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NO Garbage Pick up October 13, 2014

October 7th, 2014

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, October 13, 2014 (Columbus Day) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:

Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, October 14th; garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, October 15th 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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September 29, 2014 Utility Work

September 29th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam/Eric Pareene Construction announces that due to utility work on West Main Street, there will be two-way alternate traffic (construction flaggers will be on site) on West Main Street from Steadwell Avenue to Division Street on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

If you should have any questions about this, please call the engineering department at 841-4301.

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ROAD CLOSURE

September 29th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water repair work on Steadwell Avenue the following road closure and detour will take place Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

 Steadwell Avenue from Guy Park Avenue to Golf Course Road will be closed;
 St. Mary’s Hospital Emergency Room Entrance will be accessible from the Guy Park Avenue entrance.

Signs and DPW personnel will be posted.

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

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Water Repair Work – Edward St., Monday September 29, 2014

September 23rd, 2014

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water repair work on Edward Street there will be a water shutdown, Monday, September 29, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Streets with no water will be Edward Street from Vrooman Avenue to James Street and James Street from Hibbard Street to Edson Street. Streets in the vicinity will experience dirty water and/or low water pressure.

After the water is restored, be advised that you may experience discolored or dirty water. This condition will dissipate if you turn on your cold water through all interior faucets for awhile and flush out the discolored water.

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

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Plumbing Board Applications

September 18th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam Plumbing Board will be accepting applications for the Plumbing License Examination and a Certificate of Competency through October 8, 2014 to those who qualify.

Requirements: A person desiring or intending to conduct the trade or business of plumbing in the City of Amsterdam, New York, shall be required to submit to an examination before an Examining Board of Plumbers appointed according to law, as to his/her experience and qualifications for such trade, business or calling. He/she must have served at least five (5) years as a journeyman plumber in the employ of a master plumber or in the alternative, must have procured the equal of such experience or qualifications in trade school training. It shall not be lawful for a person to conduct such trade, business or calling unless he/she shall have first obtained a Certificate of Competency from the Examining Board of Plumbers in the City of Amsterdam.

Application forms are available in the City Engineer’s Office, City Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, New York. If you have any questions, you may call 841-4301. Qualified candidates meeting requirements will be notified as to date of examination.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12th, 2014

Property owners in the City of Amsterdam who are owner occupants of buildings with 2 – 4 units requesting relief from the fees for water/sewer and garbage for any unused residential units for the 2015/2016 tax year may file a Water/Sewer/Garbage Abatement form with the City Engineer’s office until October 31, 2014. Waterlines must be cut and capped by a licensed plumber or if you are the owner and occupant of a one-or two-family dwelling, you may do the plumbing work yourself. A $50.00 inspection fee per cut unit is due upon filing the Abatement form. The property is then inspected by the City Plumbing Inspector.

Those property owners that request relief from the garbage fee only for the 2015/2016 tax year may file a Garbage Grievance form with the City Engineer’s office until October 31, 2014. Proof of non-use of services for at least a three-month period shall include, but not be limited to: landfill or transfer station permit with load slips and receipts, a valid contract with a private garbage hauler or canceled checks. There is no filing fee for the Garbage Grievance.

All property owners with existing Water/Sewer/Garbage Abatements or Garbage User Charge Waivers will be receiving their Continuation forms in the mail. This form must be completed and returned to the Engineer’s office by October 17, 2014. Failure to re-file the Continuation form will result in forfeiting your abatement.

If you have any questions, you may call our office at 841-4331 or 841-4301.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WATER SHUTDOWN 9/13/14

September 9th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam announced that due to a water valve repair on Edson Street there will be a water shutdown, Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Streets with no water will be from #48 Edson Street to Widow Susan Road; Sam Stratton Road; Dandreano Drive and Wollman Lane. Streets in the vicinity will experience dirty water and/or low water pressure.

After the water is restored, be advised that you may experience discolored or dirty water. This condition will dissipate if you turn on your cold water through all interior faucets for awhile and flush out the discolored water.

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

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Proposed Charter Revisions

September 4th, 2014

Click here to view the document

Mayor & Council

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Water shut down

September 3rd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam announced that due to a water valve repair on Edson Street there will be a water shutdown, Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Streets with no water will be Edson Street from North Mason Avenue to the City Line; Sam Stratton Road; Dandreano Drive and Wollman Lane. Streets in the vicinity will experience dirty water and/or low water pressure.

After the water is restored, be advised that you may experience discolored or dirty water. This condition will dissipate if you turn on your cold water through all interior faucets for awhile and flush out the discolored water.

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

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August 22nd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to Sewer repair work on Greene Street the following road closure will take place Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or until complete.

 Green Street between Kimball Street & Wall Street;
 Wall Street between Academy Street & Mechanic Street.

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

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