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Filing of Real Estate Tax Exemptions

November 24th, 2014

City of Amsterdam Assessor Calvin N. Cline has announced the following information regarding the filing of applications and renewal applications for real estate tax exemptions:

1. The deadline for filing is Monday, December 1, 2014. City Hall is closed Thursday, November 27th (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 28th, as well as weekends. All applications and renewals must be submitted by the close of business on Monday, December 1st. Exceptions will be made for mail postmarked on or before December 1st.

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 175 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, within the last year, registered with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance are not required to re-register with the Assessor’s Office.

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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NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA

November 19th, 2014

(Pursuant to Section 501 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law)

Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll of the City of Amsterdam, NY which will be filed on or before January 1st, 2014. The information may be reviewed, by appointment only, in the Assessor’s Office at 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY on Monday November 24, 2014 through Friday, December 5, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 noon and between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. An appointment to review the assessment information may be made by telephoning the assessor at 518-841-4334.

Dated: November 14, 2014
Calvin N. Cline, Assessor

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Water Shut Down – Vedder St 11/3/14

October 30th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam/Santos Construction announces that due to utility work on Venner Avenue there will be a water shutdown, Monday, November 3, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Streets with no water will Venner Avenue from Route 5S to Dead End.

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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Montgomery County Health Insurance Trust Proposed Dissolution Plan

October 30th, 2014

The County of Montgomery (the “County”) and the City of Amsterdam (the “City”), as Plan Members of the Montgomery County Health Insurance Trust Plan (hereinafter the “Trust”), have determined that it is in the best financial interest of the Plan Members and their respective employees who are covered under an employer sponsored health insurance plan by virtue of his or her employment, to dissolve the Trust.

The Proposed Dissolution Plan is posted in Amsterdam City Hall and the Montgomery County Public Works Building and is also posted on the City of Amsterdam and Montgomery County websites.

The purpose of the Proposed Dissolution Plan is to provide public notice of the terms and information regarding the termination of the Trust and establish a procedure to wind up the Trust’s affairs in an orderly manner and is designed to result in the timely payment of all health benefits incurred during the period July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2012, to set a time within which claims must be filed, to pay incurred and acknowledged operating liabilities and expenses incurred during the period July 1, 2007 through when an audit of the financial statements is completed, to establish a cash reserve for payment of contingent and disputed liabilities, claims and expense, cash deposit, and to distribute to each member, its pro rata share of any fund balance remaining upon the conclusion of the wind up of the Trusts’ affairs.

View the Proposed Dissolution Plan here.

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Garbage Pickup – Week of November 10

October 29th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Department of Public Works announces that Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Veteran’s Day) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:

Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, November 12th 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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Road Closure 10/30/14

October 29th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam/Eric Pareene announces that due to utility work on Elizabeth STreet the following road closure will take place Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or until complete.

 Elizabeth Street between Hempton Street & Arnold 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 city engineer’s office at 518-841-4301.

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Garbage Pickup – Week of 11/3/14

October 28th, 2014

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN GARBAGE PICKUP OR BULK ITEM PICKUP FOR THE WEEK OF ELECTION DAY (NOVEMBER 3rd – NOVEMBER 7TH).

THERE WILL BE RECYCLING PICKUP FOR THE EAST SIDE OF ROUTE 30 NORTH FOR THIS WEEK.

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Water Repair Work 10/30/14

October 28th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water repair work on Henrietta Boulevard there will be a water shutdown, Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Streets with no water will be Henrietta Boulevard from House #22 to Guy Park Avenue. 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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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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