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Town Board Meeting Videos

The video of the Town Board meeting from Wednesday March 25, 2020 has been uploaded to the Town website and is now available for viewing. Please click the link below to view this and other Town Board agendas, minutes, and meeting videos.

Erie County, NY Department of Health: Coronavirus Information

NOTICE:

All Town of Amherst Board and Committee meetings (with the exception of the Town Board) will be cancelled for 30 days through April 14, 2020 or until further notice. In addition, Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main Street is closed to the public and public access will be by appointment only.

  • Town Clerk: 716-631-7021 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (until further notice)
  • Assessor: 716-631-7038
  • Building Department: 716-631-7080
  • Planning Department: 716-631-7051
  • Purchasing/Contracts: 716-631-7007
  • Bids: 716-631-7007
  • Human Resources: 716-631-7025

For all other appointment requests, please call 716-631-7013 or 716-631-7032.

Town of Amherst Courts and Village of Williamsville Courts

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED and all Town and Village Court buildings are CLOSED. Please see this Press Release for details

Bid Openings

Town of Amherst bid openings will be live streamed and recorded. The public will not be allowed to attend bid openings in person. Please see the links below for either the live stream or recordings. All bids are due according to their published times. The bid openings for Tue., March 23, 2020 will begin at 12:30 PM.

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Sheridan/Evans:

  • Artist: Dan Meyer (2019)
    • Website
    • Biography
    • Inspiration: "My inspiration for the theme, Amherst is Arts and Culture, is derived from our town’s preservation of green space. In addition to providing a healthy and family friendly environment, green space provides food and shelter for wildlife, particularly birds. The three bird species, Screech Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker and White Breasted Nuthatch were all photographed by me within our town. I hope my creation will be a reminder to all of the importance green space plays in our community."

Progress Photos:

progress photo #1 of Dan Meyer painting the traffic signal box at Sheridan and Evans
progress photo #5 of Dan Meyer painting the traffic signal box at Sheridan and Evans
progress photo #6 of Dan Meyer painting the traffic signal box at Sheridan and Evans
progress photo #7 of Dan Meyer painting the traffic signal box at Sheridan and Evans

Sheridan/Mill:

  • Artists: Annette Trabucco & Kim Yoerg (2019)
    • Annette Trabucco Website
    • Annette Trabucco Biography
    • Kim Yoerg Website
    • Kim Yoerg Biography
    • Inspiration:"Working collaboratively, Annette and Kim found their inspiration for the traffic box on the Corner of Sheridan Drive and Mill Street from the Williamsville Water Mill giving Mill Street its name. Kim and Annette selected Van Gogh’s “The Old Mill” painting to highlight the proximity to this piece of Amherst’s cultural history. The original of this Van Gogh painting is owned by Albright Knox Art Gallery."

Progress Photos:

progress photo #1 of Annette Trabucco & Kim Yoerg painting the traffic signal box at Sheridan & Mill
progress photo #4 of Annette Trabucco & Kim Yoerg painting the traffic signal box at Sheridan & Mill
progress photo #7 of Annette Trabucco & Kim Yoerg painting the traffic signal box at Sheridan & Mill
progress photo #9 of Annette Trabucco & Kim Yoerg painting the traffic signal box at Sheridan & Mill

Sheridan/N. Forest:

  • Artists: Patty Ossa & Cindy Rossi Angrisano (2019)
    • Biography
    • Inspiration:"My intention is to express the many emotions that are beautiful and necessary for all human nature - a mixture of vibrant colors and layers in all forms. Finding happiness and peace and whatever brings you joy. Music, love, flowers and sunshine are just a sample of symbols that bring the soul alive."

Progress Photos:

progress photo #1 of Patty Ossa & Cindy Rossi Angrisano painting the traffic signal box at Maple and North Forest
progress photo #25 of Patty Ossa & Cindy Rossi Angrisano painting the traffic signal box at Maple and North Forest
progress photo #26 of Patty Ossa & Cindy Rossi Angrisano painting the traffic signal box at Maple and North Forest
progress photo #27 of Patty Ossa & Cindy Rossi Angrisano painting the traffic signal box at Maple and North Forest

Maple/Maplemere:

  • Artist: Tom Asklar (2019)
    • Website
    • Biography
    • Inspiration: "My inspiration for this piece came from seeing a test pattern on television one night ...it is a beautiful graphic, and it is a vestige of yesteryear...I did a painting on canvas of the test pattern And I enjoyed doing it and people love it… and this opportunity arose I thought of something bold and graphic that people could notice as they’re driving and it wouldn’t distract them because they don’t have to visually scrutinize it for details... it’s also a statement about how technology has evolved rapidly and that may not be such a good thing in certain ways."

Progress Photos:

progress photo #1 of Tom Asklar painting the traffic signal box at Maple and Maplemere

Maple/N. Forest:

  • Artist: Bob Gregg (2019)
    • Website
    • Biography
    • Inspiration:"I love the variety of color's my project will show. I love painting flowers."

Progress Photos:

progress photo #2 of Bob Gregg painting the traffic signal box at Maple and North Forest
progress photo #3 of Bob Gregg painting the traffic signal box at Maple and North Forest
progress photo #4 of Bob Gregg painting the traffic signal box at Maple and North Forest
progress photo #5 of Bob Gregg painting the traffic signal box at Maple and North Forest

Maple at Maple West Elementary School:

  • Artists: Megan Doherty, Lisa Cabra (2019)
    • Lisa Cabra Biography
    • Megan Doherty Biography
    • Inspiration: "As the traffic box is facing our elementary school, we decided on a POP ART creation of child-like drawings on notebook paper, full of bold lines and primary colors.  The drawings are reflections about the history of Amherst, like the Maple-Forest Schoolhouse, water mill, town hall, logos of Amherst community support (fire and police), and flora and fauna to represent our beautiful parks. We hope that each time our families pass by the traffic box they discover a new fun image to love!"

Progress Photos:

progress photo #1 of Megan Doherty & Lisa Cabra painting the traffic signal box at Maple  at Maple West Elementary School
progress photo #10 of Megan Doherty & Lisa Cabra painting the traffic signal box at Maple  at Maple West Elementary School
progress photo #17 of Megan Doherty & Lisa Cabra painting the traffic signal box at Maple  at Maple West Elementary School
progress photo #18 of Megan Doherty & Lisa Cabra painting the traffic signal box at Maple  at Maple West Elementary School

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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