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2018 Week 3 Hydrant Flushing

May 22nd, 2018

The third week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Tuesday, May 29, 2018 through Saturday, June 2, 2018 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:

Tuesday, May 29 – 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.

Wednesday, May 30 – 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.

Thursday, May 31 – Area 13 – (NOTE THIS AREA WILL BE DONE AT NIGHT – 7:00 P.M. – 3:30 A.M.):

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.

Friday, June 1 – Area 14 –(NOTE THIS AREA WILL BE DONE AT NIGHT – 7:00 P.M. – 3:30 A.M.):

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

Saturday, June 2 – 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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Change in Garbage – Memorial Day 2018

May 22nd, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial 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, May 29TH.  Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, May 30th along with the regular collection on Wednesday.

The remainder of the week stays the same.

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

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.

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Notice of Road Closure – Wednesday May 23, 2018

May 21st, 2018

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to road work near 20 Northern Blvd. the following road will be closed Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or until complete.

  • Northern Boulevard from South Pawling Street (Village of Hagaman) to Clizbe Avenue.

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

NOTE: Emergency vehicles 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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June 2018 Cleanup

May 17th, 2018

FREE BULK ITEM DROP OFF 2018

June 11, 2018 – June 16, 2018

A FREE Bulk Item Drop-off at AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED at 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) is scheduled for the week of June 11, 2018 to June 16, 2018Homeowners and renters only, within the municipal boundaries of the City of Amsterdam will be entitled to drop off bulk items and electronics at no cost at the AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED AT 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) during cleanup week.  NO COMMERCIAL USERS OR CONTRACTORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO DROP OFF ANY ITEMS.  NO DUMP TRUCKS, FLATBEDS, BOX TRUCKS, U-HAULS OR COMMERICAL TRAILERS WILL BE ALLOWED.

The AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED AT 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) will be open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.   The transfer station is closed on Sunday.

Proof of residence must be presented to the attendant at the time of drop off in the form of a valid NYS driver’s license or City of Amsterdam tax bill (NO EXCEPTIONS). All loads going to the AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED AT 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) facility must be covered upon arrival.

All white goods (bulk items/scrap metal) will be accepted at the Amsterdam DPW 4th Avenue site, located on Fourth Avenue & Belmont Place, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Homeowners and renters will be responsible for providing the attendants with proof of City of Amsterdam residency and certification that refrigerants have been removed from refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers.

NO items containing refrigerants will be accepted without proper certification from a NYS certified technician stating that the refrigerant has been removed in accordance with all applicable NYS Department of Environmental Conservation laws, rules and regulations.

The following is a list of Certified Contractors:

  • JOE’S REFRIGERATION – 22 Tremont Avenue – 518-858-9930 (Matt)
  • LOU’S HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING – 227 St. Hwy. 67, Amsterdam – 518-842-6372

The following items are NOT included in the Bulk Item Drop-off:

  • NO RECYCLING MATERIALS (PAPER, CARDBOARD OR COMMINGLED)
  • CONSTRUCTION DEMOLITION DEBRIS
  • TIRES
  • BATTERIES
  • PAINT
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
  • ROOFING MATERIALS
  • PROPANE TANKS

If you have any questions concerning the FREE Bulk Item Drop-off at AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED AT 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA), please call 518-842-3691, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

 

June 2018 Cleanup

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May 2018 Hydrant Flushing – Week 2

May 15th, 2018

The second week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, May 21, 2018 through Friday, May 25, 2018, 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, May 21– 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, May 22 – 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, May 23 – 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, May 24 – 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, May 25 – 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.

If you have any questions please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.

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Notice of Civil Service Examination

May 11th, 2018

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

Custodian

Last filing date: May 23, 2018

Exam Date:  June 16, 2018

Fees for exam: $10.00

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

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Vaccination Clinic – Saturday, May 19, 2018

May 10th, 2018

A City of Amsterdam Vaccination Clinic  will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 PM at the City of Amsterdam DPW garage (2 Park Drive, Amsterdam, NY). Rabies vaccine will be $10 and other vaccines will be available for an additional charge.  Cash only.

Available to Montgomery County Residents only. Must provide proof of residency.

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Forest Avenue Road Closure – CANCELLED

May 9th, 2018

Please be advised, the road closure scheduled today (Wednesday, May 9, 2018) on Forest Avenue has been CANCELLED.

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Change in Road Closure – Forest Avenue

May 8th, 2018

Date:               May 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam announces that the road closure on Forest Avenue scheduled for today has been CANCELLED and has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The following road will be closed during this time:

*Forest Avenue from Church Street to Second 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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Week 1 of the 2018 Hydrant Flushing

May 8th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The first week of a four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, May 14, 2018 through Friday, May 18, 2018, 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, May 14– 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 15– 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 16– 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 17– 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 18– 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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