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Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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(716) 873-5700
Fax
(716) 873-0004

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COURT Closures Information is listed here:

 

2/19/24 Offices CLOSED - Trash/Recycle collection delayed 1 day all week.

 

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 (PAYMENTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 PM

                  5:00 PM - Court

Wednesday - 9 AM - 4 PM

Thursday - 9 AM - 4 PM

Friday - 9 AM - 4 PM

 

TRAFFIC COURT STARTS at 5:00 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 (Room 26).

 

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 5:00 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 ACCEPTED DURING COURT CLERK HOURS, UNTIL 5 PM on TUESDAYS.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen P Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer

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Closures are listed here:  

Week of 2/19/24 Trash/Recycle collection delayed 1 day all week.

 

 
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 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 - LOUIS J. CERCONE

 

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)

 

 

     JOHN LAUCK, Fire Chief

 

     WILLIAM DRENKO, 1st Assistant Chief

 

     DAVID MC GREGOR 2nd Assistant Chief 

 

     KENNETH BUTKOWSKI, II, Senior Firefighter

 

 

 

Thanks to our volunteer firefighters!  Please consider joining the KVFD!

 

Special thanks to 2 members of the KVFD, celebrating special anniversaries of service in 2023:

 

JOHN BEAUMONT - 50 years of active duty!

DONALD UNKRICH - 70 years of service!

 

LOCATION ADDRESS

16 Nash Road

Kenmore, New York 14217

 

PHONE and FAX NUMBERS

 

Phone: (716) 875-3274

  

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The Kenmore Fire Department is charged with protecting the lives and property of Kenmore residents and businesses.  The Fire Department is comprised of both paid firefighters and volunteers.  In addition to serving the Village of Kenmore, the Department also protects 3 districts located in the Town of Tonawanda. 

 

In addition to serving the public through fire fighting and first aid, the Kenmore Fire Department also sponsors and/or participates in many community service activities.  For example, the Department hosts a Halloween Party for area children, provides holiday gift baskets and food for the needy, and donates countless hours to help with Kenmore Days, the Holiday Sing Along and Santa’s Arrival.  The Department also provides trucks for Village Block Parties upon request.

 

For more information about the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department, click here

 

HISTORY

 

The Kenmore Fire Department was established in 1903. The original Fire Hall shared space with the Village offices at 2831 Delaware Avenue, near Warren Avenue.  The building was purchased for $2,285 by Jacob B. Rickert.  The first chief was Frank C. Stillwell.

 

The Fire Department moved to its current location on Nash Road in 1929.  This building originally housed both the fire and police departments.  The Kenmore Police Department moved to its current location on Elmwood Avenue in 1951.

 

A bell, located in the belfry of the Methodist Church served as the original fire alarm for the Village.  In 1904 the Village Board authorized the purchase of its own bell, which sounded alarms until 1917.  This bell is now located at 16 Nash Road as a historic reminder of the Fire Department’s history.  Later an electric alarm system was installed which consisted of twelve boxes located in various sections of the Village.  This system enabled all alarms to sound when any one alarm was activated.  An air blast alarm system was initiated in 1934 and was utilized until 1981.  Kenmore was the first Tonawanda fire department to utilize home receivers.

 

The first equipment consisted of a hand-drawn hose cart and tools.  Most members would run to the fire hall to get their equipment and would then run to the fire.  The first piece of motorized equipment was purchased in 1918.  All equipment was hand drawn until 1919.

 

There have been two firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty to the Kenmore Fire Department.  These men will always be remembered for their service and dedication to this community.

 

Past Chief Chester A. Long – April 9, 1959

Firefighter Timothy M. Goff – May 24, 1997

 

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