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Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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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
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 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.

 

 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*

 

 

 *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.  Do NOT submit to the Town of Tonawanda.  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.

 

EMPLOYMENT - Many jobs in the Village of Kenmore are competitive civil service positions. In ordered to be considered for any openings in these positions, you will need to take a Civil Service Test and be on a Civil Service list under the appropriate job description.  Contact Erie County Personnel for information as to when tests are offered.  Competitive positions are canvassed in accord with Civil Service Rules.

 

If you are interested in a non-competitive position, you can fill out an Employment Application at either the DPW or at the Clerk/Treasurer's Office.  Non-competitive positions include DPW and part-time jobs. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) conducts hearings wherein an applicant is appealing the determination of the Building Inspector. Usually, the Zoning Board will review applicant requests for a Use Variance or Area Variance. A variance, when granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals, gives the applicant the legal authority to do something otherwise not permitted under the existing zoning requirements. In reviewing cases, the Zoning Board must follow rules and regulations established under the Village Law and other applicable laws which have been established by the New York State Legislature.

An Applicant may apply for a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals only after receiving notice from the Building Department that a particular action is in violation of the zoning laws for the Village of Kenmore. Applicants need to pay a fee and forward a formal request for a hearing. The Letter of Request should include the following information:

1. Name and address of the owner/applicant
2. Property address
3. A description of the project for which the applicant is seeking a variance (i.e. house addition, signage for a business, etc.)
4. Copies of any property surveys

If the applicant is not the owner of the property, the Letter of Request must include a letter from the owner authorizing the applicant to seek relief from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Zoning Board of Appeals may require additional information before scheduling a hearing.

Once the Letter of Request is received, a hearing date will be set and the applicant will be notified. Hearings before the Zoning Board of Appeals are held in the Council Chambers of the Kenmore Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, New York.

Notice of the Hearing will be published by the Village within 5 days of the Hearing. In addition, the Village of Kenmore will provide notice to surrounding properties located within 100 feet of the subject property. Hearings are open to the public. 

 

 

 The next ZBA Meeting has been scheduled for:  No meeting scheduled at this time

 

 

Minutes for ZBA meetings are currently not available on-line.  If you are interested in obtaining ZBA minutes, please contact the Clerk/Treasurer's Office at (716) 873-5700.



Zoning Board Members must be Village residents and are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Trustees. Each member is appointed to a three (3) year term.  Alternates are appointed to 1 year terms. 


Current Zoning Board members:



Herbert Flemming, Chair         Term expires 6/19

 

Andrea Czopp                           Term expires 6/21

 

Gail Novo                                   Term expires 6/21

                        

Gerry Catalano                          Term expires 6/19

 

Jill O'Malley                               Term expires 6/20

 

Maxwell DiNatale (Alternate)   
                                 

                             
                              

Location:
Kenmore Municipal Building
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, New York 14217
       

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

 

The Justice Court handles cases involving traffic and parking violations, Village Code violations, misdemeanors, and small claims matters.

The Village Justice Court is located in the Kenmore Municipal Building.  The Courtroom is located on the 2nd floor.  The Village Justice is elected to a four-year term.  The Acting Justice is appointed to a one year term by the Mayor with approval by the Board of Trustees.

 

Honorable Scott Riordan, Village Justice

Honorable Parker R. MacKay, Acting Justice

 

The Village is represented by the Prosecuting Attorney who is appointed annually by the Board of Trustees.

 

Eugene Adams, Prosecuting Attorney

 

Court is held every Tuesday evening.  The Prosecuting Attorney is available beginning at 5:30 PM to discuss traffic violations.  The Justice takes the bench at 7:00 PM.

Small Claims matters are held on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

 

Phone and Facsimile

 

Telephone:       (716) 873-4554

Facsimile:        (716) 873-4559

 

Please note that the Justice Court Phone number does not accept messages.

 

Court Clerk Hours

 

Monday  9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday  3 PM – 9 PM
Wednesday  9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday  9 AM – 5 PM
Friday  9 AM – 5 PM

 

Location & Mailing Address

 

Kenmore Justice Court

2919 Delaware Avenue

Kenmore, New York  14217

 

The Court Clerk’s Office

 

The Court Clerk’s office is responsible for maintaining Justice records and reports.  Paperwork and fines are accepted during regular court clerk hours. 

Please note that the Court Clerk’s office is separate and independent of the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office.  Fines and questions concerning the Justice Court can only be accepted in the Court Clerk’s Office.

 

 

 

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 25 years, having previously 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.  Please note, that if you don't find Minutes on line for a particular meeting date, please contact this office so that we can provide hard copies.  

In addition, as the Chief Financial Officer of the Village, the Clerk/Treasurer is responsible for collecting revenues and paying Village expenses.

The Registrar is responsible for maintaining all records of birth and death in the Village.  Please note that Kenmore Mercy Hospital is located in the Town of Tonawanda.

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.

 

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.

The Clerk/Treasurer 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.- 4:00 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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Upcoming Events

23 Oct 2018;
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Planning Board
06 Nov 2018;
08:00PM - 09:00PM
Board Meeting
11 Nov 2018;
12:00AM
Veteran's Day