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

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Week of 10/18 - Recycle!


FARMERS MARKET ENDS Sunday 10/24/21.  9 AM - 1 PM  The end date has been extended to give you an extra week to enjoy the Market and get some of the Fall Harvest.



10 DIGIT DIALING IMPLEMENTATION 10/24/21 - Just a reminder that starting 10/24/21, you will need to dial area code for ALL calls, including local calls (716 area code).  To reach Village offices you will need to dial (716) 873-5700, regardless of where you live.


EARLY VOTING 10/23 - 10/31 in the Municipal Building.  You can vote at this site, regardless of where you live or your usual voting district.

Saturday, October 23rd & Sunday, October 24th - Noon to 6:00 PM

October 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th - Noon to 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 30th & Sunday, October 31st - Noon to 6:00 PM


KENMORE Sr. Nutrition Program is open! Call 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.  Program closed 10/11/21.


Week of 10/18 - Recycle

Week of 10/25 - No Recycle Collection

Week of 11/1 - Recycle

Week of 11/8 - No Recycle.  There will be no collection on Th 11/11.  Th and F collection delayed 1 day

     Village offices closed 11/11 for Veteran's Day

Week of 11/15 - Recycle

Week of 11/22 - No Recycle - There will be no collection on Th 11/25.  Th and F collection delayed 1 day

     Village offices closed 11/25 for Thanksgiving.  Municipal Building Offices also closed 11/26   

Week of 11/29 - Recycle


Upcoming Community Events : 


10/24/21 - Kenmore Farmers Market - Market is open each Sunday, 9 AM - 1 PM.  Municipal Green

12/3/21 - Annual Holiday Event - Santa is coming to the Village! - 6:30 PM





The Recycle Calendar is available on line 

You can download and print the calendar at the following site (also found under "Public Works/Recycle Calendar" on this website:


Hard copies are available at the Clerk/Treasurer's office - Rm 17 of the Kenmore Municipal Building.


COVID 19 vaccinations are now available to everyone 12 years old and older.  Sign up for your vaccine!


NEW WATER ACCOUNT NUMBERS - The Village has 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.

This new system will also allow you to pay your water bill on-line. 



Click here to pay your water bill online!


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 or in any open container.  You can also rake leaves onto the the grass area between the curb and the sidewalk.  


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.


Peddler Permits - Due to COVID, the Village of Kenmore will not be issuing any Peddler permits until further notice.


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. 


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.


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.




Vaccinations are now open to anyone 12 years old or older.  

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.  

Office visits to Clerk/Treasurer and Building Departments - 8AM - 2:30 PM M - F.  

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.  Cash Payment accepted 8 AM - 2:30 PM M-F.


Building entry through Main (south) doors ONLY.  Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road doors are now EXIT only.



BUILDING DEPARTMENT PERMITS AVAILABLE ON-LINE.  Please go to Building Department/Permits & Waivers and you can down load the permit you need.  This includes Snow Plow Permits, electric and plumbing permits are all on line.  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" 


WATER ACCOUNTS:  Meter reads by appointment only.  Please call 716 873-5700 to set up an appointment for interior read.   

SELLING?  Please contact the Water Department as soon as you have a closing date.  (817) 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.

NEW RESIDENTS:  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to advise of your closing date.  An application will be emailed to you for you to complete and return.  The water department will then call you to schedule an interior read of your meter.  


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 cent spent in Kenmore helps our businesses to stay afloat at this difficult time.


Please visit to learn more as well as to access a free digital business kit that includes posters, signage and social media tools.



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. 

The Vaccine is only 95% effective and for those high-risk individuals, any exposure can result in serious health issues.  If you have not been vaccinated, please wear your mask in any social gathering or crowd.


Things are constantly changing with respect to the virus.  The Village continues to coordinate with Erie County, the Town of Tonawanda and school officials and will advise of any updates.



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. 


Immunization Information:


Currently the state is allowing 12 yrs and older to be vaccinated.

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

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

New York State information and sign up:

Erie County information and sign up:



Kenmore Municipal Building is OPEN - 8 AM - 2:30 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

Social Distancing rules apply - minimum of 6 feet distance at all times.  If you're unvaccinated, you need to wear a mask.


In order to minimize risk of exposures, the following is recommended:


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.



Water Account Open/Close - please contact the department 873-5700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your closing date.  


Building Permits should be applied and paid for by mail only.  Please contact the building department to get forms mailed and fee information.


Building Inspections will be scheduled and take place between 8 AM - 12 noon only.  Please call (716) 873-5700


Sump pump inspections inspections by appointment only.


Sr. Nutrition Program - OPENED.  Everyone must wear a mask, except while eating and social distancing allies.

Kenmore Community Center - OPENED.

Kenmore Justice Court - OPENED.  Social Distancing and other protective measures in place.  716 873-4554

Juvenile Aid Office - OPENED.  Renovated office has re-opened at the Kenmore Community Center.  716 322-0661



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


Erie County Coronavirus Information Site


New York State Dept. of Health Coronavirus Information Site    



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:





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



To minimize your 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.


30% of our population remains unvaccinated.  If you have not been vaccinated please keep our community safe.  Wear your mask.  Maintain social distancing.  Stay home if you're not feeling well, or exhibiting any COVID 19 symptoms. 


If you show any signs of Coronavirus, you should TELEPHONE your doctor - do not go to the office.  STAY INSIDE & STAY AWAY FROM OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS.  Your doctor will advise you as to what else you should do.


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.


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.


KENMORE SAFE CAM - the Kenmore Police Department is introducing 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.


2021 CAPITAL PROJECTS - Investing in Kenmore!!

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 - Milling and Repaving of parts of Euclid and Warren. Completed.

Wardman Street Reconstruction - between Myron and Colvin, this project includes new water, sewer, storm lines, new curbs and sidewalks and new street.  Estimated Cost: $2.5M.  Completed 

Sanitary Sewer Improvements - lining of sanitary trunk sewers and manhole rehabilitation to eliminate inflow and infiltration sources.  Estimated cost:  $1.7M.  On-going. 

Delaware Avenue Bump out.  NYS DOT has begun work on Delaware Avenue near Victoria installing a bump out.  This Right of Way bump out will allow pedestrians using the crosswalk to have greater visibility to traffic.  A pedestrian-activated signal will also be installed once the project is completed.  This project will help to improve safety to all those using the crosswalk.  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:



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.


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.







If a Peddler should stop by, please do not let him/her in and do not give any money or credit card information.  No peddler permits are being issued, so there should not be any peddlers out.


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


For more information on Peddlers, please check out the Kenmore Municipal Code, Chapter 16.



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.   


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.


SNOW/ICE.  Please remember that snow cannot be shoveled into the street.  Property owners are responsible for keeping their sidewalk clear of ice and snow.  Please help keep fire hydrants clear of snow.  In an emergency, every second counts!

























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Upcoming Events

26 Oct 2021;
06:00PM -
Planning Board Meeting
02 Nov 2021;
07:30PM -
Board Meeting
11 Nov 2021;
Veteran's Day