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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 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: 

 

 None 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 6/22

 

Kirk Laubenstein                      Term expires 6/21

 

Raymond McCabe                    Term expires 6/23

                        

Gerry Catalano                          Term expires 6/22

 

Sara Schumacher Marks           Term expires 6/25

 

Phil Streubel                              Term expires 6/24

 

                       
                             
                              

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

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

COURT Closures Information is listed here:

 

None at this time

 

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

The Village Justice Court is located on the second floor of the Kenmore Municipal Building.   

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 Katherine J. Bestine, 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, except on legal holidays.  The Prosecuting Attorney is available beginning at 5:30 PM to discuss traffic violations. 

 

PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED 

Monday - 9 AM - 4 PM

Tuesday - 12 noon - 5 PM (Office Hours -PAYMENTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 PM

                  5:30 PM - Court

Wednesday - 9 AM - 4 PM

Thursday - 9 AM - 4 PM

Friday - 9 AM - 4 PM

 

TRAFFIC COURT STARTS at 5:30 ON TUESDAYS. 

 

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

 

TICKETS

If you have been arrested, given a Notice of Appearance by the police or received a court notice for a criminal matter (any misdemeanor or felony charge) please appear in court on the date indicated on your paperwork.  The court will contact you by MAIL if your court date has been rescheduled.

 

1.  To plead guilty, fill in Section A and mail the ticket to the Court.  After the Court receives your guilty plea, you will receive a fine letter in approximately 4 - 6 weeks.

2.  To plead not guilty, the Village Prosecutor will contact you via mail about a possible reduced plea.  You will not have to appear in Court.

3.  If you wish to meet with the Village Prosecutor in person to discuss your case, please be at Court at 5:30 on the date indicated on your ticket.

4.  If your address does not match your license, please contact the court to update.

5.  If you have received notice from the NYS DMV, mail or bring in all associated paperwork.

 

FAILURE TO ANSWER A TICKET ISSUED IN THE VILLAGE OF KENMORE CAN AND WILL RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE/DRIVING PRIVILEGES.  PENALTIES FOR SUSPENSION FOR FAILURE TO PAY A FINE OR TO APPEAR IN COURT ARE SUBSTANTIAL.  TO LIFT A SUPENSION, ONCE IT OCCURS, THERE IS AN EXTRA $70 FOR EACH TICKET YOU RECEIVE, IN ADDITION TO FINES AND SURCHARGES.

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION

 

1.  Fine payments are accepted in CASH or MONEY ORDER ONLY

2.  You may mail in your payment in the form of a MONEY ORDER to the Village of Kenmore Justice Court, 2919 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore NY  14217.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS will be accepted.

3.  If you require a receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope,

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Telephone:       (716) 873-4554

Facsimile:        (716) 873-4559

 

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

 

To reach the Court Clerk:

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

 

Court Clerk Hours

 

Monday  9 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday  12 PM – 5 PM
Wednesday  9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday  9 AM – 4 PM
Friday  9 AM – 4 PM

 

TRAFFIC COURT STARTS at 5:30 ON TUESDAYS

 

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. 

 

NOTE:  The Village Clerk (Clerk/Treasurer) cannot accept court documents or fines.  You must deal directly with the Justice Court Clerk for all court matters.

PAYMENTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 PM on TUESDAYS.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen P. Johnson
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Closures are listed here:  None at this time

County Tax Bills are due 2/15/23.  Payment accepted by mail, drop box, online, or in person (Rm 14).  For questions concerning your County Tax bill, call (716) 877-8800

For your convenience, you can make payments by mail or using the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the building. 

Please make sure all payments are in a sealed envelope and clearly marked "Village of Kenmore".  Do not send cash!

 

 
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:

 

The office is open 8 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday 

  
 

* The Clerk/Treasurer, Building and Water Departments close at 11:30 AM on 12/24 and 12/31.

 

If you are calling AFTER REGULAR OFFICE HOURS, and need immediate assistance, please call:

KENMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (716) 875-1234

 

This office cannot answer any calls pertaining to the Kenmore Justice Court.  You will need to contact the Justice Court Directly.

KENMORE JUSTICE COURT:  (716) 873-4554

 

PHONE FAX & EMAIL:

Phone(716) 873-5700

Fax: (716) 873-0004

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RESPONSIBILITIES:


MINUTES & AGENDA.  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 online for a particular meeting date, please contact this office so that we can provide hard copies. 

 

Board Meeting Minutes (villageofkenmore.org)

Board Meeting Agendas (villageofkenmore.org)

 

 

BLOCK PARTY REQUESTS.  Send requests by 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.

 

CFO.  As the Chief Financial Officer of the Village, the Clerk/Treasurer is responsible for collecting revenues and paying Village expenses.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. FUNDING.  We accept applications for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). These are income-based.  If eligible you can receive zero-interest mortgages for certain home improvements.

 

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONSWe accept applications for village employment.  Please note that many positions are competitive and require you to have taken an exam through Erie County Personnel (Civil Service).

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION. For information, please check here:  Freedom of Information (villageofkenmore.org)

 

PEDDLER PERMITS.  We accept applications for peddler permits.  All peddlers are required to have their permits with them. Please report any problems or concerns about a peddler to the Kenmore Police Department at (716) 875-1234.

 

REGISTRAR.  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.

 

SUMP PUMP CERTIFICATES.  Sump pump certificates are required to facilitate the transfer of your home.

 

TAX CERTIFICATES.  Sellers are required to obtain a Tax Certificate for the transfer of any Village property.  Please send your request to the Clerk/Treasurer's Office and provide the address and homeowner name, a check payable to the "Village of Kenmore" for $20.  

 

WATER ACCOUNTS.  To set up your water account, complete the application and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Download Water Application (PDF)


WATER BILLS.  Village water bills are paid to this office, or you can pay on-line (.  
Click here to pay your water bill online.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
EXPERIENCE:

I have worked for the Village for nearly 30 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.



 

 
 
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 - PAUL P. CATALANO, Deputy Mayor

TRUSTEE - JOSEPH M. DeCECCO

TRUSTEE - ANDREA CZOPP

TRUSTEE - VACANT

 

 

Village Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, unless a holiday falls on the date of the regular Board meeting.  Meetings take place at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Kenmore Municipal Building.

Special Board meetings are those meetings which take place in addition to the regularly scheduled meetings.

  

Special Board Meetings/Cancellation of Meetings are listed here: 

None at this time 

 

Agenda is available on-line, but if you don't see the agenda (or the attached documents), please call the Clerk/Treasurer's Office at 716 873-5700.  The Agenda is found here:

 

Board Meeting Agendas (villageofkenmore.org)

 

Minutes are available on-line, but if you don't see minutes for a particular Board meeting, please call the Clerk/Treasurer's Office 716 873-5700.  Minutes are found here:

 

Board Meeting Minutes (villageofkenmore.org)

 

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 Village's 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:

Police Chief - Thomas J. Phillips     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Superintendent of Public Works - David Root     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Building Inspector - Michael D. Berns     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

For information on the Planning Board:  Planning Board (villageofkenmore.org)

 

For information on the Zoning Board of Appeals:  Zoning Board (villageofkenmore.org)

 

 

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