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Thanksgiving 2017 – City Hall Closure

November 17th, 2017

From the Office of the Mayor:

November 17, 2017

 

City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 for Thanksgiving and will re-open on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

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Thanksgiving 2017 Garbage Change

November 15th, 2017

The Department of Public Works announces that Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:

Garbage normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Wednesday, November 22nd along with the normal collection on Wednesday.

The remainder of the week stays the same.

THERE WILL BE NO BULK ITEM PICKUP OR RECYCLING PICKUP FOR THIS WEEK.

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Closing of City Hall

November 2nd, 2017

Press Release

Office of Mayor Michael J. Villa

November 2, 2017

City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for Election Day and reopens on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 for Veteran’s Day (which is on Saturday this year) and will reopen on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

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2017 Tax Exemption Deadline – City of Amsterdam

November 2nd, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Re: EXEMPTION DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2017

Mayor Michael J. Villa and Assessor Calvin N. Cline have announced the following information regarding the filing of applications for real estate tax exemptions in the City of Amsterdam:

1. The deadline for filing is Friday, December 1, 2017. All applications and renewals must be submitted by the close of business on Friday, December 1st. Exceptions will be made for mail postmarked on or before December 1st.
Note: City Hall is closed Tuesday November 7 (Election Day), Friday November 10 (Veteran’s Day), Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th (Thanksgiving), and weekends.

2. “Enhanced STAR” (School Tax Relief), also known as “Senior STAR”, and “Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens”, also known as “Aged” renewal applications must be received by the December 1st deadline. To date, over 100 current recipients have not returned the renewal applications sent to them in September.

3. Taxpayers who receive the Basic STAR exemption are not required to re-file or renew.

4. Taxpayers who are registered with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance for the new STAR “Credit/Check Program” are not required to re-file or renew.

Questions may be directed to the Assessor’s office by calling (518) 841-4334, or by stopping by the Assessor’s office at City Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY, or by emailing: ccline@amsterdamny.gov.

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Change in City of Amsterdam Bus Transportation Schedule

November 1st, 2017

Effective December 1st, City Bus Transportation schedule has changed: Saturday Bus runs are closed and Schenectady Bus run times have been modified. Contact 518-843-2831 for more information

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4th and final week of hydrant flushing

October 31st, 2017

Date:               October 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The final week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, November 6, 2017 through Thursday, November 9, 2017 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Water will be temporarily disturbed due to the flushing.  Avoid laundering during this period.

After flushing is complete, you may encounter discolored or dirty water.  This condition is disturbing but will dissipate if you turn on your cold water through all interior faucets for awhile and flush out the discolored water.

The flushing schedule is as follows:

Monday, November 6– Area 16:

Church St. between Prospect St. and East Main St., High St., Grove St., Cady St., Forbes St. between Lark St. and Liberty St., Dean St., Schuyler St., East Main St. between Washington St. and lark St., Washington St., Kennedy St., Hamilton St., Corey St., Morris St., Front St., Columbus Ave., Voorhees St., John St., Prospect St. between Brookside Ave. and Church St., Norris St., Liberty St., Federal Pl., Chuctanunda St., Gardner Pl., Cherry St.

Wednesday, November 8 – Area 17 & 18:

East Main St. between Lark St. and City line, Lark  St., Swan St., Kline St., Eagle St., Lefferts St., Vrooman Ave. between Kreisel Terrace and end, Elk St., Sweeney St., DeGraff St., Sewer Plant/DPW line, Stub-end DeGraff, Forbes St. between Lark St. and end, Cramer Lane; Minaville St. between River St. and Florida Ave., Cleveland Ave., Race Course Rd., Califano Pl., Saint Paul St., Saint John St., Grieme Ave., New St., Greco Pl.

Thursday, November 9– Area 19 & 20:

River St., Gilliland Ave., Bridge St., Erie Terrace., Florida Ave. between Minaville St. and Hover Ave., Center St., Hover Ave., Gray St., Broad St., Albert St., Jewett St., Wright St., Putman St., DeWitt St., Essex St., Montgomery St., Collins St., Erie St., Arch St., Perkins St., Vedder St., Strong St., Florida Ave. between Hover Ave. and Mead Rd., Broadway, Daniel St., A St., B St., C St., Alley 2, Queen Ann Rd., Windswept Dr., East Windswept Dr., Sandy Dr., Montgomery Meadows, DeStefano St., Verbraska Ave., Minaville St. between Grieme Ave. and DeStefano St., Venner Rd., P.S. St., Nolan Dr., Liberty Enterprises

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Notice of Examination – Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

October 27th, 2017

The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission has announced the following upcoming exams to be held in Amsterdam:

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

Last filing date: November 13, 2017

Exam Date:  December 9, 2017

Fees for exam: $15.00

Applications are being accepted in the Civil Service Department of City Hall 3rd Floor.

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3rd week of hydrant flushing – October 2017

October 24th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The third week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 30, 2017 through Friday, November 3, 2017 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Water will be temporarily disturbed due to the flushing.  Avoid laundering during this period.

After flushing is complete, you may encounter discolored or dirty water.  This condition is disturbing but will dissipate if you turn on your cold water through all interior faucets for awhile and flush out the discolored water.

The flushing schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 30 – Area 11:

Chapel Pl. between Tremont St. and Dartmouth St., Harvard St. between Chapel Pl. and University Pl., Princeton St. between University Pl. and Hobart Dr., Northampton Rd. between Romeyn Ave. and Phillips St., Dartmouth St., Wesleyan Ave. between Chapel Pl. and The Mall, The Mall between Northampton Rd. and Princeton St., Yale St., Columbia St., Hobart Dr., University Pl. between Tremont St. and The Mall, Stanford St., Brown St., Harvard Court, Wesleyan Ave. between Chapel Pl. and The Mall, George St. between Dartmouth St. and the Mall.

Tuesday, October 31 – Area 12:

Evelyn Ave. between Wilkes Avenue and Phillips Street., Henrietta Blvd., Harvard St. between Henrietta Blvd. And Chapel Pl., Fairmount Ave., Oakland  Ave., Knollwood Ave., Wesleyan Ave. between Chapel Pl. and Henrietta Blvd., Greenwood Ave. between Knollwood Ave. and Evelyn Ave., Sylvia Ln.

Wednesday, November 1 – Area 13:

Henrietta St. between Henrietta Blvd. And Guy Park Ave., Stewart St. between Henrietta St. and Northampton Rd., Phillips St., Laura St., Machold Ave., Lily St., Guy Park Ave. between Henrietta and Guy St., Brandt Pl. between Guy Park Ave. and Major Lane, Jackson St., Bayard St., Northampton Rd. between Phillips St. and Guy Park Ave., George St. between Phillips St. and Dartmouth St., Evelyn St. between Phillips St. and Guy Park Ave., Caroline St. Between Phillips St. and Guy Park Ave., McFarland St., Major Ln.

Thursday, November 2 – Area 14:

Stewart St. between Henrietta St. and Genevieve St., Guy Park Ave. between Henrietta St. and W. Main  St., Steadwell Ave. between W. Main St. and City line, Division St. between Henrietta St. and Guy St., Division St. between Henrietta St. and W. Main  St., Carmichael St., Clinton St., Leonard St., Yeoman St., Gardiner St., Tryon St., W. Main St. between Guy Park Ave. and Guy St., Henrietta St. between Guy Park Ave. and W. Main St., Bayard St. between Guy Park Ave. and W. Main St., Caroline St. between Guy Park Ave. and W. Main St., Evelyn St. between Guy Park Ave. and W. Main St., Ann St., Genevieve St., Elmwood St., Merritt St., Herrick St., Swart Ln., St. Mary’s Hospital

Friday, November 3 – Area 15:

Prospect St. between Brookside Ave. and Thomas St., Glen Ave. between Fairview Pl. and Union St., Brookside Ave. between Prospect St. and Meadow St., Shuler St., Elizabeth St., Academy St. between Market St. and Wall St., Mechanic St. between Wall St. and Arterial, Green St., Williams St., Kimball St., Wall  St. between Mechanic St. and W. Main St., Guy Park Ave. between Market St. and Guy St., Division  St. between Market St. and Guy St., W. Main St. between Market St. and Guy St., Mohawk Pl., Cedar St., Pine St., Union St., Garden St. between Guy Park Ave. and Mechanic St., Vine St., Guy St., Clayton St., Charles St., McDonnell  St., Willard St., Orange St., Fairview Pl., Amsterdam Housing Authority, Meadow St., Hempton St., Arnold Ave. between Market St. and Elizabeth  St., Storrie St. between Market St. and Elizabeth St., Market St. between Guy Park Ave. and Arterial.

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2nd week of hydrant flushing – October 2017

October 18th, 2017

The second week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 23, 2017 through Friday, October 27, 2017, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Water will be temporarily disturbed due to the flushing.  Avoid laundering during this period.

After flushing is complete, you may encounter discolored or dirty water.  This condition is disturbing but will dissipate if you turn on your cold water through all interior faucets for awhile and flush out the discolored water.

The flushing schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 23– Area 6

Edson St., Edson St. Industrial Park, Sam Stratton Dr., Church St. between Edson St. and Prospect., Cornell  St., Reid St., Jay St., James St., Pulaski St., Teller St., Edward St., Bartlett St., Hibbard St., Slater St., Vrooman Ave., between Edson St. and Kreisel Ter., Frederick St., Mathias Ave., Mason Ave., Kreisel Ter., Bell St., Kellogg St., Lura Ln., Lura St.

Tuesday, October 24 – Area 7

Locust Ave. between Lyon St. and Van Derveer St., Elias St., Brookside Ave. between Lyon St. and Meadow St., Pleasant Ave., Boardman St., Krull St., Wallin St., Johnson Pl., Becker St.

Wednesday, October 25 – Area 8

Van Dyke Ave. between market St. and Northampton Rd., Glen Ave. between Van Dyke Ave. and McClellan Ave., Lindbergh Ave. between Market St. and McClellan Ave., Oak Ln., Summit Ave., Grant Ave., Romeyn Ave., Coolidge Rd., Pershing Rd., McGibbon St., Beacon St., Keeler Rd., Christman Pl., Deal Pl., Highland Rd., Valley View Rd., Sunset Rd., Water St., Market St. between McClellan Ave. and Sunset Rd.

Thursday, October 26 – Area 9

Van Dyke Ave. between Northampton Rd. and City line, Northampton Rd. between City line and Romeyn  Ave., Tremont St., Wilkes Ave., Ruth St., Ramsey Ave., Chapel Pl. between Van Dyke Ave. and Tremont St., University Pl. between Tremont St. and Van Dyke Ave., Fifth Ave., Sixth Ave., Francisco Ln. and Pysanka Circle

Friday, October 27 – Area 10

McClellan Ave., Lincoln Ave., Arnold Ave., Trinity Pl., Storrie St. between Market St. and Chestnut St., Bunn St., Academy St. between Glen Ave. and Wall St., Thomas St. between Trinity Pl. and Prospect St., Blood St., Chestnut St., McElwain Ave., Henry St., Wilson Ave., Glen Ave. between McClellan Ave. and Fairview Pl., Lindbergh Ave. between McClellan Ave. and Bunn St., Garden St. between Academy St. and Mechanic St., Wall St. between Academy St. and Mechanic St., Mechanic St. between Garden St. and Wall St., Brandt Pl. between Major Ln. and Lindbergh Ave., Market St. between McClellan Ave. and Prospect St.

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Notice of Road Closure

October 11th, 2017

The City of Amsterdam/Pareene Contracting announces that due to water repair work the following road will be closed beginning Thursday, October 12, 2017 and continuing through Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily or until complete:

  • Erie Street from Arch Street to Rt. 30 Bridge

Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as no traffic will be allowed through. Detour signs will be posted.

If you should have any questions about this road closure, please call Engineering Department at 518-841-4301.

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