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USDA and SBA Partner for Regional Small Business Resource Forum at Fulton Montgomery Community College

April 21st, 2017

SYRACUSE, NY – On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, representatives from USDA Rural Development along with partners from the U.S. Small Business Administration will conduct a Regional Small Business Resource Forum at SUNY Fulton Montgomery Community College’s campus theater.

“USDA actively partners with rural small businesses throughout the state,” said Acting State Director Scott Collins. “Collaborations like these with our colleagues at the SBA and Fulton Montgomery Community College represent our ongoing commitment to support rural entrepreneurs and help grow the rural NY economy.”

The forum will feature paneled discussions focused on accessing funding tools and resources from the state, federal and local levels. Subject matter experts will also discuss available programs, program funding, applications, application deadlines as well as answering questions from those in attendance.

“Small businesses are a key source of job creation and the foundation of rural communities here in New York State. SBA is partnering with USDA to bring our collective expertise, financial resources and experience to help start, grow and sustain rural businesses and encourage an environment favorable to entrepreneurship,” added SBA Syracuse District Director Bernard J. Paprocki.

To register, click on the Eventbrite link here: https://regionalbusinessforum.eventbrite.com. If you are interested in attending, please register by close of business on Monday – April 24th, 2017.

Download the PDF for more details.

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Water Main flushing Week 1

April 18th, 2017

The first week of a four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, May 1, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 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, May 1– Area 1

Ellsworth St., Frances St., Crescent Ave., Clizbe Ave. between City line and Northern Blvd., Hewitt St., Northern Blvd., Austin St., Rockton St., Finlay St., Wilbur St., Locust Ave. between Clizbe Ave. and Lyon St., Lindsay St., Smyrna St., Lyon St.

Tuesday, May 2– Area 2

Clizbe Ave. between Northern Blvd. And Woodrow Rd., First St., Second St., Sloane Ave., Clark Ave., Fourth St., Third St., Forest Ave. between Lyon St. and Fourth St., Woodridge Rd., Wilton Rd., Woodrow Rd., Woodrow Loop, Sanford Ave. between Law Pl. and Forest Ave., McCleary Ave. between Sloane Ave. and Law Pl., McNeir Ave. between Sloane Ave. and Law Pl., Cochrane Ave. between Sloane Ave. and Law Pl., Smith Ave. between Sloane Ave. and Law Pl. and Devendorf St.

Wednesday, May 3– Area 3

Clizbe Ave. between Woodrow Rd. and Regina Ln., Stella Ln., Peter Ln., Jonathan Ln., Bylina Ln., Regina Ln., Village Lane North, Village Lane East, Village Lane West, Sanford Ave. between Law Pl. and Clizbe Ave., McCleary Ave. from Law Pl. to Sanford Ave., McNeir Ave. from Law Pl. to Sanford Ave., Smith Ave. from Law Pl. to Sanford Ave. and Cochrane Ave. between Law Pl. and Sanford Ave., Law Pl., Charles Lane

Thursday May 4 – Area 4

Clizbe Ave. between Regina Ln. and Church St., Virginia Ln., Church Street between Clizbe Ave. and Edson St., Crouse St., Hawk St., Vrooman Ave. between Edson St. and Crane St., Wren St., Brice St., Van St., Julia St., Lodge St., Catherine St., Gorski St., Crane St., Lenox St., Chopin Pkwy., Conrad Pl., Kopernik Blvd., Young Ave.

Friday May 5 – Area 5

Forest Ave. between Fourth St. and Church St., Bigelow Ave., Locust Ave. between Van Derveer St. and Prospect St., Harding Rd., McKinley Ave., Harrison Ave., Garfield Pl., Roosevelt Rd., Park St., Grand St., Milton Ave., Fourth Ave., Third Ave., Van Derveer St., Belmont Pl., Merrill Ave., Willow St., Second Ave., First Ave., Taft Pl., Hayes Pl.

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Civil Service Exam (2)

April 13th, 2017

Notice of Examination

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

Account Clerk
Last filing date: May 15, 2017
Exam Date: June 3, 2017

Custodian
Last Filing Date: May 3, 2017
Exam Date: May 27, 2017

Fees for exam: $10.00

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

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Civil Service Exam Notice

April 11th, 2017

Notice of Examination

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

Custodian
Last filing date: May 27, 2017
Exam Date: May 3, 2017
Fees for exam: $10.00

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Change in garbage pickup week of April 10th.

April 5th, 2017

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN GARBAGE PICKUP ON FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 (GOOD FRIDAY). GARBAGE WILL BE COLLECTED AS NORMAL.

THERE WILL ALSO BE NO CHANGE IN BUILK PICKUP OR RECYCLING PICKUP ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017. RECYCLING WILL BE COLLECTED ON THE EAST SIDE OF ROUTE 30 NORTH.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AT 518-842-3691.

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Alternate Parking to be extended through April 3 due to impending storm

March 30th, 2017

ALTERNATE PARKING WILL BE EXTENDED through Monday, 04/03/17 (ending at 8am) due to the impending snow storm. This is by order of the Mayor. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Amsterdam Police Department 842-1100.

Also, Friday is an ODD day (03/31) So is Saturday (04/01) You will remain parked on the ODD side beginning the night before (which is Thursday, 03/30) and remain there until Saturday (04/01 at 6pm) You will then move to the EVEN Side for Sunday (04/02). On Sunday at 6pm, move to the ODD side for Monday (04/03) and then, let’s wrap this winter up, and be done with Alternate Parking for a while!

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March 14, 2017: Snow Emergency begins at noon & City Hall closing at Noon

March 13th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

OFFICE OF MAYOR MICHAEL J. VILLA

March 13th, 2017

Mayor Michael Villa has declared a Snow Emergency effective tomorrow March 14th at Noon. City Hall will also be closing at Noon tomorrow March 14th.

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Road Closure – Wallin Street

March 10th, 2017

The City of Amsterdam/Dave’s Landscaping announces that due to tree removal work on Wallin Street the following road will be closed beginning Monday, March 13, 2017 and continuing through Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

 Wallin Street from Locust Avenue to Brookside Avenue.

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

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

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Transportation Department looking for Driver

March 6th, 2017

The City of Amsterdam Transportation Department is hiring a CDL Class B driver for afternoon shifts and/or Saturdays. Interested persons can apply at the City transportation offices Monday through Friday from 8am-330pm. 345 east main street. Call 518-842-2831 for more information.

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Road Closure – Guy Park Avenue/McFarlan Street

March 6th, 2017

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to an emergency demolition on Guy Park Avenue the following roads will be closed TODAY, Monday, March 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until work is complete.

 Guy Park Avenue from Northampton Road to Tryon Street;
 McFarlan Street from Stewart Street to Guy Park Avenue.

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

If you should have any questions about this road closure, please call the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.

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