The Aurora Street bridge over Cayuga Creek between Broadway and West Main Street will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday, July 21, 2021 for approximately 3 weeks for additional work of the concrete deck. The proposed detour runs from Aurora Street to Broadway, then along Central Avenue to Pleasant Avenue.

Hearts & Hands is a WNY nonprofit that matches caring, reliable volunteers with older members in our community with essential needs, to aid them in living happy, independent lives. 

The Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department has released it's 2021 Summer Brochure. Registration for activities will begin at 8 am on Monday, June 7, 2021. Online registration through Active Network is required. See the Brochure below.

pdf Summer Brochure

Online Registrations for Recreation Programs & Reservations:

  • Erie Grown is a webpage and map designed to showcase local foods and products and to help better connect consumers and growers. Participants must note the date visited or date purchased from an Erie Grown listing and submit their completed passports. They will then be eligible to win prizes (to be announced at a later date).
  • pdf EGP Poster

Grant funds are available through New York State's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and managed by DEC's Division of Lands and Forests. Projects include, but are not limited to, planting trees, soil scarification, removing competing vegetation that would interfere with seedling establishment and growth, and installation of deer fence. See link for more information.

  pdf DEC Delivers Press Release  

Erie County has initiated a Mircoenterprise Loan/Grant Program for eligible small businesses. See the attached information.

pdf Microenterprise Flyer

Assistance from the Social Security Administration is available as detailed in the attached document.

pdf Social Security


The Home Energy Assistance Program office strongly suggests that residents apply as soon as possible this season due to Covid-10 pandemic, higher energy costs and higher unemployment rates. Please see the attached documents for more information.

pdf HEAP Flyer

pdf NY Doc Submit

pdf HEAP Application

Erie County's no cost Household Hazardous Waste drop-off Program has contracted with Hazman to provide a no cost drop-off in Tonawanda. More information below. 

  pdf Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named the Town of Lancaster the 38th Safest City in New York State.

pdf Lancaster Named 38th Safest City in New York State

All Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings will now be in-person only. The doors to the Town Hall will be open to the public starting June 1st.

Visitors who are vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear a mask in the Town Hall. Anyone not fully vaccinated must wear a mask.

pdf Emergency Executive Orders May 15 & 18, 2021


Follow these instructions if you suspect GPS devices/apps are improperly routing commercial truck traffic through your residential community.  How To Report Residential Truck Traffic

For Street Light Outages in the Town of Lancaster, please report it by visiting our online Report a Streetlight Web Form  OR you can call the Highway Department at 716-683-3426.

For Street Light Outages in the Village of Lancaster, please contact NYSEG at 1-800-572-1111 or