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Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
Mayor
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Phone
(716) 873-5700
Fax
(716) 873-0004

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Kathleen Peterangelo Johnson

Kathleen P. Johnson
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A Message from the Clerk/Treasurer

I am honored to serve as Clerk/Treasurer for the Village of Kenmore. As Kenmore residents, my family and I have always felt great pride in this community and the many services it provides. The emergency services of our Police and Fire Department cannot be beat, and I am proud to work with such dedicated government officials. Everyone working for the Village is committed to providing the very best service to the Kenmore community.

 
EXPERIENCE:

I have worked for the Village for nearly 25 years, having served as Acting Justice and as Village Attorney. I have enjoyed all of the positions I have held in the Village and feel that this background has afforded me the opportunity to really know and understand the Village government and the community it serves.

As part of my job, I am fortunate to work very closely with the Mayor and Board of Trustees, village employees, businesses and residents. We are so lucky to have a municipality where there exists such a strong working relationship between all of these people, who are committed to providing quality service to the community and to making Kenmore a great place to live and work.


 
RESPONSIBILITIES:


The Clerk/Treasurer is responsible for coordinating and managing the day-to-day operation of the Village and for compiling the agenda for Board review. All Village records, including minutes, agreements and contracts are maintained in the Clerk's Office.  In addition, as the Chief Financial Officer of the Village, the Clerk/Treasurer is responsible for collecting revenues and paying Village expenses.

As Registrar, I am responsible for maintaining all records of birth and death in the Village.

Your Village Water bills are paid to this office. We also accept applications for village employment and funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program, as well as taking requests for information through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). Persons seeking building, peddler, sign or other permits will make application in Room 17. This is also the office to contact should you require a Sump pump certificate in order to facilitate the transfer of your home.

I am also happy to conduct tours for schools and service organizations. Tours include information about the Village government and viewing various Village offices located in the Municipal Building. Interested parties should contact this office (873-5700) for more information.

 

Block Party requests should also be sent to this office.  This can be done via a letter or email.  Your request should include the street (including cross streets), date, rain date and contact information for the person making the request.  Please note that all block parties need to be approved by the Board, so it's important to submit your request at least 1 month before the date you are requesting.

My office staff is here to assist you with any questions or problems you may have pertaining to any of the Village departments.

 

 

 
LOCATION ADDRESS:

Kenmore Municipal Building - Room 17

2919 Delaware Avenue

Kenmore, New York 14217

The office is located on the 1st floor of the Municipal Building that is situated at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road.


OFFICE HOURS:

8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Excluding legal holidays.

 

IF YOU ARE CALLING AFTER REGULAR OFFICE HOURS, AND NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL THE KENMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 875-1234

 

PHONE FAX & EMAIL:

Phone(716) 873-5700

Fax: (716) 873-0004

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Board of Trustees
 
 
Under the New York State Village Law, the government is comprised of a Mayor and four Trustees. Each is elected in a Village Election held the second Tuesday in November. All elected officials serve for a four (4) year term. Not all offices are elected in the same year. A Village Election is held every two years. The mayor and two trustee positions will be up for election in one election, and the Village Justice and the other two trustee positions will be elected in the next.

The Board serves as a legislative, appropriating, governing and policy-making body for the Village of Kenmore. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer and oversees all Village affairs to ensure that the government is properly administered. In addition, the Mayor appoints all non-elective, non-union offices. All appointments are subject to Board approval.

MAYOR - PATRICK MANG   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TRUSTEE - KATHERINE BESTINE

TRUSTEE - PAUL P. CATALANO, Deputy Mayor

TRUSTEE - KATIE BURD

TRUSTEE - JOSEPH M. DeCECCO

In addition to the elected government officials, the Village of Kenmore government is required by law to have a Village Clerk. The Village Clerk/Treasurer is appointed by the Mayor and subject to the approval of the Village Board of Trustees. The Clerk/Treasurer is appointed to a two (2) year term. The Clerk/Treasurer is the Department Head of the Clerk/Treasurers Office and serves as the Villages Chief Fiscal Officer.

Clerk/Treasurer - Kathleen P. Johnson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other Department heads include:

Chief of Police - Peter Breitnauer
Superintendent of Public Works - David Root
Building Department - Michael D. Berns

PETER D. BREITNAUER, Fire Chief

 

WILLIAM DRENKO, 1st Assistant Chief

 

DAVID McGREGOR, 2nd Assistant Chief 

 

KENNETH BUTKOWSKI, II, Senior Firefighter

 

 

 

 

LOCATION ADDRESS

 

16 Nash Road

Kenmore, New York  14217

 

PHONE and FAX NUMBERS

 

Phone: (716) 875-3274

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The Kenmore Fire Department is charged with protecting the lives and property of Kenmore residents and businesses.  The Fire Department is comprised of both paid firefighters and volunteers.  In addition to serving the Village of Kenmore, the Department also protects 3 districts located in the Town of Tonawanda.  There are currently 60 active volunteer members.

 

In addition to serving the public through fire fighting and first aid, the Kenmore Fire Department also sponsors and/or participates in many community service activities.  For example, the Department hosts a Halloween Party for area children, provides holiday gift baskets and food for the needy, and donates countless hours to help with Kenmore Days, the Holiday Sing Along and Santa’s Arrival.  The Department also provides trucks for Village Block Parties upon request.

 

For more information about the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department, click here

 

HISTORY

 

The Kenmore Fire Department was established in 1903. The original Fire Hall shared space with the Village offices at 2831 Delaware Avenue, near Warren Avenue.  The building was purchased for $2,285 by Jacob B. Rickert.  The first chief was Frank C. Stillwell.

 

The Fire Department moved to its current location on Nash Road in 1929.  This building originally housed both the fire and police departments.  The Kenmore Police Department moved to its current location on  Elmwood Avenue in 1951.

 

A bell, located in the belfry of the Methodist Church served as the original fire alarm for the Village.  In 1904 the Village Board authorized the purchase of its own bell, which sounded alarms until 1917.  This bell is now located at 16 Nash Road as a historic reminder of the Fire Department’s history.  Later an electric alarm system was installed which consisted of twelve boxes located in various sections of the Village.  This system enabled all alarms to sound when any one alarm was activated.  An air blast alarm system was initiated in 1934 and was utilized until 1981.  Kenmore was the first Tonawanda fire department to utilize home receivers.

 

The first equipment consisted of a hand-drawn hose cart and tools.  Most members would run to the fire hall to get their equipment and would then run to the fire.  The first piece of motorized equipment was purchased in 1918.  All equipment was hand drawn until 1919.

 

There have been two firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty to the Kenmore Fire Department.  These men will always be remembered for their service and dedication to this community.

 

Past Chief Chester A. Long – April 9, 1959

Firefighter Timothy M. Goff – May 24, 1997

 

MICHAEL D. BERNS, Building Inspector

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 Background

The Village of Kenmore Building Department is comprised of a full-time Building Inspector, a part-time, 4 part-time Code Enforcement Officers, and a part time Plumbing and Electrical Inspector. Together these individuals perform inspections required under the New York State Fire and Building Code and address complaints pertaining to violations of the New York State Building and Property Maintenance Code and the Kenmore Municipal Code.

The Village is ever mindful of the importance of maintaining properties in Kenmore's 100+ year old community. Daily foot inspections are made to assure that properties are kept up and in compliance with all applicable regulations. Notices are sent to advise owners and residents of any items needing to be addressed. Last year, the Building Department answered 1154 complaints and inspected an additional 1250 residential properties in Kenmore.

In addition to inspections, the Building Department is also responsible for issuing building permits, inspecting construction work, approving and issuing sump pump certificates, issuing Certificates of Compliance, Electrical and Plumbing permits, and sign permits.

 

 OFFICE HOURS & INSPECTION TIMES

The Building Inspector is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

BUILDING INSPECTIONS: 9:30 a.m. - noon and 2:00-3:30 p.m.

ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING INSPECTIONS: Monday and Tuesday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., by appointment only.

To make arrangements for an appointment, please call the Village Clerk's Office at 873-5700.

 

 LOCATION - PHONE - FACSIMILE

 

Kenmore Municipal Building - Room 17
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, New York 14217

Telephone: (716) 873-5700
Facsimile: (716) 873-0004

 

FIRE PITS

Please be aware that, under New York State Building Code, Section 307:  Open Burning and Recreational Fires, there are restrictions on the use of open burning.  Under the Code, no recreational fire can be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material.  In addition, there is a prohibition for any open burning "that will be offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions...".  Please be aware of these restrictions if you have a fire pit.

OUTDOOR GRILLS

Under the International fire code, Sec. 308.1.4, Open flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies.  The only exception is that grills can be placed on balconies of 1 and 2 family dwellings only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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