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Water Shut Down – Vedder St 11/3/14

October 30th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam/Santos Construction announces that due to utility work on Venner Avenue there will be a water shutdown, Monday, November 3, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Streets with no water will Venner Avenue from Route 5S to Dead End.

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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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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Garbage Pickup – Week of November 10

October 29th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Department of Public Works announces that Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Veteran’s Day) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:

Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, November 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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Road Closure 10/30/14

October 29th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam/Eric Pareene announces that due to utility work on Elizabeth STreet the following road closure will take place Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or until complete.

 Elizabeth Street between Hempton Street & Arnold 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 518-841-4301.

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Garbage Pickup – Week of 11/3/14

October 28th, 2014

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN GARBAGE PICKUP OR BULK ITEM PICKUP FOR THE WEEK OF ELECTION DAY (NOVEMBER 3rd – NOVEMBER 7TH).

THERE WILL BE RECYCLING PICKUP FOR THE EAST SIDE OF ROUTE 30 NORTH FOR THIS WEEK.

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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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NO Garbage Pick up October 13, 2014

October 7th, 2014

The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, October 13, 2014 (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 14th; garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, October 15th 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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September 29, 2014 Utility Work

September 29th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam/Eric Pareene Construction announces that due to utility work on West Main Street, there will be two-way alternate traffic (construction flaggers will be on site) on West Main Street from Steadwell Avenue to Division Street on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

If you should have any questions about this, please call the engineering department at 841-4301.

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ROAD CLOSURE

September 29th, 2014

The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water repair work on Steadwell Avenue the following road closure and detour will take place Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 7:30 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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Ordinance 2014-7 – Amending Streets and Sidewalks

July 24th, 2014

The following ordinance was adopted by the Common Council on July 1, 2014.  Mayor Thane vetoed the ordinance and the Council overrode her veto by a vote of 4-1 on July 23, 2014.  Ordinance becomes law effective 7/23/14.

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER- 2014- I, adopted becomes Ordinance Number 2014-7

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER §206-STREEETS AND SIDEWALKS

 BY:        ALDERWOMAN HATZENBUHLER

 Legislative intent:  Playing basketball on or near city streets present a traffic hazard and the City desires to prohibit the use, construction, maintenance of basketball equipment whether movable or immovable on city streets and sidewalks and to prohibit the positioning of basketball equipment in such a way that play will occur on city streets or sidewalks.

 ORDAIN AND ENACT as follows: (added material is underlined)

 Chapter 206 of the Code of the City of Amsterdam is hereby amended by adding the following:

Article XIII – Basketball Prohibited on Streets and Sidewalks

 206-50  Use, construction or maintenance of basketball equipment on city streets and sidewalks.

  1.  The use, construction and/or maintenance of basketball equipment whether moveable or immovable on city streets or sidewalks is prohibited.  In addition, the construction and/or maintenance of basketball equipment whether moveable or immovable, on private property, which is positioned in such a manner that in order to use such equipment play must be conducted on city streets or sidewalks is also prohibited.
  2. Definitions:  For the purpose of this section basketball equipment is any basket, hoop, net, board or any other device elevated from the ground used as a target toward which a ball or any other projectile device is thrown, where such equipment is permanently attached to the ground or is moveable by any means.

    206-52   Violations of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine of up to $250.

    207-52  Any basketball equipment located on any city street or sidewalk may be removed immediately by city workers.  Any such removed equipment may be recovered by the owner thereof within 14 days after paying a charge of $50.  If the equipment is not recovered by the owner within 14 days, the equipment shall become the property of the City of Amsterdam.

    This Ordinance shall take effect pursuant to Section 33 of the Charter.

    ORDINANCE ADOPTED.  Alderwoman Beekman voted nay.

     

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