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Short term odor issue

The treatment plant operations staff is working on the cleaning of an exterior tank that will be emitting odors. This condition is expected to continue through Friday 1/5/24.

Posted on Jan 03, 2024 by the Engineering Department.

Summer Hiring Fair - Saturday, Jan. 6

Connect with the Youth and Recreation Department and make summer plans at the Hiring Fair on January 6! The Department has several job opportunities: Lifeguards and swimming instructors; Playground program staff; Sports clinic staff; Tennis program instructors; Archery program staff; Recreation Attendants; and Summer Day Camp staff. Applicants must be at least 17 years old by 6/1/2024. Lifeguards must be certified and at least 16 yrs. old. Candidates must be available for pre-summer training and professional development. Bring your ID and completed application (visit amherstyouthandrec.org). Have questions or Can’t attend our Hiring Fair on January 6? E-mail lmehrenreich@amherst.ny.us

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Posted on Jan 04, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Seminar Jan. 12 - Family Savings Strategies for the New Year

Build your family savings in 2024! Learn strategies for the new year, including how to set smart goals, savings ideas for each family member and the benefits of a team approach. Plus get savings ideas from other families! This special program funded in part by the town of Amherst is being held Friday, January 12 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Northwest Amherst Community Center, 220 Northpointe Pkwy. Register by calling/leaving a message 716-771-3252.

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Posted on Jan 08, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

ZBA Meeting 1/16/2024

The January 16th ZBA Meeting will be held in the Town of Amherst Chambers. The Meeting will start at 6:30PM

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Posted on Jan 08, 2024 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

2024 Senior Services Club List

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

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

High Wind/Winter Weather Update

The Town of Amherst Emergency Services and Safety Department continues to monitor weather updates. The next strong storm system will pass by to the west and northwest of the area Friday, Jan. 12 night through Saturday, Jan. 13. Strong post frontal southwest winds will impact WNY. National Grid customers that experience a power outage should call 1-800-867-5222. Customers that see a downed line should call National Grid at 1-800-867-5222 or call 911. See attached presentation for additional important information.

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

Supervisor's January Message

On New Year’s Eve, it is tradition to celebrate the end of one year and welcome the next with friends and family. However, this past New Year’s Eve our community saw, as we have seen many times before, our Town’s emergency responders and critical support staff jump into action, giving up their holiday to help others. (See complete column attached)

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Posted on Jan 11, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

POSTPONED Community Center to Host Disaster Training Workshop

Postponed Due to Weather - New Date Will Be Emailed to those who registered The Town of Amherst's new Northwest Amherst Community Center, 220 N. Pointe Parkway, will host a Disaster Training Workshop presented by NYS Assemblywoman Karen McMahon (NEW DATE TBA). Speakers from the NY National Guard and NYS Office of Emergency Management will provide tips and information to help residents prepare for the next major weather event. Space is limited so please register using the link below.

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Posted on Jan 11, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Strong Winds Return Friday, Jan. 12, Accumulating Snow Forecasted

Town of Amherst crews are prepared for this weekend's forecasted winter storm in coordination with utility partners, including National Grid. This weekend's weather may cause the Town to experience heavy lake effect snow and strong winds. The snow bands may oscillate north to south, with winds gusting over 50 mph. At times, travel may be difficult, so we encourage residents to plan accordingly. National Grid outages can be reported at 1-800-867-5222 and visit www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Home/Storm-Safety for information and link to an outage map with estimates of restoration times.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Town Holiday - MLK Day Jan. 15

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. **Update, due to the storm, Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule will be impacted. Holiday pickup rules will be followed as a result. There will be no pickup on Monday, pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

Posted on Jan 12, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

HEAP Outreach - ** New Date

A HEAP Outreach Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, February 5 at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 JJ Audubon Parkway. Stop in and see if you are eligible for assistance with heating your home this winter. National Grid and National Fuel will also be onsite. HEAP is a federally funded program, which is administered by New York State, to assist low-income families with their energy needs. For additional information, FAQs, applications, and more, please visit www3.erie.gov/heap. (This is a new date, rescheduled from Jan. 17, which was cancelled due to a winter storm.)

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Posted on Jan 12, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

APD Citizens Police Academy Applications

The Amherst Police Department's Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is accepting applications for the 2024 Academy. The next CPA program will begin on February 27th and will run for 13 consecutive weeks, with the final class being held on May 21st. Classes are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at either the Amherst Police Headquarters, 500 John James Audubon Parkway, or the Amherst Police Department Community Policing and Training Facility at 4220 Bailey Ave. For more information on the academy or to apply for attendance at an upcoming session, contact Lieutenant Dale Goudy (dgoudy@apdny.org) 716.689.1311 or email our Community Policing Unit at (communitypolicing@apdny.org). See attached document for additional information and CPA application.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2024 by the Police Department.

Town Facilities Closed Sunday, Jan. 14

The Town of Amherst buildings and facilities will be closed Sunday, Jan. 14 in coordination with the travel ban that is place for portions of Erie County, including Amherst. The closure includes all town buildings, including the Northtown Center at Amherst, North Amherst Recreation Center, Harlem Road Community Center and Clearfield Community Center. The Town will reassess conditions and determine a reopening plan when conditions allow. Updates will be provided. Groups with bookings at the recreational facilities, who have specific questions, should contact the facility’s manager.

Posted on Jan 13, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Travel Ban in Amherst ending 3:30 p.m., Advisory Remains in Place

The travel ban in Amherst lifted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. Towns south of Amherst remain in a travel ban due to whiteout conditions and motorists are reminded to not drive into towns/village/cities within the ban. All town buildings will be closed Sunday, Jan. 14 this includes the Northtown Center at Amherst, Clearfield Community Center, Harlem Road Community Center and North Amherst Recreation Center.

Posted on Jan 13, 2024 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 12:00 hrs on 01/13/2024. Additional details related to the State of Emergency found below in "Track Us" posting.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Local Declaration of a State of Emergency Rescinded

Supervisor Brian Kulpa has rescinded the existing local State of Emergency effective at 2:00 p.m. January 14, 2024. Please click the document link below for more information.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Modern Disposal: Trash/Recycling Pick-up Delayed One Day

This weekend's storm has impacted Modern Disposal Services' operations, pushing back pick up by one day. Crews will not be picking up totes on Monday, Jan. 15. Residents' pick-up day will be pushed back one day, following a holiday schedule. Monday's pick up will be Tuesday, etc. If your pick up is Friday, crews will be servicing your street on Saturday this week. Please see message from Modern Disposal Services attached.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2024 by the Highway Department.

Senior Center activities, congregate lunch program cancelled for Wed., Jan. 17

Due to the forecasted winter storm, all Senior Center activities, including the congregate lunch program, are cancelled for Wednesday, January 17. The Baker's Rack sale has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 25. The HEAP Outreach Program will be rescheduled for Monday, February 5 from 10:00am-3:00pm.

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Posted on Jan 16, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

Closures Announced from Youth and Recreation Deptartment

Due to cancellations from user groups/youth sports organizations, the following recreation buildings have closed for Wednesday, Jan. 17: Clearfield Community Center, North Amherst Recreation Center and Harlem Road Community Center. Questions for specific organizations should be directed to coaches, league organizers, etc.

Posted on Jan 17, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Update from ECWA - Chestnut Ridge Road Area

Update: Emergency work is complete and water service is restored. ECWA Alert: Crews will be conducting an emergency shutdown in the general area of Chestnut Ridge Road between Keph Drive and Bradley Lane in the Town of Amherst. The maintenance work will disrupt water service to properties in the area, including a decrease in pressure or temporary loss of water service. Follow ECWA on Facebook, link below, for updates.

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Posted on Jan 17, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Update on Refuse Collection

Due to the serious lake effect snowstorm impacting Western New York, refuse pick-up has suffered multiple delays. As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, garbage pick-up ONLY is still running on a one (1) day delay with residents in Friday’s collection area being collected on Saturday (1/20/2024). However, for recycling, the materials handling plant and Modern’s terminal are both located in South Buffalo, which currently has a driving ban. There will NOT be recycling pick up this week for residents living in the Tuesday & Wednesday collection areas. Collection will resume on your regularly scheduled day next week. For residents in the Thursday & Friday collection areas, the Office of Refuse Control is hoping to have service restored for THIS week on Friday & Saturday, respectively. Residents are thanked for their patience during this time.

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Posted on Jan 17, 2024 by the Highway Department.

Amherst Libraries Closed - Jan. 18

Due to the winter storm, all 4 branches of the Amherst Public Libraries are closed today, Wednesday, Jan. 18: Eggerstville, Clearfield, Audubon and Williamsville. Stay warm and safe. While you're safe at home, visit the online catalogue for e-books and audio books.

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Posted on Jan 18, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Winter Storm Warning - Jan. 18

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Erie County starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 through 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. High winds and heavy snowfall rates mostly through all day Wednesday. See attached for weather briefing.

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Posted on Jan 18, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Bid Opening Schedule

Due to the inclement weather and travel bans experienced in Erie County this week, the opening for Bid #2024002 Demolition of BNHV Storage Barn schedule has been changed from 12:00pm on Thursday, January 18th to 12:00pm on Friday, January 19th, 2024.

Posted on Jan 18, 2024 by the Department of Information Technology.

Senior Center Activities Cancelled for Jan. 19

Senior Services' classes, programs, and clubs are canceled for Friday, Jan. 19. The Nutritional Lunch is available at noon. Stay home and stay safe.

Posted on Jan 18, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

Be Consumer Smart Event

Be Consumer Smart - Shop Smarter - Save Time - Save Money! Enjoy refreshments, talk to and learn from the experts on Saturday, February 3 from 10am-Noon at the Northwest Amherst Community Center, 220 Northpointe Pkwy. (off Sweet Home Rd.) in Amherst. Representatives from Top's Markets, Northwest Bank, The Home Depot and Town of Amherst Community Development will be on hand to present useful, timely and helpful cost saving tips and ideas! Learn the secrets to saving money on groceries while planning easy, delicious meals with "Make the Ad Work for You!" presented by Top's Friendly Markets. Utilize purchases and interest to your benefit as Northwest Bank gives information on "Making Your Money Work!" Visit with The Home Depot and "Stay Warm this Winter" as you learn how to be comfortable and save on heating costs with winter weatherization techniques. Finally, hear about municipal programs to assist in housing affordability with "Housing Smarts" presented by the Town of Amherst Community Development. There is no cost to attend sessions and prizes/gift baskets from sponsors will be raffled at 11:45am! Hurry and reserve your spot at this FREE event by calling 716-631-7132, ext. 7513 or e-mail hlefebvre@amherst.ny.us. Brought to you by Amherst Youth & Recreation in partnership with Top's Friendly Markets, Northwest Bank, The Home Depot and the Town of Amherst Community Development.

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Posted on Jan 19, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

2024 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest

The Town of Amherst Arts & Culture in Public Places Board (ACPPB) is excited to announce the 2024 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest. This is our fifth year painting the Town of Amherst’s traffic boxes. All artists interested in making their mark in the Town of Amherst should apply! Wouldn’t it be great to have an intersection identified by your painted traffic box design? The theme for our contest is Amherst is Arts and Culture. The deadline for design submission is April 7, 2024. The ACPPB will select the six lucky submissions. Please click the links below for more information.

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Posted on Jan 20, 2024 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

Free Homebuyer Workshops at Town Hall

There is a free two- part homebuyer workshop on March 7th & March 14th for 1st time homebuyers. The workshop is the 6 hour certified course. Please see the flyer for details and use the link below to register.

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Posted on Jan 22, 2024 by the Planning Department.

Tonight! Jan. 23 - Main Street Project - Hands On Design Workshop

Join us on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:30pm at Daemen University for an important visioning session for the Town’s Main Street corridor between Bailey Avenue and I-290. This event will explore how to improve safety, increase mobility options, accommodate parking, and envision how future street design can support local businesses, corridor institutions, and adjacent neighborhoods. By attending, you will meet the planning team, learn about best practices in street design as well as local constraints and opportunities, participate in a group design activity, and share your ideas. See the attached flyer for details.

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Posted on Jan 23, 2024 by the Planning Department.

Main Street Project - Lunch Presentation + Open Design Studio

Drop in for Open Studio Hours on both Wednesday, January 24th and Thursday, January 25th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the Harlem Community Center. Beginning at 12pm, planning team representatives from Dover, Kohl & Partners and Creighton Manning Engineering will share brief presentations on the topics of Placemaking, Street Design and Livable Engineering. Afterwards, attendees will have an opportunity to talk with the team, ask questions, and share their ideas for Main Street. See attached flyer for details.

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Posted on Jan 24, 2024 by the Planning Department.

Feb. Break Family Night at Northwest Community Center

The Amherst Youth & Recreation Department and Center for Senior Services are partnering with the Sweet Home Family Support Center and New Directions Family Peer Support Program to host a Family Night from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. Parents and Guardians are invited to enjoy refreshments and hear about programs available, as well as, share their ideas for future programs. Youth attendees will participate in a variety of fun activities. Registration is required - please call 716-250-1229. Event flyer attached

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Posted on Jan 24, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

BNHV Events

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village announces upcoming events: News and Brews - Trivia With A Twist on Feb. 9; Chocolate Making on Feb. 16; Intro to Beekeeping on Feb. 24; and Intro to Backyard Maple Sugaring on March 9. For tickets, click on the link below

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Posted on Jan 30, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

February Newsletter

Attend one of our Heart Health Month Programs!

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Posted on Jan 31, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

NWACC to Host Citizen Preparedness Training Event

The New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps is offering a free emergency preparedness training in Amherst on Feb. 21 at the Northwest Amherst Community Center. These trainings cover a wide range of emergency situations. Participants receive a free emergency kit. Registration is required - see link below.

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Posted on Feb 01, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Zoning Board of Appeals 2/13/2024

The ZBA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall Chambers

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Posted on Feb 07, 2024 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Presents "A World of Play"

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present, "A World of Play!" at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 18 at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Amherst. See attached flier for event details.

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Posted on Feb 12, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Supervisor's February Message

At the beginning of the month, Supervisor Kulpa delivered his 2024 State of the Town Address in coordination with the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. It is a great opportunity to kick-off the new year, reflecting on past accomplishments and challenges, while looking forward to a new year of growth, delivered services and community collaboration. See attached document for additional information.

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Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed - Presidents' Day - Feb. 19

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. The holiday will NOT impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule.

Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Community Diversity Commission Honors African American Inventors

In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, the Amherst Community Diversity Commission highlights the contributions , achievements and legacy of African Americans in inventions that are utilized in every day life. See attached document for information.

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Posted on Feb 16, 2024 by the Amherst Community Diversity Commission.

"Get To Know Amherst Senior Services " Event - Feb. 29

A Get To Know Amherst Senior Services Event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday February 29 at Northwest Amherst Community Center, 220 N Pointe Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14228. Meet some of the staff from the Amherst Senior Center, learn about what is available to those 55+ and tell us about what you would like to see offered. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is required by calling 716- 636-3051.

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Posted on Feb 21, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

Main Street Corridor Planning - Virtual Community Update March 14

The Town and its consultants will be hosting a Virtual Community Update on Thursday, March 14th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm for the Main Street Corridor Planning project. The presentation will provide an update on work completed to date, including a summary of community feedback and draft street design concepts and illustrations. The event will also provide an opportunity for feedback and questions to the work completed thus far to inform the final report. Those interested in attending the virtual session must register via the link below. A reminder email with a link to attend the Zoom session will be automatically sent one day prior to the event.

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Posted on Feb 22, 2024 by the Planning Department.

Feb. 25 - Skate with a Cop Event

Amherst Police Department announces Skate With A Cop event from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, February 25 at Northtown Center of Amherst. Free Admission. $5 Skate Rental available on site.

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Posted on Feb 23, 2024 by the Police Department.

Summer Camp Registration, 2/28/24

We apologize for the technical issues. We have been working with our ISP all morning to get them ironed out. We initially delayed registration by two weeks so that we could test run the new system and set up new protocols so this wouldn't happen. All test runs went smoothly. When we left here at 5:30pm yesterday everything was in working order and we confirmed with the ISP that we were good to go this morning. Something beyond our control obviously changed overnight. At this point we are suspending registration. Please check back here this evening for an update on a new date.

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Posted on Feb 23, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

State of the Town Presentation - March 20

Supervisor Brian Kulpa will present his State of the Town address at two community meetings to engage with residents, provide updates and answer questions about Town projects and community forecasting. The presentations will be held on the following dates - 7:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the Town’s new Northwest Amherst Community Center (NWACC), 220 Northpointe Pkwy off of North French and Sweet Home Roads in Amherst, and 7:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at the Town of Amherst Police Department Community Policing and Training Facility, 4220 Bailey Ave., Amherst. For those who are unable to attend but wish to watch the Supervisor’s message, the Feb. 2 State of the Town presentation given at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting is available on the Town’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@townofamherstnewyork.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Deadline March 1 - Senior Citizen Low Income Exemption Application/Renewal

The Assessor's Office reminds homeowners that Senior Citizen Low Income Exemption Applications and Renewals are Due Friday, March 1, 2024. Visit the link below for 2024 Low Income Senior Exemption Renewal Information, Exemption Application, Renewal Application, Application Instructions, Worksheet Checklist and Low Income Senior Limits. Questions? Call (716) 631-7038.

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Posted on Feb 27, 2024 by the Assessor's Office.

Summer Camp Registration Update

The Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is aware that the summer camp registration process failed to adequately serve parents, and apologizes for the stress this caused our families. The company that the Town contracted with to process registration experienced a system failure. Due to high demand, it is a challenge to provide summer camp to as many families as possible. The Youth and Recreation Department took many proactive steps leading up to today to provide a fair registration process for all and we are disappointed that the provider did not deliver. The Youth and Recreation Department is committed to serving the Town of Amherst and will be providing an update for parents to hold summer camp registration as soon as possible. We understand that parents are anxious and in need of care for their children. We appreciate the trust that families have put in us throughout the years, and we will work continuously throughout the day to fix this error and provide updates.

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Posted on Feb 28, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Town of Amherst Assessor Announces Mailing of New Property Assessments

Property owners in the Town of Amherst, including the Village of Williamsville, will begin receiving their new full-value assessment notices beginning after March 1, 2024. No new taxes are raised due to an assessment equity improvement project - the project merely redistributes the tax burden. Property exemptions will increase to their full amount. For example, the current Senior Enhanced STAR Exemption is $60,250. After the update, the exemption should be approximately $95,000 to $100,000. See attached document for complete details.

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Posted on Feb 29, 2024 by the Assessor's Office.

2024 Assessment Equity Project

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

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

Registration System Repair

The Amherst Youth & Recreation Department will be unable to sell ID cards or process transactions on Tuesday morning, March 5, as our internet service provider works to address our summer camp registration issues. We should be back up and running after lunch, but please call (716) 631-7132 before coming in to be sure.

Posted on Mar 04, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

2024 Amherst Garden Walk

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

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

Clearfield Library Pop-Up Book Sale

Clearfield is having a pop up book sale! Wednesday, March 13: 10 AM - 8 PM Thursday, March 14: 10 AM - 5 PM Friday, March 15: 10 AM - 5 PM (HALF-PRICE!) Saturday, March 16: 10 AM - 5 PM ($5 Bag Sale)

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Posted on Mar 09, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

TOWN OF AMHERST, MUSICALFARE AGREE TO HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP AT AMHERST CENTRAL PARK

The Town of Amherst and MusicalFare Theatre Company announce that their partnership to bring a public theatre to Amherst Central Park has taken a significant step forward. At the Feb. 26, 2024 Town of Amherst Board Meeting, the board approved a lease agreement with MusicalFare for the new theatre that will be built in the park. See attached document for complete details.

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Posted on Mar 11, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Northwest Amherst Community Center to host business community

The Northwest Amherst Community Center, 220 N Pointe Pkwy., is partnering with the Amherst Chamber of Commerce to host the Chamber's March Business After Hours from 5-7 PM Tuesday, March 19. The "Spring has Sprung" community event will include entertainment by "Friends of Harmony," refreshments, and information from Horizon Health. Bins will be available to collect teen (professional) clothing for the Sweet Home Education Foundation clothes drive.

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Posted on Mar 12, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Billy Wilson Park Improvements

Please be aware that on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13, the restrooms at Billy Wilson Park, 1290 Hopkins Road, will be closed due to renovations. Work includes replacing the roof, and renovations may take some time and the restrooms may be closed intermittently until it's completed.

Posted on Mar 12, 2024 by the Highway Department.

ZBA Meeting 3/19/2024

The Zoning Board Appeals will meet on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will take place in the Amherst Town Hall Chambers.

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Posted on Mar 12, 2024 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

BNHV Announces Maple Fun Family Workshop

Join Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village for a morning of Maple fun from 10 AM to noon Saturday, March 16. Participants will get a behind the scenes look at our maple history trail, learn how sap is turned into syrup at our sugar shack, tap a maple tree, and taste some sugar on snow. See link below for tickets.

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Posted on Mar 12, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Amherst Government Financial Advisory Board

Important Meeting Change - Please be advised that the Amherst Government Financial Advisory Board meeting on March 14, 2024 will take place at the Amherst Senior Center rather than the Northtown Center. This meeting location change is due to a scheduling conflict.

Posted on Mar 14, 2024 by the Department of Information Technology.

Supervisor's March Message - As Town’s Value Increases, Reassessment Project Corrects Inequities

In his March 2024 message, Supervisor Brian Kulpa discusses the reassessment project. See his entire column in the link below.

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Posted on Mar 15, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Property Assessment Challenge Workshops - March 21

The Town of Amherst Assessor’s Office will be holding two free workshops providing information on the Property Assessment Challenge process. Staff will be on hand to walk individuals through the process, including forms on the website and assistance on how to search for property comparables. Two identical workshops will be held on Thursday, March 21; Amherst Senior Center at 2pm and Northwest Amherst Community Center at 7pm. No pre-registration is required.

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Posted on Mar 18, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Reminder - State of the Town/Community Meeting

Reminder for all residents - Supervisor Brian Kulpa will present his State of the Town address at 7 PM Wednesday, March 20 to engage with residents, provide updates and answer questions about Town projects and community forecasting. The presentation at the Town of Amherst Police Department Community Policing and Training Facility, 4220 Bailey Ave., Amherst. For those who are unable to attend but wish to watch the Supervisor’s message, the Feb. 2 State of the Town presentation given at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting is available on the Town’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@townofamherstnewyork.

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Posted on Mar 19, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Summer Explorers Camp Registration 6 PM March 21!

Reminder for parents/caregivers - Camp Registration for Summer Explorers (middle school camp) registration beings at 6:00 PM tonight, Thursday, March 21 and is online only. (Registration for all elementary camps will take place online at 6:00 PM Wednesday, March 27.) Please Note: You must have a 2024 Resident ID Card to register. Please log into your account prior to registration to make sure you have access. If you need assistance with a password reset, you may call the Youth and Rec office until 5:30pm the day of registration for help 716-631-7132.

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Posted on Mar 21, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

BNHV Maple Fest - March 23

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village announces Maple Fest is Saturday, March 23 with two breakfasts (8 AM and 11 AM). Join the Village for Family- Friendly Maple themed events. There will be a classic pancake breakfast, guided tours of the Maple History Trail, Maple syrup/sugar demonstration and tastings, syrup tasting, coloring station, basket raffle and so much more. See event link for costs, tickets and information.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Senior Center: Spring Summer Classes

Make summer count! Take a class.

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

Senior Services April Newsletter

Join us this month for a Spring class or program.

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

Safety First: Recommendations for Upcoming Solar Eclipse Viewing

As excitement grows for the upcoming solar eclipse, the Town of Amherst is issuing recommendations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all residents and visitors. With the eclipse expected to bring a record number of tourists to the area, it is important to prioritize safety, adhere to park rules, plan ahead, and celebrate responsibly. See attached document for full press release.

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Posted on Mar 25, 2024 by the Emergency Services & Safety Department.

Assessor's Office: Informal Reviews Due End of March

Reminder to property owners, those who disagree with their new assessment and want to file an informal review, your submission is due March 31 online at https://townofamherst.ir.prosgar.com. Due to the holiday, Town Hall will be closed Friday, March 29, so the Assessor’s Office will accept in person challenges one day later, until 4 PM Monday, April 1. For any questions regarding the 2024 Assessment Equity Project, please contact GAR Associates at 1-866-910-1776 or visit https://townofamherst.prosgar.com.

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Posted on Mar 26, 2024 by the Assessor's Office.

Town Offices Closed Friday, March 29

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday. The holiday will NOT impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule.

Posted on Mar 27, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Summer Camp Registration For Elementary Camps - March 27 at 6 PM

Thank you for your patience with the technical difficulties surrounding the summer camp registration process. The Town's Youth and Recreation Department has announced two dates for registration to control volume. Registration for all elementary camps will take place ONLINE ONLY at 6:00 PM Wednesday, March 27. Please Note: You must have a 2024 Resident ID Card to register. Please log into your account the day prior to registration to make sure you have access. If you need assistance with a password reset, you may call the Youth and Rec office until 5:30pm the day of registration for help 716-631-7132. [Summer Explorers (middle school camp) registration was held on Thursday, March 21. Check website for remaining availability.]

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Posted on Mar 27, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Family Skate & Color the Rink for Cancer event

Join the Northtown Center at Amherst and the Amherst Police Club for a FREE Family Open Skate on Sunday, April 7 from 1:00pm-2:40pm on the Olympic Rink. FREE admission (limited to first 250 skaters) and FREE skate rentals courtesy of the Amherst Police Club. After, come and Color the Rink for Cancer from 3:00pm-4:00pm on the Feature Rink. Write a message on the ice in honor of a family member, friend or neighbor or just show your community support! Paint and brushes will be provided! All are welcome to attend!

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Posted on Apr 03, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

Eclipse Day - Town Buildings Status

On Monday, April 8, Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street, will be OPEN during regular business hours to conduct town business, except the Clerk's office. The Clerk's office will close at noon on that day. In addition, Harlem Road Community Center will be open. However, the Village of Williamsville offices and the following Town Buildings will be closed in preparation for high traffic and additional impacts from the solar eclipse: Senior Center, Clearfield Community Center, Northwest Amherst Community Center (NWACC), and North Amherst Recreation Center (NARC). The Town's Refuse Office reminds residents that Modern Disposal will NOT collect refuse on Monday, April 8, and will follow a Holiday Pickup Schedule. Pickup will be delayed one day, with Friday's pickup done on Saturday. The Erie County and Buffalo Public Library's four Amherst Branches will also be closed.

Posted on Apr 05, 2024 by the Economic Development Department.

Weekly Walks at Walton Woods Park

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

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

Recycle Eclipse Glasses at Library Branches

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

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

ZBA Meeting 4/16/2024

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

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

Yard Waste Regulations

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

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Posted on Apr 10, 2024 by the Highway Department.

Wednesday (Evening) Family Wellness Walks

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

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

Town Offices Closed Monday, May 27

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. The holiday will impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. If your collection falls on or follows this day, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

Posted on May 23, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed June 19

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. The holiday will NOT impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule.

Posted on Jun 18, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed July 4

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The holiday will impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. If your collection falls on or follows July 4, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

Posted on Jul 02, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed September 2

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. The holiday will impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. If your collection falls on or follows Sept. 2, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

Posted on Aug 30, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed Oct. 14

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Monday, October 14. The holiday will NOT impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule.

Posted on Oct 11, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed Nov. 11

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The holiday will NOT impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. The Town of Amherst partners with NYS Division of Veterans’ Services to provide services to veterans. Click on the link below for information.

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Posted on Nov 07, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed Nov. 28 & 29

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. The holiday will impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. If your collection falls on or follows Nov. 28, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

Posted on Nov 26, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed Dec. 26

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Day. The holiday will impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. If your collection falls on or follows Dec. 25, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

Posted on Dec 23, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

Town Offices Closed Jan. 1, 2025

Town of Amherst Offices, including Town Court, will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2025 in observance of New Year's Day. The holiday will impact Modern Disposal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. If your collection falls on or follows Jan. 1, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

Posted on Dec 30, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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

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