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Boil Water Notice

August 27th, 2015

BOIL WATER NOTICE
Water main break / loss of pressure in City of Amsterdam.
( name of Public Water System )

BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using. Or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice.

This Boil Water Notice applies to Florida Avenue from bridge over Chuctanunda Creek (Hover Avenue) west to the city line, including Daniel Street from Florida Avenue to city line .
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What Happened ?

At about 9:30 pm (time) on Friday August 21, 2015 (date) the water system lost pressure

due to a water main break . When water mains
lose pressure it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter your water.

Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms and may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. But these symptoms are not just caused by microbes in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you should seek medical advice.

What is being done ?

Sampling is being done to lift the order as soon as possible until a permanent solution is in place. .
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It is likely that you will need to boil water until the problem is fixed. You will be informed when tests show that you no longer need to boil your water.

For more information, please contact:

Bob DiScenza of the Amsterdam Water Filtration Plant at 518-843-3009.
( name of person ) ( name of Public Water System ) ( phone number )

or the New York State Department of Health Herkimer District Office at _(315)866-6879__.
( County/District Office ) ( phone number )

Please share this information with other people who drink this water, especially anyone who may not get this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).
You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

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Road Closure – Florida Avenue 8/31-9/1/2015

August 27th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a water repair on Florida Avenue the following road closure will take place on Monday August 31st & Tuesday September 1st daily from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. or until complete:

 Florida Avenue from Albert Street to Broadway Hill.

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

If you should have any questions about this road closure and no parking, please call the department of public works at 518-842-3691.

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Road Closure – Steadwell Avenue btwn W Main & Division 8/25/15

August 25th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to road work on Steadwell Avenue the following road closure will take place Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and Wednesday August 26, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.:

 Steadwell Avenue between West Main Street & Division Street.

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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Financial Information Meeting – Open to the Public August 22 10-2pm

August 20th, 2015

Members of the Ad-Hoc Finance Committee (Michael Chiara, David Dybas and Mario Villa) will be meeting along with Alderwoman Hatzenbuhler on Saturday August 22 from 10 am – 2 pm at Amsterdam City Hall to discuss the financial condition of the city based on the release of the foreclosure information.
This meeting is open to the public.

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Water Shutdown

August 18th, 2015

The City of Amsterdam/Pollard Contracting announces that due to water repair work on Pine Street there will be a water shut down on, Thursday, August 20, 2015; from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Streets without water will be Pine Street from West Main Street to Division Street.

Residents within this area may experience dirty or discolored 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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NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONS

August 17th, 2015

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

Police Officer

Exam November 14, 2015, Last Filing date September 28, 2015

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM MAYOR THANE

August 12th, 2015

Mayor Ann M. Thane is pleased to announce a joint initiative between the City of Amsterdam and the HFM Prevention Council (www.hfmpreventioncouncil.com) to meet the needs of youth-at-risk in the City of Amsterdam and Montgomery County. The HFMP Council has generously offered to apply for a grant through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) to create a Youth Clubhouse at the Creative Connections Arts Center on East Main Street. This is a tremendous opportunity for the city to maximize the usefulness of the facility. The grant will pay for all aspects necessary to implement this venture: staffing, capital improvements and programming for adolescents andyoung adults (ages 12-21).

This initiative was created to address the unique needs of this population, an identified priority for thestate, the HFM Prevention Council and the City. A key strategy in meeting this goal is to offer care that will help adolescents and young adults to avoid and/or escape substance use. The clubhouse will be a place for youth to belong, fit in and feel supported. The clubhouse will offer young people a safe place to develop the skills needed for a sober life.

As this is a grant, we must wait to see how we fair in the competitive process to implement our plans. OASAS anticipates that six (6) programs across the state will be funded. The deadline for proposals is August 28th. Announcements are expected in October. As we are a community of great need, we are hopeful that our project is chosen for funding.

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Water Shut Down

August 12th, 2015

The City of Amsterdam/Pollard Contracting announces that due to water repair work on Wall Street there will be a water shut down on, Thursday, August 13, 2015; from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Streets without water will be Wall Street from West Main Street to house #19-21 Wall Street.

Residents within this area may experience dirty or discolored 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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Notice of Civil Service Exams

August 11th, 2015

Notice of Examination

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

Foreman (Sewer Department)
Foreman (Water Maintenance Department)

Exam October 17, 2015, Last Filing date September 4, 2015
Applications are being accepted in the Civil Service Department of City Hall 3rd Floor.

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Public Notice of the Intent of FEMA to Fund a Project

July 27th, 2015

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project # 4020-0068
Notification is hereby given to the public of the intent of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide grant funding through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to the State of New York (Grantee), who will provide funds to the City of Amsterdam (Sub-grantee), for the acquisition and demolition of flood-prone properties.
The proposed undertaking is the acquisition of three properties that housed the former Carpetland business on West Main Street in the City of Amsterdam. The site is located in the Special Flood Hazard Area of the Mohawk River and has sustained repetitive flood damages over many years.
FEMA will reimburse the Sub-grantee for the costs of property acquisition, demolition of structures, site restoration, and associated closing costs. Deed restrictions will prohibit future development and the site will be maintained in perpetuity as open space under the Sub-grantee’s ownership. Due to health and safety reasons, structures located on the site were demolished in the summer of 2014.
Federal Executive Orders 11988, Floodplain Management, and 11990, Protection of Wetlands, require federal agencies to review proposed actions in floodplains and/or wetlands and explore practicable alternatives to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential impacts. The alternative to acquisition/demolition would be to leave these properties vulnerable to an ongoing cycle of flooding, repairs and rebuilding. The proposed undertaking removes structures from the floodplain and creates open space to restore the beneficial values served by floodplains and wetlands.
The public is invited to provide comments about this project. Written comments may be submitted by mail to FEMA Region II, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Leo O’Brien Federal Building, 11A Clinton Square, Room 742, Albany, New York 12206-5421 or by email to FEMA

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