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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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Filing of Real Estate Tax Exemptions

November 24th, 2014

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

1. The deadline for filing is Monday, December 1, 2014. City Hall is closed Thursday, November 27th (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 28th, as well as weekends. All applications and renewals must be submitted by the close of business on Monday, December 1st. Exceptions will be made for mail postmarked on or before December 1st.

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, registered with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance 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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NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA

November 19th, 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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Montgomery County Health Insurance Trust Proposed Dissolution Plan

October 30th, 2014

The County of Montgomery (the “County”) and the City of Amsterdam (the “City”), as Plan Members of the Montgomery County Health Insurance Trust Plan (hereinafter the “Trust”), have determined that it is in the best financial interest of the Plan Members and their respective employees who are covered under an employer sponsored health insurance plan by virtue of his or her employment, to dissolve the Trust.

The Proposed Dissolution Plan is posted in Amsterdam City Hall and the Montgomery County Public Works Building and is also posted on the City of Amsterdam and Montgomery County websites.

The purpose of the Proposed Dissolution Plan is to provide public notice of the terms and information regarding the termination of the Trust and establish a procedure to wind up the Trust’s affairs in an orderly manner and is designed to result in the timely payment of all health benefits incurred during the period July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2012, to set a time within which claims must be filed, to pay incurred and acknowledged operating liabilities and expenses incurred during the period July 1, 2007 through when an audit of the financial statements is completed, to establish a cash reserve for payment of contingent and disputed liabilities, claims and expense, cash deposit, and to distribute to each member, its pro rata share of any fund balance remaining upon the conclusion of the wind up of the Trusts’ affairs.

View the Proposed Dissolution Plan here.

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Water Repair Work 10/30/14

October 28th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water repair work on Henrietta Boulevard there will be a water shutdown, Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Streets with no water will be Henrietta Boulevard from House #22 to Guy Park Avenue. Streets in the vicinity will experience dirty water and/or low water pressure.

After the water is restored, be advised that you may experience discolored or dirty 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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