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Join a Board or Committee

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

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Posted on Jan 01, 2022 by the Councilmembers Office.

ALL HOME COVID TESTS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED

Per Town of Amherst Emergency Services, the COVID-19 tests that were being handed out at Harlem Road Community Center today are all gone. Updates regarding additional distribution dates and locations will be posted on Town of Amherst Emergency Services’ social media pages and the Town website.

Posted on Jan 07, 2022 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Supervisor's January Message

Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa discusses Amherst Central Park in his January 2022 column.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Garbage & Refuse Pickup

Garbage & Refuse pickup will be on a normal schedule next week. There will not be any change in the pickup schedule due to the Martin Luther King holiday.

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Town Hall Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Amherst Town Hall and offices will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The building will reopen Tuesday, January 18.

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Garbage & Refuse Pickup Delayed Due To Storm

Modern Disposal is delaying garbage & refuse pickup all week by 1 day due to the snowstorm that is expected tonight into tomorrow night. There will NOT be any pickup on Monday, January 17th. Friday pickup will take place on Saturday this week.

Posted on Jan 16, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Refuse Pickup Schedule

Modern Disposal is delaying garbage & refuse pickup all week by 1 day due to the snowstorm that is expected tonight into tomorrow night. There will NOT be any pickup on Monday, January 17th. Friday pickup will take place on Saturday this week.

Posted on Jan 16, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

TRAVEL ADVISORY IN PLACE

THERE IS A TRAVEL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10:00 AM THIS MORNING - PLEASE AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL & BE AWARE OF DEEP SNOW DRIFTS.

Posted on Jan 17, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Travel Advisory

The Town of Amherst's travel advisory will remain in effect until further notice. Please avoid unnecessary travel, and beware of changing conditions and deep snow drifts.

Posted on Jan 17, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Northtown Center Reopening at 4 PM

The Northtown Center will reopen at 4 PM today, Monday, January 17, for games and practices after being temporarily closed to allow for crews to handle snow removal.

Posted on Jan 17, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Amherst Vs Amherst Walking Challenge Kicks Off Feb. 1

The Town of Amherst announces that the Amherst VS Amherst Walking Challenge returns February 1 through February 28, 2022 to encourage residents to be active this winter while competing against Amherst, New Hampshire; Amherst, Massachusetts; and Amherst, Nova Scotia. At the end of the month, organizers will announce which community traveled the furthest. Last year, Amherst, NY took home the title. Get in on the fun this year!

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Posted on Jan 26, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

WINTER GROUP HIKES SERIES IN AMHERST TOWN PARKS

The Town of Amherst is locked in an international battle known as the Amherst VS Amherst Walking Challenge. Now in its second year, the friendly competition has Amherst, New York; Amherst, New Hampshire; Amherst, Massachusetts; and Amherst, Nova Scotia, facing off to see which community can walk the most miles/kilometers from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28. New this year, as part of the competition, Amherst Town Parks has organized four community walks/hikes to enjoy the outdoors while logging miles.

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Posted on Feb 02, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Amherst to Cohost Virtual NYS Budget Presentation

Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa will cohost a presentation of the State of the State and Budget Address with NYS Transportation Commissioner, Therese Dominguez. To join this virtual event at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, please click on the link provided below.

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Posted on Feb 03, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

TOWN EARNS PLANNING AWARD

The Town’s Planning Department and its project consultant, Wendel, have been recognized by the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association as a 2021 Professional Award recipient.

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Posted on Feb 04, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Supervisor's February Message

In partnership with the Amherst Chamber of Commerce and Daemen College, Supervisor Kulpa presents his fifth State of the Town address via livestream from Daemen College.

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Posted on Feb 09, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Group Hike at Saratoga Park on Feb. 13

Amherst VS Amherst Walking Challenge Group Walk 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 13 at Saratoga Park, 200 Yorktown Road, Snyder. Participants will meet at the park entrance and enjoy a walk around the rear area of the park. The trail around the park is partially paved/stone dust, but this trail is not handicapped accessible. Walk is approximately .75 of a mile. Log your miles after!

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Posted on Feb 10, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

State of the Town 2022 Presentation

Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa, in partnership with the Amherst Chamber of Commerce and Daemen College, presented the 2022 State of the Town Address via livestream on Feb. 11, 2022.

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Posted on Feb 14, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Free Landlord Training

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) is offering free virtual landlord training. If you are interested, please use this link to register for it. www.homeny.org/landlordtraining

Posted on Feb 15, 2022 by the Planning Department.

Group Hike at Walton Woods

Amherst vs Amherst Walking Challenge Group Walk - 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 20 at Walton Woods Park, 400 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Parking is available in the senior center lot (please do not park in the Meals on Wheels parking lot). If no snow or ice is present on the trail, this walk is fully accessible to those using motorized wheelchairs or other devices. Trail is fully paved with no significant inclines. Join this guided walk through a beautiful forested area, as well as a waterfront stroll around the lake at Walton Woods. Participants are advised to wear the proper footwear (hiking boots or weather-proof sneakers). Walk is approximately 1 mile. Log miles at link below

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Posted on Feb 16, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

2022 Arts and Culture Grant Applications

The 2022 Arts and Culture Grant applications have been received and are being reviewed for inclusion into the final 2022 budget. The final approvals on the grants will be released shortly.

Posted on Feb 16, 2022 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

March Network

Check out all of the programs scheduled for National Nutrition Month.

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Posted on Feb 17, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

Flood Watch Update

Portions of Western New York remain under a Flood Watch at this time. With the moderate to heavy rainfall forecasted and the melting snow, we can expect to see a rise in our waterways. Town of Amherst Officials are closely monitoring the ongoing weather event by checking our waterways for hazards. Residents who live in a flood prone area should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Property owners are asked to please check for blocked storm drains near their property, and remove debris if they are able to do so safely.

Posted on Feb 17, 2022 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

State of Emergency Declared

"A State of Emergency” has been declared in the Town of Amherst for the period beginning at 18:00hrs on 2/17/22 through 18:00hrs on 2/20/22 or until rescinded. Additional details related to the State of Emergency attached.

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Posted on Feb 17, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Campbell Boulevard Closed Between Dodge/Millersport

Campbell Boulevard will remain closed between Dodge Road and Millersport Highway to allow crews to repair a storm sewer over the weekend.

Posted on Feb 18, 2022 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Garbage & Refuse Pickup

Garbage & Refuse pickup will be on a normal schedule next week. There will not be any change in the pickup schedule due to the Presidents Day holiday.

Posted on Feb 19, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Town Hall Closed Monday, Feb. 21

Amherst Town Hall and offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observation of Presidents' Day.

Posted on Feb 20, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

State of Emergency Extended

The State of Emergency that was declared in the Town of Amherst for the period beginning at 18:00hrs on 2/17/22 through 18:00hrs on 2/20/22 has been extended through 18:00hrs on 2/24/22. Additional details related to the State of Emergency attached.

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Posted on Feb 23, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

State of Emergency Declared

"A State of Emergency" has been declared in the Town of Amherst for the period beginning at 18:00hrs on 2/17/22 through 18:00hrs on 2/20/22 is now extended through 18:00hrs on 3/1/22 or until rescinded. Additional details related to the State of Emergency attached.

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Posted on Feb 25, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

American Rescue Plan Act Funds

Please click the website link below for the Town of Amherst’s tentative budget spending plan on American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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Posted on Feb 25, 2022 by the Comptroller's Office.

State of Emergency Declared

"A State of Emergency" has been declared in the Town of Amherst for the period beginning at 18:00hrs on 2/17/22 through 18:00hrs on 2/20/22 is now extended through 18:00hrs on 3/31/22 or until rescinded. Additional details related to the State of Emergency attached.

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Posted on Mar 03, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Supervisor's March Message

"Like all of you I have been following the horrific news from Ukraine closely with a heavy heart. The devastation can leave us feeling helpless. I know as a father, I am lacking the answers I wish I had for my children’s questions. As a community leader, I am encouraged by the show of support I see around me."

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Posted on Mar 09, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

April Network

Spring into a class or program this month!

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Posted on Mar 11, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

Willow Ridge / Parkview Community Kick-Off Meeting

The Towns of Amherst and Tonawanda are excited to announce an important opportunity to help plan for future improvements in the Willow Ridge and Parkview Triangle neighborhoods! The Action Plan for these neighborhoods will address opportunities and challenges, and aim to improve connectivity, pedestrian safety, recreation, building form and appearance, and more. The Plan will serve as a guiding document to define residents’ future vision of the area, shape Town policy, and guide implementation actions. A Community Kick-Off Meeting / Best Practices Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 15th at 6:30pm via Zoom. It will offer an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming planning process, meet the consultant team, and share your goals and priorities for the area. An interactive presentation will explore best practices in peer communities and introduce hands-on planning that focuses on building consensus and visualizing change over time. Plan to participate and share your ideas! Register to join the meeting using the following link. Check out the project website at www.connectingwrpv.com

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Posted on Mar 15, 2022 by the Planning Department.

ZBA Meeting 3/22/2022

The March meeting will be an in-person Meeting. The meeting will start at 6:30pm

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Posted on Mar 17, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

ZBA Meeting 3/22/2022

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Posted on Mar 17, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

ZBA Meeting 3/22/2022

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Posted on Mar 17, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

ZBA Meeting 3/22/2022

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Posted on Mar 17, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

ZBA Meeting 3/22/2022

Legal Notice

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Posted on Mar 17, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Willow Ridge/Parkview Charrette Events!

The Town's consultants will be in town April 2-7th to conduct a “Charrette” or a series of design and participatory events to gather community input on the Willow Ridge/Parkview Project. Key public participation opportunities include two Hands-On Community Design Workshops (one in-person on April 2nd and one virtual on April 4th), Design Studio hours each day, and a Work-in-Progress Presentation to conclude on April 7th. Please see the attached flyer for details on dates, times and locations. All information will be up on the project website (link below)!

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Posted on Mar 17, 2022 by the Planning Department.

Amherst Community Diversity Commission

Please find a link to the 2022 Amherst Community Diversity Commission Calendar below.

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Posted on Mar 18, 2022 by the Councilmembers Office.

Amherst Town Parks Seeks Vendors, Artists For 2022 Farmers Market Season

Amherst Town Parks has announced the popular Farmers Market at Bassett Park will return for a second season on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Vendor applications are now being accepted for anyone interested in operating a booth at one or all four of the market dates.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Town of Amherst Receives $500,000 for Emergency Operations Center

Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa announces that United States Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have secured a $500,000 grant for the Town of Amherst’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The Department of Homeland Security funding was approved recently as part of the historic omnibus legislation and will be used to finalize much-needed improvements at the Town’s facility.

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Posted on Mar 25, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

UPCOMING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT - APRIL 30TH

UPCOMING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT - APRIL 30TH - SEE BELOW

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Posted on Mar 29, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Willow Ridge/Parkview Charrette Events!

The Town's consultants will be in town April 2-7th to conduct a “Charrette” or a series of design and participatory events to gather community input on the Willow Ridge/Parkview Project. Key public participation opportunities include two Hands-On Community Design Workshops (one in-person on April 2nd and one virtual on April 4th), Design Studio hours each day, and a Work-in-Progress Presentation to conclude on April 7th. Please see the attached flyer for details on dates, times and locations. All information will be up on the project website (link below)!

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Posted on Mar 30, 2022 by the Planning Department.

2022 Amherst Garden Walk

Applications are now available for the 2022 Amherst Garden Walk that is scheduled for Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please click the website link for an online application. Applications must be submitted no later than June 12.

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Posted on Mar 31, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Yard Waste Pickup

Starting April 1 residents can put out yard compost materials on their regular collection day for pick up by Modern Disposal. The material must be properly bundled (in 5 foot sections not weighing more than 60 lbs) and or packaged for pickup. Leaves, small trimmings and other yard waste should be put in containers, paper yard waste bags or bundled for collection (NO YARDWASTE IN PLASTIC BAGS) on a weekly basis and will be collected by Modern Disposal. The Town Highway will consider collection of large unmanageable piles of logs, brush (cut to less than 8 feet in length), and tree stumps. No mixed piles containing lumber, concrete, railroad ties or non-organic materials will be collected. Residents must call Refuse at 631-7119 so a Refuse Control Officer can come out and access the request. Town of Amherst residents are allowed to dump their yard waste at the C.J. Krantz Recycle Center on Smith Rd free of charge during the facilities working hours. Rules for dumping and hours of operation are determined by the Compost Facility.

Posted on Mar 31, 2022 by the Highway Department.

April Nutrition

Join us for lunch or dinner this month.

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Posted on Mar 31, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

Spring Fling

The Amherst Center for Senior Services, Amherst Libraries, Police Department and Youth and Recreation Departments will host event on April 23 from 1-3:30 pm.

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Posted on Apr 06, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

Amherst Supervisor Joins Daemen University To Announce Plans for New College of Dentistry

Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa, along with Daemen University President Dr. Gary Olson and Dr. Todd Shatkin, DDS, announced that Daemen University is in the advanced stages of planning and seeking accreditation to open what will be known as the Shatkin College of Dentistry.

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Posted on Apr 06, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

The treatment plant backed sludge up internally last week ( 4/4/22 - 4/11/22 ) due to lack of outlets for disposal. As that issue has subsided, the plant will be working to dispose of all sludge by the end of the work week. Please note that a significant volume of sludge will be trucked from the plant site this week and odors will be generated as sludge boxes leave the plant site. The plant and engineering department management are working to remediate this issue as expeditiously as possible.

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Posted on Apr 12, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Supervisor's April Message

"When I took first took office, I immediately recognized that we needed to invest in the west side of Town. This required placing together a lot of puzzle pieces to make a complete image. From updating underground infrastructure to redesigning busy streetscapes, the Town has been focusing on improving West Amherst."

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Posted on Apr 13, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

Overnight (4/12-4/13) there was an equipment failure with the main scrubber at the treatment plant. The plant maintenance department is working on getting scrubber back online with an estimate of early afternoon 4/13. Thank you.

Posted on Apr 13, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Amherst Highway Hiring Seasonal Workers

Amherst Highway Dept. is looking to hire seasonal workers to work for/up to a maximum of 5 months. Please stop by the Amherst Highway Dept. between 8am and 2pm Monday thru Friday to fill out an application. *Must be 18 years of age *Must be Town of Amherst resident *40 hours/week - 7am to 3pm *$13.20/hour

Posted on Apr 13, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Town Offices Closed Friday, April 15

Town of Amherst Offices will be closed Friday, April 15.

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

ZBA Meeting - Tuesday, 4/19/22 at 6:30PM

Legal Notices attached

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

ZBA Meeting

In-person meeting, Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at 6:30PM

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

ZBA Meeting Notices

The ZBA Meeting will be in-person on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:30PM

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Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

Issues with the oxygen feed to the first stage reactor have caused a slightly detectable musty/moldy smell. The oxygen feed has been corrected and should mitigate the issue.

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Let's Do Lunch

The Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board presents "Let's Do Lunch". Explore the arts, history and culture of the area while enjoying a fine lunch with friends.

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Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by the Councilmembers Office.

Sludge Processing

The Wastewater Treatment Plant began processing sludge Monday, April 18, 2022. Odors generated will be intermittent as sludge boxes are trucked off site.

Posted on Apr 18, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

May Network

May is Older American's Month

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Posted on Apr 19, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

Next Step Taken For Northwest Amherst Community Center

The Town of Amherst and Sweet Home Central School District are proud to announce that Zaepfel Development has turned over the keys for the new Northwest Amherst Community Center (NWACC) to the Town of Amherst. The 29,000-square-foot space located at 220 Northpointe Parkway is the first community center in this section of town in two decades.

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Posted on Apr 20, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

2022 Green Infrastructure Summit

The 2022 Green Infrastructure Summit is a one-day symposium focused on new green infrastructure technologies and techniques for Engineers, Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects, and Municipal Officials. The Summit will consist of morning and afternoon sessions for continuing education credits, a keynote speaker during lunch, and a walking tour of Park School’s Campus, along with opportunities to see vendors’ products and more.

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Posted on May 02, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

FREE HOUSING COUNSELING AT TOWN HALL

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month the Buffalo Urban League will be available at Amherst Town Hall for free financial/housing counseling. Please call 250-2400 to make an appointment.

Posted on May 02, 2022 by the Planning Department.

Willow Ridge/Parkview Project Input

Provide your feedback on some initial draft concepts/ideas for the Willow Ridge/Parkview Action Plan as the Town's consultants continue their work on this project! Fill out the survey on the project website at the link below.

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Posted on May 03, 2022 by the Planning Department.

2022 Board of Assessment Review

The Board of Assessment Review will meet on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Please visit the Assessor's Office Challenge Your Assessment web page for more information.

Posted on May 03, 2022 by the Assessor's Office.

Partial Paving List 2022

Amherst Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey is announcing that the Town Highway Department scheduled 60 roads for paving in 2022 which equates to over 20 lane miles. This is an increase over past years that was made possible by increased New York State funding and the Amherst Town Board. Some of the roads to be paved are Andover, Birdsong Cir., Boundbrook Ct., Brian Ave., Britannia Dr., Dann, Emerald, Exeter, Ironwood, Jack, Knollwood, Laurel, Lemay Ct., Pinebrook, Quantico, Renaissance, Rollingwood, Teakwood. This is only a partial list of roads, external factors such as weather conditions and the rising cost of fuel and asphalt will determine how many roads can be completed.

Posted on May 04, 2022 by the Highway Department.

2022 Tentative Assessment Roll

The 2022 Tentative Assessment Roll is now available. Please click the website link below to view or download the file.

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Posted on May 06, 2022 by the Assessor's Office.

Northwest Amherst Community Center Open Houses

Join the Town of Amherst and Sweet Home Central School District to tour the *NEW* Northwest Amherst Community Center. Open Houses are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – noon Saturday, May 14 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 16. For information/questions, email nwacc220@gmail.com.

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Posted on May 09, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Potential Noise or Odors

The plant is conducting cleaning/maintenance on one of their buildings this morning and it is going to produce some noise & odors in the surrounding neighborhood. If there are any concerns they can contact the plant via the main number or the odor complaint line. (716) 691-9771 ext. 8015 or (716) 550-9518, if you cannot reach someone at the first number.

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Posted on May 10, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

ZBA Legal Notice 5/17/22

The 5/17 ZBA meeting will be in person and starts at 6:30 PM

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Posted on May 11, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Amherst Highway Road Work

Amherst Highway will be milling Andover, Exeter & Wickham starting on Thursday, May 12th. Please be extra cautious in these areas.

Posted on May 11, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Supervisor's May Message

"Memorial Day will be observed across the country later this month, honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives protecting our freedoms. During this day of remembrance, the pride we feel for our servicemen and women is often marked by ceremonies, parades and services. I want to thank those who have worked tirelessly to make these events possible and bring the community together. "

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Posted on May 12, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

FREE COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE AT TOWN LOCATIONS

The Town of Amherst has free COVID tests available at Town locations. See attached flyer for location details. The Town also has masks available. Please email toainfo@amherst.ny.us for information.

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Posted on May 17, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Stormwater Annual Report

Please click the document link below to view the Stormwater Management Program Annual Report for the period ending March 9, 2022. The public comment period for this report will end by June 1, 2022.

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Posted on May 18, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Yard Waste Pickup

Modern Disposal is contracted by the Town of Amherst to pick up the refuse, recycling and yard waste in the Town. Currently Modern is 2 days behind schedule with the yard waste collection. Please leave your yard waste material out since Modern is working extended hours and on Saturdays. Town residents also have the option to dump their yard waste material at the Krantz compost facility free of charge. CJ Krantz determines the hours of operation for their compost facility.

Posted on May 18, 2022 by the Highway Department.

2022 Summer Programs

Please follow the link below for a copy of the Town of Amherst Youth & Recreation Department 2022 Summer Programs brochure.

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Posted on May 18, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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Posted on May 19, 2022 by the Department of Information Technology.

Yard Waste Collection

Modern Disposal is currently experiencing delays with yard waste collection. The Office of Refuse Control asks that you keep your yard waste at the curb as additional routes are operating. If you have any questions, please refer to the information found at this link or email refuse@amherst.ny.us.

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Posted on May 19, 2022 by the Department of Information Technology.

Standard Work Day & Reporting

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

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Posted on May 24, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY TO BE HELD MONDAY, MAY 30

The Town of Amherst Veterans Committee, in coordination with numerous partners, will hold a Memorial Day Remembrance and Wreath Laying Ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2022 at the Williamsville Cemetery, 5402 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. All are welcome to attend. This year’s guest speaker is AMVETS Post #24 Commander Debbera Ransom, a U.S. Army Military Police Veteran and coordinator for the Wreaths Across America Program at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cheektowaga. The featured speaker is Jack Michel, a Vietnam combat veteran with the 3rd Division, 7th Brigade Marine Corp and member of George F. Lamm Post #622.

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Posted on May 24, 2022 by the Amherst Veterans Committee.

Garbage & Refuse Pickup Update

Weekly refuse and recyclable collection will be delayed by one day next week due to the Memorial Day holiday. Friday's pickup will be delayed one day and will be done on Saturday. Please also note that Modern Disposal is several days behind schedule with yard waste pickups .

Posted on May 26, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Town Offices Closed Monday, May 30

Town of Amherst Offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The Amherst Veterans Committee will host a ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday, May 30 at Williamsville Cemetery for all who wish to attend.

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Posted on May 27, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

AMHERST TREE BOARD TO HOST TREE SEEDLING GIVEAWAY

The Amherst Tree Board is supporting the Town’s commitment to plant new trees by hosting a free seedling giveaway at opening day of the Market at Bassett Park on Sunday, June 12 at Bassett Park, located at the corner of Youngs and Klein roads. Members of the Tree Board will distribute seedlings from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or while supplies last. This event is an extension of an action taken by the Amherst Town Board on April 25, 2022 to proclaim April 29 as Arbor Day in the Town. To mark the designation and celebrate the Town’s commitment to protecting existing trees and planting new trees, the Amherst Tree Board will host this Arbor Day Celebration event. A limited supply of pin oak, flowering dogwood, and sycamore tree seedlings will be available. The Tree Board will also provide information on recommended planting guidelines and offer materials to guests interested in taking home a tree to plant.

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Posted on Jun 03, 2022 by the Tree Board.

Town of Amherst Earns WNY American Planning Association Award

The Town of Amherst’s Boulevard Central District (BCD) planning efforts have been awarded a 2022 Planning Award for Comprehensive Planning from the Western New York Section of the American Planning Association (APA).

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Posted on Jun 06, 2022 by the Planning Department.

Supervisor's June Message

Words matter. As I sat down to write this month’s column, I knew I had to address the recent massacres in Buffalo and Texas. I continue to pray for the victims and their families, and as I do, I thought, what can I say that hasn’t been said? And as I thought more, I found myself thinking: what has been said that should never have been said? What we say, what we mean, what we teach is important. The words we choose matter. This violence needs to end.

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Posted on Jun 08, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Juneteenth Celebration

Amherst Center for Senior Services hosts Juneteenth Celebration

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Posted on Jun 10, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

Short term partial wastewater plant shut down

Portions of the wastewater treatment plant are being shut down for a day with potential odor causing impacts through the end of the week (6/15-6/17). Most likely location of odor impact is neighborhoods to the east of the plant.

Posted on Jun 15, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Next Week Refuse Collection

Weekly refuse and recyclable collection will NOT be delayed by one day next week due to the Juneteenth holiday. Collection will be on a regular schedule.

Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by the Highway Department.

June 16 - Severe Weather Update

Severe Weather Update: A Heat Advisory is in effect until 6:00 PM this evening. Heat Index values of 95 to 100 degrees are expected. Please drink plenty of fluids and remember to check on your elderly neighbors. A slight risk for severe weather from 12 pm to 8 pm including thunderstorms, wind, and hail.

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Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Information for Renters Regarding Assistance Animals

There's a free seminar for tenants regarding your rights when it pertains to assistance animals. Please see flyer attached, registration is required.

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Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by the Planning Department.

Town Offices Closed Monday, June 20

Town of Amherst offices will be closed Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

Posted on Jun 17, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

NFTA Parks Adventure Bus

This summer the NFTA is piloting the Parks Adventure Bus. Starting Saturday 6/18, NFTA Metro is providing free bus service to a different regional park each Saturday. Service will depart from the downtown bus station (181 Ellicott Street), with three trips to the park and three trips back to the start each day. Check out the website for more details!

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Posted on Jun 17, 2022 by the Planning Department.

ZBA Meeting

ZBA Meeting Tuesday 6/21/22 6:30 PM in the Town Hall Chambers

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Posted on Jun 17, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Summer Concert Series & Movies In The Park Schedule

The Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department has scheduled Summer Concerts at Bassett Park and Movies in the Park. See complete details at the link below.

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Posted on Jun 17, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Let's Do Lunch

The Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board presents "Let's Do Lunch". Explore the arts, history and culture of the area while enjoying a fine lunch with friends.

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Posted on Jun 22, 2022 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

Town Board Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Amherst Town Board has been called for Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 4:00 PM in the Amherst Council Chambers to approve a resolution for Waiving of Attorney Client Privilege and Materials Regarding Micro-Link Lawsuit.

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Posted on Jun 23, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Amherst Veterans Memorial Wall Application

Deadline to apply for the 2022 Unveiling of Names Ceremony at the Town of Amherst Veterans Memorial Wall is Tuesday, July 5. The application is available for qualifying US Military Honorable Discharged Veterans, who are current or were Amherst Town residents. Click on the link below or pick up an application at the Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY, for inclusion on the Amherst Veterans Memorial Wall in the Amherst State Park. Fee is $200.00 which goes towards the stone engraving and monument maintenance. Veterans’ name and branch of service can be no longer than 22 spaces combined. This includes the commas, periods and space between letters. Save the Date - this year's ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 21 at the Memorial Wall in Amherst State Park on Mill Street.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 by the Amherst Veterans Committee.

Music on the Move

The Town of Amherst Arts & Culture in Public Places Board Presents Music on the move. Please click the document link below for more information on dates, times, and locations for these events.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2022 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

Garbage & Refuse Pickup - July 4th

Weekly refuse and recyclable collection will be delayed by one day next week due to the July 4th holiday. Friday's pickup will be delayed one day and will be done on Saturday.

Posted on Jun 29, 2022 by the Highway Department.

2022 Amherst Garden Walk Map

The 2022 Amherst Garden Walk map is available at the link below. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10, 2022 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed Monday, July 4

The Town of Amherst offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Please celebrate safely. Join the Town Youth and Recreation Department for a Concert featuring the Erie County Wind Ensemble at 7 PM July 4 at Bassett Park. Please note, the Town no longer hosts a fireworks show.

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Posted on Jul 01, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Notice of Completion and Filing of the 2022 Assessment Roll

Please click the document link below for notice of the completion and filing of the 2022 Assessment Roll. The roll document can be viewed at the website link below.

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 by the Assessor's Office.

Market at Bassett Park - July 10

The Town of Amherst's Market at Bassett Park will be held Sunday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Park is located at the corner of Klein and Youngs roads. https://www.facebook.com/visitamherstparks

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Posted on Jul 07, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

TOWN OF AMHERST, ERIE COUNTY JOIN CENTRAL AMHERST LITTLE LEAGUE TO DEDICATE CLUBHOUSE

The Town of Amherst, Erie County and Central Amherst Little League (CALL) officials, players and families joined together on Saturday, June 25, 2022 to dedicate the new clubhouse, including fully ADA-compliant, handicapped accessible restrooms. The dedication ceremony included remarks from CALL President Chris Schiller, CALL Board Member - Grounds & Special Projects Vince Polino, Amherst Town Board Member and CALL T-Ball Coach Shawn Lavin, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County Legislator Jeanne Vinal.

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Posted on Jul 07, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Supervisor's July Message - Summer Activities

I hope that you all enjoyed a safe and joyous Fourth of July. I want to thank the Town’s Youth and Recreation Department and Erie County Wind Ensemble for presenting a wonderful concert to celebrate Independence Day. This was the kick off of wonderful events happening throughout the town this summer.

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Posted on Jul 12, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Event at Veterans Canal Park

Join the Town of Amherst, West Side Rowing Club, Shuck Shack, the Amherst Police, and Stationwagon band for a fun day at the park. West Side Rowing club will be on location with equipment and information about program offerings. On-water races will run from 1pm-3pm and include Youth Athlete races. Shuck Shack will pop-up and offer a special waterfront menu of seafood and other specialties for sale. Food Trucks - Steaksters and Sweet Lisa's dessert truck. Check out Stationwagon as they perform live from 1:30-4pm. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak, or just a blanket and some sunscreen and enjoy a day of festivities, on or off the water, at Amherst's prime waterfront park! Additional programming may be added prior to the event. Event is free and open to the public, tickets are not required.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

American Red Cross Blood Drive - July 19

The Town of Amherst is partnering with Assemblywoman McMahon and the American Red Cross to host a blood drive from 10 AM to 3 PM Tuesday, July 19 at Town Hall. See attachment for details

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Posted on Jul 18, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Second Annual Preservation Day

The Town of Amherst Historic Preservation Commission Presents the Second Annual Preservation Day at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village on Saturday August 6th, 2022 from 10am to 4pm. Please click the link below for more information or to preregister for the event.

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Posted on Jul 18, 2022 by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Application for Justice Assistance Grant Funds

Notice is hereby given that the City of Buffalo, in partnership with the County of Erie and the Towns of Amherst and Cheektowaga, is participating in a grant sponsored by the US Department of Justice, under the Bureau of Justice Assistance, entitled Edward Byrne Memorial 2022 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). This formula-grant award will be utilized to support various components within the criminal justice system such as enhanced public safety through targeted and directed patrols, equipment and technology upgrades, and juvenile prosecutorial enhancement. Further information can be obtained, or public comment can be submitted, by contacting: Captain Charles Persons, Town of Amherst Police Department 500 John James Audubon Pkwy. Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 689-1311.

Posted on Jul 19, 2022 by the Police Department.

Clarifier Out of Service

A second stage clarifier (near western property line of plant) is out of service due to a mechanical issue and is in the process of being cleaned for repair. Odors may be generated along the plant's western boundary due to this work.

Posted on Jul 21, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Glen Park Art Festival - July 30 & 31

The Glen Park Art Festival on Glen Avenue is back! There will be over 130 artists, strolling entertainers, food from local restaurants, and children's activities throughout the weekend. Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st from 10AM-5PM.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

August Network

Check out all the indoor, outdoor and virtual programs coming up!

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Posted on Jul 25, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

Amherst Town Board

A Special Meeting of the Amherst Town Board has been called For Friday, July 29, 2022 at 2:30 PM in the Amherst Council Chambers for the purposes of adopting a resolution in support of the Town of Amherst requesting financial assistance from the New York State Climate Smart Communities Grant Program through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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Posted on Jul 27, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

2023 Arts & Culture Grant Funding

The Town of Amherst is now accepting applications for 2023 Arts & Culture Grant Funding. Applications must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2022. Please click the document link below to view the application.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2022 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

Movie In The Park - August 5

Town of Amherst Presents Movies in the Park - 8:30 PM Friday, August 5 featuring Clifford - The Big Red Dog at Willow Ridge Elementary School. AND, Encanto at Bassett Park at 8:30 PM Friday, August 26.

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Posted on Aug 01, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Upcoming Let's Do Lunch (8/18) Speaker

Please click the website link below to check out the Amherst Bee's article on our Let's Do Lunch August 18th speaker, Dave O'Donnell, the Butterfly Man."

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Posted on Aug 02, 2022 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

Water Treatment Plant ongoing project 2022

The Water Treatment Plant has been undergoing numerous updates throughout the facility. The current project may create some additional noise during the early morning and possible odors. The early morning start time is coordinated to take advantage of "Low Flow" conditions that will allow us to complete the project safely and have very little effect on the town residence. Beginning on Tuesday August 16th at approximately 2:30 AM, you may hear pumps running and continue to run throughout the day. The pumps are necessary to complete the project as well as dry weather conditions. If we don't have the correct conditions we will be forced to set another date unknown at this time. Your patience is appreciated as we try to move forward with very little disruption to our local neighbors. Thank you

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Posted on Aug 05, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Let's Do Lunch

The Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board presents "Let's Do Lunch". Explore the arts, history and culture of the area while enjoying a fine lunch with friends.

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Posted on Aug 05, 2022 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

ZBA Notices 8/16

The ZBA Meeting will be in the Town Chambers on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:30PM

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Posted on Aug 08, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

School Clothing and Supplies Drive

Supervisor Brian Kulpa and Assemblymember Karen McMahon announce a School Clothing and Supplies Drive to support local families. Needed items: - Backpacks (plain unisex colors large enough for K-12 use) - Marble composition notebooks - Hard pencil boxes - 3 prong folders in yellow, blue, red, green, and orange - Square post-it notes - Art sketchbooks - Thin markers, fine point sharpies, black dry erase markers, yellow highlighters - No. 2 pencils - Large glue sticks - Gently used clothes for school aged children size 3T and up - New underwear and socks for all sizes See attached flyer for information on when/when to donate

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Posted on Aug 11, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Upcoming Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

We are currently cleaning lines at the Wastewater Treatment Plant for an upcoming project. Odor issues may result over the course of the next week or so.

Posted on Aug 15, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Veterans Committee Honoring Ceremony

Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 2:00PM Amherst Veterans Committee Honoring Ceremony at Amherst Veterans Memorial Wall in Amherst State Park at 400 Mill Street.

Posted on Aug 18, 2022 by the Amherst Veterans Committee.

Wehrle Drive Paving

Wehrle Drive is being milled and paved between Harlem Road and Aero Drive starting on 8/22/22. This paving operation will last several weeks. Drivers should expect delays. For more information and status updates, please visit https://www.cscos.com/wehrledrive/

Posted on Aug 19, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Season End Pool Closings

Please be advised that Clearfield and North Forest Pools are now closed for the season. Thank you for visiting and see you next year.

Posted on Aug 30, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Garbage & Recycling Pickup Delayed-Labor Day

Please note that garbage & recycling pickup by Modern Disposal will be delayed one day next week due to Labor Day holiday. Friday pickup will take place on Saturday.

Posted on Sep 01, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Update - September 2022

The Treatment Plant staff and management are aware of the odor complaints coming in from the subdivisions west and south of the facility. In most instances (65%), the prevailing wind pattern is from southwest to northeast pushing any odors that emanate from the treatment plant away from your homes. However, during certain meteorological events (winds out of the north or east, low heavy overcast conditions with moisture laden air and calm winds) your subdivision may experience odors. In most cases, odor is generated when the facility dewaters the sludge prior to offsite disposal. That operation begins on Sunday, second shift and goes to first shift Friday, every week. Sludge boxes are filled onsite and staged in a newly constructed storage building prior to being trucked for disposal. In addition, odor can be generated by a sustained dry period, followed by wet weather conditions which wash settled septic sludge to the plant through the interceptor system. The facility has installed and maintains several systems to treat odors from the odor generating sources. Additionally, the facility is looking to improve its odor control systems and will be starting a study within a month or so to determine the effectiveness of the systems. Also, we will be reviewing the sanitary sewer system in your neighborhood to make sure that the odors are not emanating from the manholes within the subdivision.

Posted on Sep 01, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Fall Program Registration

Amherst Youth & Recreation has many new fall programs now registering online. Visit the link below to browse the Fall Program Guide or amherstyouthandrec.org for a complete listing.

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Posted on Sep 08, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

FREE HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

Belmont Housing Resources will be holding 2 free home buyer classes in Amherst Town Hall on October 19, 2022 & October 26, 2022. To register for these, please call 884-7791 ext. 131.

Posted on Sep 08, 2022 by the Planning Department.

Town Announces 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance

The Town of Amherst will hold its 21st anniversary “9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove. The grove is located along the Ellicott Creek Trailway, seven-tenths of a mile from the entrance at North Forest Road (between West Klein Road and Maple Road). There will be a special tribute in memory of Leonard Castrianno, who passed away this year. Castrianno was the driving force behind the creation of the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove and a founding member of the 9/11 Commemorative Committee. He lost his son Leonard in the attack on the World Trade Center north tower.

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Posted on Sep 08, 2022 by the 9/11 Commemoration Committee.

2022 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance

The Town of Amherst will hold its 21st anniversary “9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove. The grove is located along the Ellicott Creek Trailway, seven-tenths of a mile from the entrance at North Forest Road (between West Klein Road and Maple Road). There will be a special tribute in memory of Leonard Castrianno, who passed away this year. Castrianno was the driving force behind the creation of the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove and a founding member of the 9/11 Commemorative Committee. He lost his son Leonard in the attack on the World Trade Center north tower.

Posted on Sep 09, 2022 by the 9/11 Commemoration Committee.

Audubon Library will be closed all day Wednesday, Sept. 14

The Audubon Library will be CLOSED ALL DAY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH. With plans to REOPEN the following day FROM 5PM-9PM on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

Posted on Sep 12, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

ZBA Meeting 9/20/22

The ZBA Meeting will be held in Town Hall Chambers on Tuesday, 9/20/2022, starting at 6:30PM

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Posted on Sep 12, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Bills Spirit Day at the Market at Bassett Park

The final market of the season! Let's make it the best! Join the Town of Amherst and local businesses, vendors, crafters, and artisans for Market at Bassett Park. The market features over 30 unique vendors, food trucks, live music, lawn games, and more! Event is held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Supervisor's September Message

“We Are Amherst” – three simple words that bring us together as a stronger community. That phrase became the title of the town’s mission to modernize the Town’s policing policies, procedures, and practices to better address the needs of its citizens and stakeholders, and to improve and promote public safety, community engagement and trust.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

9/11 Flag Staking Ceremony

Members of the Town of Amherst Youth Engaged in Service program celebrate the 2022 9/11 Flag Staking ceremony in front of the Amherst Municipal Building.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2022 by the Councilmembers Office.

Town of Amherst Trick-or-Treat Hours

Trick-or-treating hours will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2022 in the Town of Amherst. Be safe! Remember to carry a flashlight and be sure you can be seen (add glow sticks to your costume), use sidewalks where available, obey all traffic signals and trick-or-treat familiar neighborhoods.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

October Network - Senior Services

DIAMOND CELEBRATION Friday, October 21, 5:30 pm Please join us as we celebrate 60 years of the Amherst Center for Senior Services. See Network for details.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

2023 Supervisor's Budget Information

The 2023 Town of Amherst Supervisor's Operating and Special Districts Budgets are now available online. Please follow the link below to find the 2023 proposed budget documents.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2022 by the Comptroller's Office.

Harvest Fest at Bassett Park

Mark your calendars for Harvest Fest taking place Saturday, October 1 from 1-4pm at Bassett Park, 359 Klein @ Youngs Rd. in Amherst. There will be many fun fall activities, outdoor games, exhibits, crafts, cider slushies, visit from the ice cream truck, alpacas, book give-away, plus a free concert with Glenn Colton from 2-3pm!!! Don’t miss out!

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Posted on Sep 26, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Preliminary 2023 Snyder Fire District Budget

Please click the document link below to view the Snyder Fire District's proposed 2023 budget.

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Posted on Sep 27, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

FREE COVID-19 TEST KITS AVAILABLE

The Town of Amherst announces that free COVID-19 test kits are available while supplies last during business hours at Amherst Town Hall, second floor, at 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. See attached document for important information pertaining to the test’s printed expiration date.

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Posted on Sep 27, 2022 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

FALL NATURE PROGRAMS IN TOWN PARKS

Parks Nature Programming at Walton Woods, Amherst State Park and Nature View Park. To register, visit amherstyouthandrec.org. See attachment for dates and locations.

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Posted on Oct 03, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

HOUSE FOR SALE AT 345 GROVER CLEVELAND HWY. TO A FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER !

New Opportunities and the Town of Amherst are having a Open House on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 345 Grover Cleveland Highway. Please see the attached flyer.

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Posted on Oct 04, 2022 by the Planning Department.

REMINDER - SCHOOL TAXES DUE OCT. 17

Amherst Town Clerk Francina J. Spoth is reminding Amherst residents that school taxes are due on or before Oct. 17 and has announced alternative methods for tax collection. See attached document for complete details.

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Posted on Oct 04, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Town Offices Closed October 10

Town of Amherst offices will be closed on Monday, October 10.

Posted on Oct 07, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Proposed 2023 Budget Hearing of the Eggertsville Fire District

Please see the attached Notice of Public Hearing of the Proposed 2023 Budget of the Eggertsville Fire District.

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Posted on Oct 07, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

ZBA 10/18/22 Notices

ZBA Meeting 10/18/22 starts at 6:30 PM

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Posted on Oct 13, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Donations Needed - Town Diaper Drive

The Town of Amherst is hosting a Diaper Drive from October 15 to 31 to collect sizes ranging from preemie to adult. Donation bins can be found in all Town Buildings during regular business hours. Donations will be distributed to families in need through local food pantries.

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Posted on Oct 13, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

At-Home COVID Test Distribution Sites

The Town of Amherst, in partnership with Erie County, has free COVID-19 tests available at the Amherst Center for Senior Services. See link for complete details. Town Hall no longer has tests/masks available at this time.

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Posted on Oct 13, 2022 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

BOOTASTIC HALLOWEEN BASH

BOOTASTIC HALLOWEEN BASH 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, October 29 at the Amherst Police Community Policing & Training Facility (4220 Bailey Ave., Amherst, NY). Includes - Safety Fair, Costume Contest, Haunted House, Doughnuts and Cider, Police & Fire Vehicles and SPCA Display

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Posted on Oct 14, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

November Network

Join us for one of our special lunches this month-Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving!

Posted on Oct 18, 2022 by the Center for Senior Services.

Trot the Turkey Trail at Walton Woods Park

Come Trot the Turkey Trail at Walton Woods on Saturday, November 19! Open to all ages and abilities. Enter the main trailhead between the Amherst Senior Center and Police Station at 400 John James Audubon Parkway. Walk, run or stroll our accessible trail anytime between 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Collect turkey craft pieces (available every ¼ mile) along the way and assemble at the parks tent or bring home to complete - you may even spot some real turkeys! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. No pre-registration is required. Participants are asked to sign-in at the start of the trailhead. Gobble Gobble!

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Posted on Oct 19, 2022 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Supervisor's October Message

The Town has increased access to safe fields of play, improving and expanding facilities for several programs. Our Engineering and Youth and Recreation departments, in partnership with youth sports organizations, have been working diligently throughout the year to complete several projects as we look ahead to the end of 2022. The Town has been extremely busy building more athletic fields than probably anybody in Western New York right now.

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Posted on Oct 19, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Phone Outage

We are currently experiencing an issue with Verizon service that is impacting our phone system. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible.

Posted on Oct 20, 2022 by the Department of Information Technology.

LEAF PICKUP REMINDERS

It's that time of year again ... time for our yearly leaf pickup reminders: It is against Town Code to place leaves in the street. Leaves put in bags or yard waste containers will be picked up on a weekly basis by Modern Disposal until November 30. Do NOT mix tree branches or shrubs in with leaves, they will not be picked up. Residents should put the leaves out as soon as possible, it takes Highway crews about 2 to 3 weeks to complete leaf collection in the entire Town. The Highway Department will continue to pickup leaves until they are all gone or snow prevents leaf pickup.

Posted on Oct 21, 2022 by the Highway Department.

Audubon Library Closed

Audubon Library is closed through January 31, 2023 due to construction. See attached document for information on extended hours at Clearfield and Williamsville branches.

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Posted on Oct 24, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

RFP - Condemnation

The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for condemnation proceedings (eminent domain proceedings) and related matters including, but not limited to development agreements for lands acquired.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2022 by the Attorney's Office.

RFP - Article 7

The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for Real Property Tax Law Article 7 proceedings (tax certiorari proceedings) and related matters.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2022 by the Attorney's Office.

RFP - Coverage Issues

The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for coverage issues in civil litigation, tort and other insurable claims, including appeals.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2022 by the Attorney's Office.

RFP - General 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 Oct 26, 2022 by the Attorney's Office.

RFP - Land Use

The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for real estate transactions, land use and development issues including compliance with New York State and Federal environmental law, including, but not limited to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), brownfields clean-up and development, right-of-way issues and issues related to public and private easements.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2022 by the Attorney's Office.

RFP - Tort/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. Using this RFP, the Town intends to establish a pool of attorneys who will be available to provide legal services as needed during the contract term.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2022 by the Attorney's Office.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The Town of Amherst Police Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration to provide a collection site at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road (Front Lot) from 10 AM to 2 PM Saturday, October 29.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Willow Ridge-Parkview Draft Action Plan

The Towns of Amherst and Tonawanda are happy to announce that a Draft of the Willow Ridge-Parkview Action Plan is now available for review and input! Access the Draft Plan via the project website at www.connectingwrpv.com and take the survey to provide your comments and thoughts!

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Posted on Oct 27, 2022 by the Planning Department.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Happy Halloween! The Town of Amherst's Trick-Or-Treat hours have been designated from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, October 31. Please be safe and enjoy!

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Posted on Oct 30, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Winter Parking Ban

Winter Parking Ban

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Posted on Oct 31, 2022 by the Highway Department.

ZBA Notice

The ZBA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 PM.

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Posted on Nov 09, 2022 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Town Offices Closed on Veterans Day

Town of Amherst Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Posted on Nov 10, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

AMHERST DESIGNATED PURPLE HEART COMMUNITY

The Town of Amherst and Military Order of the Purple Heart – Chapter 187 Western New York announce that on November 9, 2020, Amherst was designated as a Purple Heart Community. The Town honors Purple Heart recipients, as more than a million military personnel have been killed and millions more have been wounded in combat defending the principles and freedoms of the United States of America. The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to honor those who were killed during wartime, foster an environment of goodwill among combat wounded members and their families, promote patriotism, support legislative initiatives and to never forget the many decorated soldiers and veterans including Purple Heart recipients.

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Posted on Nov 14, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Severe Weather Notice

All Town of Amherst government buildings will be closed on Friday, November 18, 2022 due to the winter weather storm.

Modern Disposal has cancelled garbage, recycling and yard waste pick up for Friday, November 18, 2022. Residents in the Friday collection area will be serviced on Monday, November 21, 2022 for refuse pick up ONLY.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24, 2022, garbage, recycling and yard waste will be delayed one day for Thursday’s and Friday’s collection routes.

The Amherst Center for Senior Services has cancelled all programs, classes, clubs and the nutritional lunch program for Friday, November 18, 2022.

You may refer to the Town of Amherst Department contacts at the link below or dial (716) 631-7000 for more information.

Town Departments

Posted on Nov 17, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Scrubber System Out of Service

The main odor control scrubber at the treatment plant is out of service until end of business 11/23. A critical electrical component failed on 11/21 and a replacement has been sourced and is expected on 11/22. Thank you for your patience.

Posted on Nov 21, 2022 by the Engineering Department.

Town Offices Closed Nov. 24 & 25

Town of Amherst offices will be closed both Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Posted on Nov 22, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

APPLY HERE FOR GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDING PERMIT

The Town of Amherst announced the return of the popular “Gingerbread House Building Permit” program to encourage junior builders to consider design and structural elements in their gingerbread house. Junior builders, age 12 and younger, are invited to participate by completing an application. Applications can be completed by using the link below. Paper copies can also be picked up in the Supervisor’s or Councilmembers’ Offices, located at 5583 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Williamsville. New this year, the Town will create an online photo gallery to display the gingerbread houses to showcase the creative designs. The application link includes the option to upload a photo. For questions, please email toainfo@amherst.ny.us or call 716-631-7000.

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Posted on Dec 01, 2022 by the Councilmembers Office.

Town Offices Closed December 26

Town of Amherst Offices will be closed Monday, December 26.

Posted on Dec 23, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed Jan. 2

Town of Amherst offices will be closed Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's. Happy 2023!

Posted on Dec 30, 2022 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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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