Contact Information:
Eden Town Hall
2795 East Church Street
Eden, New York 14057

(716) 992-3408
(716) 992-4131 (Fax)


Town Supervisor:

Melissa M. Hartman


Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesdays
8:00am - Noon

Town of Eden News & Announcements

April 6, 2020 – COVID -19 Update

COVID – 19 Update

Good evening, I wanted to provide an update from the Town of Eden regarding the COVID -19 pandemic.  The NYS Governor has extended his stay-at-home order to April 29th.  We are asking all residents to stay at home, unless you are an essential employee. Over the next several weeks, we ask residents to only make trips outside the home which are absolutely necessary, such as to grocery stores and pharmacies.  Please only send one person and leave children at home whenever possible.  We will begin the next round of calling our senior and at need residents this week.  In the meantime, if you need something, please call the town hall at 716-992-3408. Local municipalities have been asked to strictly enforce the no gathering orders.  This is intended for both residents and businesses. In light of the upcoming religious holidays, we are urging you to reconsider large family gatherings. Until further notice, all playgrounds in the Town of Eden are closed. We are also strictly enforcing the no non-essential construction order. Any construction that is not deemed essential or necessary to protect the health and safety of Eden residents needs to stop immediately.  In accordance to the CDC’s most recent recommendations, we are asking that all residents wear a non-surgical face mask when in public.  There are several ways to make your own, including wearing a handkerchief or scarf.  I recognize that this is a very stressful and uncertain time. Your understanding and patience is appreciated.  These measures are making a difference and will continue to save lives.  I also would like to thank our emergency responders, healthcare, grocery store, and pharmacy workers, along with all essential employees risking their lives to help others. Please take care of yourselves.  We will get through this together.

CDC recommends wearing a face mask in public

The CDC is now recommending that you wear a face mask when out in public. The Town of Eden is asking anyone with the ability to make masks and are willing to sell/donate to our residents to please send their contact information to Marlene at marlene@edenny.gov and we will post this on our website and Facebook pages.

Thank you!

April 8th – 10AM – Eden Town Board meeting

The April 8, 2020 Town Board Meeting will be held online via GoToMeeting. Information can be found below to call in/attend the meeting. This meeting will begin at 10:00 AM. If you have any questions for the Town Board, please e-mail the Town’s Supervisor’s office (marlene@edenny.gov) and the board will attempt to answer them during their meeting. The April 8, 2020  updated agenda can be found here. 

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/616870661

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 616-870-661

BRUSH PICKUP UPDATE

BRUSH PICKUP is scheduled for the week of April 6th.  Have the pile out by 7AM Monday.  Please see our new rules!!! NOTHING LARGER THAN 6” DIAMETER!    Our staff is cut because of COVID-19, so please be patient.  If you can bring your brush to the highway department it would be greatly appreciated!

Message from the Town Clerk

A message from the Town Clerk:

Although we do not have open office hours please note the following:

-Messages are being checked and returned, 716-992-3408 option 4

-Payments of any kind (tax, dog licenses, building permits) are accepted by mail, in the locked drop box at the entrance closest to the Fire Hall, or online (if available).

-Tax Receipts/Bills can be accessed here https://egov.basgov.com/eden/
   -Tip when searching: the LESS info you enter the better,  ex. last name only, address number only, etc. 

-Please feel free to email me anytime: emily@edenny.gov



BRUSH PICK UP & DROP OFF

Because of the current situation with the COVID-19, at this time we are unsure about our first brush pick up, but residents can stil drop off brush at the Highway Department at this time.  Thank you for your patience and stay healthy.

Daycare Info for Emergency Personnel

Please visit wnychildren.org and click on “Stay Up to Date on COVID-19 information” for daycare for emergency personnel. This brings you to a questionnaire that needs to be completely filled out and then the County will email you a list of providers.

U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) federal disaster loan program

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: https://esd.ny.gov/resource-guide-covid-19-sba-disaster-loans.

Checking on our residents

Over the next few days, we are calling our seniors and people with special needs to check on them. Remember the Town Hall is closed but we are answering phones and checking messages. Call 992-3408 if you need us.

Important Message from the Supervisor

Good evening, this is Melissa Hartman, Eden Town Supervisor. Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order beginning Sunday, March 22 at 8pm, for New York State residents to stay at home. This includes 100% of the workforce, unless you are deemed an essential employee. Essential businesses include grocery stores, food distributors, pharmacies, healthcare workers and medical suppliers. A more extensive list can be found at https://esd.ny.gov/.  We ask that our residents adhere to these orders to protect essential workers and first responders.  You will be able to leave your homes for food, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, pet supplies, or take to care of family members who are unable to care for themselves.  You are free to go outside, take a walk, or play with your children.  But we ask that you maintain a safe distance from anyone outside of your immediate family.

These are extraordinary times for the Town of Eden, New York State, the United States of America, and the entire world.  Because of this, we need to take extraordinary measures.  Uncertainty can cause confusion and panic.  We want you to know that our Town will persevere.  We will work together to ensure the well-being of our friends and neighbors.  Our amazing network of first responders and emergency services has been working hard over the last few weeks in preparation.

Additionally, we are asking everyone to take the time to check on your neighbors, especially seniors.  If any resident needs food or pharmaceuticals and can’t leave home, or if you are an essential employee and in need of childcare, please call us at 716-992-3408 for assistance.  If you suspect that you have COVID – 19 (coronavirus), please call your doctor.  If you require emergency assistance, please call 911.

Unfortunately, I do not have any information regarding the duration of this order.  I ask that we do our part to follow the guidelines provided and stay in our homes. For updates, please refer to our town website and Facebook pages.  If there is an urgent matter, we will continue to utilize the code red system.  Please take care of yourselves.

Blood Donation

Due to the blood shortage the Connect Life bus will be at the Eden Town Hall on Tuesday 3/24/20 from 10am-2pm for blood donations. Leave a message at 992-3408 opt. 4 to set up an appointment if you are healthy and can dotate.

Daycare for essential personnel or emergency services

Please let the Town of Eden know if you are in need of daycare because you are an essential personnel or emergency services. We are coordinating efforts to help you. Please call 992-3408 (Opt. 1) or email Marlene at marlene@edenny.gov if you need this service.

Census 2020

Most households have received an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census.  Please respond to this invitation online, by phone or by mail.  You can visit www.2020census.gov for more information.  The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

COVID – 19 Update – 3/17/2020

COVID – 19 Update – 3/17/2020

Due to the expanded measures taken by the State of New York yesterday, March 16, 2020, the Town of Eden has taken steps to comply with the 50% reduction in staff.  Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Eden Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.  Anyone needing to conduct business at the Town Hall can do so by appointment only from 10:00am – 2:00pm everyday with the exception of Wednesday’s which will be from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  To make an appointment, call the Town Hall at 716-992-3408.

We feel these steps were necessary to protect the public.  While we recognize that this disruption might be frustrating, we are here if you need us, simply call.  Our police and emergency services are working at full capacity.  If you have an emergency, call 911 otherwise for non-emergencies please call 716-992-3408.

 

March 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

COVID – 19 Update  

Again, each and every day has new information for our town to digest.  We understand the uncertainty everyone must be feeling.  We are trying our best to give you the information as we get it.  Here is a brief update for today, Monday, March 16, 2020:

By order of the New York State Governor, all restaurants and bars are allowed to serve by take-out or delivery only.  This order goes into effect at 8:30pm tonight.  We encourage all of our residents to continue to support our businesses as best they can.

Eden School District has informed us that the school property is closed. This includes all playgrounds and recreation areas.

Stay safe and as always, please contact the Town Supervisor’s Office (716-992-3408) with any questions or concerns.

2020 Town and County Taxes Due March 16th

The last day to pay 2020 Town and County Taxes without penalty is Monday, March 16th. The Town Clerk’s Office would like to urge residents to use the secure locked drop box located at the Town Hall entrance closest to the fire hall. If a receipt is requested it will be mailed.

drop box

COVID-19 Update 3/15/2020

COVID – 19 Update

Town of Eden will be declaring a State of Emergency effective at 3:00pm on March 15, 2020 in direct response to the public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID – 19).  Erie County and the State of New York have also declared emergencies.  This allows access to resources and funding to help preserve the public safety. The following is a list of important information:

  • As ordered by the State of New York, restaurants and bars need to reduce their capacity by 50%
  • Eden’s Senior Transportation has been suspended until further notice.  All residents who are scheduled to receive a ride will be notified
  • Eden Court is cancelled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • The Eden Library remains open, however groups and meetings at the library have been cancelled
  • There will be a message from the Eden School District Superintendent coming out tonight with more information on school closures

We ask that all residents begin social distancing as recommended by the CDC. If you are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you call your primary care doctor.  Below is a link to the Erie County COVID – 19 website that contains important information, www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus.

While we urge residents to take this pandemic seriously, we ask that you not panic.  Please be assured that we are working hard to ensure your health and safety and that we will continue to update you as information is available.  As always, if you need assistance or have questions, please call the Supervisor’s office at 716-992-3408 during our regular business hours.

Erie County Senior Services suspends some services

As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, Erie County Senior Services will be suspending the following services until further notice:

Congregate Dining: Effective Tuesday, March 17. Site directors will begin contacting regular participants Monday to inquire if they are interested in receiving home delivered meals. Those interested will be contacted by ECSS staff to register them. Any senior who wishes to call directly can call 716-858-8526 to register. New participants to the home delivered meal program could begin as soon as Wednesday.

Wellness Programs: Effective Monday, March 16. Site directors will begin contacting regular participants to notify them.

Home Visits: Effective Monday, March 16. ECSS staff will contact those who have appointments scheduled to inform them that appointments will now be via phone or video teleconference.

The following programs have reduced or amended protocols to decrease the potential spread of COVID19 and protect employees, volunteers, and participants.

Home Delivered Meals: Contact between delivery personnel and participants will be kept to a six-foot distance. Delivery personnel will contact participants a few minutes before arriving and ask that their door be unlocked if they don’t already have a location where a meal can be set that can be safely accessed by the participant. Delivery personnel and participants will still have a visual contact to ensure the participant is safe. Delivery personnel will have hand sanitizer.

Senior Transportation: Effective Wednesday, March 18, only rides for dialysis patients will be provided. All non-essential transportation is cancelled. If the senior is concerned, he/she should contact ECSS dispatch at 716-858-RIDE (7433), and a determination will be made if transportation can be provided. Drivers have been provided with surface wipes, hand sanitizer, and have been provided information on personnel safety protocols.

The following senior organizations have already suspended their services:

  • Catholic Charities – Gathering Place adult day care
  • Salvation Army (Main St.) – Congregate dining
  • City of Tonawanda Senior Center – All programs
  • Cheektowaga Senior Center – All programs
  • North West Senior Center – All programs

“I want to personally thank FeedMore WNY, Amherst Meals on Wheels, Ken Ton Meals on Wheels, and the numerous community partners that services seniors for their cooperation in these changes. It is great to see the community working together during this crisis. We could not do this without them,” said David Shenk, Erie County Senior Services commissioner.

COVID-19 Update

There have been 3 confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Erie County. We have no other information at this time. We will update with more information as we learn it.

2020 Town and County Taxes are due March 16th

Reminder: Last day to pay 2020 Town and County Taxes is Monday, March 16th. The Town Clerk’s office is open today (March 13th) till 4pm, Saturday, March 14th from 9am-noon, and Monday, March 16th from 8am – 6pm.

COVID-19 Update

COVID – 19 Update

On Wednesday evening the Town of Eden Emergency Management Team as well as the Town Board, Town Department Heads and Eden School District met to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and start to plan. We will continue to work daily to make sure our residents are informed. While we fully expect this information to change daily here is the latest information for our residents:

Based off of recommendations from the CDC, we are asking residents who are 60 years and over and anyone with an underlying illness to begin social distancing and avoid mass gatherings. Please prepare by stocking up on non-perishable food and prescription medications.

We are highly recommending that all mass gatherings of 50 people or more be cancelled, this includes church services. The school has already cancelled most outside activities that involves group gatherings. 

Any resident that is in need of help, please call the the Supervisors Office (992-3408 Opt. 1) and we will work to assist you. This includes anyone in need of their prescriptions or food and can’t leave their homes.

Anyone who is worried that they have COVID-19, please call your primary care doctor. They will direct you on how to get tested.

And finally, continue to wash your hands, clean spaces visited by the public and make decisions that are best for you and your family. This is the time to check on your neighbors to make sure they have everything they need.

Please continue to check the Town website and Facebook pages for updates. 

COVID-19 Update: March 9, 2020

COVID – 19 Update:

On Saturday, March 7, 2020 Supervisor Hartman attended a meeting conducted by the Erie County Executive Office and Erie County Emergency Services.  The meeting detailed the facts about COVID – 19 (coronavirus) and the next steps that communities need to start to prepare for.  There are currently no confirmed cases in the WNY area.  There are 116 people who are quarantined in Erie County, 115 self-quarantined and 1 mandatory.

We ask that all residents remain calm and continue on with their daily activities.  If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, stay home.  Remember washing your hands regularly and keeping public areas clean is the best defense.

Please continue to check our Facebook pages and website for updates.

CURBSIDE BRUSH PICK UP

Curbside Brush Collection

2020 CHANGES

  • Branches to be 6” or less diameter
  • Chunk pieces to be 6” or less diameter
  • Branches to be 10’ or less Lengths perpendicular to road
  • Avoid stacking under crossing wires
  • No Land clearing allowed
  • No New Construction brush
  • Branches to be Curbside by 7am on the following pickup start dates…
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 8
  • September 8
  • October 5

Garage Pickup Update for Thursday and Friday

If your garbage pickup is on Thursday, it will now be collected on Friday (Feb. 28th).  If your garbage pickup is on Friday, it will now be collected on Saturday (Feb. 29th) .  Please keep the totes out of the street so the plows can get through…. thank you for your understanding.

Snow Removal

A general reminder:

For private homeowners and plow operators it is illegal to remove snow from your property onto or across the State, County or Towns road surface. This is a safety issue and takes maintenance longer to cleanup.

This Weekend is Eden Winter Fest

Winter Fest Activities are all on for today….There WILL BE  the alumni basketball game, family night swim, and the bonfire. There will NOT be ice skating this weekend.   Please check our website www.edenny.gov/recreation for the updated schedule.

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Winter Fest – Feb. 7-9th – This weekend

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Winter Fest – Feb. 7-9th

Eden Winter Fest 2020 schedule of events_page-0001 See the recreation page of this website (www.edenny.gov/recreation) for all the registration forms and additional information on all the Winter Fest events including: pickleball tournament, coloring contest, cornhole tournament, disc golf, bowling and more….

Family Swim Tonight at 6:30pm

Friday Night Family Swim Tonight (1/10) at the Eden High School Pool from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family.

2020 Garbage Schedule

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This week (week of January 6th) is bulk pickup week. You are allowed up to 2 additional items outside of your garbage bin. The bulk garbage truck picks up on Wednesday (for the residents that have Tuesday or Wednesday garbage pickup) and Friday (for the residents that have Thursday or Friday garbage pickup).

Christmas Tree Roadside Pickup

Christmas trees will be picked up at roadside over the next few weeks (weather depending).  Remove all tinsel, garland and decorations.  Do not put trees in bags.

Week of December 24th – Garbage pick-up

The week of December 24th:  Regular garbage pick-up on Tuesday (12/24).  The garbage pick-up for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be delayed one day this week.

Collection for North Collins/ Eden Food Pantry

Non-perishable foods are being collected for the North Collins/ Eden Food Pantry. You can drop off your canned and boxed goods at the Eden Town Hall through the month of December.

Town of Eden: Awarded 2 Grants

We are very happy to announce that the Town of Eden has been awarded a grant in the amount of $16,092 from the Eden Community Foundation to help beautify our Main Street.  The Town was awarded the Main Street Grant in 2018 and has been working with 11 businesses this year to complete projects that will enhance our community.  As part of the Main Street Grant of $300,000, the Town was awarded $15,000 to help with beautification of Main Street.  The Eden Community Foundation has refocused their grant initiatives to include beautification of the Eden’s Hamlet area.  Recognizing this, the Town sought grant funding to match the already awarded $15,000.  The Town is very grateful to the Foundation for their support of the Eden community. More information on how the money will be used will be coming soon.

The Eden Recreation Department received a grant from the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York to help offset the costs associated with the Music on Main Street.  This grant will help ensure that the Tuesday Night family friendly free concert series will continue for the 2020 season.  We received $3323 which will be used to pay for the bands, staffing, licensing, and advertisement.

 

Happy Thanksgiving

The Eden Town Hall will be closed Thursday (11/28) and Friday (11/29).  Happy Thanksgiving!

Recreation Updates for week of November 26th-30th

Recreation Updates:

Adult Volleyball is on for tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 26th)

Due to the holiday there will NOT be programs Nov. 27th – Nov. 30th.  This includes Adult Lap Swim, Power Volleyball, Pickleball, Karate and Wrestling.  All programs in the Eden School Buildings will resume on Monday, Dec. 2nd.

Bodysculpting WILL be held at the Eden Methodist Church on Wednesday (Nov. 27th) and Friday (Nov. 29th).

Eden Town Board meeting

There will not be a Town Board meeting on November 27th.  The next meeting will be held December 11th at 7pm.