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Zoning Board of Appeals

April 21, 2020 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

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

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

Meeting ID: 421 514 599
Password: 6317051

For further information or questions:

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

Mission Statement

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 267 of the New York State Town Law, the Town of Amherst maintains a Zoning Board of Appeals consisting of five (5) members appointed by the Town Board, each for a term of five (5) years on a staggered basis.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is authorized to grant relief from any provision of the Town of Amherst Zoning Ordinance or any decision of an administrative official charged with the enforcement of that ordinance. In addition, the Board is empowered to grant special use permits in certain instances as spelled out in the Zoning Ordinance. Town Law specifies the grounds and criteria that the Zoning Board of Appeals must use to grant a variance.

For general questions concerning Zoning Board of Appeals actions, please contact the Planning Department.

Supplemental Information

Disclosure Information


Jacqualine G. Berger, Councilmember


John Radens (C)  term expires  12/31/2021

Carrie H. Kahn, Ed.D. (M)  term expires  12/31/2020

Ann M. Nichols, Esq. (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Nina Potycz (M)  term expires  12/31/2022

Ronald Shubert (M)  term expires  12/31/2024


(C) Chairperson
(CC) Co-Chairperson
(M) Member
(O) Resource Person
(S) Secretary
(V) Vice Chairperson

Meeting Location

Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

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

Meeting Dates

Tue., January  28, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., February  25, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., March  17, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., April  21, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., May  19, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., June  16, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., July  21, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., August  18, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., September  15, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., October  20, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., November  17, 2020,  06:30 PM

Tue., December  15, 2020,  06:30 PM

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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