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Notice of water shut down on July 17, 2017

July 14th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam/Eric Pareene Contracting announces that due to a water repair on River Street there will be a water shutdown, Monday, July 17, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or until complete.

Streets with no water will be River Street from Bridge Street to Minaville Street and Minaville Street from River Street to Erie Street.

Residents within the surrounding areas may also experience low water pressure or dirty water during this time.

If you should have any questions about this shut down, please call the Engineering Department at 518-841-4301.

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Announcement from the City of Amsterdam Transportation Department

July 7th, 2017

Our new Saratoga Race Track run will be starting on opening day July 21st and continue till September 2nd; providing transportation to the race track on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

During racetrack season, our Schenectady Bus will have limited times and dates.

Please visit our transportation page or call Transportation department at 518-843-2831 for more info and new times.

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Notice of Civil Service Exam

July 5th, 2017

Notice of Examination

 

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

 

Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

Last filing date: July 31, 2017

Exam Date:  August 19, 2017

 

Fees for exam: $10.00

 

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

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Garbage Pickup week of July 3, 2017

June 27th, 2017

The Department of Public Works announces that Tuesday, July 4, 2017 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, July 5th along with the normal collection on Wednesday; the remainder of the week stays the same.

THERE WILL BE NO BULK ITEM PICKUP FOR THIS WEEK AND THERE WILL BE NO RECYCLING PICK UP THIS WEEK.

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Road Closure – Clizbe Avenue

June 16th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to road reconstruction on Clizbe Avenue, Clizbe Avenue from Lyon Street to Crescent Avenue will be reduced to one (1) lane of traffic beginning Wednesday, June 21, 2017 and continuing daily through Friday, June 23, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weather permitting.

Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time to avoid delays.

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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Garbage Pickup Week of May 29

May 25th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, May 29, 2017 (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 30TH. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, May 31st 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.

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Final Week of Water Main Flushing May 22-25, 2017

May 17th, 2017

The final week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, May 22, 2017 through Thursday, May 25, 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.

If you have any questions regarding the hydrant flushing please call the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.

The flushing schedule is as follows:
Monday, May 22– 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.

Tuesday, May 23 – 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.

Wednesday, May 24 – Area 19

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

Thursday, May 25– Area 20

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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FREE BULK ITEM DROP OFF 2017

May 16th, 2017

June 12, 2017 – June 17, 2017

A FREE Bulk Item Drop-off at AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED at 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) is scheduled for the week of June 12, 2017 to June 17, 2017. Homeowners 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 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 – 858-9930 (Matt)
 LOU’S HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING – 227 St. Hwy. 67, Amsterdam – 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

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Road Closure

May 11th, 2017

The City of Amsterdam/Pareene Contracting announces that due to demolition work the following road will be closed Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 Edson Street from James Street to Vrooman Avenue.

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

There will also be no parking on both sides of Edson Street from James Street to #17 Edson Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

If you should have any questions about this road closure, please call the Engineering Department at 518-841-4331.

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Road Closure

May 11th, 2017

The City of Amsterdam/Pareene Contracting announces that due to demolition work the following road will be closed beginning Monday, May 15, 2017 and continuing through Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily:

 Arnold Avenue from Lindbergh Avenue to Glen Avenue.

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

There will also be no parking on Arnold Avenue between Glen Avenue and Lindbergh Avenue in the posted area.

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

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