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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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The Village of Kenmore, New York was incorporated in 1899. The Village is situated just north of Buffalo, New York with the Town of Tonawanda surrounding it on all other sides. The Village is approximately 1.2 square miles and has a population of approximately 15,500.


Kenmore is divided into five  zoning districts: single family residential, 1-2 family residential, General Business, Restricted Business and Industrial use. 

 Mailing Information

Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217

 Phone - Fax - Email Information

Phone: (716) 873-5700
Fax: (716) 873-0004
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 Building Closing Information

The Kenmore Clerk/Treasurer's Office, Building Department, Justice Court and Department of Public Works are closed on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday * - Garbage will be collected on this date.
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving  - The Clerk/Treasurer, Building and Court offices will also be closed the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

In addition, Village offices will be closing at noon on December 24th and December 31st.*

If you garbage day falls on a holiday, your trash will be collected the next day, and the trash collection schedule for the rest of the week will be delayed by one day beginning the day of the holiday.  For example, if the holiday falls on a Monday, all trash collection for the week will be delayed by one day (Monday trash picked up on Tuesday....Friday trash collected on Saturday).  If the holiday falls on a Wednesday, for example, only trash collection for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be delayed  one day. 

PLEASE NOTE:  If the holiday falls on a Friday, there will be no change in the collection schedule.

* Garbage will be collected on Good Friday

Village Offices are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Trash will be collected on that day.

IN ORDER TO BEST SERVE OUR RESIDENTS, THE VILLAGE WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL RECYCLE COLLECTION PICKUP THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 25TH.  THERE WILL BE NO OTHER CHANGE TO THE RECYCLE SCHEDULE

 

 Winter Parking Ban

Please note that there is a winter parking ban in the Village of Kenmore. Off-street parking is required during this time to allow for snow removal.

NO PARKING ON VILLAGE ROADS

2 AM – 6 AM

NOVEMBER 15 – MARCH 15*

 

11/10/17 - Given the extended forecast, the Village Board has decided to postpone the Off Street Parking Ban for 2017 to December 1, 2017.  If there is a need to put the Ban into effect earlier, you will be notified on this website and the KPD Facebook.

 

*Please note that, under the Village Code, off-street parking may be implemented at other times to address snow removal or other emergencies.

 

Block Parties - All block party requests need to be approved by the Village Board.  Please submit a letter of request to the Clerk/Treasurer.  Requests can also be made via email to:

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Please include the street (and side street boundaries of your block), the date requested (and rain date, if applicable) and a contact name, address and phone number.  In order to receive timely approval for your block party request, please submit your request at least 1 month before the date requested.  Do NOT submit your request to the Town of Tonawanda.

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

 

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21 Nov 2017;
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Board Meeting
05 Dec 2017;
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