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Amherst

The Amherst Town Clerk’s Office will have alternative methods of payment and extended office hours for collection of school taxes, which are due on or before Oct. 15.

Taxes can be paid by mail, in person, online or at a local Key Bank branch, said Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger.

Online payments by e-check, credit and debit cards can be made at www.amherst.ny.us.

Full payments can be made by check or money order at any area Key Bank location.

Mailed payments must be postmarked on or before October 15 to avoid penalties.

In person, at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., the Clerk’s Office accepts cash, checks, money orders, credit and debit cards, although credit and debit cards have a service fee.

Extended office hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, . The office is closed for Columbus Day on Monday.

Also this week:

• The Amherst Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. The work session will begin at 3 p.m.

Among the agenda items is a public hearing on the town’s preliminary 2014 budget of $117.8 million.

• The Williamsville Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district office boardroom, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst.

• The Sweet Home Central School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Norman C. Vergils Community Center at Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road.

• The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Amherst Municipal Building.

• The Recreation Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at The Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive.

• The Senior Services Advisory Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday Amherst Center For Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway.

• The Youth Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road.

• The Sweet Home Central School District will hold a public informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Vergils Center on a referendum being held later this month for $18.7 million in capital projects in the school district.

• The Amherst Center for Senior Services will host a “Festival of Baskets Raffle” from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway.

The event will include over 80 theme baskets, a silent auction, live entertainment and refreshments available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.