUD. If you have any comments or questions regarding this Draft Plan, please submit them to Community Development, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 or e-mail them to: communitydevelopment@amherst.ny.us no later than January 15, 2018.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Dec 14, 2017

Overnight Parking

The standing or parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all streets and highways within the Town of Amherst between the hours of 1:00 AM to 7:00 AM, beginning November 1 of each year and ending April 1 of the succeeding year. Please refer to Town Ordinance 186-3 at the link provided below.

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posted by [dwiller] on Dec 14, 2017

Letter from Hillside Children's Center

Please click the document link below for a letter that has been received from Hillside Children’s Center regarding the purchase of a community residential home in Amherst.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 19, 2017

January 2018 General Skate Calendar

Please click the link below to view the January 2018 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst

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posted by [dbauman] on Dec 19, 2017

Spring Recess Day Camp Registration

Spring Recess Day Camp registration for children ages 5-11 is now taking place. Spring Recess Camp will be offered April 2-6, 2018. For further information visit www.amherstyouthandrec.org or call 631-7132.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Dec 19, 2017

Holiday Weekly Refuse Collection

Please note that both next week - Christmas week - and the week after - New Year's week your normal weekly refuse and recyclable collection will be delayed one day due to the the 2 holidays. Monday collection will be on Tuesday and so forth. Those with a normal Friday collection day will have pick up on Saturday.

posted by [tbeck] on Dec 20, 2017

Family Room Winter Newsletter 2018

Check out our NEW WINTER HOURS including Monday, Fundays, Friday Extend-a-Play and Saturday mornings, 9:00-11:30! Awesome Field Trips and Playgroups too.

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posted by [knorton] on Dec 26, 2017

Winter 2018 Activity Calendars

Keep up to date with all the new Family Room hours, activities, registrations, field trips and MORE!

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posted by [knorton] on Dec 26, 2017

Prepay 2018 Property Taxes

The Town of Amherst is now accepting prepayment of the 2018 Town & County property tax. Payments can be made in person at Town Hall or Mailed. The Town Clerk's office is open between 8 AM - 4:30 PM now through December 29. Cash or checks only. Check payments can be mailed to the Town Clerk's office and must bear a US Postmark of December 31 or prior. No internet payment is available at this time. There are no tax bills available. You must estimate your own Town & County property tax. Updated Dec 27 12:15 PM

posted by [tkoller] on Dec 26, 2017

Christmas Tree Pickup

The Town of Amherst Highway Department will begin picking up Christmas trees starting on January 2, 2018. Residents are reminded that trees must be free of tinsel, garland, tree bags or any other materials. For more information, please contact the Amherst Highway Department at 631-7117.

posted by [tbeck] on Dec 28, 2017

Public Hearing Items

Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the January 18, 2018 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 29, 2017

January Menu

January Menu

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posted by [cyensan] on Dec 29, 2017

January Network

January Network

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posted by [cyensan] on Dec 29, 2017

Television Recycling

Due to circumstances beyond our control ATR will no longer accept CRT TV’s or any electronic equipment. Town residents can still drop off electronic equipment at the Highway Department 7 days a week between 7am – 3:30pm. The Highway Department cannot accept old CRT TV’s. When electronic collection events are scheduled throughout Erie County we will advertise them.

posted by [tray] on Dec 29, 2017

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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