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Planning Board

Please be advised all Planning Board meetings will be held virtually until Jan 15, 2022.

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

*Please be advised that the Planning Board Public Hearing Items are now available on the IQM2 / Minutetraq Website and are part of the meeting agenda packet.

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  12/31/2024

BrittanyLee Penberthy (M)  term expires  12/31/2027

Joseph P. Raffaele, Jr. (M)  term expires  12/31/2022

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


(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

Thu., January  21, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., February  18, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., March  18, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., April  15, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., May  20, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., June  24, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., August  19, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., September  23, 2021,  06:30 PM *Will be held virtually using Zoom Meetings
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Meeting ID: 837 4696 6871
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Thu., October  21, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., November  18, 2021,  06:30 PM

Thu., January  20, 2022,  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. Amherst community videos.

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221