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Standard Work Day & Reporting


The Town of Amherst, hereby establishes the following standard work days for this official and will report the official to the New York State and Local Retirement System submitted by this official to the Deputy Town Clerk. Please see the attachment.

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posted by [tkoller] on Oct 17, 2018

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League of Women Voters Candidates Forum


The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara will present a Candidates Forum at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018, at the Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

All candidates for election to offices that serve residents of the Town of Amherst have been invited. Candidates who participate must abide by League rules.

The program is free -- everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

posted by [tray] on Oct 17, 2018

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Assessor's Outreach Session


New York State is making changes to how residents over age 65 enroll in the Enhanced STAR Program and the Low Income Senior Exemption. Join us at the Amherst Center for Senior Services on Friday, October 19 from 10:00 to 11:30 as the Town Of Amherst Assessor's Office will be here to provide information and answer questions.

posted by [cyensan] on Oct 15, 2018

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SBA's 8(a) and HUBZone Programs Webinar


Please click the website link below for more information or to register for the SBA's 8(a) and HUBZone Programs Webinar scheduled for Tuesday October 30th at 12:00 PM.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 15, 2018

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SBA and SCORE Event


Please click the website link below for more information on an event being hosted by the SBA and SCORE on Wednesday November 7th at 6:00 PM on Succeeding and Getting Found on Google Search and Maps.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 15, 2018

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Zoning Board of Appeals


Please find a link to the summary for Applications for Variances and Special Permits to be heard at the meeting of October 23.

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posted by [tkoller] on Oct 11, 2018

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OPEN HOUSE AT 26 MEADOW LEA DRIVE


Fully Rehabilitated Single Family Home for Sale in the Town of Amherst. Purchase subsidy up to $30,000 plus closing cost assistance to an eligible first-time homebuyer. See attached flyer.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Oct 10, 2018

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RFP : Telecommunications Land Use Counsel


The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified law firms to provide legal services for land use and development issues related to telecommunication facilities (i.e., cell phone towers, small cell installation in public right of way etc.).

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posted by [nburroughs] on Oct 10, 2018

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Coffee with the Candidates


Being politically informed is important. The League of Women Voters of the Greater Buffalo Area and the Amherst Center for Senior Services would like to invite you to meet and greet candidates over coffee. Take advantage of this local opportunity to learn face to face where the candidates stand on a variety of topics. Friday, October 26 at 9:00 am at the Amherst Center for Senior Services. Call 636-3055, extension 3108 to register to attend.

posted by [cyensan] on Oct 09, 2018

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RFP for New Construction HOME Rental Project


The Planning Department is accepting Request for Proposals for a New Construction HOME Affordable Rental Subsidy Project. Please see attached notice for details.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Oct 09, 2018

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Low Income and Enhanced STAR exemptions


Please click the document link below for information on your Low Income and Enhanced STAR exemptions. The state has implemented some changes to the STAR application process. Please watch for your renewal application in the mail.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 08, 2018

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2019 Budget Information


The Town of Amherst Supervisor's Budgets are now online. Please follow the link below to find the 2019 proposed Operating and Special District budget documents.

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posted by [dwiller] on Oct 04, 2018

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Health Insurance and Wellness Fair-Open to the Public


It’s open enrollment! Are you interested in getting more information on what insurance is best for you as well as health and wellness materials? We will be hosting over a dozen vendors for you to obtain well needed information. This event is free and open to the public. Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Amherst Center for Senior Services.

posted by [cyensan] on Oct 03, 2018

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Requests for 2019 CDBG Funding


The Draft Action Plan for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Program is being prepared and requests for funding should be sent to the Planning Department no later than November 2, 2018. Attached is the information.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Oct 02, 2018

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October Dinner Club


Please join us this month at Sean Patrick's!

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posted by [cyensan] on Oct 01, 2018

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Travel Club Holiday Party


The prices in The Network are incorrect. These are the correct prices. Sorry!

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posted by [cyensan] on Sep 28, 2018

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November Dinner Club


Dinner at Milo's!

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posted by [cyensan] on Sep 28, 2018

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October Menu


Don't miss our Halloween Lunch & Party on October 31!

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posted by [cyensan] on Sep 28, 2018

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October Network


Don't miss the Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 to 12:00. Get answers to all your open enrollment questions!

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posted by [cyensan] on Sep 28, 2018

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Public Hearing Items


Copies of application materials and plans for items scheduled for public hearings at the October 18, 2018 Planning Board Meeting are now available. Please click the link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Sep 28, 2018

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October 2018 General Skate Calendar


Please click the link below to view the October 2018 Open Skate Schedule at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

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posted by [dbauman] on Sep 24, 2018

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Family Room Fall Calendars


Check out what's happening daily at The Family Room this Fall!

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posted by [knorton] on Sep 04, 2018

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Family Room Fall Newsletter


All the fun you want in Fall is at The Family Room! Playgroups, Field Trips, weekly craft activities and MORE! Come check us out at our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, September 8th!!

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posted by [knorton] on Sep 04, 2018

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TRAVEL CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY


Join the Travel Club on December 2 at Sean Patrick's Restaurant!

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posted by [cyensan] on Sep 04, 2018

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Closed - Pedestrian Bridge - Tonawanda Creek Canal Trailway


The Amherst Highway Department has closed the pedestrian bridge on the Tonawanda Creek Canal Trailway over Ransom Creek. This is located at 2700 Tonawanda Creek Rd. The bridge had to be closed because the structural integrity of the bridge was not sufficient for pedestrian traffic. The Town of Amherst is looking into replacing the bridge with a new structure. Until that time the bridge will remain closed for the safety of the trail users.

posted by [tbeck] on Aug 15, 2018

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Free Housing Counseling-Buffalo Urban League


There will be free housing counseling services at Town Hall on the third Thursday of the month from 10am-2pm. Please see attachment for details.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Jul 20, 2018

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Information


If you are in need of smoke or carbon monoxide detector requirements please see our informational sheets. This information is for residential homes and includes International Code specific information as well as other helpful information. If you need any further assistance you can call the Fire Safety Division at (716) 631-7140.

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posted by [dmastrella] on Jun 11, 2018

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Zoning Board of Appeals Revised Filing Dates


The Zoning Board of Appeals has revised the submission filing deadline per the attached schedule.

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posted by [tkoller] on Jun 05, 2018

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Yard Waste Pickup - April 1st thru November 30th


Each year from April 1st through November 30th your yard waste will be collected separately on your designated collection day. All yard waste must be placed within five feet of the curb, but not in the street. It must be separate from garbage and trash. Material must be placed in containers with two manufactured handles such as garbage cans or bushel baskets with covers removed. Yard waste totes are also acceptable. Containers must not exceed 60 pounds in weight or 40 gallon capacity. Yard waste will NOT be collected in plastic bags. Branches and shrub trimmings up to 6 inches in diameter should be cut into easily handled lengths, no greater than 4 feet even if placed in cans or securely bundled.

posted by [tbeck] on Mar 27, 2018

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Kidde Recalls 500,000 Dual-Sensor Smoke Detectors


Kidde has recalled almost 500,000 dual-sensor smoke detectors in the U.S. and Canada because a manufacturing malfunction can compromise the devices' ability to detect smoke. Specifically, a yellow cap that was left on during manufacturing can cover one of the two smoke sensors, posing a risk of people not being alerted to a fire in their home.

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posted by [dmastrella] on Mar 23, 2018

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Pothole Reporting Information


Residents can call the Amherst Highway Department at 631-7117 or e-mail hdispatch@amherst.ny.us if there is a pothole in need of repair on a Town of Amherst roadway. Located within the Town of Amherst are about 67 center lane miles of Erie County roadways that are maintained by the Erie County County Highway Department. Listed below are the roads located within the Town of Amherst that the County of Erie maintains. If it is a County road please contact them to report the pothole or any road maintenance problem.

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posted by [tbeck] on Feb 13, 2018

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Belmont Housing Counselors Available at Town Hall


Free Housing Counseling at Town Hall on the third and fourth Wednesdays of the month starting January 2018. Please see notice for more information.

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posted by [sfitzpatrick] on Jan 01, 2018

About Amherst

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

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