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Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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Week of 10/10/22 - BLUE WEEK - Trash & Recycle Collection delayed 1 day all week

 

Village offices closed on Monday, 10/10/22 for the federal holiday.  This includes the DPW, Clerk/Treasurer, Water Department, Building Department, Court.

 

SCHOOL TAX BILLS due 10/17/22.  If you're taxes are not paid by a 3rd party (escrow), you can pay your school taxes on-line (note:  service charge will be applied), in person (Room 14), mail, or Drop Box (located on Delaware Rd side of the Municipal Building).  Taxes paid after 10/17 will incur a penalty.   Taxes are paid to the Tonawanda Town Clerk, who serves as tax receiver for School, County and Village tax payments.  To pay on-line:

Pay a Bill - Town of Tonawanda

 

EARLY VOTING - in the Municipal Building October 29 - November 6.  Open to any Kenmore resident regardless of your voting district.  

Election Day is November 7.

 

Upcoming Community Events:  All approvals will be conditioned on CDC, NYS and County guidelines in effect at the time of the event, and can be withdrawn.

 

Farmers Market every Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM on the Village Green.  Market is scheduled to end 10/16/22. 

Halloween on Delaware - Saturday, October 29th Noon - 4 PM.  Trick or Treating along Delaware.  Stop in any business with a Ghost in the window for a treat!  Sponsored by the KBA.

Halloween Parade - October 31st - 6 PM meet at the corning of Delaware Road and Wardman. kids will parade to the Kenmore Fire Hall for some treats. Sponsored by the KVFD.

Santa in the Village - December 2, 2022 - 6 AM - Municipal Green.  Tree lighting, Reindeer, Sing Along and a visit with Santa!

 

FALL LEAF COLLECTION - Don't rake leaves into the street!  This clogs the infrastructure pipes and can result in flooding.  Please place leaves in your tote, CLEAR plastic bags or in any open container.  You can also rake leaves onto the the grass area between the curb and the sidewalk.  

 

SEEKING YOUR HELP IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER.

High winds:  Please bring totes in as soon as possible and please pick up any debris that might have fallen out if your tote tipped over.

National Grid power outage information.  Customers can report outages  by contacting National Grid at 1-800-867-5222.

  

KENMORE SAFE CAM - the Kenmore Police Department is asking you to register for Safe Cam which allows all Kenmore residents and businesses to register your outside security cameras which may help deter crime and assist the KPD in crime prevention strategies.

To Register, click on Police Department/Safe Cam/Registration.  There is no cost and all information will be kept confidential.  You can cancel your registration at any time. 

More information about Safe Cam, including the registration info, can be found on this website under Police/SafeCam

The KPD will only contact you if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security cameras.  Your video may help in criminal investigations.

 

RECYCLE SCHEDULE & GUIDELINES:

Information is found here:  Recycling Information (villageofkenmore.org)

New Calendar is found here: Recycle Calendar (villageofkenmore.org)

 

Pay your water bill on-line. 

 

Click here to pay your water bill online!

 

Please note that a service charge will be added to your water bill, if you use the on-line payment option. 

  

Kenmore Municipal Building is OPEN - 8 AM - 4:00 PM, M-F.  This includes the Clerk/Treasurer's Office, Water Department and Building Department.  

Entry is through the main stairs (facing the Municipal Green) ONLY.

All visitors MUST sign in with the Security Guard.

 

For your convenience:

 

Use the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the Building to submit forms or make water payments.  NOTE:  Cash payments are strongly discouraged and all payments MUST be in a sealed envelope, clearly marked for the Village of Kenmore

Mail payments if you're unable to use the Drop Box. 

Check the website or call the Clerk's Office (716) 873-5700 for information.

 

2022 CAPITAL PROJECTS - Investing in Kenmore!!

LED Streetlighting Replacement Project - Lights have been purchased from NG. LED transition is 15% complete.

Capital Improvements to the Kenmore Police Department - Engineering

Water Main Replacement on Somerton - Bid Awarded.  Work to begin in October

Curb Ramp Replacements on Delaware Rd & Colvin - Work in progress.

Water Tower Take Down - Bid Awarded.  Work to begin in the Spring

 

Help the Jefferson Community!

The Western New York community has been hit hard, following the shootings at Tops on Jefferson Avenue. Here are some ways to offer financial support:

 

Buffalo Survivors Fund:

·     The Buffalo Survivors Fund has been established by the National Compassion Fund in collaboration with Tops Friendly Markets to provide direct financial assistance to the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected.

·     https://nationalcompassion.org/fund/buffalo-survivors-fund/

 

BuffaloTogether Community Response Fund:

·     The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo have initiated this fund to address needs in the community beyond those directly affected and to provide relief and restoration to the Jefferson Avenue community.

·     https://www.buffalotogetherfund.org/together/

 

GoFundMe:

·     GoFundMe is a commonly used fundraising platform for individuals and organizations that wish to raise money for various causes. There are many different GoFundMe pages related to Saturday's tragedy, so GoFundMe has created a central hub for verified fundraisers.

·     https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/buffalo-mass-shooting-fundraisers

 

FeedMore WNY:

·     FeedMoreWNY (which previously operated as the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels) is actively involved in collecting and distributing food donations in the affected community.

 

·     https://www.feedmorewny.org/

 

STOREFRONT REVITALIZATION PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

Erie County has announced the start of the Storefront Revitalization Program. The County Executive has dedicated $10 million of tax revenue from online sales during the COVID 19 pandemic to assist brick and mortar businesses who were adversely impacted during that time.   The program will grant small businesses up to $40,000 for exterior repairs to their storefronts.  Businesses can apply beginning May 9, 2022.

Information on the program, the informational meeting and the on-line application can be found at:  www.erie.gov/storefront

 

COVID Home Test Kits and KN95 masks are available at the KPD on a first come/first serve basis, while supplies last.  Village residents only.

The Kenmore Police Department is distributing free COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits and KN95 masks to Village residents. Each household is entitled to receive 2 test kits. The kits and masks can be picked up at the front desk at our station at any time, while supplies last. Proof of residency is required (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.).

Kenmore Police Department is located at 2395 Elmwood Avenue.  Week of

 

RECYCLE SCHEDULE & GUIDELINES:

Information is found here:  Recycling Information (villageofkenmore.org)

New Calendar is found here: Recycle Calendar (villageofkenmore.org)

 

RECYCLE SCHEDULE:

 

Week of 10/10/22 - BLUE WEEK - Trash & Recycle Collection delayed 1 day all week 

Week of 10/17/22 - YELLOW WEEK

Week of 10/24/22 - BLUE WEEK

Week of 10/31/22 - YELLOW WEEK

 

W/eek of 11/7/22 - BLUE WEEK

Week of 11/14/22 - YELLOW WEEK - Trash & Recycle Collection will be delayed 1 day Th & F ONLY

Week of 11/21/22 - BLUE WEEK

Week of 11/28/22 - YELLOW WEEK

 

Week of 12/5/22 - BLUE WEEK

Week of 12/12/22 - YELLOW WEEK

Week of 12/19/22 - BLUE and YELLOW Holiday Recycle Pick Up

 

Week of 12/26/22  - BLUE and YELLOW Holiday Recycle Pick Up

The following streets were inadvertently omitted from the schedule:

 

COLUMBIA BLVD                                Thursday/YELLOW

DELAWARE RD (West Side)                  Thursday/YELLOW

 

DELAWARE RD (East Side)                   Monday/YELLOW

 

Most forms available on-line.  Payments can be made via US Mail or using the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the Building. 

 

WATER ACCOUNT INFORMATION TO CLOSE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT:

 

SELLING?  Please contact the Water Department as soon as you have a closing date to schedule your final water meter read.  (716) 873-5700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Accounts will remain open (and bills mailed to you) until you formally close out your account, which will include final meter read.  We will be reading the interior meter, so we will need access to the home.

 

PURCHASING?  Please complete the application below and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your closing date.  The water department will call you to schedule an interior read of your meter, if needed.

 

Download Water Application (PDF)

 

WATER ACCOUNT NUMBERS - The Village installed a new water utility program which will provide added security to our system.  As a result, you will have a NEW account number.  Please use this number to identify your account.  Be sure to let any 3rd party responsible for paying your water bill know of the new account number, as well, to ensure proper credit of payments to your account.

 

Pay your water bill on-line. 

 

Click here to pay your water bill online!

 

Please note that a service charge will be added to your water bill, if you use the on-line payment option. 

  

KENMORE Sr. Nutrition Program is open! Call (716) 873-7500 to make reservations for meal or van service.  Meals are served 12 noon - 1 PM. M-F at the Kenmore Community Center.  Meals are available to seniors for a good will donation of $3/meal.  Van service is provided for Kenmore residents for $1 round trip donation.  

 

POLICE INFO

 

WARNING - Keep cars locked

 

WARNING -  Phone scam alerts

Do not give out any information from any caller from National Grid.  Village residents have been receiving calls from persons stating that they are from National Grid, and that without an immediate payment, the utility will be turned off.  DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION.  Utility Companies cannot turn off electric or gas service without prior written notification.

 

Do not reply to any phone call/voicemail requesting information from the CITY of Kenmore.  There is a scam where the caller says they are calling to get permission to release information on file with the CITY of Kenmore (not the Village).  The voicemail requests a call-back to an 855 exchange and even gives a reference number.  The Village of Kenmore would not make such a call.  We also do not have a toll-free number.  Please contact the Kenmore Police Department if you should receive a call requesting personal information over the phone (716/875-1234)

 

NEVER provide personal information over the phone, especially social security number, credit card number or bank account information.   

 

Peddler Permits - Contact the Building Department for the permit application.

If a Peddler should stop by, please do not let him/her in and do not give any money or credit card information. You can ask to see the Village-issued permit.  If they cannot produce the permit, call the Kenmore Police

Any problems, please contact the Kenmore Police Department, as soon as possible - 716 875-1234.

 

Block Party Requests - Requests must be made at least 1 month before the date requested.

Please know that any approvals will be conditioned on then-in-effect rules, regulations, and restrictions and can be withdrawn. 

Submit your requests to the Village of Kenmore by mail or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT PERMITS AVAILABLE ON-LINE.  Please go to Building Department/Permits & Waivers and you can download the permit you need.  This includes Snow Plow Permits, electric and plumbing permits are all online.  Completed applications can be placed, with required fees, in the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the Building.  Be sure to mark your envelope "Village of Kenmore Building Department" 

 

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.  Our businesses are key to Kenmore's Walkable Community.  They pay taxes, too.  Please give them your support.  Take out at one of our restaurants or eateries.  Make a purchase at one of our shops.  Every dollar spent in Kenmore helps our businesses.

 

National Grid power outage information.  

Customers can report an outage to their home or business by contacting National Grid at 1-800-867-5222.

Customers can also receive personalized alerts by text, email or phone from National Grid phone when an outage is detected at their property by enrolling in the company’s outage alert option. To register, text REG to 64743, enter your National Grid electricity account number and select your preferred method(s) of notification. Customers also can text OUT to 64743 to report an outage.

 

 

OTHER INFO LINES:

Erie County COVID-19 Info Line   716 858-2929 

NYS Department of Health           888 364-3065

NYS Unemployment Hotline         888 209-8124

ConnecLife Blood Donations         716 529-4270

National Fuel                              800 365-3234

National Grid                              800 867-5222

KenTon Schools                          716 874-8400

KenTon Meals on Wheels             716 874-3595

  

DEC News - as part of our Consent Order with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), we will be Smoke Testing on some properties.  This is being done to help identify possible problems with connections to our sewer system which result in clean water going into the sewer lines.  This can contribute to overflows and can also result in added costs to wastewater treatment.  No smoke testing will take place without your consent.  Work is being performed by CoreVIS, an outside contractor who specializes in this type of work.  You will receive notification and more information from CoreVIS if your property is identified as needing smoke testing. 

 

Please take a moment to look over the Sewer and Storm Water Info section for more information about the Village infrastructure and to learn how you can help.

https://www.villageofkenmore.org/index.php/sewer-storm-water-info

 

HIGH WINDS - In the event of high winds you are asked not to put out trash and recycle totes.  If you need to place out your totes, please do so as late as possible (no later than 7 AM on your collection day) and return the totes from the curb as soon as possible.

 

National Grid requests that you report any outages to your home at 1-800-867-5222.

  

 

2022 CAPITAL PROJECTS - Investing in Kenmore!!

LED Streetlighting Replacement Project - Lights have been purchased from NG. LED transition is 15% complete.

Capital Improvements to the Kenmore Police Department - Engineering

Water Main Replacement on Somerton - Bid Awarded.  Work to begin in October

Curb Ramp Replacements on Delaware Rd & Colvin - Work in progress.

Water Tower Take Down - Bid Awarded.  Work to begin in the Spring

 

2021 CAPITAL PROJECTS 

Sewer Lining Projects - On-going

LED Streetlight Conversion Project - Engineering

Juvenile Aid Renovation Project - Completed

Kenmore Community Center - Phase II - Completed

Water Main replacement project - Kenmore Community Center - Completed 

 

2020 Capital Projects

 

Euclid & Warren Street Milling/Pavement - Completed.

Wardman Street Reconstruction -  Completed 

Sanitary Sewer Improvements -  On-going. 

Delaware Avenue Bump out - Completed

Municipal Building stairs will be replaced - Completed. 

 

KENMORE POLICE WARNING - Please remember to lock you car!  There have been reported break-ins of unlocked cars.

 

STAR INFO:  If you are a new homeowner, please remember to go online and apply for STAR as soon as possible. STAR provides SCHOOL tax relief to NYS residents. The STAR application can be found at the link below: 

  

https://tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/default.htm

  

 RATS/RODENTS

If you see a rat on your property, immediately contact ERIE COUNTY VECTOR CONTROL at 716/961-6800.  Only the County can bait your property.  Please note that they cannot bait inside your home or garage, so if you see a rat inside a structure, you will need to hire a pest-control company to bait these spaces.  The Village cannot bait properties.  You can help:

 

  1. KEEP THE LID CLOSED!  This simple step will eliminate access to your garbage (a primary rodent food source).

  2. PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET.  Pick up any animal waste in your yard. This is also a food source for rats.

  3. RAISE WOOD PILES OFF OF THE GROUND  Rats like to live in wood piles.

  4. SKIP THE BIRDSEED!  Bird seed (and bread) spills over onto the ground attracting rats. Please note that under Erie County and Village law, bird feeders can only be used which are designed to prevent seed from dropping out of the feeder.

  5. CUT DOWN WEEDS.  Overgrowth of weeds is a prime harbor for rats. Please cut down weeds located on your property. Typical problem areas include that space behind your garage and around/between fences.

  6. DON'T ALLOW WATER TO POOL/COLLECT.  especially during dry spells. Rats are looking for water sources and a puddle area on your driveway or patio will attract them. Do not leave out water for your pets or for birds as this will attract rats, too.

  7. LET US KNOW IF YOU SEE A RAT– Or if you observe your neighbors violating any of the above steps. While the Village cannot bait, we may be able to help identify the source location of the rats and will send out literature to advise your neighbors to the problem and to remind them of steps needing to be taken to get rid of the problem.

  8. DON'T LEAVE FOOD or WATER OUTSIDE FOR CATS or DOGS - Leaving food/water outside for animals is an invitation to rats!  It's also illegal to ground feed animals.

  

 

Yard Cleaning - Just a reminder that yard debris can be placed in a box or open container or in CLEAR plastic trash bags. 

We cannot accept electronic (computers, printers, TVs, etc).  All other trash should go in your black tote with the lid down.

 

HIGH TEMPS - Things you can do to help:

 

Stay Hydrated - drink lots of water

Don't leave children and pets in your car

Help avoid brown outs - turn off/down your air conditioning while you're out of the house to conserve energy.  Report outages to National Grid at 1-800-867-5222.

Check in on your neighbors, especially those without air conditioning.

 

 

WINTER PARKING BAN - No parking on Village Streets 2 AM - 6 AM 11/15 - 3/15 unless otherwise directed.  You should always assume the ban is in place, despite the weather, unless you receive specific updates from the Village to the contrary.  Updates will be posted on the KPD Face Book page and on this website under the "Announcement Banner" at the top of the page in red.

 

If there is a heavy snow, regardless of the time of day, please get your car off of the street so that the plows can get the streets cleared as quickly as possible!  Thanks for your cooperation.

 

The Ban is not weather-based.   

 

Winter Reminders: 

 

1.  Keep cars off the street during any snow event, regardless of the time of day, so the streets can be plowed.  

2.  Keep fire hydrants located near your home clear of snow.  During an emergency, every second counts!

3.  Don't plow or shovel snow into the street.  This can result in a fine.

4.  Keep sidewalks clear of ice and snow.

5.  Help neighbors who are unable to shovel.

  

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

 COVID 19 vaccinations are now available to everyone 5 years old and older.  Sign up for your vaccine!  For more info:

  

ny.gov/VaxForKids

  

If you think you've been exposed to COVID, get tested:

 

Find a testing site near you

 

COVID 19 Update -   Please help to prevent the spread of COVID 19.  Get vaccinated.  Maintain social distancing and avoid any contacts if you exhibit any COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID.  

 

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION - While things are returning to normal, COVID19 remains a real threat, especially to high-risk individuals.  Please follow social distancing rules and guidelines to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus. 

 

Immunization Information:

 

Currently the state is allowing 5yrs and older to be vaccinated.  ny.gov/VaxForKids


Use the links below, or call the COVID vaccine hotline to schedule your vaccine or booster:

1-833-NYS4VAX (1-833-697-4829)

New York State information and sign up:

Find a testing site near you.

To minimize COVID exposure, you should:

 

*Wash Hands with antibacterial soap for a minimum of 20 seconds

*Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze - and then throw the tissue in the trash

*Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

*Avoid close contact with people who are sick

*Stay home if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms

*Clean and disinfect any surface or object this is frequently touched such as tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles

*Social Distancing is a must - keep 6 feet minimum distance between you and anyone else.

 

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS:

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) federal disaster loan program has been approved for all counties in NYS and is available for applications.  Low-interest loans for working capital are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-profit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout New York State.

  

Information on the program, how to apply, and a webinar can be found on ESD’s website located here: https://esd.ny.gov/resource-guide-covid-19-sba-disaster-loans

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INFO:

 

IMPORTANT: NYS Department of Labor offering Saturday hours (7:30am – 8:00pm) for telephone filing of unemployment insurance claims. For more information go to ny.labor.gov  Towards the top you will see a link for “Unemployment Insurance”, click that on and you will see helpful information.

unemployment

  

TRASH UPDATE- For the safety of Village DPW employees, please be sure that your trash is contained in plastic bags before placing in you tote.  Loose items pose added risk of virus exposure to our crews. 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

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Upcoming Events

10 Oct 2022;
12:00AM
Indigenous People Day
18 Oct 2022;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
25 Oct 2022;
06:00PM -
Village Planning Board