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Civil Service Exam

November 28th, 2016

Notice of Examination

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

Greater Amsterdam School District
Executive Secretary
Exam to be held January 21, 2017 with the last filing date of December 19, 2016. The fee is $15.00.

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

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Garbage Pickup Week of November 21, 2016

November 16th, 2016

The Department of Public Works announces that Thursday, November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:

Garbage normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Wednesday, November 23rd 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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Water Shutdown – November 10, 2016; Road Closure

November 9th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a water main installation on Van Dyke Avenue there will be a water shutdown, Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Streets with no water will be Van Dyke from Chapel Place to #55 Van Dyke Avenue; Francisco Road from Van Dyke to city line.
RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA WILL ALSO NEED TO BOIL THEIR WATER (bring water to a rolling boil & boil for one minute) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ONCE THE WATER IS TURNED ON.

Residents within the surrounding areas may also experience low water pressure or dirty water during this time. THERE WILL BE NO BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR THOSE AREAS.

Also note there will be a road closure on Van Dyke Avenue from Chapel Place to Ruth Street.

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

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Tax Exemption Deadlines

November 9th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Re: EXEMPTION DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2016

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

1. The deadline for filing is Thursday, December 1, 2016. All applications and renewals must be submitted by the close of business on Thursday, December 1st. Exceptions will be made for mail postmarked on or before December 1st.
Note: City Hall is closed Friday November 11 (Veteran’s Day), Thursday November 24th (Thanksgiving) and Friday November 25th, and weekends.

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, newly registered with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance for the STAR Credit/”Check program” 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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Veteran’s Day Parade 11/12/16

November 2nd, 2016

The City of Amsterdam Veteran’s Day Parade on will be held on Saturday, November 12 @ 11AM beginning on Guy Park Avenue near Evelyn Avenue heading towards the West End Memorial.

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Week Four Hydrant Flushing 10/24-27/16

October 18th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The final week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 24, 2016 through Thursday, October 27, 2016 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:

Monday, October 24– 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, October 25 – 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, October 26 – 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, October 27– 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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Hydrant Flushing October 17-21, 2016

October 11th, 2016

The third week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 17, 2016 through Friday, October 21, 2016 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:

Monday, October 17 – 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.

Tuesday, October 18 – 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.

Wednesday, October 19 – Area 13
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.

Thursday, October 20 – Area 14
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

Friday, October 21 – 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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Main St road closure – October 11-12, 2016

October 6th, 2016

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to road work on Main Street the following roads will be closed on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 & Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 7am to 3:30 pm.

 Main Street from Chuctanunda Street to Church Street.
 Church Street from Federal Street to Main Street.
 Ramp from Rt. 5 East to downtown.

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

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Garbage Pick up – Week of October 10th

October 4th, 2016

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, October 10, 2016 (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 11th; garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, October 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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Hydrant Flushing – October 10-14, 2016

October 4th, 2016

The second week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 10, 2016 through Friday, October 14, 2016, 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:

Monday, October 10– 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, October 11 – 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, October 12 – 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, October 13 – 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, October 14 – 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.

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