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

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In order to maximize efficiency, the Village has adjusted its garbage schedule by eliminating the two “split routes” which had been in effect on Wardman and Kinsey. 

Please note the following changes to the Village of Kenmore Garbage Schedule:

Kinsey – all garbage is picked up on WEDNESDAYS only

Wardman – all garbage is picked up on MONDAYS only.

If you're unsure of your pick-up day, please contact the Clerk/Treasurer's Office (716) 873-5700 or the DPW (716) 875-0527 during office hours.

 

Collection Information for holidays:

 

If the holiday falls on a Monday, collection days will be delayed one day for the entire week.

If the holiday falls on a Tuesday through Thursday, collection will be delayed one day beginning on the day of the holiday and all days following.

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

 

 PAPER PRODUCTS

WHAT WE ACCEPT         WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT

Newspapers
Magazines & catalogs
Phone books

Books ONLY with the hard covers removed.

Hard-cover books
Napkins & Paper towels

Wrapping paper
Wax paper

Any food-soiled paper

Heavy paper items used for Shipping
Corrugated cardboard

Brown Paper bags

Box Board (shoe boxes, gift boxes, cereal boxes)

Pizza Boxes
Cardboard contaminated with food
Wax-coated cardboard
Oil stained cardboard
Wet or dirty boxes
Yellowish “foreign” cardboard
Pop/beer boxboard & freezer food boxboard

Bubble Wrap, styrofoam & plastic-lined boxes

Junk mail
Envelopes
Advertisements and flyers
School papers
Colored paper
Coupons
Computer paper

Plastic envelopes
Plastic wrapping or tape
Carbon paper

Napkins, tissue paper, paper towels

Any Soiled Paper

   

 BOX BOARD

WHAT WE ACCEPT  WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT
Dry food boxes (cereal, cookies, etc)
Boxes for healthcare items
Paper towel tubes
Clothing/gift boxes
Any food-soiled cardboard
Frozen food & microwave containers
Pop or other beverage packaging
Egg cartons
Milk cartons
Juice cartons
Juice boxes
Straws from drink boxes
Individual drink pouches
   

GLASS & METAL

WHAT WE ACCEPT

WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT

 All clear, green, brown glass

Cans, metal lids, closure caps, aluminum pie tins, kitchen pots and pans

Ceramic bottles and containers, flower pots
Crystal
Light bulbs
Mirrors and window glass
Eye glasses
Hypodermic syringes

Heat-resistant ovenware

Propane cylinders, silverware

Metal/cardboard containers (frozen juice or

motor oil), small appliances, meal cookware,

tin/aluminum foil, hypodermic needles

Batteries - all types

   

 PLASTIC & CARTONS

 WHAT WE ACCEPT  WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT

Plastic food, soap & beverage containers with threaded caps

Blue recycle BINS, laundry baskets, pails 
Lawn Furniture (with hardware REMOVED)
Plastics must have a recycle symbol of #1 - #7

Propane cylinders
Silverware
Small appliances
Tin foil
Metal/cardboard containers
Frozen juice containers
Motor Oil containers
Paint cans
Aerosol cans


Food, soap & beverage containers  
Plastic must have a recycle symbol on the bottom with the number 1 – 7

Gable top containers, including those with spouts (milk cartons, juice

boxes and juice cartons




Anti-freeze or motor oil containers
Microwave trays or containers
Plastic bags
Plastic plates, tableware
Medicine bottles
Fast food containers
Snack bags
Tupperware or other storage containers
Plexiglass

Straws from drink boxes

Frozen food containers

Waxed paper or drink pouches

 

 

 

                                                      

 

GENERAL RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rinse and drain containers thoroughly
  • Labels do NOT have to be removed
  • Paper products should be placed inside your recycle tote
  • Disassemble and flatten cardboard boxes
  • Keep paper clean and dry
  • Your Recycle Tote should be placed at the curb by 7 AM on regular garbage collection day, on weeks when Recyclables are collected.

OTHER ITEMS FOR DISPOSAL

  • TIRES & PROPANE TANKS will not be picked up at the curb.  Tires & Propane Tanks must be brought to the Department of Public Works. THERE IS A FEE FOR DISPOSAL.  For Current fees, please contact the DPW at 875-0527.  Payment by Check or Money Order ONLY, payable to the Village of Kenmore.
  • WASTE OIL is to be returned to the Auto Service Station or Retail Outlet where you purchased it.  They are required by law to accept up to 5 gallons of waste oil.  You can also drop off oil to the Department of Public Works for disposal.  The DPW can only accept oil placed in a sealed plastic container  The container must be labeled as to contents, your name and address.
  • AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES can be brought directly to the Department of Public Works for disposal, or they can be traded in when purchasing a new one.  Do NOT place in your garbage tote, recycle tote or at the curb.
  • CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS GENERATED BY THE RESIDENT OR HOMEOWNER can be placed in CLEAR plastic bags or neatly bundled no larger than 4 feet in length and not to exceed 50 pounds.  Collection is limited to 1 cubic yard per pickup (10 bundles or containers).  Rugs and carpeting must be tied and bundled in lengths of 4' or 6' and less than 50 pounds. Debris from contracted work must be disposed of by the contractor.
  • LARGE APPLIANCES (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners) DOORS must be REMOVED from refrigerators and freezers.
  • LARGE ITEMS are to be placed at the curb by 7 AM on your collection day.  If items must be placed at the curb before collection day, be sure to contact the Department of Public Works immediately.
  • BRUSH/YARDWASTE can be placed in open containers, bundled, or in CLEAR plastic bags. Weight cannot exceed 50 pounds and bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length. 
  • LEAVES – FALL ONLY – can be raked to the area between the curb and sidewalk.  DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET.
  • PAINT/LATEX should be placed at the curb separate from your other trash in original containers in a SOLID form.  LIDS MUST BE LEFT OFF OF THE CONTAINERS IN ORDER TO BE COLLECTED.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE (pesticides, pool chemicals, paint thinners, oil based paint, propane tanks, batteries, flammable materials WILL NOT BE COLLECTED by the Village.  These materials are not permitted in land fills.  Contact Erie County for collection information.  Hypodermic needles must be disposed of in a proper medical waste container.

         ELECTRONICS (TVs, Computers, Printers, Calculators, etc.) are NO LONGER collected.  These items need to returned to an Electronic Recycle facility or collection    site.  E-Waste can also be returned to the store from which the item was purchased.

NO ROCKS, BRICKS, WOOD, YARD WASTE or ELECTRONICS

 

DO NOT PLACE TRASH/GARBAGE IN YOUR RECYCLE TOTE.

 

WE CANNOT COLLECT GARBAGE OR TRASH FROM A RECYCLE TOTE, AND WE CANNOT COLLECT RECYCLE PRODUCTS IN YOUR RECYCLE TOTE IF THERE IS ALSO REGULAR GARBAGE/TRASH INSIDE.

 

 

Village property owners pay a quarterly water bill, which includes metered billing for water consumption and sewer charges.

 

Water bills are payable to the “VILLAGE OF KENMORE” and can be paid either by mail or in person at the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office during regular office hours (M-F, 8 AM - 4:00PM).

Please note that penalties will be assessed for any payments received after the due date that appears on your bill. 

Bills from the previous calendar year, unpaid as of March 1st, will be assessed against your property taxes. If payment is received after the re-levy, it will be applied as a credit on your account.

 

ALL RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ROUTINELY CHECK THE READING ON THEIR OUTSIDE METER AGAINST THE READING ON THEIR INSIDE METER AND TO IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE WATER DEPARTMENT IF THESE NUMBERS DIFFER.

 

Most residential properties have both an inside and outside meter.  Because the outside meter is exposed to the elements, this meter may slow down over time.  Since this meter is the one checked by our water meter reader each quarter, it may not be accurately reflecting your usage.  Since you are still responsible for the total usage, and to avoid a very large water bill, it's best to advise us as soon as possible as to any difference between the outside and inside meter read. 

 

If the meter reader notes that there has been a significant difference in your outside meter read (or if there are other indications that your meter is malfunctioning), a door tag will be left requesting you to contact the Water Department to schedule an inside read.  Please contact 873-5700 as soon as possible if you receive a door hanger.

 

Please note that failure to set up a water account, or to not allow interior access to your property for purposes of checking/repairing/replacing the interior meter may result in the shut-off of your water service.

 

The Village is in the process of installing remote readers to all interior water meters.  This will allow us to have real-time reads of your water consumption and will significantly reduce the number of times we will need interior access to your property.

 

The following rates are in effect for bills issued beginning June 1, 2016

Current Rates

 

Water

$30/quarter      Minimal charge (first 8000 gallons) PLUS

$5.00/1000 gallons above the minimal charge.

There is also a water surcharge of $11/quarter.

Sewer

$2.90/1000 gallons

There is a sewer surcharge of $24/quarter.

 

In addition, your bill will include "DEC/Capital" surcharge which totals $30/quarter.  For more information on this charge, please see the "What's New" section.

 

The Budget for the Water and Sewer funds are independent of the General Fund.  Revenues for the Water and Sewer Fund come only from water and sewer bills.  Your tax dollars are NOT used to pay for expenses attributed to the Water and Sewer funds.

 

Water Meters

 

Water meters are read once per quarter.

Any new owner will need to purchase a meter and fill out an application.  Tenants cannot set up water accounts.  We can accept applications from persons, other than the owners, only upon receipt of a Power of Attorney signed by the owner designating a representative, or in the case of the Estate, the Administrator or Executor.

New meters can be purchased through the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office.  The cost for a meter is as follows:

1/2” to 5/8”     $65.00             Equipment Charge*

                        $10.00             Service Charge

                        $75.00             TOTAL

3/4"                  $85.00             Equipment Charge

                        $10.00             Service Charge

                        $95.00             TOTAL

1"                     125.00             Equipment Charge

                        $10.00             Service Charge

                        $135.00           TOTAL

*Most residential customers will purchase this size.

 

Moving??

 

If you are moving OUT of Kenmore, you will need to contact the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office to arrange for a final meter reading and to close out your account.  We will need access to your property to read the interior meter for the final read.

If you are moving IN to Kenmore, you will need to open your account  at the Clerk/Treasurer's office.  Please note, that under Village Code, only the owner (or legal representative - Power of Attorney, Executor, or Administrator) can set up the water account.  We are not allowed to open an account through a tenant or in the tenant's name.

 

When am I billed?

 

The Village is divided into 3 billing units.  Each Unit is billed quarterly for their water based on their meter readings.

ALL WATER BILLS ARE DUE 60 DAYS FROM THE 1st DAY OF EACH BILLING MONTH.

Water bills, by law, are sent to the Property Owner, not the Tenant.  Unpaid water charges may become a lien on the property.

 

UNIT I (red bill) – Bills go out in March, June, September and December.

UNIT II (blue bill) – Bills go out in January, April, July and October

UNIT III (green bill) – Bills go out in February, May, August and November.

 

Problems indicated by your meter

 

Most residents have both an outside and inside meter.  The Village reads your outside meter once a quarter. Sometimes, the reading may indicate that there is a problem with your service (a leak, faulty meter, etc) or a problem with your meter.

When this occurs the Village will leave a tag requesting you to call to schedule an appointment to read your inside meter.  It is very important that you call the Village right away so that we can identify the problem as soon as possible.  Failure to provide inside access to your meter may result in the termination of your water service.

 

Common reasons for higher water consumption can include: problems with your toilet, leaky faucets, watering your lawn or garden, filling a pool. 

 

We strongly recommend routinely checking your water meters (inside and outside) to ensure that your meter reads are accurate and that you are being charged for correct consumption.  Simply check the outside meter against the inside meter read and contact the Water Department as soon as possible to arrange for an inspection of your equipment if these meter readings do not match.

 

Location & Mailing Address

 

Clerk/Treasurer’s Office – Room 17

2919 Delaware Avenue

Kenmore, New York  14217

 

Office Hours:  8 AM - 4 PM M-F

 

Phone and Facsimile

 

Telephone:       (716) 873-5700

Facsimile:        (716) 873-0004

 

ADDITIONS & NEW BUILDINGS. To secure a building permit, the applicant must submit plans, stamped/certified by a licensed professional engineer or architect, and three (3) copies of a property survey. Electrical and plumbing permits may be required as well. Commercial additions and new buildings require prior site plan approval.

 

DRIVEWAYS. A permit is required for a driveway. A copy of a survey is required.  All driveways must be properly pitched so as not to drain onto the adjacent property.

 

FENCES. You must obtain a fence permit in all instances, whether it be a new installation or a replacement installation. In order to complete the permit, you will need to provide information pertaining to the location, height and material of the fence. Three (3) copies of your survey print must accompany the permit application. Please note that fences located between houses cannot be located closer than 3 feet from the neighboring house.

 

FIRE PITS.  Under NYS law, there are restrictions on the use of open burning and recreational fires.  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.

 

GARAGES. A building permit is required, as well as Three (3) copies of the property survey, indicating the size and location of the garage. Detached garages must be located no closer than 3 feet from the side and rear property lines or closer than 6 feet from any other building on the lot. Detached garages cannot exceed 660 square feet or an average height of 12 feet.

 

RATS.  If you see a rat, please call the building department as soon as possible.  While the Village cannot bait your property, we will contact the County Animal Control Division and check for possible sources. You can help your neighborhood stay rat-free by following some simple steps (click here).

 

ROOFS. All re-roofing requires a permit. No more than two (2) layers of roofing can be installed on any roof.

 

SHEDS. Permits are required for all sheds and utility buildings, as well as a survey indicating the location and size of the shed. Please note that sheds must be located in the rear yard and cannot be closer than 5 feet from any other building or structure on the lot (house, garage, etc.) In addition, must be located within 1 ½ feet from the side and rear property lines.

 

SMOKE DETECTORS & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS. These detectors must be installed whenever a permit is issued for interior work to a structure. Smoke detectors are required on each floor level, each bedroom and in the common hallway to the bedrooms. Carbon Monoxide detectors are required on any level where there is a sleeping area.

 

SWIMMING POOLS. Both a building permit and electrical permit are required for the installation of both above- and in-ground pools, as well as for spas and hot tubs. Please note that before any action can be taken by the Building Department, the owner must have the pool location staked and contact National Grid (1-800-642-4272)  and request a Planner Review for Pool Clearance. National Grid will issue a letter of approval, which must be delivered to Building Department along with the permit.

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. Whenever a Building permit application is denied by the Building Inspector due to restrictions found in the Kenmore Municipal Code Zoning section, the applicant may appeal this determination and apply for hearing before the Kenmore ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. The application fee that accompanies the request for a hearing is $50.00 for residential properties and $100.00 for commercial properties

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