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

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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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Join us for lunch.

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On December 17, 2021 Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa and Sandy Becker, Senior Housing Programs Manager for Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, announced that outreach will be held at the Amherst Senior Center to assist eligible homeowners who were impacted by COVID and are now behind on their tax and/or mortgage payments and at risk of losing their homes. With New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund applications being accepted beginning Jan. 3, 2022, the Town wants to be sure eligible residents are taking advantage of this opportunity. Please click the link below to view the full statement.

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Don't isolate yourselves this Winter. Join us at the Amherst Center for Senior Services.

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Reminder, the Town of Amherst Overnight Winter Parking Ban begins on November 1st. No overnight street parking during the hours of 1:00 am to 7:00 am.
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COVID-19 Related Information (click to open)

Local Declaration of A State of Emergency

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Primary Purpose of the Program:

To assist low income households that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The household should have been low income before the COVID-19 crisis occurred. Priority will be given to households that became unemployed due to the pandemic. Due to the funding source for this program, assistance will be provided to households who are most likely to achieve and maintain stable housing once they have been assisted by the program. Temporary rental assistance for up to 3 months and a limit of $3,000.00 will be given to households that qualify.

Program Information & Application

The Town of Amherst Emergency Operations Center, Planning Division, (EOC Planning Division) has been formed to facilitate a connection between the Town of Amherst EOC and local stakeholders, public and private service providers, community groups and other networks to assist in identifying needs and resource gaps, answering questions, and guide planning for a strategic response to COVID-19. Please click the website link below for information from the EOC Planning Division.

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Budget & Financials

The Town of Amherst Comptroller's Office publishes current and historical adopted Budgets as well as BANS & Bonds Official Statements, Audited Financial Statements and Gross Wages & Benefits. Questions about financial or budget issues can be directed to the Comptroller's Office.

Boards & Committees

Town of Amherst Boards & Committees meeting schedules, link to agendas, minutes & video. If you're interested in joining a Board or Committee, please contact the Councilmember's Office at (716) 631-7013 or the Supervisor's Office at (716) 631-7032.

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Comprehensive Property Information

Comprehensive Property InformationThe Town of Amherst has been a leader in providing access to online property information for nearly 20 years. In 2007, Amherst was awarded a New York State grant to further develop its online property information. Through this grant the Town of Amherst developed the Comprehensive Property Information (CPI) portal. The CPI provides detailed property information (i.e., building type, square footage, year built, etc.), assessments and taxes, an Assessment Challenge tool, a two-year historical breakdown of tax bills, true tax versus tax bill amount (accounting for exemption savings), and a tax analysis detailing the Town, County and School tax levies.

The Town IT Department works closely with the Town's Assessor and Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes to ensure the online portal continues to provide valuable and up-to-date information. Please follow this link for tax bills online.

Please visit the Assessor's Office for information regarding the 2021 Final Assessment Roll, 2020 Final Assessment Roll, challenging your assessment, property sales, exemptions (including the STAR program), forms & worksheets, tax rates and frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding assessments and taxes.

For Information on the exemption process for 2021 renewals and new applications please see this press release from the Town of Amherst Assessor's Office from August 31, 2020.

About Amherst

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

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

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