Attached is the 2021 Preliminary Budget adopted by the Town Board on October 5, 2020. pdf 2021 Tentative Budget
Below is the Town of Lancaster Tentative 2021 Budget and Budget Summary.
Erie County Back to Business Grant Program
Erie County has $20 million for small businesses. Kickstart your comeback and apply for a grant today at BacktoBizGrants.org
Are you a small business owner in Erie County? You could receive a grant of up to $45,000. Learn more and apply now at BacktoBizGrants.org
The grant program was created to assist small business owners that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. It is being made possible by Erie County which is committing $20 million in CARES Act funding to offer aid to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Grant amounts will be determined by need and awarded on business size (up to $10,000 for Sole Proprietors; up to $25,000 for 2-25 Employees; up to $45,000 for 26-50 Employees). Grants can be used for a variety of eligible past and future expenses but must be spent by December 30, 2020. For example, funds can be applied to a range of expenses including operations, payroll, adaptions to meet COVID restrictions, rent and more. A coordinated effort, 43North is lending their expertise to administer the program.
Thanks and regards,
Ronald Ruffino, Sr.
Lancaster Town Supervisor
In an effort to keep our community and the town employees safe, we have decided to continue to keep our Town Hall doors locked to the general public. We are conducting business as usual in which you can schedule an appointment ahead of your arrival with the desired department or call the desired department upon your arrival. The Town Hall department numbers are listed on the outside entry doors.
Until further notice, the Town Board meetings and the Zoning Board of Appeals meetings will be held via Teleconference Bridge at:
1-716-800-4267 Access Pin 1232.
Please be advised that in order to keep our streets and sidewalks safe for the residents, leaves should be placed on the grass between the sidewalk and the street, NOT in the street.
The Town Board set a Public Hearing for August 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM for anyone wishing to comment on the new Town of Lancaster Zoning Code and Zoning Map. See the links below for information on how the hearing will be conducted, the Zoning Code Schedules A and B, the Code Draft and Map.
Anyone in an unsafe or abusive relationship can reach out for help at the 24-hour emergency hotline number: 716-884-6000, a counselor is on the other end to listen, provide resources and help. Haven House also has a chat system: https://cfsbny.org/our-services/hh/hh-chat/
Waste Management just published a very helpful article - please check it out!
Waste Management will pick up bagged grass clippings if put inside of your carbage cart.
pdf E-Recycling Event Please vist the Sunking website to preregister for this event.
The 2020-21 School Tax bills will be arriving a bit later than usual due to the current pandemic. The bills have been printed by Erie County and were picked up by the Town of Lancaster for the Tax Department on September 14th and will be processed this week.
Property owners can expect the School Tax bills to arrive in their mailboxes from September 23rd to September 26th. We depend on the US mail to deliver in a timely manner.
The Official General Election Ballot for Erie County, New York is attached below.
Erie County's no cost Household Hazardous Waste drop-off Program has contracted with Hazman to provide a no cost drop-off in Tonawanda. More information below.
NO ELECTRICITY AT WESTWOOD PARK SHELTERS #5 & #7
Follow these instructions if you suspect GPS devices/apps are improperly routing commercial truck traffic through your residential community. How To Report Residential Truck Traffic
For Street Light Outages in the Town of Lancaster, please report it by visiting our online Report a Streetlight Web Form OR you can call the Highway Department at 716-683-3426.
For Street Light Outages in the Village of Lancaster, please contact NYSEG at 1-800-572-1111 or NYSEG.com.
The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), Public Officers’ Law Article 6, provides that all records are accessible, except records or portions of records that fall within one of the nine categories of deniable records. Further information is available by contacting the Town Clerk. Requests must be submitted to the Town Clerk in writing.