Town of Cheektowaga

Town of Cheektowaga This page is for informational purposes only. For assistance, call the Supervisor's office at (716) 686-3465 or email [email protected] view our departmental list at http://www.tocny.org/Departments.aspx

The Town of Cheektowaga is Western New York’s leading location for companies, families, and visitors alike. Our diverse economic base includes professional firms, innovative manufacturers, logistics operations, and retail/hospitality businesses. Cheektowaga’s unparalleled combination of air, rail, and highway access, livable residential neighborhoods, high-quality education and recreation, world-class shopping, and convenience to all of upstate New York and Southern Ontario, makes us the Hub of the Niagara Frontier. Cheektowaga, as the home to this region’s leading transportation hub, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, and Walden Galleria, the premier shopping destination, is very familiar to our Canadian neighbors who utilize both heavily. Cheektowaga is well positioned to provide Canadian companies and investors looking to expand into the United States with a home away from home.

FYI for small business owners attempting to keep their employees on their payrolls through the #COVID19 national emergen...
04/03/2020
Paycheck Protection Program

FYI for small business owners attempting to keep their employees on their payrolls through the #COVID19 national emergency. If you need help navigating stimulus relief programs that may be available for your company, please contact the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce.

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

04/02/2020

Due to the State of Emergency declared by Governor Cuomo, Cheektowaga's Sanitation Department is required to make the following changes:

• All grass pick-up will be temporarily suspended until the State of Emergency ends. The town council recently cancelled a public hearing to consider a permanent end to grass pickup, but as of now no resolution has passed changing grass pickup on a permanent basis.

• Only town-authorized garbage and recyclable totes shall be used for collection by the Town. No bags outside of both the town-authorized garbage and recycling totes will be picked up. Please place all non-recyclable garbage in garbage bags before they are put into the tote.

• Large household furniture will be limited to one item at curbside. In addition, large amounts of solid waste left at the curb will not be picked up. A dumpster should be rented for any of your move-outs or spring cleaning. Mattresses will still be picked up but must be placed in a plastic bag.

• “Brush” and “tree parts” defined as cuttings from shrubs, hedges and trees will be picked up, however, residents must bring them loosely to the road and cannot use containers or bags.

In order for garbage and recycling collection to continue, it is of the utmost importance to keep our town employees safe from being exposed to COVID-19. Our town Sanitation Department is working collaboratively with other departments to provide both safety and service to our community. Sanitation Foreman Scott Kowal said, “We thank our residents for their cooperation during these difficult times. I am very proud of my employees for continuing to serve residents during this crisis.”

If you have any questions, please contact our Sanitation Department at (716) 686-3426.

Here's an important article from the IRS about the direct cash payments that were passed under the stimulus act.  Hopefu...
03/31/2020
Economic impact payments: What you need to know | Internal Revenue Service

Here's an important article from the IRS about the direct cash payments that were passed under the stimulus act. Hopefully this will answer many of the questions that Cheektowaga residents have been asking about eligibility, income calculation and whether you need to file to receive a check or deposit.

IR-2020-61, March 30, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

03/30/2020

Our Senior Services Department has been made aware of two great organizations looking for volunteers during this time of crisis:

Resurrection Life Food Pantry: The pantry is located at 2145 Old Union Road in Cheektowaga and is busier than ever helping families in our community during this difficult time. If you are interested and available in lending a hand, please email [email protected] and someone will get back to you with details on how you can get involved.

FeedMore WNY: We have volunteer opportunities packing emergency food boxes at our warehouse at 91 Holt St. in Buffalo as well as packing bags for our BackPack program in our Community Learning Center at 100 James E Casey Drive in Buffalo. These opportunities are Mondays through Saturdays from 8 am - 5 pm. We are asking volunteers to commit to a 4-hour shift but they could stay for less or more based on their availability. We can accommodate up to 20 volunteers per shift per location. Anyone interested in helping with either of these opportunities should call FeedMore WNY at 822-2002 and ask to be connected to their Volunteer Department."

FYI for bartenders who are now unemployed due to #COVID19.
03/30/2020
Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce

FYI for bartenders who are now unemployed due to #COVID19.

ATTN BARTENDERS: Check out this excellent resource, the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, to help keep you on your feet in this time of crisis.

03/29/2020
Cheektowaga Polish-American Arts Festival

Cheektowaga Polish-American Arts Festival

Save the date for Cheektowaga’s Annual Polish-American Arts Festival July 17, 18 and 19, 2020 at Cheektowaga Town Park!

The Polish-American Arts Festival provides a great opportunity to celebrate Polish culture through food, music, exhibits and fun!

03/26/2020
Mark Poloncarz

If you find yourself uninsured due to job loss from #COVID19, NY State of Health and the NYS Department of Financial Services are allowing a special enrollment period to obtain health insurance.

NY State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers, as Novel Coronavirus Cases Climb.

The enrollment period is open between March 16 and April 15, 2020. Please find more information at this link:

03/25/2020
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

FYI

There are news reports about a “test” site. Those stories are misleading and we hope they are corrected. ECDOH is collecting samples for #covid19 testing today ONLY for people scheduled by our epidemiology office. Anyone who shows up without an appointment *will be turned away.*

03/25/2020

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHEEKTOWAGA’s MEALS ON WHEELS

A MESSAGE FROM OUR SENIOR SERVICES DIRECTOR:

Hello Everyone,

I realize we are all trying to take care of our families and ourselves and to be home as much as possible. As an essential service, FeedMore WNY is still operating their home-delivered meals program (Meals on Wheels) and their list of seniors asking for temporarily delivery to get them through this crisis continues to grow.

The need for volunteers is also growing. Just a week ago things were still good and most meal routes were covered – but many of the dedicated volunteers are seniors themselves and now they must keep themselves well and have made the difficult choice to stay home.

I am asking anyone who is well and willing to consider volunteering helping with this.

Currently I am looking for a two-person team (one driver and one deliverer) to help at the LORD OF LIFE CHURCH LOCATION on Thursdays, starting this week and possibly helping through April, depending on how long this pandemic lasts. You would be needed from about 11:15am-12:15 pm and believe me, FeedMore WNY has a very organized system so it is easy to do.

Please contact me if you are interested in helping during this difficult situation.

Thank you for your consideration.

Stay well,

Kerry A. Peek
Director of Cheektowaga Senior Services
3349 Broadway St
Cheektowaga NY 14227
716-686-3930

Information on how to listen live to tonight's council meeting.
03/24/2020
Town Board Meeting Info. 3.24 – Town of Cheektowaga

Information on how to listen live to tonight's council meeting.

Town Board Meeting Info. 3.24 March 24, 2020 by Kimberly A. Burst in Cheektowaga News Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1, tonight’s Town Board work session and Town Board regular meeting will be held remotely. Town Hall will be closed and all the Town Board members will be teleconferencing...

From Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Director Kristina Groff: "For additional guidance for businesses on the executive o...
03/23/2020
Guidance on Executive Order 202.6 | Empire State Development

From Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Director Kristina Groff: "For additional guidance for businesses on the executive order: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026. Also for any business needing assistance in navigating this unprecedented situation, contact the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce at (716) 684-5838."

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions here. If your question is not answered in the FAQ or below, please contact ESD at our website at: https://esd.ny.gov/covid-19-help

03/23/2020

Our Senior Services Department is still reachable by phone at (716) 686-3930 from 9:00am-4:30pm, those over 60 and their advocates should not hesitate to call if they have any questions or concerns about senior programs.

03/18/2020

Good morning! A few notes related to the #COVID19 State of Emergency for residents.

1. Our police department, fire departments and EMS are operating as normal. The Cheektowaga Police Department is open and not affected by building closures. Our town has an Emergency Services Disaster Coordinator that is contact with all emergency agencies and departments. Our dispatchers are taking calls, please do not hesitate to call 911 in any life threatening situation. We thank our police officers, volunteer firefighters, dispatchers and EMS for their hard work and courage in these times.

2. If there are any concerns about a business or organization not following public health orders, whether through crowding or not enforcing sanitary standards, those complaints are handled through the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH). They can be reached at (716) 858-2929 or at [email protected] by email.

3. All Town of Cheektowaga Committee meetings are cancelled, public hearings are postponed and Town Board meetings will be moved to a live-stream only audience. The rest of town government will be accessible on site by appointment only, this includes tax assessments. This is due to the Department of Health recommending measures under the declared State of Emergency to proactively combat public exposure to the virus. Please see our website and phone number listed on this page for contact information.

Thank you all for your cooperation. We will get through this!

03/18/2020

If you believe you have symptoms of #COVID19, do not go to the ER (this is emphasized by the CDC). Call your Doctor, an urgent care center or the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) at 858-2929 for help on how to proceed.

03/15/2020

Town of Cheektowaga Traffic Court is cancelled for Tuesday, March 17 and next Thursday, March 26. If you were scheduled to appear in Traffic Court on either of these two dates, you will be getting a new notice in the mail.

03/15/2020

The County
Executive has declared a State of Emergency. However, government is open and business as usual.

03/15/2020

ALL SCHOOLS IN ERIE COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW. Staff is to report as usual.

Address

3301 Broadway St
Cheektowaga, NY
14227

General information

Cheektowaga has about 87,000 residents, as determined by the US Census 2008 American Community Survey. Our Town is protected by a police department whose primary focus is community policing as well as several volunteer fire companies. We have many recreational and cultural opportunities for the entire family to enjoy.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(716) 686-3400

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