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Please click the document link below for FAQ's related to the continued environmental monitoring at scene of commercial fire at 120 Earhart on Tuesday 7/20/21.

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Track Us Announcement IconFall Catalog
AARP will not be offering September classes

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Track Us Announcement IconRequest for Proposals for Lead-Testing Services
The Town's Community Development Program is seeking proposals for lead, mold and asbestos testing for their Housing Rehabilitation program. Please see the attached Request for Proposal. Proposals are due by August 20, 2021.

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Track Us Announcement IconSenior Center Clubs
Join a Club!

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Track Us Announcement IconAugust Menu
Check out our vegan options on Mondays.

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There will be a Public Hearing at the Town Board Meeting on August 9, 2021 for the Adoption of the 2021 Amherst Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. Please click the website link below to view the current draft plan.

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Track Us Announcement IconAugust Network
Don't miss the last concert of the season on August 18

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Track Us Announcement IconDEC Invites Public Comment
NYSDEC Invites Public Comment on Draft Plan to Investigate Contamination at Brownfield Site at former Westwood Country Club (click the website link below to view details).

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Track Us Announcement IconResurfacing of Wehrle Drive
Please click the document link below for information on the public comment period in regard to a pavement resurfacing project on Wehrle Drive between Harlem Road and Aero Drive. Additional information can be found at

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Track Us Announcement IconApplication for Justice Assistance Grant Funds
Notice is hereby given that the City of Buffalo, in partnership with the County of Erie and the Towns of Amherst and Cheektowaga, is participating in a grant sponsored by the US Department of Justice, under the Bureau of Justice Assistance, entitled Edward Byrne Memorial 2021 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). This formula-grant award will be utilized to support various components within the criminal justice system such as enhanced public safety through targeted and directed patrols, equipment and technology upgrades, and juvenile prosecutorial enhancement. Further information can be obtained, or public comment can be submitted, by contacting: Captain Persons Town of Amherst Police Department 500 John James Audubon Pkwy Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 689-1311.
Have you been financially affected by the pandemic and are behind in your mortgage payments? Please see the attached information for help with your mortgage.

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COVID-19 Related Information (click to open)

Primary Purpose of the Program:

To assist low income households that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The household should have been low income before the COVID-19 crisis occurred. Priority will be given to households that became unemployed due to the pandemic. Due to the funding source for this program, assistance will be provided to households who are most likely to achieve and maintain stable housing once they have been assisted by the program. Temporary rental assistance for up to 3 months and a limit of $3,000.00 will be given to households that qualify.

Program Information & Application

The Town of Amherst Emergency Operations Center, Planning Division, (EOC Planning Division) has been formed to facilitate a connection between the Town of Amherst EOC and local stakeholders, public and private service providers, community groups and other networks to assist in identifying needs and resource gaps, answering questions, and guide planning for a strategic response to COVID-19. Please click the website link below for information from the EOC Planning Division.

Emergency Operations Center, Planning Division, (EOC Planning Division)

Current CDC Guidelines with Mask Recommendations

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Budget & Financials

The Town of Amherst Comptroller's Office publishes current and historical adopted Budgets as well as BANS & Bonds Official Statements, Audited Financial Statements and Gross Wages & Benefits. Questions about financial or budget issues can be directed to the Comptroller's Office.

Boards & Committees

Town of Amherst Boards & Committees meeting schedules, link to agendas, minutes & video. If you're interested in joining a Board or Committee, please contact the Councilmember's Office at (716) 631-7013 or the Supervisor's Office at (716) 631-7032.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Comprehensive Property Information

Comprehensive Property InformationThe Town of Amherst has been a leader in providing access to online property information for nearly 20 years. In 2007, Amherst was awarded a New York State grant to further develop its online property information. Through this grant the Town of Amherst developed the Comprehensive Property Information (CPI) portal. The CPI provides detailed property information (i.e., building type, square footage, year built, etc.), assessments and taxes, an Assessment Challenge tool, a two-year historical breakdown of tax bills, true tax versus tax bill amount (accounting for exemption savings), and a tax analysis detailing the Town, County and School tax levies.

The Town IT Department works closely with the Town's Assessor and Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes to ensure the online portal continues to provide valuable and up-to-date information. Please follow this link for tax bills online.

Please visit the Assessor's Office for information regarding the 2021 Final Assessment Roll, 2020 Final Assessment Roll, challenging your assessment, property sales, exemptions (including the STAR program), forms & worksheets, tax rates and frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding assessments and taxes.

For Information on the exemption process for 2021 renewals and new applications please see this press release from the Town of Amherst Assessor's Office from August 31, 2020.

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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The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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