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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 December 18.

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posted by [tkoller] on Dec 07, 2018

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Zoning Review Working Group Meeting


A meeting of the Zoning Review Working Group will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm at Village Hall (5565 Main Street) to work on draft changes to the zoning code.

posted by [kschueler] on Dec 07, 2018

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Closure of Portion of Maple Road


Please click the document link below for information on work being done on Maple Rd. that will have a single lane closure from Hopkins Rd to Transit Rd. Beginning December 13, 2018 continuing until December 16, 2018 or until work is complete.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 07, 2018

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Dinner Club Application


Join this delicious club!

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posted by [cyensan] on Dec 05, 2018

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Travel Club Application


Life's better in the travel club!

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posted by [cyensan] on Dec 05, 2018

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Winter / Spring 2019 Program Guide


The Youth & Recreation Winter/Spring Program Guide is now available. Please click the link below to view the Program Guide.

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posted by [tray] on Dec 05, 2018

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Club List


Join one of our 40 clubs in 2019!

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posted by [cyensan] on Dec 04, 2018

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Town of Amherst Holiday Happening


Join us on Sunday, December 16 from 2:00-4:00 at The Amherst Center for Senior Services. All ages are welcome to enjoy this festive holiday event featuring; crafts, music & caroling (led by Sweet Home High School Students), free hot chocolate bar & popcorn, horse-drawn carriage rides, storytellers from the Audubon Library, Getzville Fire Department bonfire, and a visit from the Amherst Police Department. There will even be special appearances made by Santa & Mrs. Claus and ELSA & ANNA!

posted by [cyensan] on Dec 03, 2018

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December Menu


Check out our special Chanukah, Christmas and New Years Eve lunches!

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posted by [cyensan] on Nov 30, 2018

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December Network


Join us at the second annual Holiday Happening on Sunday, December 16. (See page four for details)

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posted by [cyensan] on Nov 30, 2018

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Snyder Fire District Election


Please take notice that the Annual Election of the Snyder Fire District will take place on December 11, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Snyder Fire Hall, 4531 Main Street, Snyder, New York for the purpose of electing one (1) Commissioner for a five-year term. Please click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Nov 30, 2018

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Holiday Happening


All ages are welcome to enjoy this festive holiday event on Sunday, December 16 at the Amherst Senior Center from 2:00pm-4:00pm. See attached for details!

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Nov 29, 2018

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December 2018 General Skate Calendar


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

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posted by [dbauman] on Nov 28, 2018

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Yard Waste Pick Ends November 30th


Modern Disposal will only pick up yard waste thru November 30th. Yard waste will NOT be picked up between December 1st and March 31st.

posted by [tbeck] on Nov 28, 2018

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THREE NEW CLASSES BEING ADDED FOR 2019


Total Body Workout-Cardio & resistance exercise to strengthen bones, muscles, and improve one’s overall health. Please bring a mat, weights, and exercise bands. ($27) Wed’s 1/9-3/27 (12X), 10:30-11:30 From Brecht to Broadway, The Musical Theater of Kurt Weill-Virgil Thompson, called Kurt Weill (1900-1950) became the toast of Berlin’s theatre scene and then later conquered New York as he reinvented the Broadway Musical! Come and examine all aspects of Weill’s career and backstage tales. ($39) Fri’s 1/11-4/12 (14X), 1:00-3:00 Country Line Dancing-Come and learn or just practice line dancing and get a great workout at the same time. ($20) Mon’s 3/4-4/22 (8X), 10:00-11:00

posted by [cyensan] on Nov 21, 2018

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Holiday Gingerbread House


The Town of Amherst is issuing building permits to kids 12 years old and younger who show off their talents! Design a Holiday Gingerbread House using the permit form. Then submit form to the Town of Amherst by emailing, mailing, or dropping of the form at Amherst Town Hall (see bottom of form for details) by December 14. Individuals submitting a design that is ‘in compliance with Amherst building codes’ will receive an approved building permit mailed to the address on the form.

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posted by [dwiller] on Nov 08, 2018

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YouthWork$ Program - Fall/Winter clean-up


If you are in need of help with raking, shoveling or other jobs around your home, please call the YOUTH WORK$ program at 631-7217 and ask for Robin Erwin or e-mail rerwin@amherst.ny.us We have teens that are interested in working for you. Our youth do a variety of jobs throughout the year. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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posted by [rmccarthy02] on Nov 08, 2018

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Parking Ban Goes Into Effect November 1st


The Town of Amherst parking ban starts on November 1st and runs thru April 1st from 1 am to 7 am daily. Please plan accordingly.

posted by [tbeck] on Oct 29, 2018

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Family Holiday Newsletter 2018


Check out all the fun you will have this November and December in THE FAMILY ROOM! Field trips, special events, "Monday, Funday" and MORE! Help support The Family Room at eventbrite.com for our Big Basket Bash & Raffle!

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posted by [knorton] on Oct 26, 2018

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Family Room Calendars November - December 2018


Check out what's happening daily in The Family Room for November and December! Please note dates, activities and the website to register in order to participate in all the fun!

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posted by [knorton] on Oct 26, 2018

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Closure of a Portion of North Forest Rd


Please be advised that the portion of North Forest Rd between John James Audubon Pkwy and Dodge Rd will be closed for the replacement of a culvert beginning October 29, 2018 until December 14, 2018 or until the work is complete. A signed detour will be in place. Please click the document link below for more information.

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posted by [tray] on Oct 24, 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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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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