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Garbage pick up – week of February 15, 2016

February 9th, 2016

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, February 15, 2016 (President’s 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, February 16th. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, February 17th along with the regular collection on Wednesday.

The remainder of the week stays the same.

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Civil Service Exams Announced

January 14th, 2016

Notice of Examination

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

Housing Code Inspector last filing date January 28
Deputy Controller – Accountant last filing date February 2, 2016

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

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Change in Garbage Pickup – Week of January 18, 2016

January 13th, 2016

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday) 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, January 19th. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, January 20th 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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Help Amsterdam Decide How To Make The Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Better

January 4th, 2016

This past autumn, the City of Amsterdam received two grants totaling $650,000 for improvements and enhancements to the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook (MVGO). This is in addition to the $1,000,000 secured from the New York State Assembly to restore elements of the original design. None of these grants can be used for anything other than related to or connected to the MVGO.

The attached suggestions were developed during a series of public participation sessions conducted with your fellow citizens.
If you would like to comment on them, please enter a number from 1 to 10 in the rating column (RATE) for each of the items, with one being the lowest priority and ten representing the highest priority. (you can have only one number per row but you enter a particular number more than one: e. g., you can have three ones two tens, etc.). You do not need to do any additional math.

Mail or drop off completed forms to: City Historian, City Hall, 61 Church Street , Amsterdam, NY 12010. Questions can be directed to the same at (518) 841-4366 or rvonhasseln@amsterdamny.gov

The deadline has been extended to January 15, 2016.

Please see the last page for some additional considerations better proceeding –and thank you for your participation.

Download the form here.

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Garbage Collection – week of December 28, 2015

December 22nd, 2015

The Department of Public Works announces that Friday, January 1, 2016 (New Year’s) 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 Wednesday, December 30th along with the normal collection on Wednesday; garbage normally collected on Friday will be collected on Thursday, December 31st.

The remainder of the week stays the same.

THERE WILL BE NO BULK ITEM PICKUP FOR THIS WEEK.

NOTE: DUE TO A MISPRINT ON THE 2015 RECYCLING SCHEDULE, THERE WILL BE NO RECYCLING PICKUP ON DECEMEMBER 30TH EAST OF MARKET STREET, THE NEXT PICKUP WILL BE JANUARY 6, 2016 FOR THE EAST OF MARKET STREET.

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Water Shut Down/Road Closure – Van Dyke Avenue area

December 16th, 2015

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water utility work on Van Dyke Avenue there will be a water shutdown, Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 8:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Streets with no water will be Van Dyke Avenue from Northampton Road to Lindbergh Avenue; Coolidge Road from Market Street to Romeyn Avenue; Pershing Road from Coolidge Road to Romeyn Avenue; Romeyn Avenue from Lindbergh Avenue to Northampton Road; Henrietta Heights area (ALL streets west of Northampton Road from Phillips Street to the North City Line, including Henrietta Blvd. and Evelyn Avenue).

There will also be a road closure during this time on Van Dyke Avenue from Coolidge Road to Northampton Road and lower Coolidge Road from Romeyn Avenue to Van Dyke Avenue. 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 shut down, please call the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.

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Garage Collection Week of December 21st

December 16th, 2015

The Department of Public Works announces that Friday, December 25, 2015 (Christmas) 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 Wednesday December 23rd along with the normal collection on Wednesday; Garbage normally collected on Friday will be collected on Thursday, December 24th.

The remainder of the week stays the same.

THERE WILL BE NO BULK ITEM PICKUP OR RECYCLING FOR THIS WEEK.

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NOTICE CONCERNING THE COMPLETION OF THE TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL

December 14th, 2015

NOTICE CONCERNING THE COMPLETION OF THE TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL (Pursuant to Section 506 and Section 526 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law)
The Assessor of the City of Amsterdam has completed and filed (as of December 31, 2015), with the Assessor’s Office and the City Clerk, the 2016 Tentative Assessment Roll. It will be available for public inspection Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the Office of the Assessor until Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll at the Office of the Assessor in City Hall on: January 5th (Tues.), 7th (Thur.), and 9th (Sat.) from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.; and January 12th (Tues.) from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
The City of Amsterdam Board of Assessment Review will meet Tuesday, January 19, 2016, between the hours of 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at City Hall to hear complaints. A publication titled “How to File a Complaint on Your Assessment” and complaint forms are available from your Assessor or online at www.tax.ny.gov, and must be completed in order to file a grievance.
Dated: December 31, 2015. Calvin N. Cline, Assessor

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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION – CODE INSPECTOR

December 14th, 2015

The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission has announced the following upcoming Open Competitive exams to be held in Amsterdam:
Housing Code Inspector
Exam March 5, 2016, Last Filing date January 28, 2016
Applications are being accepted in the Civil Service Department of City Hall 3rd Floor.

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Road Closure 12/11/15

December 9th, 2015

The City of Amsterdam/Eric Pareene Contracting announces that due to utility work on Dartmouth Street the following road closure will take place Friday, December 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. or until complete:

 Dartmouth Street from Chapel Place to George 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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