PLEASE NOTE:

The Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017 at 6:25 p.m. has been cancelled.  The Town Board has scheduled a special meeting on Monday November 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

Click here for the meeting agenda.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DONATIONS

This Thanksgiving please help make another family have a memorable dinner.

Donations of non-perishable items to help fill Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets for the Bread of Life Church‘s Outreach Program are now being accepted thru November 13, 2017 at the Boston Town Hall Town Clerks Office.

The Town Clerk’s Office is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 11/4 from 9:00-Noon. If you are unable to drop off during these times please call Interim Town Clerk Dawn Boncal at 941-6113 to make special arrangements.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Dawn Boncal, Interim Town Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN OF BOSTON
NOTICE OF HEARING
BOSTON STATE ROAD MIXED USE PROJECT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Boston Town Board will hold a public hearing to inform the town residents of the amended previously filed application to amend the zoning classification of portions of the approximate 36.59 acres Project Site that is currently zoned C-2 General Commercial District.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Boston Town Board will hold the public hearing on November 20, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. in the Boston Town Hall community room at which time any person may be heard. Copies of the Amended Rezoning Application & Supporting Documentation are located in the office of the Town Clerk, where it is available for inspection by any interested person during regular office hours.

Dated: November 2, 2017
Published: November 3, 2017

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

Dawn M. Boncal, Town Clerk

TOWN OF BOSTON TIME CAPSULE BURIED

Here is the content of the remarks made by Dawn Boncal, the Town of Boston’s acting Town Clerk on October 21, 2017, at the ceremony to bury the Town’s time capsule:

“Thank you for joining us today for our Time Capsule ceremony to commemorate the Town of Boston’s Bicentennial Anniversary.  My name is Dawn Boncal, the acting Town Clerk and I am representing the Boston Town Board in celebrating Boston’s history today.

200 years ago, on April 5th, 1817, the Town of Boston was formed by dividing the Town of Eden. Since that historic day, Boston has become a close community where we choose to raise our families, to work and operate our businesses, to worship, and to play and learn – all while enjoying the beauty of the scenic Boston Hills that surround us.

To celebrate our 200th year as a community, the Town Board gave back to our Boston citizens with a series of Bicentennial Events that honored our different groups in the community. In the past year, we celebrated…

  • Our Veterans with an appreciation dinner at Lucarelli’s
  • Our Senior Groups with a holiday luncheon that featured Christmas Carolers
  • Our Families with a Winter Festival and the addition of an ice rink to Town Park
  • Our Community with a souvenir calendar and a Time Capsule dedication

When this Time Capsule is unearthed 100 years from now, in the year 2117, we hope that our future families feel a sense of pride knowing what a wonderful community they belong to, and has been, since 1817.

Thank you to everyone who contributed items to the Time Capsule – from our Emergency responders, to our local businesses, organizations and residents. Your contributions are helping to keep our Boston history alive for years to come.”

TOWN OF BOSTON TIME CAPSULE BURIAL – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

Join us at Boston Town Hall on Saturday, October 21st at noon as we will bury our Bicentennial Time Capsule to be opened in the year 2117.  There’s still time left to submit an item which can include photos, a future letter to your family, t-shirts, badges, coins, stamps and more.  *Please note all items are subject to approval.  You can bring your items to Boston Town Hall by October 18th.  Any submissions after this date will not be included in the time capsule.  We hope to see you there!

ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF OPEN HOUSE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Sheriff Howard along with Town of Boston Councilman Keding invite you to a Erie County Sheriff Open House at Boston Town Hall Park Lions Shelter on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11am – 2pm Child ID cards will be made. Child Safety seat checks will be done. You can meet the Mounted Unit for the Sheriff’s office!  And see the SWAT Unit! (pending no emergencies)  Also see the Air-1 Helicopter (pending weather and no emergencies)

ATTENTION BOWHUNTERS: HELP MONITOR DEER AND OTHER WILDLIFE POPULATIONS.  PARTICIPATE IN BOWHUNTER SIGHTING LOG

Last year, 3,805 bowhunters from across the state participated in the Bowhunter Sighting Log and provided valuable data to aid DEC biologists with long-term monitoring of deer and other wildlife populations. Participants logged 186,110 hours afield and recorded seeing 120,067 deer, 47,772 turkeys, 2,698 ruffed grouse, 2,232 coyotes, 1,376 red fox, 1,323 raccoons, 446 fisher, 382 gray fox, 339 black bear, 128 bobcat, 7 river otter, and 5 moose.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is gearing up for the 2017 Bowhunter Sighting Log and welcome new participants.

If you hunt during the bow season with a vertical bow or crossbow and have not participated before but would like to participate, contact the DEC via email (wildlife@dec.ny.gov, subject: BowLog) by August 31. Include your name, address, hunter ID (back tag number), and the county where you primarily hunt.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND CERT TRAINING

Elma CERT and EMPact America of New York invite you to learn how to protect yourself, your family, your friends, and your neighbors during times of crisis and disaster! FEMA trained instructors from the Elma CERT team will provide expert instruction to train you with the skills you need in an emergency situation.

Come join us for a FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training program that educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their community. CERT teaches basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Learn in a classroom setting and practice skills necessary in an emergency. CERT members can help others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help by joining their local CERT group. Western New York has active teams in Elma, Cheektowaga, Grand Island, Lancaster and West Seneca.

*The class will be every Tuesday and Thursday for four consecutive weeks starting Thursday, September 7th and ending Tuesday, October 3rd. Class will run from 6:00-9:30 pm each evening.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

MOVIE NIGHT – FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLU SHOTS

 

 

Click here for the flu shot demographic form.  Please note that in addition to emailing or faxing the completed form in, you can also drop it off at the Town Clerk’s office and the clerk will ensure that it is sent to the appropriate place.

 

 

 

INFORMATION ON SPORTING LICENSES

Currently we are waiting for the DEC to certify us to become a License Issuing Agent. Due to their process of certification we temporarily cannot issue any sporting licenses.  We thank you for your patience during this process. Our office is here to serve our residents and hopefully this will be resolved soon.  Notification will be posted on the Town’s website when we resume licensing.

Thank you for understanding,

Dawn Boncal
Interim Town Clerk

FOOD TRUCK TUESDAY – AUGUST 1, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCED

The Town of Boston’s Summer Concert Series is back! Join us on Tuesday evenings from 7—9 p.m. Under the Lion’s shelter located in the Boston Town Park. Rain location is the Town of Boston Community Room. Here’s this season’s lineup:

July 11 Sugar Spoon Band & CRUZ NIGHT
July 18 Five to One Band
July 25 Boston Town Band & Ice Cream Social
August 1 Carnival Kids Steel Drum Orchestra
August 8 Crash Cadillac
August 15 Jack Civiletto Sings Sinatra
August 22 Black Widow
August 29 Joe Wagner

Click here for more details and a list of our sponsors.

LEGAL NOTICE
TOWN OF BOSTON 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Boston Town Board, Erie County, New York, will hold a Public Hearing at the Boston Town hall, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, New York, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 7:40 p.m., Eastern Prevailing Time, to amend the zoning classification of approximately 28.51 acres of 36.59 acres of the Project Site from C-1 to R-3 Two or More Family Residence District (“R-3”) to accommodate a clustered residential subdivision consisting of 20 lots to be serviced by a public roadway connecting Boston State Road and twelve two-story apartment building consisting of 96 units and from C-1 to C-2 to accommodate three single story commercial buildings for small businesses as well as a future hotel.  Click here to read the full notice.

 

TOWN OF BOSTON
NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Boston Town Board, Erie County, New York, will hold a Special Town Board Meeting to discuss Litigation, Fourth of July Celebration, Use of Facility Application-William Solak and the swearing in of Beverly Kent at the Boston Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, New York, on Thursday June 22, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Dated: June 19, 2017 BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

 

Boston Youth Soccer League Registration Now Underway

Registration for the 2017 Town of Boston Youth Soccer League (BYSL) is now open thru June 30th, 2017.  Boston Youth Soccer is open to all area children aged 5 to 13 as of December 1, 2017. Young adults can referee, assistant coach, or play in the towns Sunday pick up league.  Registration forms are available at the Boston Town Clerks Office or by clicking here.  You can also sign up online by clicking here.

For FAQs about the BYSL, click here.

FREE Rabies Clinics

Free rabies clinics are being offered at several locations around Erie County over the next few months.  Click here for more information.

TOWN OF BOSTON
NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Boston Town Board, Erie County, New York, will hold a Special Town Board Meeting to continue deliberations from the Boston Town Code Chapter 47 Hearing that was held on April 25, 2017, at the Boston Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, New York, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.
Dated: May 3, 2017 BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

Town of Boston Fishing Derby

The town’s annual Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  The program will go on rain or shine.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.  Catch & release.  Barbless hooks.  Bring your own gear and worms.  Enjoy a hot dog lunch following the derby. Prizes will be awarded!

Town of Boston Memorial Day Bicentennial Parade

The Town’s annual Memorial Day parade will be bigger and better than ever this year, in celebration of the Town’s 200th anniversary.  The event will take place on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 1 p.m.  The application to participate in the parade is now available.  Just click here.

MEMORIAL MARCH
If you have lost a loved one in military service, you are invited to march in the Town of Boston’s Memorial Day parade to honor their memory.   We’ll have a special parade section dedicated to the families and friends who have lost a loved one while serving our country.

For participation, please contact Dawn Kane at 716-597-4009 or dawn@socialbutterfly.marketing

Parade Ideas:

  • Wear matching t-shirts to honor your lost loved one
  • Carry a picture of your lost loved one
  • Carry American flags or the flag of the military branch your lost loved one belonged to
  • Make a banner or sign with your lost loved one’s name, picture and military branch

Dogs are welcome, but you must clean up after them!

 

TOWN OF BOSTON
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Boston Town Board, Erie County, New York, will Hold a Hearing at the Boston Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, New York, on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Prevailing Time, as a result of the investigation of the property at 7305 Omphalius Road, Colden, New York, made by the Boston Code Enforcement Office. Pursuant to Town Code Chapter 47 of the Town of Boston, Erie County, New York, the Town Board will determine whether the building located at the above address is unsafe and if so provide for the removal of said building or such other remedies as are set forth in the Boston Town Code Chapter 47, Dated April 5, 2017 BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

Published:  April 10, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. 

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m.at Boston Town Park.  A great event for the whole family!  Be sure to get there early.  Thanks to the folks at Boston Democratic Social Club for sponsoring this wonderful event!

Chairman Mills announces that Springville Boston Road will be repaired

(Boston/Concord, NY) – The Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills announces that funding has been allocated to repair more than nine miles of Springville Boston Road, considered one of the worst roadways in the entire county. Chairman Mills has long advocated for this repair and knows this work is going to greatly improve the quality of life for residents in that area.
“Springville Boston Road has received a lot of negative attention due to its extremely poor condition, and I want to thank each and every resident who called the administration asking for its immediate repair. I am now pleased to announce the work will be done. I understand the motorists’ frustration and hope this project can be expedited,” said Chairman Mills. “As I have stated, without a doubt, Springville Boston Road must be repaired this year. Residents deserve a safe and reliable road and I am happy we can finally deliver that to them.”
In addition to Springville Boston Road in Concord/Boston, road work slated for this year includes:
• Lake Street from Route 5 to Main Street in the Village of Angola
• Route 240 from Holland-Glenwood Road to Foote Road in Colden/Concord
• Old Lakeshore Road from Lakeview Road to North Creek Road
“I look forward to receiving specific details on the timelines for these projects so residents are aware and can plan accordingly. I also post road closures and detours on my Facebook page if residents would like to connect with me there,” added Chairman Mills. “I look forward to a productive and safe construction season. I strongly urge all residents to abide by all posted signage and to be mindful of crews. We have a lot of work to get done.”
For additional information, please contact Chairman Mills at 858-8850 or john.mills@erie.gov.

Happy 200th Birthday, Boston!

April 5, 2017 marks the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Town of Boston!

To commemorate this historic day, we are going to bury a “Time Capsule” Vault with items pertaining to the Town of Boston and our current times to be unearthed in the year 2117.

Join us on Wednesday, April 5th at Boston Town Hall at 6pm for cake and coffee to celebrate our 200th Birthday!

Watch the video re-enactment of the reading of the act that created the Town of Boston.  Click here.

 

Please Note: Brush pick-up will take place from April 1 – May 1, 2017

 

Restocking of Eighteen-mile Creek

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources will be stocking eighteen Mile Creek.

Anyone interested in volunteering to assist in their effort, please meet behind the Boston Town Hall, in the rear parking lot on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:30 P.M.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, April 1st marks the opening day for trout fishing in New York.

 

Town of Boston Summer 2017 Recreation Schedule Released

The Town’s schedule of summer recreation programs is now available.  It includes programs in Summer Skills (math and reading), Tennis, Swimming and Tae Kwon Do.  To see the full schedule and access the registration form, just click here.

You can also access the registration information/forms for the following programs:

Summer Day Camp

Latchkey Program

 

Town’s New Ice Rink Now Open!Town of Boston Ice Rink (2)

Though it’s hard believe that it took this long for Mother Nature to give us a blast of cold weather, we’re pleased to announce that as of Friday, February 3, at least one of the Town’s two new ice rinks (located behind the Boston Town Hall) is now open.  It’s available for free public skating daily from 9 a.m. ’til 9 p.m.

 

2017 Calendars

In recognition of the Town of Boston’s bicentennial, we are pleased to publish a 2017 calendar, featuring beautiful full color photographs of our town.  The calendars are currently being mailed to all Town of Boston residents at no charge. If you have not yet received your free copy, you should be getting it soon (likely during the week of January 9).  If for some reason you do not receive a copy, there are extras available for you at the Town Hall.

Municipal

Announcement from the Supervisor
Upgrade to Enhanced License When Time to Renew
NYSDEC Burning Regulation
QiGong T’ai Chi Classes in Hamburg
Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for Elected and Appointed Officials
2014/2015 Fire Contracts
Town Board Meetings
Town of Boston Seeking Volunteers
CAC Seeking New Members
Audit: TOB Fire Co. Service Award Program
Erie County Auto Bureau Offices
NYS Comptroller’s Report of Financial Operations

Community

Town Band Annual Christmas Concert
Boston Area Schools Continuing Education
HEAP Home Energy Assistance Program
Hunting Licenses Available at Town Clerk’s Office
A MEMORIAL DAY “THANK YOU”
UNYTS Blood Drive 2016 Dates
CHANGE IN NYS FOR ELECTRONICS RECYCLING JANUARY 1, 2015
Lifeline Discount Telephone Service Program
Attention Homeowners: Insist on Identification
First Time Home Buyer Program
Food Pantry Locations
Emergency Utility Bill Assistance
Erie County Housing/Homeless Outreach
Affordable Housing & Zoning Techniques

Boston Government Meeting Schedule

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