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Planning Board

Mission Statement

New York State Town Law gives authority to the Town Board to appoint a Planning Board. In Amherst, the Planning Board consists of seven (7) members. Each member serves a seven (7) year term, with one member’s term expiring at the end of every calendar year. There is no term limit for Planning Board members.

The powers of the Amherst Planning Board are:

Review and approval of site plans
Review and approval of subdivision applications
Review and approval of coordinated sign plans
Review of rezoning applications and recommendation to the Town Board
Participation in the development of Comprehensive Plans
Review of any matter referred by the Town Board and report to the Town Board

Supplemental Information

Disclosure Information


Jacqualine G. Berger, Councilmember


Robert J. Gilmour (C)  term expires  12/31/2023

Michael J. Chmiel, Esq. (M)  term expires  12/31/2025

Stephanie S. Gelber (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Dal  Giuliani (M)  term expires  12/31/2017

Steven L. Herberger (M)  term expires  12/31/2019

BrittanyLee Penberthy (M)  term expires  12/31/2020

Harbinder Singh Gill (M)  term expires  12/31/2022


(C) Chairperson
(CC) Co-Chairperson
(M) Member
(O) Resource Person

Meeting Location

Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

To verify, please call (716) 631-7013.

Meeting Dates

Thu., January  17, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., February  21, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., March  21, 2019,  06:30 PM

Tue., March  26, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., April  18, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., May  16, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., June  20, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., August  15, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., October  17, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., November  21, 2019,  06:30 PM

Thu., January  16, 2020,  06:30 PM

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Planning Board Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised that the September 19, 2019 Planning Board meeting has been cancelled.

posted by [tray] on Aug 22, 2019

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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  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221