Marilyn Calhoun-Allen, Executive Director Association of Erie County Governments, has been serving on the Erie County Police Reform Committee and asked the town to provide a link so that every resident of Erie County can have the opportunity to participate.
On June 12, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 203, requiring each local government in the state to adopt a community-specific policing reform plan by April 1, 2021. A committee of Lancaster Police Department members, local government officials, and community members was created to develop a plan consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 203. A required step toward ratification is the release of the plan for public review and comment. The plan has been included for that purpose. Those that wish to add constructive and meaningful commentary can email Lieutenant Jonathan Ziders at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 716-683-2800 ext.103. Comments left on the Lancaster Police Department Facebook page will also be reviewed. The public comment period will last for 2 weeks, and upon completion, all information will be analyzed by the committee. After a review has been completed, any necessary agreed-upon changes will be made, and the committee will approve the final draft. The plan will then be sent to the Lancaster Town Board for ratification and then forwarded to the State before the April 1, 2021 deadline.
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.
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The Aurora Street bridge over Cayuga Creek between St Johns Street and West Main Street will be closed to traffic starting Monday, March 1, 2021 for approximately 4 months for replacement of the concrete deck. The proposed detour runs from Aurora Street to Broadway, then along Central Avenue to Pleasant Avenue.
Lancaster Parks & Recreation will begin accepting picnic reservations for the 2021 picnic season starting on March 1, 2021. More information below.
The Town of Lancaster will hold a public meeting to discuss a potential pedestrian/bicycle access on Pleasant View Drive on March 10, 2021. See the attached information.
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 Home Energy Assistance Program office strongly suggests that residents apply as soon as possible this season due to Covid-10 pandemic, higher energy costs and higher unemployment rates. Please see the attached documents for more information.
Assistance from the Social Security Administration is available as detailed in the attached document.
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.
Due to current State Regulations on gathering sizes and other Covid related restrictions, the Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is postponing its annual opening day of online picnic reservations, which is normally the first Monday in February, until further notice.
As the situation dictates, we will keep everyone informed thru The Town of Lancaster Official Website, Town of Lancaster Recreation Facebook page, Town of Lancaster Recreation Active Net site, as well as The Lancaster Bee and Lancaster Sun. As for the new date for reservations, this will be determined by the changes of the Covid rules and regulations.
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. Please see the attached application for copying purposes.