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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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1/2018 - Please note that the Village map is currently being revised to reflect recent changes.  Contact the Building Department for more information.

 

Contact: Juvenile Aid Bureau (716)874-5200
  Detective Doug Rich  



The KENMORE JUVENILE AID BUREAU was formed within the Kenmore Police Department to handle incoming youth related complaints and reports. Juvenile Aid not only responds to initial complaints, incidents and referrals concerning juveniles, it also provides follow up services including parent/juvenile conferences. In addition, the Juvenile Bureau has set up programs on stress awareness and crime prevention.

The target population for the Juvenile Aid Bureau includes youths who have been in trouble or in need of assistance from the Kenmore Police Department. Residents or Police Officers report over 400 youth-related incidents annually. Prevention programs reach 3,000 to 3,500 youths each year, between the ages of 5 and 19.

 

Please note that, while the Kenmore Community Center is closed for renovations, the Juvenile Aid Bureau is temporarily located at the Kenmore Middle School.

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) INFORMATION

 

Stay inside and practice social distancing!  See the link above for more details on how to protect yourself and minimize your risk of exposure.

 

PARKING BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED EFFECTIVE MARCH 5, 2021.

 

KENMORE MUNICIPAL BUILDING has RE-OPENED.  LIMITED HOURS - 8 AM - 2:30 PM - CASH ONLY.  

This includes the Building Department, Water Department and Clerk/Treasurer's Office.

All other payments (or to drop off permit applications), please use the US mail, or the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the Municipal Building.

 

 

All visitors MUST wear a face mask and must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet.  Temperatures will be taken.

 

  

Do not visit, if you have a fever or any other Coronavirus symptoms.  Do not visit if you have been exposed to someone with Coronavirus.

 

KENMORE OFFICE UPDATES:

 

     Clerk/Treasurer's Office - OPENED .  Walk-ins 8 AM - 2:30 PM M-F CASH PAYMENTS ONLY, or by appointment.  Call (716) 873-5700 to schedule an appointment.

 

      

     Kenmore Community Center - CLOSED

 

     Kenmore Justice Court - OPENED

 

      Sr. Nutrition Program - CLOSED

  

     Water Department - OPENED - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 8 AM - 2:30 PM

     Payments may be made by mail or by placing your check in a sealed envelope marked "Village of Kenmore" in the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the building.

 

      Building Department - OPENED -  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Emergency inspections can be scheduled between 8 - noon by calling (716) 873-5700, EXTENSION 14. 

 

 

Building Permits - Call 873-5700 (Extension 14) from 8 AM - 2:30 PM.

NOTE:  Due to COVID - No peddler permits are being accepted or approved at this time.

  

Trash Collection - Please place all trash inside a plastic bag before placing your trash in the tote.  Loose garbage poses added risk of Coronavirus exposure to our Public Works employees.

 

No Block Party Requests are being approved at this time.

 

  

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, the DPW will be closing at 11:00 AM on December 24th and 31st. Clerk/Treasurer's Office, Water Department and Building Department will be closing at 11:30 AM , and the Court will be closing at noon on those dates.

 

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.

   

Special Board Meetings/Cancellation of Meetings/Closures, etc. are listed here:

  

The Senior Nutrition Program is currently CLOSED. 

 

Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber.  Van service is available to bring seniors to/from the meal program.

Advance registration is required for both the meal and van service.  Please call 873-7500 or 873-5700 to make your reservations. NO MEAL ORDERS AT THIS TIME.

  

 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.

 

* The Winter Parking Ban runs 11/15 - 3/15.  You should always assume that the Ban is in place (despite the weather) unless you receive specific directions from the Village to the contrary.  Notice of any changes will be posted on the KPD FaceBook page, and on this website in the "Announcement" banner at the top.  Violators will be ticketed.

 

 

BLOCK PARTIES -  NOTE:  NO APPROVALS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY STREET CLOSURE OR BLOCK PARTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

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 title.  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 is scheduled for: 

 

 

 

 

 

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 6/22

 

Kirk Laubenstein                      Term expires 6/21

 

Raymond McCabe                    Term expires 6/23

                        

Gerry Catalano                          Term expires 6/22

 

Jill O'Malley                               Term expires 6/20

 

   
                                 

                             
                              

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

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

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