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Hydrant Flushing Oct 3-7, 2016

September 27th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The first week of a four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 3, 2016 through Friday, October 7, 2016, 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:
WATER MAIN FLUSHING SCHEDULE
CITY OF AMSTERDAM

Monday, October 3– 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, October 4– 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, October 5– 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, October 6– 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, October 7– 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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Road Closure

September 16th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to the emergency sewer repair on Main Street the following road closure will continue through Friday, September 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.:

 Main Street from Church Street to Chuctanunda Street.

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, please call the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.

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Road Closure – Main Street

September 14th, 2016

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to an emergency sewer repair on Main Street the following road closure will take place Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:00 a.m. and will continue until complete:

 Main Street from Church Street to Chuctanunda Street.

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, please call the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.

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Civil Service Examination Notice

September 14th, 2016

Notice of Examination

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

Recreation Program Specialist being held October 29, 2016 with the last filing date of August 23, 2016. The fee to apply is $15.00.

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

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Plumbing License Examination

September 14th, 2016

The City of Amsterdam Plumbing Board will be accepting applications for the Plumbing License Examination and a Certificate of Competency through September 30, 2016 to those who qualify.

Requirements: A person desiring or intending to conduct the trade or business of plumbing in the City of Amsterdam, New York, shall be required to submit to an examination before an Examining Board of Plumbers appointed according to law, as to his/her experience and qualifications for such trade, business or calling. He/she must have served at least five (5) years as a journeyman plumber in the employ of a master plumber or in the alternative, must have procured the equal of such experience or qualifications in trade school training. It shall not be lawful for a person to conduct such trade, business or calling unless he/she shall have first obtained a Certificate of Competency from the Examining Board of Plumbers in the City of Amsterdam.

Application forms are available in the City Engineer’s Office, City Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, New York. If you have any questions, you may call 841-4301. Qualified candidates meeting requirements will be notified as to date of examination.

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Boil Water Advisory lifted

September 9th, 2016

NOTICE

The City of Amsterdam announces that the boil water advisory on Florida Avenue & Daniel Street has been lifted. All bacteria testing has been completed and results are satisfactory. You do not need to continue to boil your water.

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Bunn Street Road Closure

September 7th, 2016

The City of Amsterdam/Pareene Contracting announces that due to a demolition on Bunn Street the following road closure will take place Thursday, September 8, 2016, Friday, September 9th, Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 Bunn Street from Chestnut Street to Glen Avenue.
 Wilson Avenue at Bunn Street.

Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as no traffic will be let through. Residents in this area will have access to and from their homes.

If you should have any questions about this road closure, please call the City Engineers Office at 518-841-4301.

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Abatement

August 31st, 2016

Property owners in the City of Amsterdam who are owner occupants of buildings with 2 – 4 units requesting relief from the fees for water/sewer and garbage for any unused residential units for the 2017/2018 tax year may file a Water/Sewer/Garbage Abatement form with the City Engineer’s office until October 31, 2016. Waterlines must be cut and capped by a licensed plumber or if you are the owner and occupant of a two-family dwelling, you may do the plumbing work yourself. A $50.00 inspection fee per cut unit is due upon filing the Abatement form. The property is then inspected by the City Plumbing Inspector.

Those property owners that request relief from the garbage fee only for the 2017/2018 tax year may file a Garbage Grievance form with the City Engineer’s office until October 31, 2016. Proof of non-use of services for at least a three-month period shall include, but not be limited to: landfill or transfer station permit with load slips and receipts, a valid contract with a private garbage hauler or canceled checks. There is no filing fee for the Garbage Grievance.

All property owners with existing Water/Sewer/Garbage Abatements or Garbage User Charge Waivers will be receiving their Continuation forms in the mail. This form must be completed and returned to the Engineer’s office by October 16, 2016. Failure to re-file the Continuation form will result in forfeiting your abatement.

If you have any questions, you may call our office at 841-4331 or 841-4301.

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Road Closure – Steadwell Avenue

August 31st, 2016

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water repair work on Steadwell Avenue the following road closure and detour will take place Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

 Steadwell Avenue from Guy Park Avenue to Golf Course Road will be closed;
 St. Mary’s Hospital Emergency Room Entrance will be accessible from the Guy Park Avenue entrance.

Signs and DPW personnel will be posted.

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

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Auction of City-owned Property 10/20/16

August 30th, 2016

The City of Amsterdam will hold the auction of properties taken under foreclosure on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

The auction will be held at the Inman Center, 53 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam. Registration will begin at 8:00 am with auction to begin at 10:00 am.

Any questions, call the City Controller at (518) 841-4355.

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