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Small Business Administration - Straight Talk 2020

Aspiring and existing entrepreneurs are invited to attend Straight Talk 2020, a small business assistance conference on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This is a co-sponsored event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Buffalo Niagara SCORE. Please click the website link below for more information

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Posted on Jan 02, 2020 by the Minority / Woman Owned Business in Amherst.

2020 Swearing in Ceremony

The 2020 Town of Amherst Swearing in Ceremony is scheduled for Friday January3, 2020 at 5:30 PM and will be live streamed on amherstny.iqm2.com. A recording will also be available for viewing after the conclusion of the ceremony at the same link.

Posted on Jan 02, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Travel Club Application

Join our travel club and spend time with new friends!

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Posted on Jan 06, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Employment Opportunity

There are presently three positions in the Engineering Department – Sewer Maintenance Division for Motor Equipment Operator. Applications should be submitted by Friday, January 31, 2020. Please click the document link below for more information. Employment Forms can be found at the website link below.

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Posted on Jan 07, 2020 by the Human Resources Department.

Glen Park Joint Board Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised that the Glen Park Joint Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday January 7, 2020 has been cancelled.

Posted on Jan 07, 2020 by the Glen Park Joint Board.

Family Room Winter OPEN DOOR Hours

Check out The Family Room's new schedule for Open Door play!

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Posted on Jan 07, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Winter Fest Event

Join us for Winter Fest Saturday, January 25 from noon - 2:30pm at the Harlem Road Community Center. See link below for details.

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Posted on Jan 08, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

2020 Exemption Filing Deadline

Please click the document link below to view a press release from the Town of Amherst Assessor's Office regarding the exemption filing deadline for the 2020 Assessment Roll.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2020 by the Assessor's Office.

Electronics Recycling Event!

Join Assemblymember Karen McMahon for an electronics recycling event on Saturday, January 25 from 9am-12pm at UB South Campus (see attached flyer for details).

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Posted on Jan 16, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Supervisor's Community Meeting for E. Amherst/Swormville

Join us for a Town of Amherst Community Meeting for the East Amherst and Swormville areas on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6:30pm - 8pm at Transit Middle School cafeteria (8730 Transit Rd). Topics will focus on general Town information and updates specific to the East Amherst and Swormville neighborhoods.

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Adult Bowling

Please see attached flyer for adult bowling program information.

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Posted on Jan 23, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

SBA Buffalo District January Newsletter

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

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Posted on Jan 29, 2020 by the Minority / Woman Owned Business in Amherst.

Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services, Partners Arrive at Tax Bill Solution

Please see this Erie County Press Release for more information.

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Tax Collection Reminder

Please be advised that Town and County Property Taxes are due on or before Tuesday, February 18, 2020. For alternative methods and extended office hours, please visit the Town Clerk home page.

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Census Jobs

Job opportunities - US Census

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Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Amherst Awards for the Arts Ceremony

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

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

2020 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest

The Town of Amherst Arts & Culture in Public Places (ACPP) Board is excited to announce the 2020 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest. Any artist interested in making their mark on the Town of Amherst are asked to apply! Wouldn’t it be great to have a street intersection be known by your painted traffic box design? The theme for this year’s contest is . . . Amherst is Arts and Culture. Please click the document link below for the full press release or the website link below for more information on this project.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2020 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

February Network

February is National Heart Health Month. Please consider attending one of our programs to educate and inform you of how to prevent this horrible disease.

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Posted on Feb 05, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

March Dinner Club

Join us at Russells in March!

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Posted on Feb 05, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

February Nutrition

Join us for a professional storyteller followed by a special dinner on February 12. Call 636-3050 for reservations.

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Posted on Feb 05, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Skywarn Training

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

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Posted on Feb 10, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Spring Program Guide

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

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Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

SBA HUBZone Bootcamp

The HUBZone Bootcamp will be held on Thursdays from March 5 - 26, 2020. Please click the website link below for more information.

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Posted on Feb 21, 2020 by the Minority / Woman Owned Business in Amherst.

SBA Buffalo District February Newsletter

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

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Posted on Feb 26, 2020 by the Minority / Woman Owned Business in Amherst.

Request For Proposals - Land Use Attorneys

The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services land use matters.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2020 by the Attorney's Office.

March Nutrition

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

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Posted on Feb 28, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

March Network

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

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Posted on Feb 28, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Road Closure

Please be advised Eggert Road will be closed between Bailey Ave and Niagara Falls Blvd from March 16 through March 20, daily from 9am until 3pm due to utility construction for Northtown Plaza.

Posted on Mar 09, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

NYSAHA Hockey Tournament

The NYSAHA tournament scheduled for this weekend at the Northtown Center is cancelled.

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Town Clerk's Office

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

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

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

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

SBA Buffalo Area Small Business Information

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

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Posted on Mar 20, 2020 by the Minority / Woman Owned Business in Amherst.

HIGHWAY IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ELECTRONICS

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

Posted on Mar 23, 2020 by the Highway Department.

SPRING HIGHWAY UPDATES

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

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 by the Highway Department.

2020 Amherst Garden Walk

Applications are now available for the 2020 Amherst Garden Walk that is scheduled for July 11 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please click the website link for an online application. Applications must be submitted no later than June 27.

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Posted on Apr 02, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

SBA Information, Seminars and Trainings

Please click the website link below for information from the SBA on seminars and trainings from April 6, 2020 - April 17, 2020.

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Posted on Apr 03, 2020 by the Minority / Woman Owned Business in Amherst.

April 21, 2020 ZBA Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and for public health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on April 21, 2020, will not be meeting in-person and will be held via the Zoom videoconference application. The public will have an opportunity to view and participate in the meeting live. At a later date, a meeting transcript will be available.

The Public may view and participate via video or audio call in - Join the Zoom Meeting at 6:30 pm:

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Audio/Call-In Instructions: Note to callers your phone number will display to the public, to conceal your number enter *67 before you enter the phone number below.  

1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 421 514 599
Password: 6317051

For further information or questions:

  • Contact the PLANNING DEPARTMENT at 716-631-7051.

Posted on Apr 08, 2020 by the Planning Department.

April 23, 2020 Planning Board Meeting

Amherst Planning Board Meeting Notice:

The Amherst Planning Board will conduct its April 23rd meeting remotely via the Internet and using the Zoom program.

In accordance with an Executive Order issued by Amherst Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa, “Planning Board public hearings will not be required for site plan approvals, subdivisions, or recommendations to the Town Board (including, but not limited to, rezoning actions).” Therefore, public comments will not be taken during the meeting.

The Board encourages residents and other members of the public to review the plans, applications and supporting documents prior to the meeting. These can be accessed on the Town’s website: http://amherstny.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx.

Questions and comments must be received by April 22nd to be forwarded to Planning Board members in time for the meeting. Comments and questions may be sent to:

Amherst Planning Board
5583 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 631-7051
Fax: (716) 631-7153

OR

Email: acarrato@amherst.ny.us

The Public may view via video or audio - Join the Zoom Meeting at 6:00 pm for the pre- meeting or 6:30 pm for the Planning Board meeting.

Visual/Display Online

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/283833259?pwd=RDN5MjZWd0RKeks0UWN6UTM2QlFaZz09

Audio Instructions: Note to callers -- Your phone number will display to the public. To conceal your number, enter *67 before you enter the phone number below.

1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 283-833-259
Password: 6317052

For further information contact the Planning Department at (716) 631-7051.

Posted on Apr 14, 2020 by the Planning Department.

April 27, 2020 Town Board Bond Public Hearings and Appointment of Town Comptroller

Please see the attached notice with respect to the 2020 WPCF Multiple Project Bond and the 2020 Refuse Totes Bond for information regarding public participation via the web. The Town Board will also vote on the Appointment of a Town Comptroller.

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Posted on Apr 15, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

SBA Information, Seminars and Trainings

Please click the website link below for information from the SBA on seminars and trainings from April 20, 2020 - May 1, 2020.

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Posted on Apr 16, 2020 by the Minority / Woman Owned Business in Amherst.

Stormwater Annual Report

Please click the document link below to view the Stormwater Management Program Annual Report for the period ending March 9, 2020. The public comment period for this report will end by May 26, 2020.

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Posted on Apr 24, 2020 by the Engineering Department.

May 12, 2020 ZBA Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and for public health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on May 12, 2020, will not be meeting in-person and will be held via the Zoom videoconference application. The public will have an opportunity to view and participate in the meeting live. At a later date, a meeting transcript will be available.

The Public may view and participate via video or audio call in - Join the Zoom Meeting at 6:00 pm:

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Audio/Call-In Instructions: Note to callers your phone number will display to the public, to conceal your number enter *67 before you enter the phone number below.  

1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 882 5757 6524
Password: 161365

For further information or questions:

  • Contact the PLANNING DEPARTMENT at 716-631-7051.

Posted on Apr 27, 2020 by the Planning Department.

MAY NETWORK SPECIAL EDITION

Check our our Special Edition for virtual programming, updates, and even some work games!

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Posted on Apr 28, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

LARGE BRUSH PICKUP

Please note if a Town resident has a large pile of brush that needs to be picked up they have to call Highway Dispatch at 631-7117 and give us their address. The Highway Department will pick up large brush piles only with no brush longer than 8 feet in length. Any root balls must be free of dirt. Any work done by contractors will NOT be picked up by the Highway Department. Loose leaves or grass must be put in containers or bags for Modern Disposal. The Highway Department will be picking up brush ONLY.

Posted on Apr 29, 2020 by the Highway Department.

May 19, 2020 ZBA Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and for public health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on May 19, 2020, will not be meeting in-person and will be held via the Zoom videoconference application. The public will have an opportunity to view and participate in the meeting live. At a later date, a meeting transcript will be available.

The Public may view and participate via video or audio call in - Join the Zoom Meeting at 6:00 pm:

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84278668284?pwd=QzJ3NU1LVThDZWRBQXFweGtrTFFDdz09

Audio/Call-In Instructions: Note to callers your phone number will display to the public, to conceal your number enter *67 before you enter the phone number below.  

1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 842 7866 8284
Password: 714724

For further information or questions:

  • Contact the PLANNING DEPARTMENT at 716-631-7051.

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 by the Planning Department.

Construction in Ellicott Creek

From April 24th to November 30th, 2020, Monday thru Sunday all hours, a 25 x 45 ft barge and support vessel will be working under the John James Audubon Northbound and Southbound bridges. Mariners traveling in this area are advised to use caution.

Posted on May 01, 2020 by the Engineering Department.

Partial Road Paving List

“The Town of Amherst Highway Department has started our road maintenance projects. Attached is a partial list of roads to be paved this year. The Highway Department would like to add more roads to this list depending on what funding is available. Due to the pandemic there has been a loss of revenue to the Town and New York State. It is still undetermined what effect this will have on our paving schedule for the rest of 2020.“

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Posted on May 05, 2020 by the Highway Department.

Standard Work Day & Reporting

The Town of Amherst, hereby establishes the following standard work days for these titles and will report these officials to the New York State and Local Retirement System submitted by this official to the Town Clerk. Please see the attachment.

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Posted on May 05, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

National Grid Warns Customers of Latest Phone Scam

National Grid is warning customers to beware of a new phone scam where imposters are demanding immediate bill payment and threatening service disconnection. This latest scam, which is targeting customers already facing hardships due to COVID-19, involves callers who pretend to be National Grid representatives. They tell customers that unless payment is made within 30 minutes, their power will be shut off. The customer is then directed to call “the direct billing department to make a payment and avoid power disconnection.” The scammers use sophisticated phone systems that display National Grid on the customer’s caller ID.

When in doubt, customers should hang up and call the National Grid customer service number on their bill.

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Posted on May 05, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

RFP - Court Reporting Services

The Town Attorney for the Town of Amherst (Town) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) in search of stenographic firms to provide court reporting services for various matters.

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Posted on May 06, 2020 by the Attorney's Office.

May 21, 2020 Planning Board Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and for public health and safety concerns
related to COVID-19, the Planning Board meeting on May 21, 2020 will be held via Zoom. The public
will have an opportunity to view and participate in the meeting live.

The Public may view and participate via video or audio call in - Join the Zoom Meeting at 6:30 pm:

Zoom Meeting Computer/Visuals Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84569592968?pwd=YkV0YTQ4QnZNNDVuM1VOdWVOUk1iQT09

Call-In Instructions:
1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 845 6959 2968
Password: 565546

Residents and other members of the public are encouraged to provide comments or questions in writing, by email, or by telephone to the Planning Department prior to the meeting. Questions and comments must be received by May 20 to be forwarded to Planning Board members in time for the meeting. Comments and questions may be sent to:

Amherst Planning Board
5583 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221

OR

Email:acarrato@amherst.ny.us
Phone: (716) 631-7051
Fax: (716) 631-7153

Posted on May 07, 2020 by the Planning Department.

Notice of Voluntary Separation Incentive 2020

The Town of Amherst is offering a 2020 Voluntary Separation Incentive. Please click the website link below for general information and employee packets for each relevant union/group.

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Posted on May 08, 2020 by the Human Resources Department.

Help Thy Neighbor Donation Drive

There will be a donation drive to benefit the St Luke's Mission of Mercy on Monday, May 25, 2020 from 10am-2pm in the Amherst Town Hall Parking lot. Please click the document link below for more information.

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Posted on May 11, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

2020 Board of Assessment Review

The Board of Assessment Review will meet on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Please visit the Assessor's Office Challenge Your Assessment web page for more information.

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Posted on May 19, 2020 by the Department of Information Technology.

Important Information for All Contractors Currently Working or Requesting to Work

Please click the document link below to view procedure for NYS Worksite Safety Plans & Business Affirmation submissions.

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Posted on May 20, 2020 by the Building Department.

June Network-Special Edition

Check our our Special Edition for virtual programming, updates, and even some word games!

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Posted on May 26, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Summer Day Camp Registration

Please see attached regarding 2020 summer day camp registration.

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Posted on May 27, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

June 16, 2020 ZBA Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and for public health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on June 16, 2020, will not be meeting in-person and will be held via the Zoom videoconference application. The public will have an opportunity to view and participate in the meeting live. At a later date, a meeting transcript will be available.

The Public may view and participate via video or audio call in - Join the Zoom Meeting at 6:00 pm:

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Audio/Call-In Instructions: Note to callers your phone number will display to the public, to conceal your number enter *67 before you enter the phone number below.  

1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 849 9310 7926
Password: 709495

For further information or questions:

  • Contact the PLANNING DEPARTMENT at 716-631-7051.

Posted on May 29, 2020 by the Planning Department.

Parking Lots Closed - Bassett Park and Billy Wilson Park 6/4-6/5

Please be advised the parking lots at Bassett Park and Billy Wilson Park will be closed on June 4, 2020 and June 5, 2020 for parking lot maintenance.

Posted on Jun 02, 2020 by the Department of Information Technology.

Substantial Amendments to FY’s 2018, 2019 & 2020 Annual Action Plans and the Citizen Participation Plan for Community Developement

The Amherst Town Board will hold a Special Meeting via Zoom videoconferencing on June 15th, 2020 at 4:00 PM to hold a public hearing, receive public comment, and take up action on the proposed amendments to the Annual Action Plans and the Citizen Participation Plan. Due to current restrictions the public may only attend this meeting virtually or by phone.

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Posted on Jun 03, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Town of Amherst Food Scrap recycling program Resumed

The Town of Amherst Food Scrap recycling program has resumed. Please click the website link below for a press release with more information.

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Posted on Jun 09, 2020 by the Highway Department.

500 Maple Road (Portion) Rezoning

A Special Meeting via Zoom videoconferencing will be held on June 22nd at 6:30 PM for a public hearing for the rezoning of 500 Maple Road from RC to CF. Due to current restrictions the public may only attend this meeting virtually or by phone.

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Posted on Jun 10, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

“Let’s Do Lunch” Program Postponed

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places program, “Let’s Do Lunch”, at Russell’s has been postponed until this Fall! Please check back later for information regarding the new date for opening of the luncheons, place and speakers.

Posted on Jun 11, 2020 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

Parking Lot Closed - Paradise Park 6/24-6/29

Please be advised the parking lot at Paradise Park will be closed from Wednesday June 24, 2020 through Monday June 29, 2020 for parking lot maintenance.

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 by the Department of Information Technology.

Special Planning Board Meeting

There will be a Special Planning Board Meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6:30pm via Zoom.

PLANNING BOARD VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION FOR: REQUEST TO REZONE 0.39± ACRES FROM R-3 TO OB (Z-2020-04), PROPERTY LOCATED AT 21 KLEIN ROAD (835 HOPKINS ROAD), RJK Buffalo Properties LLC, Petitioner. The Zoom Meeting can be accessed by using the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84274935505?pwd=b0dPb2Ywejh4UU9pNDd1K1FDbFA0QT09 or you can call in by phone: 1-646-558-8656 with Meeting ID: 842 7493 5505 and Password: 743990

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by the Planning Department.

Bond Projects and Relief & Rezoning of 6286-6300 Main St.

A Special Meeting via Zoom video conferencing will be held on July 6th at 6:30 PM for public hearings 1) 2020 Drainage Improvements 2) 2020 Sanitary Sewer Upgrades 3) Relief of Conditions and Rezoning of 6286-6300 Main St. Due to current restrictions the public may only attend this meeting virtually or by phone. The Public hearing for 500 Maple Road was adjourned to this meeting at the June 22nd Town Board meeting. https://share.amherst.ny.us:443/docman/doc_files_list.php?hash=jdjrsez41lnufnr37c7i1bb3p

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Posted on Jun 24, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

July Network

New Senior Center Director, Brian Bray introduction letter on page two.

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Posted on Jun 29, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Pool Reservations Online

North Forest & Clearfield Pools will open to Amherst residents on July 6. Visit amherstyouthandrec.org to reserve your pool time. See attached for more info.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

No Public Firework Presentations in 2020

Please be advised there will be no public firework presentations in the Town of Amherst for the 4th of July. This includes those previously held at the University at Buffalo. Please celebrate safely at home.

Posted on Jul 01, 2020 by the Department of Information Technology.

Video Media Release - Opening of Town Pools

Please click the website link below for a video of Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Executive Director Mary-Diana Pouli discussing the opening of the town pools.

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Posted on Jul 02, 2020 by the Department of Information Technology.

Amherst Garden Walk Map

The 2020 Amherst Garden Walk map is available at the link below. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

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Posted on Jul 02, 2020 by the Department of Information Technology.

Northtown Center at Amherst - Reopening Policy

Please click the website link below for a video presentation of the Northtown Center at Amherst Reopening Policy

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Posted on Jul 06, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Senior Services Pop-Up and Virtual Programs

Please click the website link below for a video media release about pop-up and virtual programs from the Town of Amherst Center for Senior Services.

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Posted on Jul 08, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

After School Child Care Registration

Please see attached flyer for information or visit amherstyouthandrec.org

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Posted on Jul 09, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Town Board Special Meeting July 13th 7:00 PM

A Special Meeting has been called by the Amherst Town Board for the purpose of considering 1) a Contract of Sale (Uniland Partnership of Delaware, LLP and TOA), 2) an Award of Bid (Longmeadow Drainage Improvements Phase 1) and 3) the Decision Date for the Rezoning of 6286-6300 Main St. Zoom meeting information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82834914745?pwd=bW0rNXpvWm0rWkdKS28xSW1kb1p2dz09 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 828 3491 4745 Password: 485074

Posted on Jul 09, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

National Grid Weather Alert - Thursday July 16, 2020

National Weather Service forecast for Western NY predicting that thunderstorms are expected Thursday and Thursday night. There is a slight risk that some of the storms will become severe with damaging wind gusts 60 mph and greater as the main threat, though isolated tornadoes are also possible.

Customers and Constituents that need to report an outage to their home or business should contact National Grid at 1-800-867-5222.

Customers can also receive personalized alerts by text, email, and/or phone when an outage is detected at their property by enrolling in the company's outage alert option. To register, text REG to 64743, enter your National Grid electricity account number and select your preferred method(s) of notification. Customers also can text OUT to 64743 to report an outage.

Below is a link to our Outage Map that you can access information any time to get updates on areas impacted by outages.

https://www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Business/Storms-Outages/Outage-Map

Posted on Jul 16, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Amherst Community Diversity Commission Statement

Please click the link below to view the Town of Amherst Community Diversity Commission Statement.

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Posted on Jul 24, 2020 by the Councilmembers Office.

Town of Amherst Golf Survey

The Town of Amherst has owned a number of golf facilities (including Audubon and Oakwood) here in Amherst for many years. You may have read that we are looking at all of our golf offerings as part of the overall plan for the proposed Amherst Central Park.

The Town recently retained Golf Business Advisors, a golf consulting firm based in Virginia, to conduct an analysis of the Amherst golf courses, so that the Town will have a better understanding of their valuable golf assets. Jeff Fleishman, the owner of Golf Business Advisors, has been here to visit, has met with some golfers as well as staff members, toured the courses and also spent some time visiting the competitive courses in the area.

We want to learn more about your opinions regarding the current state of golf in Amherst and the future of golf in Amherst and would appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this survey. Please click the website link below to take the survey. We ask that you do this prior to 5:00 pm on Friday, July 31.

Jeff will be analyzing the survey results and sharing them with us and hopefully, these results will help in the planning for golf in Amherst in the future.

Town of Amherst Golf Survey

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

AUGUST NETWORK

This month marks the 20th Anniversary at our location on 370 John James Audubon Parkway.

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Posted on Jul 31, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Summer Program Guide

Amherst Youth & Recreation has summer programs still registering! Please see attached for a complete listing or visit amherstyouthandrec.org

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Posted on Aug 10, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Street Lighting Inventory

The Wendel Firm has been hired by the Town of Amherst to inventory the street lighting assets in the Town. During the next two months employees will be out on the streets in the Town of Amherst examining light poles, light fixtures and wiring. They will be working during the day hours of 8am – 6pm weekdays. There will not be any disruption of power and the employees will be on public land including the Town’s right of ways. Any questions can be directed to the Amherst Highway Department at 631-7117 from 7am – 3:30pm.

Posted on Aug 10, 2020 by the Highway Department.

September Network

September is National Senior Center Month.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Dinner Club

Join the Senior Dinner Club in September at Russell's.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Notice: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Please please click the document link below for a FFCRA Notice for information regarding benefits which may be available to certain employees under limited circumstances. For more information, please contact the Director of Human Resources.

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Posted on Aug 27, 2020 by the Human Resources Department.

September Network

September is National Senior Center Month

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Posted on Sep 02, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Antibody Testing

Erie County Antibody Testing offered today, September 8, 2020

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Posted on Sep 08, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

2020 9/11 Virtual Ceremony of Remembrance

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Posted on Sep 11, 2020 by the 9/11 Commemoration Committee.

School Tax Payment Changes

Town Clerk Francina J. Spoth is reminding Amherst residents that School taxes are due on or before October 15, 2020 and has announced alternative methods for collection.

Please see the Town Clerk & Receiver of Taxes webpage for more information.

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Free On-line Workshop on Foreclosure Prevention

Belmont Housing Resources is offering two workshops on 9/22/20 & 10/27/20. Please see attached flyer for details.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by the Planning Department.

Free On-line Renter's Workshop

There are two workshops being offered by Belmont Housing Resources on 9/22/20 & 9/24/20. Please see attached flyer.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by the Planning Department.

Eggertsville Fire District Budget Hearing

A public hearing will be held on October 20, 2020 for the proposed 2021 Budget of the Eggertsville Fire District.

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Posted on Sep 17, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Snyder Fire District Budget Hearing Notice

Please be advised, there will be a public hearing on October 20th at 7:00 pm at the Snyder Fire District Building to discuss the District's proposed 2021 budget. Please click the link below or more information.

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Posted on Sep 18, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

2021 Supervisor's Budget Information

The 2021 Town of Amherst Supervisor's Operating and Special District Budgets are now available online. Please follow the link below to find the 2021 proposed budget documents.

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Posted on Sep 18, 2020 by the Comptroller's Office.

October Network

Please enjoy our reopening programs by appointment only at 636-3050.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Notice of RFP - General Civil and Commercial Litigation

The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for general civil litigation (i.e. not tort and other insurable claims), including appeals.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2020 by the Attorney's Office.

Notice of RFP - Tort and Civil Litigation

The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for civil litigation/defense counsel services and related matters, including appeals.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2020 by the Attorney's Office.

OCTOBER MENU

The Amherst Center for Senior Services reopens Congregate Dining Program today by reservation only.

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Posted on Oct 05, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

November Network

November is National Family Caregiver's Month.

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Posted on Oct 19, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

HALLOWEEN CHANGES FOR 2020

Please see the press release below from Supervisor Brian Kulpa's Office regarding Halloween and trick-or-treating for 2020

Press Release

Posted on Oct 21, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Update regarding the Erie County Corrected Real Property Tax Statement and Refund Check

In the next few weeks Erie County will be sending corrected 2020 Real Property Tax Statements followed by a refund check. Note that any tax refund valued at $5.00 or less will receive a credit on their 2021 county tax bill.

If you have any questions please call Erie County at 716-858-6954. 

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Veteran's Day Hockey Skills Program

Please see attached flyer for Veteran's Day Hockey Skills at the Northtown Center.

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Posted on Oct 30, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

LWRP Waterfront Advisory Committee Meeting

The LWRP’s Waterfront Advisory Committee will be meeting remotely on Nov. 17, 2020 at 10:00 am to discuss the draft LWRP document.
Although this is not a public hearing, the public is welcome to attend via Zoom:

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Posted on Nov 12, 2020 by the Planning Department.

Request for Proposals for CDBG COVID-19 Funding

Attached is a Request for Proposals packet that should be returned by December 11, 2020 to communitydevelopment.ny.us.

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Posted on Nov 13, 2020 by the Planning Department.

HOLIDAY HAPPENING DRIVE THRU

HOLIDAY HAPPENING DRIVE THRU Sponsored by: Independent Health Friday, December 4 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Seasonal stops with goodies and characters along the way. Experience the holidays right from the comfort of your car. AND drop off letters to Santa! Online reservations required by going to https://amherstyouthandrec.org/ Donations of new socks and underwear for those in need will be accepted. Thank you in advance for your generosity. This event is brought to you by the Town of Amherst’s Center for Senior Services, Youth & Recreation Department , Police Department and Amherst Libraries.

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Posted on Nov 24, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Yard Waste Pickup Ends on November 30th

REMINDER - Monday, November 30th is the last day that Modern Disposal will pick up yard waste. There is not any yard waste pickup between December 1st and April 1st.

Posted on Nov 30, 2020 by the Highway Department.

DECEMBER NETWORK

Please check out our special online version of the Network that includes the most current information as well as all the links for our virtual programs.

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Posted on Dec 01, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Quality Affordable Housing in Amherst

A 46 complex has opened up for adults aged 55 or over at 64 Amsterdam Avenue. For more information please see the attached information.

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Posted on Dec 02, 2020 by the Planning Department.

DECEMBER NETWORK

Please check out our special online version of the Network that includes the most current information as well as all the links for our virtual programs.

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Posted on Dec 03, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

Town Hall Front Entrance Closed For Maintenance

Please be advised the front entrance to Town Hall will be closed starting Monday 12/7/20 for maintenance. The rear entrance will be open. Work should be completed by Wednesday 12/9/20.

Posted on Dec 03, 2020 by the Building Department.

Winter/Spring 2021 Program Guide

Attached please find the Winter/Spring 2021 Program Guide for Amherst Youth & Recreation.

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Posted on Dec 09, 2020 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Support Amherst Restaurants

Please click the website link below for a video from Supervisor Brian Kulpa on supporting local restaurants.

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Posted on Dec 17, 2020 by the Office of the Supervisor.

JANUARY NETWORK

Please check out our special online version of the Network that includes the most current information as well as all the links for our virtual programs.

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Posted on Dec 20, 2020 by the Center for Senior Services.

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. Amherst community videos.

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