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Civil Service Test – Firefighter

January 13th, 2015

Applications are now being taken for the following Civil Service Exams:
Fire Fighter last filing date: February 20, 2015
Exam Date March 28, 2015
Fee $25.00
Applications are available on the 3rd floor of City Hall.

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Garbge Collection change for Monday January 19, 2015 and Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 13th, 2015

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday) 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, January 20th. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, January 21st 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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City Hall Hours effective January 2, 2015

December 30th, 2014

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2, 2015 CITY HALL WILL BE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM. This will include the Assessor, City Clerk, Engineering, Mayor, Recreation, and Controller. Except for the last 5 business days of January, April, July and October the Controller’s office will be open from 8-4:30 for tax collection. The Civil Service Office is open from 8-12.

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NOTICE CONCERNING THE COMPLETION OF THE TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL

December 30th, 2014

(Pursuant to Section 506 and Section 526 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law)
The Assessor of the City of Amsterdam has completed and filed (as of December 31, 2014), with the Assessor’s Office and the City Clerk, the 2015 Tentative Assessment Roll. It will be available for public inspection Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the Office of the Assessor until Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll at the Office of the Assessor in City Hall on: January 6th (Tues.), 8th (Thur.), and 10th (Sat.) from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.; and January 13th (Tues.) from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
The City of Amsterdam Board of Assessment Review will meet Tuesday, January 20, 2015, between the hours of 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at City Hall to hear complaints. A publication titled “How to File a Complaint on Your Assessment” and complaint forms are available from your Assessor or online at www.tax.ny.gov, and must be completed in order to file a grievance.
Dated: December 31, 2014. Calvin N. Cline, Assessor

Grievance form Instructions (RP-524-Ins):

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp524ins.pdf

Grievance Form (RP-524):

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp524_fill_in.pdf

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City Hall office hours effective 1/2/15

December 12th, 2014

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2, 2015 THE CITY HALL BUILDING WILL BE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM. This will include the Assessor, City Clerk, Engineering, Mayor Recreation, and Controller. Except for the last 5 business days of January, April, July and October the Controller’s office will be open from 8-4:30 for tax collection. The Civil Service Office is open from 8-12.

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Grant Awards for the City of Amsterdam

December 12th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam was awarded $1,149,625 million dollars in today’s regional council announcements.
• $224,625 will go toward City Hall restoration
• $325,000 will go toward interpretive and artistic elements for the MVGO
• $600,000 will go toward Phase 5 of our storm/sewer separation project.

The Cities of Schenectady, Amsterdam, Troy and Gloversville have been AWARDED $550,000 to pilot a shared regional code-enforcement repository. This effort will allow for BETTER CODE ENFORCEMENT and is something we’d like to see shared across the state.

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Demolition Work – Glen Avenue

December 10th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam/Jackson Demolition announces that due to demolition work at 70 & 72 Glen Avenue there will be no parking, beginning Thursday, December 11, 2014 through Tuesday, December 16, 2014 weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be NO PARKING allowed on Glen Avenue between 68 Glen Avenue through 74 Glen Avenue.

Note: There will be a road closure during these times on Glen Avenue from Arnold Avenue to Bunn Street. Drivers are asked to take alternate routes as no traffic will be allowed through (residents will have access to their homes).

Also note: Residents in the area may experience low water pressure or discolored water during the demolition.

If you should have any questions about this shut down, please call the City Engineer’s Office at 518-841-4301 or 518-841-4331.

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Road Closure – December 2, 2014 Dewitt St

December 1st, 2014

The City of Amsterdam/Newkirk Excavating announces that due to water repair work on DeWitt Street the following road closure will take place Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or until complete.

 DeWitt Street from Perkins Street to Florida 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 518-841-4331.

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NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA

November 27th, 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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Kreisel Terrace Closed effective 11/26/2014

November 26th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to the treacherous hill, and the ability to not maintain this street, Kreisel Terrace from Vrooman Avenue to Mathias Avenue has been closed to all traffic as of today, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, until spring of 2015.

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

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