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Wednesday (Evening) Family Wellness Walks


Come take a walk with us Wednesday evenings in April & May! All ages are welcome to come along for a stroll on favorite local trails! To register visit amherstyouthandrec.org or call 716-631-7132. See flyer for details.

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Posted on Apr 11, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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Yard Waste Regulations


Starting April 1 residents can put out yard compost materials on their regular collection day. The material must be properly bundled and or packaged for pickup. For a complete explanation of guidelines, please see the link below.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2024 by the Highway Department.

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ZBA Meeting 4/16/2024


The April 16th ZBA Meeting will be held in Town Hall Chambers. The meeting will start at 6:30PM.

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Posted on Apr 09, 2024 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

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Recycle Eclipse Glasses at Library Branches


The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system is working with Astronomers Without Borders to recycle solar eclipse glasses. Since 2008, Astronomers Without Borders has been collecting solar glasses used for viewing annular and total solar eclipse across the globe and sending them to communities across Africa, Asia, and North and South America that do not have access to these glasses that would allow individuals to safely watch an eclipse. Amherst's four library branches will be collecting glasses until April 18. Amherst Main Branch, 350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.; Clearfield, 770 Hopkins Rd.; Eggertsville-Snyder, 4622 Main St.; Williamsville, 5571 Main St.

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Posted on Apr 09, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

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Weekly Walks at Walton Woods Park


Free public group walks at Walton Woods Park from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 10, 14, 17, 21, 24 and 28. Join Amherst Town Parks Naturalist, Carol Rogers, for a free guided walk through the park and enjoy some sunshine and steps! Walks are open to the public and all are welcome. Please register by visiting www.amherstyouthandrec.org. To learn more about the event, click on the link below.

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Posted on Apr 09, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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Senior Services April Newsletter


Join us this month for a Spring class or program.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

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Senior Center: Spring Summer Classes


Make summer count! Take a class.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

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2024 Amherst Garden Walk


Applications are now available for the 2024 Amherst Garden Walk that is scheduled for Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please click the website link for an online application. Applications must be submitted no later than June 16, 2024.

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Posted on Mar 08, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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2024 Assessment Equity Project


Please visit the Town of Amherst Property Record Online System (PROS) website to review property assessment information, search for comparable sales of to file an informal review. For any questions regarding the 2024 Assessment Equity Project, please contact GAR Associates at 1-866-910-1776.

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Posted on Mar 04, 2024 by the Department of Information Technology.

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2024 Senior Services Club List


Join a Club and surround yourself with people with the same interests.

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Posted on Jan 09, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

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Town Board Accepts Strategic Economic Development Plan


The Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP) is a highly detailed strategic organization and implementation plan to give the Economic Development office and the Industrial Development Agency the framework to succeed. See the entire report here.

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Posted on Oct 31, 2023 by the Economic Development Department.

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Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance up to $50,000


The Town of Amherst has a new First-Time Homebuyer Program and is assisting homebuyers with up to $50,000 to purchase a home in Amherst. Please see the flyer for more information.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2023 by the Planning Department.

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Senior Center Club List


The Amherst Center for Senior Services has 40 member only clubs.

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Posted on May 24, 2023 by the Center for Senior Services.

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Street Light Conversion to LED


Starting the week of May 15, 2023, contractors will begin converting all street lights in the Town of Amherst to LED lighting. This project will take up to a full year to complete. Residents can call the Highway Department at (716) 631-7117 for more information.

Posted on May 11, 2023 by the Highway Department.

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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The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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