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Amherst Central Park Task Force

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There are no scheduled meeting dates on this website for the Amherst Central Park Task Force

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Meetings will be held virtually using Zoom Meetings

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

Former Westwood Country Club
NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Draft Plan to Investigate Contamination at Brownfield Site on North Forest Rd., Williamsville
The link below opens a fact sheet that invites public comment about a draft work plan to investigate contamination at the Westwood Country Club, site ID #C915291 (Williamsville, Erie County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

The draft investigation work plan, called a “Remedial Investigation Work Plan,” (RIWP) was submitted by Mensch Capital Partners, LLC to NYSDEC under New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. The investigation will be performed by Mensch Capital Partners, LLC with oversight by NYSDEC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

Please note, NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the draft work plan through August 13, 2021. Please see fact sheet for details about the draft plan and how to comment directly to the NYSDEC.


The vision for Amherst Central Park is to structure, design and create an exemplary multi-use park with broad year-round appeal. Its range of activity will draw from natural resources, environmental sciences, the fine arts, sports and recreation, historic preservation, and even medical research and care – each with leadership intent. This premier community asset will serve as a safe and inclusive space for individuals of all ages to play, learn, reflect, gather, engage and enjoy in perpetuity.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop and oversee the creation of Amherst Central Park as a location where all people can enjoy a full measure of natural, cultural, social, educational, and recreational opportunities. Through the preservation of greenspace, we hope to create an environment where Amherst demonstrates its commitment to advance the fight against climate change. Using broad collaboration, we aim to establish a place that will become self-sustaining over time and that encourages creativity, discovery, and wellness in body, mind and spirit.


  1. Inclusivity
  2. Adaptability
  3. Accessibility
  4. Diversity
  5. Sustainability
  6. Conservancy
  7. Transparency

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Mark Alnutt (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Anthony Bannon (M)  term expires  12/31/2022

Johnathan Dandes (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Richard Duquin (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Enid  Edelman (M)  term expires  12/31/2022

Tim Gardner (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Nathan Hartrich (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Randall Kramer (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Jennifer Snyder-Haas (M)  term expires  12/31/2022

Melissa Abel (O)

Scott Chamberlin (O)

Dan Howard (O)

Emily Melski (O)

Mary-Diana Pouli (O)

Dan Rizzo (O)


(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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