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Partial Road Closure - Locust Avenue - Wednesday, March 3, 2021

March 2, 2021
The City of Amsterdam/Bronze Contracting announces that due to a demolition on Locust Avenue, the following road closure will take place, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. and will continue through 4:30 p.m. or until complete:  Locust Avenue from Grand Street to Park Street Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as no traffic will be allowed through. If you should have any questions regarding this road closure you may call the Engineering Department at 518-841-4301.
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Market Street boil water advisory lifted

March 1, 2021
Please be advised, the boil water advisory for Market Street has been lifted as of today, Saturday, February 20, 2021. You do not need to continue to boil your water.
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Notice of Examination The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive exam for: FIREFIGHTER

March 1, 2021
Notice of Examination The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive exam for: FIREFIGHTER Open-competitive examination # 67-395 Amsterdam Fire Department Amsterdam, New York Date of Examination May 1, 2021 Last Filing Date March 25, 2021 Read this announcement in its entirety before filling your application. *******Application must be accompanied with a copy of your Driver’s License***** Vacancies: This examination is being held to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies as they occur in the Amsterdam Fire Department. Starting Salary: $35,469.65 General Statement Duties: This class performs general firefighting and fire prevention duties. Employees in this class perform standardized manual work in combating and preventing fires, often under hazardous conditions. Although an employee is subject to firefighting duty at any time, regular assignments include a substantial element of routine maintenance and custodial work on station and equipment. Regular assignments also include responding to emergency medical calls and rendering emergency medical service to members of the public. All work is performed under the general supervision of a fire officer and inspected upon completion. Does related work as required. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalence or comparable diploma as described in section 58 of the Civil Service Law; At time of appointment, candidate must be 20 years of age & show proof of Driver License. Other Special Requirements for Acceptance of Application: Possession of New York State Department of Health certification as Emergency Medical Technician -D (EMT-D) at time of appointment and maintain EMT D certification for the duration of employment. Appointees may be required to obtain and maintain Paramedic (EMT – P) certification for duration of employment. Appointees MUST pass candidate physical agility test, fitness and medical examination as administered. Residence Requirements: Candidate must be legal residents of Montgomery, Fulton, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Otsego, or Herkimer County for at least one (1) month immediately preceding the date of the written test. Preference in appointment may be given to successfully candidates who have been legal residents of the City of Amsterdam for at least one month prior to the date of certification and at time of appointment. Please make sure Civil Service Commission has your correct address at all times. Driver’s License: A valid NYS Driver’s Class D license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. Subjects of examination: A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas: 1. Ability to learn and apply information These questions test for the ability to learn new information and apply it to answer questions effectively. Candidates will read information presented in a Training Lesson and then answer questions regarding the information and procedures covered in the Training Lesson. All information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the Training Lesson, and candidates will be able to refer to the Training Lesson when answering the questions. Some of the questions may require candidates to combine information from different portions of what has been learned in the Training Lesson. No prior knowledge of any specific job or subject matter is needed. 2. Basic arithmetic This section requires candidates to use basic arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply, divide) to find a missing value in a table of numbers. Candidates will not need to refer to the Training Lesson or any other section of the test to answer the questions in this section. All information needed to answer each question will be contained in this section. No knowledge of firefighting or any other job is required. Candidates should bring a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. Candidates will not be permitted to use the calculator function on their cell phone. 3. Reading comprehension These questions test for the ability to understand written materials (e.g., sentences, passages) and answer questions about the information presented. Candidates will be provided with reading passages, followed by questions related to each passage. Each question will require candidates to demonstrate that they have read and understood the information contained in the passage. 4. Situational judgment This section tests for the ability to identify appropriate and effective responses to work-related challenges. Candidates will be presented with several scenarios that reflect the types of challenges one could encounter in a work environment. They will then be asked to rate the effectiveness of a number of possible responses to each scenario. A Guide for the Written Test for Firefighter is available at the New York State website: https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/testguides.cfm . Candidates not having access to a computer or the internet may request copy of the test guide from the municipal civil service office conducting this examination using the contact information found elsewhere on this announcement. Use of Calculators is allowed. Candidates are permitted to use quiet, hand-held solar or battery powered calculators or slide rules. Devices with typewriter keyboards, spell checkers, personal digital assistants, address books, language translators, dictionaries, or any similar devices are prohibited. No Cell Phones allowed as calculators. If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify this office no later than 9:00 am on the Monday following the test date, (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday) providing verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made if you will be scheduled for an alternate test date. Additional credits for children of Firefighters and Police Officers killed in the line of duty: In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a Firefighter or Police Officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established. Important notice “A guide to taking the written test for Firefighter Series is available on the New York Department of Civil Service website at www.cs.state.n.us/testing /localtestquides.cfm. Candidates not having access to a computer or the internet may request a copy of this test guide from the municipal civil service office conducting this examination using the contact information found elsewhere on this announcement. 61 Church Street Amsterdam NY 12010 518-841-4341 Application: Applications may be obtained at the Civil Service Office in Amsterdam City Hall or by sending a stamped self-addressed legal envelope to: Amsterdam Civil Service Commission, City Hall 61 Church St. Amsterdam NY 12010 Applications received post-marked after the filing date deadline will not be accepted. The applicant should make sure every question on the application is answered and that the application is complete in all respects. All statements made by candidates in their application are subject to verification. This department does not acknowledge receipt of the applications. Candidates will be notified of the disposition of their application. Candidates will be notified by letter, of when and where to appear to take the written test. If candidates have not received a notice to appear for the written test three (3) days prior to the exam date, they should call our office at (518)841-4341. Application Fees: A $25.00 non-refundable application fee is required for each separately numbered examination for which you apply. The required fee must accompany your application. Send a check or money order payable to City of Amsterdam. Write the examination number(s) and the applicant’s name on the check or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH. If your application is disapproved, the fee will not be refunded. You should carefully review the announced minimum qualifications and any residence requirements and apply only for those examinations for which you clearly qualify. Religious Observer/Disabled Candidates/Military Members: Applicants whose religious beliefs or military service prevent their taking examinations on the scheduled date and disabled candidates who require special accommodations to take the test should indicate the need for special arrangements. Military Service Members: If you apply for an examination during the filing period but are on active military duty on the date of examination is scheduled, you may request a military makeup examination. Contact Amsterdam Civil Service for more information. If you are on active duty or discharged after the filing period has begun, you may apply for the examination up to ten days before the test date. Section 23.2 Statement: This examination will be prepared and rated in accordance with Section 23.2 of the Civil Service Law. The provisions of New York State Civil Service Law, rules and regulations dealing with the preparation and rating of examinations will apply to this examination. Multiple Exam Takers: If you have applied for both State and local government examinations, you must notify Amsterdam Civil Service of your intent to take both a State and a local government examination. When taking both a State and a local government examination you will be required to take all your examinations at a State examination center. You will be advised by letter when and where to report for your examination. If you have applied for other local examinations examination, call or write to each Civil Service Agency to make arrangements no later than two weeks before the date of examination, as to which test site you will be taking the examination. Veteran’s Credit: Veterans or disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credit must submit an application for veteran’s credit with their application for examination or at any time between the dates of their application for examination and the date of establishment of the resulting eligible list. Applications for veteran’s credit are available from this office. Veteran’s credits can only be added to a passing score on the examination. Effective January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted veteran’s credit in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional credit. No credit may be granted after the establishment of the list. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide appropriate documentary proof indicating the service was in time of war, as defined in Section 85 of Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran’s credits. Change of Address: It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Amsterdam Civil Service of any change in name or address for the duration of the eligible list. No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved. If any emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify this office (518)841-4341 no later than 9:00AM on the Monday following the test date, (Tuesday if Monday is a legal holiday) providing verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if you will be scheduled for an alternate test date. Application Fee Waiver: A waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of application fee will be allowed if you determined eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income Payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/ Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance) or are certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a State or Local Social Service Agency. All claims for application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for application fee waiver, complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification” form and submit it with your application by the close of business on the application deadline as listed on the examination announcement. Children of Firefighters and Police Officers killed in the line of duty: In conformance with section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established. City of Amsterdam/An Equal Opportunity Employer Civil Service Commission: Gary McNeil, Chairman John Mancini, Commissioner Lynn Kot, Commissioner Page 4 of 4 2/22/21
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Road Closure - Part of Market Street - Thursday, February 25, 2021

March 1, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces due to waterline repair work at the intersection of Market St. and Prospect St., Southbound traffic on Market St. will be detoured to Northampton Rd. tomorrow, February 25th from 7am-3pm. Northbound traffic will remain open.
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Job Posting - seasonal laborer positions, summer camp counselors and lifeguards

March 1, 2021
The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal laborer positions, summer camp counselors and lifeguards. The position(s) would report to the Director of Recreation. Applicants from qualified individuals will be accepted at the office of Employee Relations. Base pay for these position(s) are $12.50 per hour. Passage of pre-employment screening will be required prior to a job offer. For inquires please email Michele Pawlik at mpawlik@amsterdamny.gov
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Road Closure - Part of Market Street - Friday, February 26, 2021

March 1, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces due to waterline repair work at the intersection of Market St. and Storrie St., Southbound traffic on Market St./Rt. 30 will be detoured to Northampton Rd. from 8 pm on February 26, 2021 - and will remain closed UNTIL work is complete. Northbound traffic will remain open.‍
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City of Amsterdam Employment Application - Page #2

February 25, 2021
Attached is the City of Amsterdam Employment Application Page #2
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City of Amsterdam Employment Application - Page #1

February 25, 2021
Page 1 of City of Amsterdam Employment Application
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Market Street has been reopened - February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021
Market Street has been reopened - February 19, 2021
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Snow emergency issued beginning at Midnight on February 16, 2021

February 18, 2021
The City of Amsterdam has declared a Snow Emergency, beginning tonight at midnight until further notice. Vehicles cannot park on city streets until the snow emergency is lifted. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Amsterdam Police Department 842-1100. Here is a list of City Owned parking lots:
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Snow emergency/parking ban lifted as of 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 18, 2021
Snow Emergency/Parking Ban will be lifted at 3:00pm, today. Vehicles can be parked on the EVEN side of the street, until tonight at 6:00pm, at which time you must move to the ODD side of the street. If you have any questions, please call the Amsterdam Police Department (518)842-1100 or message us here.
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Boil Water Notice issued for part of Market Street - February 16, 2021

February 18, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a water main break on Market Street today Tuesday, February 16, 2021, RESIDENTS ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL HAVE TO BOIL THEIR WATER ONCE THE WATER IS TURNED ON, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:  Market Street from Romeyn Avenue to Prospect Street. BRING YOUR WATER TO A ROLLING BOIL AND BOIL FOR 1 MINUTE. If you should have any questions about this boil water advisory, please call the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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Amsterdam City Hall To Re-Open to the Public Monday, February 22, 2021

February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Amsterdam City Hall To Re-Open to the Public Monday, February 22, 2021 AMSTERDAM, NY – Due to the decrease in active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, Mayor Michael Cinquanti has announced that Amsterdam City Hall will re-open to the public starting Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:00am. Public meetings including meetings of the Common Council will still continue to be done virtually and shall be closed to the public, including the media. The public will have the ability to view common council meetings live on the City of Amsterdam Facebook page.
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Notice of Road Closure - Brookside Avenue

February 8, 2021
Please note, due to a water main break on Brookside Avenue, Brookside Avenue from Prospect Street to Storrie Street will be closed until further notice.
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Snow Emergency beginning Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

February 8, 2021
In anticipation of significant snow amounts, the City of Amsterdam will declare a Snow Emergency effective beginning at 6:00 P.M. tonight, February 1, 2021until further notice. The Snow Emergency requires that all motor vehicles be removed from (parking on) City of Amsterdam streets by 6:00 P.M. February 1, 2021 Vehicles cannot park on city streets until the snow emergency is lifted. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Amsterdam Police Department 842-1100. Here is a list of City Owned parking lots:
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NO change in garbage - President's Day 2021

February 8, 2021
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, February 15, 2021 (President’s Day) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees, except for the Sanitation Department. PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN GARBAGE PICKUP THIS WEEK – GARBAGE WILL BE COLLECTED AS NORMAL ALONG WITH BULK ITEM PICKUP AND RECYCLING ON THE EAST SIDE OF RT. 30 If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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No change in garbage - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19, 2021
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN GARBAGE PICKUP THIS WEEK – GARBAGE WILL BE COLLECTED AS NORMAL ALONG WITH BULK ITEM PICKUP AND RECYCLING ON THE EAST SIDE OF RT. 30 If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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Amsterdam City Hall Closed to the Public Until Further Notice - Effective Tuesday, January 12, 2021

January 19, 2021
January 11, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Amsterdam City Hall Closed to the Public Until Further Notice AMSTERDAM, NY – Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, Mayor Michael Cinquanti has announced that Amsterdam City Hall will be closed to the public except in limited circumstances starting Tuesday, January 12, 2021. City Hall will remain closed until the current spike in cases has subsided. Appointments will be available for departments as needed and as noted below:
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Change in Garbage pickup - Christmas 2020

January 7, 2021
Please be advised, the City of Amsterdam Sanitation Department will be collected Friday's garbage run today. Thursday's run from December 17th will be collected on Wednesday, December 23rd along with the normal collection next week and changes as follows: The Department of Public Works announces that Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP: Garbage normally collected on Friday will be collected Thursday, December 24th; Garbage normally collected on Thursday, will be collected on Wednesday, December 23rd 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. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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Change in Garbage - New Year's Day 2021

January 7, 2021
The Department of Public Works announces that Friday, January 1, 2021 (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 Friday will be collected Thursday, December 31st; Garbage normally collected on Thursday, will be collected on Wednesday, December 30th along with the regular collection on Wednesday. The remainder of the week stays the same. THERE WILL BE NO BULK ITEM PICKUP FOR THIS WEEK. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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Notice regarding garbage collection with snow and snow banks

January 7, 2021
Please be advised that the City of Amsterdam Sanitation Department is requesting that all city residents DO NOT put garbage bags and/or pails on top of snow banks. Please clear a spot for your bags and pails in front of the snow bank or next to the snow bank. If garbage is on banks or behind the bank on the sidewalk, it WILL NOT be collected. Per Amsterdam City Code Section 201-20E - There will be no collection from residences where snow and ice have not been cleared from access pathways or driveways. We would also like to remind you that black bags ARE NOT ACCEPTED. If black bags are put out, your garbage WILL NOT be collected and will be tagged. If you have any questions regarding this, please call 518-842-3691.
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Christmas Tree Pickup Notice

January 7, 2021
The Department of Public Works announces that Christmas trees are being collected until Friday, January 29, 2021. If any city resident has a Christmas tree that needs to be collected, they are requested to put it out on their curb and the City will pick them up. ALL LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED OR THE TREE WILL NOT BE COLLECTED. ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT PUT THE TREE IN A BAG. Any residents who miss this deadline are requested to call 518-842-3691 to have your tree collected for a bulk pickup with a $5.00 fee.
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Change in Garbage - Thanksgiving 2020

December 4, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Thursday, November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving) 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 on Wednesday, November 25th 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. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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2021 City of Amsterdam Recycling Schedule

December 4, 2020
Please hang this schedule in a convenient place for future reference as no pamphlets will be mailed this year. "City of Amsterdam Recycling Schedule - 2021 " If your residence is located: East Side of Route 30 North "West Side of Route 30 North and the South Side" Your recycling pickup date is: Your recycling pickup date is: January - 6 January - 13 January - 20 January - 27 February - 3 February - 10 February - 17 February - 24 March - 3 March - 10 March - 17 March - 24 March - 31 April - 7 April - 14 April - 21 April - 28 May - 5 May - 12 May - 19 May - 26 June - 9 June - 16 June - 23 June - 30 July - 14 July - 21 July - 28 August - 4 August - 11 August - 18 August - 25 September - 1 September - 15 September - 22 September - 29 October - 6 October - 13 October - 20 October - 27 November - 3 November - 10 November - 17 December - 1 December - 8 December - 15 **Please put your recycling out the night before your pickup day to ensure pickup. If you have any questions, please call the Amsterdam Public Works Dept. at 518-842-3691.
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Boil Water Advisory has been lifted - November 15, 2020

November 16, 2020
NOTICE November 15, 2020 The City of Amsterdam announces that the boil water advisory for the following streets/locations has been lifted:
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Limited or no water due to a shut down on Market Street - Thursday, November 12, 2020

November 13, 2020
Due to a water shut down on Market Street, residents within the surrounding areas and in the west side of the City of Amsterdam may experience low water pressure or no water pressure. Water will be restored as soon as possible; we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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Boil water notice issued for parts of the City of Amsterdam

November 13, 2020
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water work on Market St., today Thursday, November 12, 2020. RESIDENTS ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL HAVE TO BOIL THEIR WATER ONCE THE WATER IS TURNED ON, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
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Water Transmission Line Break Notice

November 13, 2020
Be advised, the City of Amsterdam has a large water break on a main transmission line; it is possible that some areas of the city may experience low water pressure or no water for the next several hours. City crews are on site and will be making repairs as quickly as possible. You can text 12010 to 888777 to sign up for Amsterdam Nixle alerts. You can also sign up at www.nixle.com
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Notice of Road Closure - Shuler Street - Thursday, November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020
The City of Amsterdam/National Grid announces that due to paving work, the following road closures will take place, Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. or until complete:  Shuler Street from Prospect Street to Rt. 67;  Homestead Place from Prospect Street to Shuler Street Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as no traffic will be allowed through. If you should have any questions regarding this road closure you may call the City Engineer’s Office at 518-841-4301.
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Change in garbage - Veteran's Day 2020 - November 11, 2020

November 5, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (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 Wednesday will be collected on Tuesday, November 10th; along with the normal collection on Tuesday. THERE WILL BE NO BULK ITEM PICKUP OR RECYCLING PICKUP FOR THIS WEEK. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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Final Week of Hydrant Flushing - Monday, November 9, 2020

November 4, 2020
The final week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, November 9, 2020 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 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. If you should have any questions regarding the hydrant flushing, please contact the Amsterdam Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691. The flushing schedule is as follows:
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FREE BULK ITEM DROP OFF 2020 November 16, 2020 – November 21, 2020

November 2, 2020
A FREE Bulk Item Drop-off at AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED at 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) is scheduled for the week of November 16, 2020 – November 21, 2020. Homeowners and renters only, within the municipal boundaries of the City of Amsterdam will be entitled to drop off bulk items at no cost at the AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED AT 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) during cleanup week. NO COMMERCIAL USERS OR CONTRACTORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO DROP OFF ANY ITEMS. NO DUMP TRUCKS, FLATBEDS, BOX TRUCKS, U-HAULS OR COMMERCIAL TRAILERS WILL BE ALLOWED.
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Hydrant Flushing - Week 3 Monday, November 2, 2020 through Friday, November 6, 2020

October 28, 2020
The third week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, November 2, 2020 through Friday, November 6, 2020 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 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. If you should have any questions regarding the hydrant flushing, please contact the Amsterdam Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691. The flushing schedule is as follows:
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NO change in garbage pickup - Election Day 2020

October 27, 2020
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN GARBAGE PICKUP OR BULK ITEM PICKUP FOR THE WEEK OF ELECTION DAY (NOVEMBER 2ND – NOVEMBER 6TH). THERE WILL BE RECYCLING PICKUP FOR THE EAST SIDE OF ROUTE 30 NORTH FOR THIS WEEK.
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Hydrant Flushing - Week 2 - October 26, 2020 - October 30, 2020

October 21, 2020
The second week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 26, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 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:
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Hydrant Flushing - Week 1 - October 19, 2020 - October 24, 2020

October 16, 2020
The first week of a four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 19, 2020 through Friday, October 23, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 24, 2020 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 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:
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Alternate Parking to begin, Sunday November 1, 2020

October 15, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020, is the beginning of The City Of Amsterdam’s Alternate Parking Season. From November 1st through November 14th, warning tickets will be issued to those in violation. On November 15, 2020, ACTUAL TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED. Alternate Parking: Parking on city streets requires compliance with the “Odd-Even” parking system. This means that vehicles should be parked on the odd side (the side with odd house numbers) of the street on odd calendar days and on the even side on even calendar days. Since it is inconvenient to change sides at midnight, the time to switch is at 6:00PM. For example, if today were November 25th, (an ODD day) you would park on the side of the street with ODD house numbers. At 6:00PM you would move your vehicle to the side of the street with EVEN house numbers in preparation for the next day, November 26th, (an EVEN day) These rules apply to all streets except those that are posted one side only parking. Keep in mind that during the winter parking season, some months have two consecutive odd days. For example, December 31st and January 1st are both odd days, so your vehicle does not need to be moved until 6:00PM on January 1st. Citizens who may be unsure of which side of the street to park on may contact the Amsterdam Police Department (842-1100) anytime of the day or night. These rules are posted on signs like the one below at the entrances to the City. If you would like a "Snow Brochure" with instructions, please message us here with your home address or send an email to infopd@amsterdampd.com
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Road Closure - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October 13, 2020
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a sewer repair on Clizbe Avenue, the following road closures will take place, starting Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will continue through 3:30 p.m. or until complete:
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION for: Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

October 13, 2020
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee Exam # 20209 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: November 21, 2020 Last Filing Date: November 5, 2020 Vacancies: This examination is being held to establish an eligible list to fill this title in the City of Amsterdam. Residency Requirements: No residency requirements but under Section 23-4a Civil Service Law preference may be given to City of Amsterdam residence for appointment. For this preference, a candidate must have been a resident of such municipality for at least one month prior to the date of certification in order to be included in a certification as a resident of the City of Amsterdam and must be a City resident at the time of appointment. Starting Salary: Operator: $22.22 Trainee: $19.04
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Milling & Paving Operations to begin Monday 10/5/2020

October 9, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Amsterdam/Peter Luizzi Bros. announces that milling and paving is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, October 5, 2020 and continuing through the month of October from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. DAILY or until complete, weather permitting.
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Change in Garbage - Columbus Day - October 12, 2020

October 9, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, October 12, 2020 (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
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Notice of Road Closure - Clizbe Avenue - Wednesday, October 7, 2020

October 9, 2020
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a sewer repair on Clizbe Avenue, the following road closures will take place, starting Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will continue through 3:30 p.m. or until complete:
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Notice of Road Closure - Wednesday 10/7/2020 - Friday 10/9/2020

October 9, 2020
The City of Amsterdam/National Grid announces that due to utility work, the following road closures will take place, starting Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. and will continue daily through Friday, October 9, 2020:  Shuler Street from Prospect Street to Rt. 67;  Homestead Place from Prospect Street to Shuler Street Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as no traffic will be allowed through. If you should have any questions regarding this road closure you may call the City Engineer’s Office at 518-841-4301.
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In accordance with requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we are making the following public education documents available for residents to read and share.

October 9, 2020
In accordance with requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we are making the following public education documents available for residents to read and share.
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Lead Poster

October 9, 2020
In accordance with requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we are making the following public education documents available for residents to read and share.
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

October 2, 2020
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee Exam # 2020-8 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: November 21, 2020 Last Filing Date: October 30, 2020 Vacancies: The eligible list will be used for any Waste-Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee opening in the City of Amsterdam. Starting Salary: Operator $23.22 Trainee $21.12
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Notice of Road Closure - 9/28/2020 - 9/30/2020

September 25, 2020
The City of Amsterdam/National Grid announces that due to utility work, the following road closures will take place, starting Monday, September 28, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will continue through Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. or until complete:  Shuler Street from Prospect Street to Rt. 67;  Homestead Place from Prospect Street to Shuler Street Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as no traffic will be allowed through. If you should have any questions regarding this road closure you may call the City Engineer’s Office at 518-841-4301.
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Boil water lifted - September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020
NOTICE September 25, 2020 The City of Amsterdam announces that the boil water advisory for the following areas has been lifted:  Vrooman Avenue from Edward Street to Forbes Street;  Hibbard Street from Slater Street to Vrooman Avenue;  Slater Street from Hibbard Street to Dead End. All bacteria testing has been completed and results are satisfactory. You do not need to continue to boil your water.
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Water Shutdown & Boil Water Notice for Wednesday, September 23, 2020

September 22, 2020
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a water valve repair on Vrooman Avenue on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 RESIDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL HAVE NO WATER FROM 8:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. OR UNTIL WORK IS COMPLETE. THE FOLLOWING RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO BOIL THEIR WATER ONCE THE WATER IS TURNED ON, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
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AMENDMENT EXTENDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2020

September 22, 2020
AMENDMENT EXTENDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2020 September 21, 2020 – Having reviewed the Governor’s New York Forward Re-Opening guidelines and having also conferred with Montgomery County officials regarding the County’s current confirmed Covid-19 testing, infection and hospitalization rates, the orders contained in the Declaration of Emergency dated March 15, 2020 are hereby extended retroactive to the date of September 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020 with one exception: Businesses that meet the criteria established by the Governor’s Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 or Phase 4 Re-Opening guidelines and who have completed a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19 are permitted to re-open and operate per those guidelines. September 21, 2020 Michael Cinquanti, Mayor
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The Amsterdam Civil Service commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Senior Key Board Specialist

September 18, 2020
The Amsterdam Civil Service commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Senior Key Board Specialist Open-Competitive Exam #20206 Greater Amsterdam School District City of Amsterdam Date of Exam: November 7, 2020 Last Filing Date: October 13, 2020
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Water, Sewer & Garbage Abatement's being accepted

September 14, 2020
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 2021/2022 tax year may file a Water/Sewer/Garbage Abatement form with the City Engineer’s office until October 31, 2020. 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
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive exam for: Custodian

September 14, 2020
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive exam for: Custodian Open –Competitive exam # 20205 Greater Amsterdam School District & City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: November 7, 2020 Last Filing Date: October 13, 2020 **Since refunds are not given, please read this announcement entirely before filling your application.
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Change in Garbage - Labor Day 2020

August 31, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, September 7, 2020 (Labor Day) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:
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Boil water Lifted - August 29, 2020

August 31, 2020
NOTICE August 29, 2020 The City of Amsterdam announces that the boil water advisory for the following areas has been lifted:  Chestnut Street from Bunn Street to Lincoln Avenue;  Trinity Place from Market Street to Chestnut Street;  Storrie Street from Market Street to Chestnut Street;  Arnold Avenue from Market Street to Chestnut Street;  Lincoln Avenue from Market Street to Glen Avenue; All bacteria testing has been completed and results are satisfactory. You do not need to continue to boil your water.
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Water shut down & Boil Water Advisory - Wednesday, August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a water repair on Chestnut Street & Trinity Place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 RESIDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL HAVE NO WATER FROM 8:00 P.M. – 2:30 A.M. OR UNTIL WORK IS COMPLETE. RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO BOIL THEIR WATER ONCE THE WATER IS TURNED ON, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
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TRAVEL ADVISORY TEMPORARY BRIDGE CLOSURE ROUTE 30 NB BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 67 TO MARKET STREET

August 26, 2020
TRAVEL ADVISORY TEMPORARY BRIDGE CLOSURE ROUTE 30 NB BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 67 TO MARKET STREET City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County The New York State Department of Transportation Utica Regional Office has issued the following travel advisory for motorists in the City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County: Due to continuing bridge repair work, the Route 30 Northbound Bridge over Route 67 will remain closed to traffic while construction continues. This closure impacts all northbound traffic on Route 30 (Church Street) destined for Market Street, North
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The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal Laborer(s) at the Golf Course

August 12, 2020
The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal Laborer(s) at the Golf Course for the remainder of the season. The position(s) will report to the Golf Course General Manager. We are looking for seasonal golf course grounds employees to finish out the 2020 season. Any landscape or golf course experience is a plus but not needed; we will train the right person. We are looking for individuals that are hard workers, team players, good listeners and have an eye for detail. The key responsibilities for this position will be mowing (greens, tees, fairways, rough), course cleanup, bunker raking, and divots. Applicants from qualified individuals will be accepted at the office of Employee Relations at City Hall, 61 Church St. and via email at kbrumley@amsterdamny.gov. Base pay for this position is $11.80 per hour. This program will run through the end of September. Full and Part-time positions are available. Regular work days are 6:00am – 2:30pm. Passage of pre-employment screening will be required prior to a job offer.
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TRAVEL ADVISORY TEMPORARY BRIDGE CLOSURE ROUTE 30 NB BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 67 TO MARKET STREET City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County

August 11, 2020
FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATE Contact: Jim Piccola Jr. Monday, August 10, 2020 (315) 793-2447 TRAVEL ADVISORY TEMPORARY BRIDGE CLOSURE ROUTE 30 NB BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 67 TO MARKET STREET City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County The New York State Department of Transportation Utica Regional Office has issued the following travel advisory for motorists in the City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County: Due to continuing bridge repair work, the Route 30 Northbound Bridge over Route 67 will remain closed to traffic while construction continues. This closure impacts all
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AMENDMENT EXTENDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2020

August 10, 2020
August 6, 2020 – Having reviewed the Governor’s New York Forward Re-Opening guidelines and having also conferred with Montgomery County officials regarding the County’s current confirmed Covid-19 testing, infection and hospitalization rates, the orders contained in the Declaration of Emergency dated March 15, 2020 are hereby extended retroactive to the date of August 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020 with one exception: Businesses that meet the criteria established by the Governor’s Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 or Phase 4 Re-Opening guidelines and who have completed a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19 are permitted to re-open and operate per those guidelines. August 6, 2020 Michael Cinquanti, Mayor
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The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal Golf Pro Shop helper(s)

August 5, 2020
The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal Golf Pro Shop helper(s) for the remainder of the season. The position(s) will report to the Golf Course General Manager. Our number one goal will be to provide high end customer service to our members and guests at all times. The key responsibilities for this position will be cashier duties, taking tee times, and cleaning and parking golf carts. Applicants from qualified individuals will be accepted at the office of Employee Relations at City Hall, 61 Church St. and via email at kbrumley@amsterdamny.gov. Base pay for this position is $11.80 per hour. This program will run through the end of September, ideally through the end of October depending on the weather. A total of 20-30 hours per week are available. The Golf Course is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Passage of pre-employment screening will be required prior to a job offer.
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Tropical Storm Isaia Alert

August 5, 2020
Tropical Storm Isaias is making its way through the Mohawk Valley today. Everyone in our community should prepare for the possibility of heavy rain and strong winds. Our City's Department of Public Works and Police Department will be on alert for flooding situations but please, if possible, avoid driving during any periods of heavy rain and above all else do not attempt to drive through flooded areas. In the event of a medical emergency or accident or if you come across dangerous road conditions call 911. If you experience power outages or service problems, call the National Grid outage hotline at 1-800-867-5222. If you smell gas, call the National Grid gas emergency hotline at 1-800-892-2345. You can also visit the National Grid website for more information at www.nationalgridus.com/upstate-ny-home/storms-outages/
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Employment Opportunity - Compliance Front Desk Clerk

July 21, 2020
The City of Amsterdam is seeking to fill a temporary opening for a Compliance Front Desk Clerk. The position is temporary part-time, and will report to the Mayor. The Compliance Front Desk Clerk will be responsible for administering the City of Amsterdam’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Key duties for this position include performing temperature checks on City Hall employees, assisting guests with the completion of a health screening questionnaire, providing masks when necessary, and helping to direct guests to the appropriate department(s). Applicants should be reliable and consistent in their attendance and work tasks. Applications from qualified individuals will be accepted at the office of Employee Relations at City Hall, 61 Church St., and via email at kbrumley@amsterdamny.gov. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. The hours of work for this position will be 7:30AM – 12:00 PM and 12:00PM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Passage of a pre-employment screening will be required prior to a job offer.
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Seasonal Golf Pro Helpers Wanted

July 7, 2020
The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal Golf Pro Shop helper(s) for the remainder of the season. The position(s) will report to the Golf Course General Manager. Our number one goal will be to provide high end customer service to our members and guests at all times. The key responsibilities for this position will be cashier duties, taking tee times, and cleaning and parking golf carts. Applicants from qualified individuals will be accepted at the office of Employee Relations at City Hall, 61 Church St. and via email at kbrumley@amsterdamny.gov. Base pay for this position is $11.80 per hour. This program will run through the end of September, ideally through the end of October depending on the weather. A total of 20-30 hours per week are available. The Golf Course is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Passage of pre-employment screening will be required prior to a job offer.
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Change in Garbage - July 4, 2020

June 29, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Friday, July 3, 2020 is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. Garbage normally collected
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

June 24, 2020
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee Exam # 20204 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: August 22, 2020 Last Filing Date: July 29, 2020 Vacancies: This examination is being held to establish an eligible list to fill this title in the City of Amsterdam. Residency Requirements: No residency requirements but under Section 23-4a Civil Service Law preference may be given to City of Amsterdam residence for appointment. For this preference, a candidate must have been a resident of such municipality for at least one month prior to the date of certification in order to be included in a certification as a resident of the City of Amsterdam and must be a City resident at the time of appointment.
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Seasonal Laborer Positions Available

June 24, 2020
The City of Amsterdam has openings for three (3) seasonal laborer positions. The position(s) would report to the Director of Recreation and provide vegetation services; (cut grass, remove trash, and use a weed trimmer) on City owned property. Applicants from qualified individuals will be accepted at the office of Employee Relations until 12 PM on June 30, 2020. Base pay for this position is $11.80 per hour. This program will run approximately 13-week from the start date. The hours will be 7am – 3:30pm with a ½ hour unpaid lunch, Monday – Thursday. Passage of pre-employment screening will be required prior to a job offer.
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Road Closure - June 24, 2020

June 23, 2020
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to water valve work, the following road closures will take place, Wednesday, June 24, 2020:  Bell Hill – Hibbard Street to Grove Street – 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Garden Street – Mechanic Street to Union Street – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as only local traffic will be allowed through. If you should have any questions regarding this road closure you may call the City Engineer’s Office at 518-841-4301.
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The Amsterdam Civil Service commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Key Board Specialist – Spanish Speaking

June 23, 2020
The Amsterdam Civil Service commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Key Board Specialist – Spanish Speaking Open-Competitive Exam #20203 Greater Amsterdam School District Date of Exam: August 22, 2020 Last Filing Date: July 29, 2020 MUST BE FLUENT IN SPANISH and English for exam #20203. The written exam will be given in English along with the Typing Performance (given on a separate date). The evaluation of Spanish will be done during probationary period of the job. To be eligible for non-Spanish & Spanish speaking eligible lists, you must sign up for both exams.
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the open-competitive examination for: POLICE OFFICER

June 22, 2020
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the open-competitive examination for: POLICE OFFICER Open-competitive examination # 65-164 Amsterdam Police Department Date of Examination: September 26, 2020 Last Filing Date: August 11, 2020 Since refunds are not given, please read this announcement entirely before filling your application. ****A copy of your driver’s license must be attached to your application. APPLICATIONS: Application forms may be obtained at the Civil Service Commission office in City Hall 3rd floor or by
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Week 4 of hydrant flushing - June 22, 2020 - June 24, 2020

June 17, 2020
The final week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, June 22, 2020 through Wednesday, June 24, 2020 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:30 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:
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Week 2 of Hydrant Flushing - June 8, 2020 - June 12, 2020

June 8, 2020
The second week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, June 8, 2020 through Friday, June 12, 2020, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:30 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:
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Re-Opening of City Hall to the public beginning June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020
The City of Amsterdam announces that Amsterdam City Hall will open to the public beginning Monday, June 8, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. As we open, we would like to share some steps we will be taking that the public must follow: • Entrance:
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Week 3 of Hydrant Flushing - June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020

June 8, 2020
The third week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, June 15, 2020 through Friday, June 19, 2020 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:30 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:
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Change in Garbage - Memorial Day 2020

May 29, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:
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Week 1 Hydrant Flushing - Beginning June 1, 2020

May 29, 2020
The first week of a four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, June 1, 2020 through Friday, June 5, 2020, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:30 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:
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Notice of Road Closure

May 29, 2020
The City of Amsterdam/Pareene Contracting announces that due to demolition work on Cady Street, the following road closure will take place, Monday, June 1, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and continuing daily through Friday, June 5, 2020:
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Amending Extending Declaration of Emergency Through June 15, 2020

May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 - Having reviewed the Governor's New York Forward Re-Opening guidelines and having also conferred with Montgomery County officials regarding the County's current confirmed COVID-19 testing, infection and hospitalization rates, the orders contained in the Declaration of Emergency dated March 15, 2020 are hereby extended through June 15, 2020 with two exceptions:
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AMENDMENT EXTENDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY THROUGH MAY 31, 2020

May 15, 2020
AMENDMENT EXTENDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY THROUGH MAY 31, 2020 May 15, 2020 – Having reviewed the Governor’s New York Forward Re-Opening guidelines and having also conferred with Montgomery County officials regarding the County’s current confirmed Covid-19 testing, infection and hospitalization rates, the orders contained in the Declaration of Emergency dated March 15, 2020 are hereby extended through May 31, 2020 with one exception. Businesses that meet the criteria established by the Governor’s Phase 1 Re-Opening guidelines and who have completed a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be permitted to re-open and operate per those guidelines. May 15, 2020 Michael Cinquanti, Mayor
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Amendment extending declaration of emergency through May 15, 2020

April 30, 2020
April 30, 2002 - Having conferred with local and County officials regarding the continued increase in confirmed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19, the orders contained in the Declaration of Emergency dated March 15, 2020 are hereby extended through the date of May 15, 2020. Michael Cinquanti, Mayor
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The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Promotional exam for: Foreman – Sanitation Department

April 24, 2020
The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Promotional exam for: Foreman – Sanitation Department Promotional Examination # 74-199 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: June 27, 2020 Date of Last Filing: May 15, 2020 Read this entire announcement before filling your application. Starting Salary: $25.71 Length of service with the City of Amsterdam will determine salary, please see contract. General Statement: Oversees and participates in the collection of garbage and trash in the City; does related work as required. Minimum Qualifications for Promotional:
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Notice of Examination The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive exam for: Foreman – Sanitation Department

April 24, 2020
Notice of Examination The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive exam for: Foreman – Sanitation Department Open-Competitive Examination # 63-977 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: June 27, 2020 Date of Last Filing: May 15, 2020
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Bulk Pickups to resume by DPW - April 29, 2020

April 24, 2020
Please be advised, the City of Amsterdam DPW will be starting bulk pickup again beginning Wednesday, April 29, 2020. You must call the City Controller's Office at 518-841-4320 or at 518-841-4337 to make arrangements for payment PRIOR to pickup and a date will be given to you for when to put your items out. If you should have any questions regarding this, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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AMENDMENT EXTENDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY THROUGH APRIL 30, 2020

April 14, 2020
Having conferred with local and County officials regarding the continued increase in confirmed cased of Coronavirus/COVID-19, the orders contained in the Declaration of Emergency dated March 15, 2020 are hereby extended through the date of April 30, 2020.
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AMENDMENT EXTENDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY THROUGH APRIL 14, 2020

April 14, 2020
Having conferred with local and County officials regarding the continued increase in confirmed cased of Coronavirus/COVID-19, the orders contained in the Declaration of Emergency dated March 15, 2020 are hereby extended through the date of April 14, 2020.
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The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces an Open-Competitive exam for: School Business Manager

April 7, 2020
Open-competitive # 67-349 Great Amsterdam School District Date of Examination: June 13, 2020 Last Filing Date: May 6, 2020 Read this entire announcement before filling your application. Starting Salary: $106,000 Vacancy: At the present time, there is no vacancies, and the list will be used for future vacancies.
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Back Page of Civil Service Application

April 7, 2020
Back Page of Civil Service Application
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Front Page of Civil Service Application

April 7, 2020
Front Page of Civil Service Application
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Change in Garbage - Good Friday

April 7, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:
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City of Amsterdam Public Buildings Closed to the Public Effective Immediately

April 7, 2020
March 16, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: City of Amsterdam Public Buildings Closed to the Public Effective Immediately AMSTERDAM, NY –Mayor Michael Cinquanti has announced that Amsterdam City Hall and all City of Amsterdam public buildings, including the Public Safety Building, will be closed to the public effective immediately through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, except in very limited circumstances as detailed below. The Amsterdam Police Department and Amsterdam Fire Department will continue to respond to all emergency calls, and the Department of Public Works will continue curbside waste collection pickup as scheduled. “Following recommendations from the CDC, the State of New York and the Montgomery
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Important Information Regarding Tax Payments

March 31, 2020
While the City of Amsterdam is operating using only essential employees, it is important to note a few things when it comes to the payment of your property taxes. While City Hall is closed to the public, there are still people here working, and we have the ability to answer questions you may have about the payment of your taxes. There are a few different options available to you all for payment of your April installment of taxes that are due:
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NYSDOT Road Closure Issued

March 30, 2020
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Utica Regional Office has issued the following travel information for motorists in the City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County:
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Road Closure & No Parking Notice

March 25, 2020
The City of Amsterdam/Jackson Demolition announces that due to demolition work on Mechanic Street, the following road closure will take place, Monday, March 23, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and continuing daily through Friday, March 27, 2020:
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Notice of Road Closure - William Street

March 16, 2020
The City of Amsterdam/Jackson Demolition announces that due to demolition work on William Street, the following road closure will take place, today, Monday, March 16, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and continuing daily through Friday, March 20, 2020:
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Notice of Lane Closure & Detour - Friday, March 6, 2020

March 5, 2020
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to an emergency building demolition on West Main Street, the following lane closure and detour will take place, Friday, March 6, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Snow Emergency - February 7, 2020

February 18, 2020
Due to the road conditions Mayor Cinquanti has declared a Snow Emergency. During a Snow Emergency, there are to be no vehicles PARKED on the city streets of Amsterdam or they will be towed. Please park in driveways, or one of the City-owned parking lots.
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Snow Emergency Lifted as of Midnight 2/7/2020 - 2/8/2020

February 18, 2020
The Snow Emergency will be lifted as of midnight. Please resume normal alternate parking at that that time. Park for tomorrow’s date, which is EVEN.
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Change in Garbage - Monday, February 17, 2020

February 18, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, February 17, 2020 (President’s Day)is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:
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City Hall Closure - February 17, 2020

February 18, 2020
Amsterdam City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 17th for President’s Day and will re-open on Tuesday, February 18th at 8 am.
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Roosting of Crows News Release - City of Amsterdam

February 18, 2020
At the request of the City of Amsterdam, Wildlife Biologists with the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services will be conducting a non-lethal wildlife damage management project to disperse the winter roost of approximately 18,000 crows.
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