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Zoning Board of Appeals

Meeting Dates

Tue., January  16, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., February  13, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., March  19, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., April  16, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., May  14, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., June  18, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., August  13, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., September  17, 2024,  06:30 PM

Wed., October  16, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., November  19, 2024,  06:30 PM

Tue., January  14, 2025,  06:30 PM

Meeting Location

Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

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

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


Brian Bray (C)  term expires  12/31/2026

Ronald Shubert, Esq. (V)  term expires  12/31/2024

Erik A. Goergen, Esq. (M)  term expires  12/31/2028

Ellen Parker (M)  term expires  12/31/2027

Kelly J. Philips, Esq. (M)  term expires  12/31/2025


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

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