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All Dogs are required to be licensed in the City of Amsterdam by July 31, 2016

June 29th, 2016

The City of Amsterdam in collaboration with the Canine License Registry is conducting a dog enumeration (census). All dogs over the age of 4 months are required by New York State Agriculture and Markets Law to be licensed and vaccinated for rabies. Licenses are $18 for unaltered dogs and $10 for altered dogs. Licenses can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office at 61 Church Street. You must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination and proof of spay/neuter if applicable at the time of registration.

The animal control officer will be doing random house visits to ensure census accuracy beginning August 1, 2016. If at this time you are found to have an unlicensed/unvaccinated dog(s) you could be subject to imprisonment and/or court fines of $250 per dog along with a one time enumeration fee of $15 per dog that will be added to the license fee.

Discounted vaccinations are offered EVERY Sunday at Tractor Supply Company on Route 30 in Amsterdam NY for $18 each. Vaccinations are not only a law but they protect both your pet and your family. If you have any questions please contact the City Clerk’s office at 518-841-4313 or Animal Control at 518-842-1100 x 238

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Change in Garbage Pickup week of July 4th

June 27th, 2016

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, July 4, 2016 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, July 5th and garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, July 6th 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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Hydrant Flushing June 27 – June 30, 2016

June 22nd, 2016

The final week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, June 27, 2016 through Thursday, June 30, 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, June 27– 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, June 28 – 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, June 29 – 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, June 30– 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 June 20-24

June 17th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The third week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, June 20, 2016 through Friday, June 24, 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, June 20 – 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, June 21 – Area 12
Evelyn Ave. between Guy Park Ave. and Greenwood Ave., 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, June 22 – 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, June 23 – 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, June 24 – 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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Hydrant Flushing June 13-17, 2016

June 8th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The second week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, June 13, 2016 through Friday, June 17, 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 June 13 – 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, June 14 – 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, June 15 – 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, June 16 – 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, June 17 – 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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Delinquent Fees

June 7th, 2016

June 7, 2016
“Please take notice that any delinquent City of Amsterdam 2014-2015 Sanitation, Sewer, Water, Metered Sewer/Water fees, and/or Code Enforcement Violations, payable to the City of Amsterdam, that remain unpaid as of June 24, 2016 (Postmark June 21, 2016) will be relevied and become an addition to the 2016-2017 City tax bill to be issued in July 2016. Payments can be made in person, online or by mailing to 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Payments mailed to the lockbox will not be accepted. For exact amounts due, contact the City’s tax collection department at 841-4309, 841-4320 or 841-4324.”

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Road Closure

June 2nd, 2016

The City of Amsterdam/Callanan Industries announces that due to milling and paving on Locust Avenue the following road closure will take place beginning Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. and will continue through 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 or until complete (weather permitting):

 Locust Avenue from Grand Street to Prospect Street
 Prospect Street from Church Street to Brookside Avenue

Residents of streets to be paved will be given sufficient prior notice to remove parked vehicles from posted streets. All illegally parked vehicles on posted streets to be paved will be towed at owner’s expense.

Motorists should use extra caution when traveling on streets under construction and take alternate routes if possible.

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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Hydrant Flushing

May 27th, 2016

The first week of a four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, June 6, 2016 through Friday, June 10, 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, June 6– 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, June 7– 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, June 8– 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 June 9 – 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 June 10 – 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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Garbage Pick Up – week of May 30, 2016

May 24th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, May 30, 2016 (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 31st. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, April 1st 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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FREE BULK ITEM DROP OFF 2016

May 17th, 2016

June 20, 2016 – June 25, 2016

A FREE Bulk Item Drop-off at AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED ON RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) is scheduled for the week of June 20, 2016 to June 25, 2016. 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 ON RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) Transfer Station 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 ON RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) transfer station will be open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 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 ON 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 2:30 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

If you have any questions concerning the FREE Bulk Item Drop-off at AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED ON RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA), please call 842-3691, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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