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The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal Golf Pro Shop helper(s) for the remainder of the 2021 season.

July 27, 2021
The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal Golf Pro Shop helper(s) for the remainder of the 2021 season. The position(s) will report to the Golf Course General Manager. 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 $12.50 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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The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal laborer positions - Recreation Department

July 27, 2021
The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal laborer positions. 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 Kim Brumley at kbrumley@amsteredamny.gov
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FREE BULK ITEM DROP OFF 2021 - July 19, 2021 – July 24, 2021

July 13, 2021
FREE BULK ITEM DROP OFF 2021 July 19, 2021 – July 24, 2021 A FREE Bulk Item Drop-off at AMSTERDAM TRANSFER STATION LOCATED at 1247 RT. 5S (FORMERLY MOSA) is scheduled for the week of July 19, 2021 – July 24, 2021. 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, DUMP TRAILERS OR COMMERCIAL TRAILERS WILL BE ALLOWED.
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FREE Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - August 14, 2021

July 13, 2021
FREE Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - August 14, 2021
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the open-competitive examination for: POLICE OFFICER

July 6, 2021
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the open-competitive examination for: POLICE OFFICER Open-competitive examination # 61-604 Amsterdam Police Department Date of Examination: September 18, 2021 Last Filing Date: August 12, 2021
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the open-competitive examination for: POLICE OFFICER-- (BILINGUAL)

July 6, 2021
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the open-competitive examination for: POLICE OFFICER-- (BILINGUAL) Open-competitive examination # 61-718 Amsterdam Police Department Date of Examination: September 18, 2021 Last Filing Date: August 12, 2021
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Change in Garbage Pickup - 4th of July Holiday 2021

July 2, 2021
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, July 5, 2021 is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, July 6th and garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, July 7th 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, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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Road Closure - Meadow Street - Tuesday, June 29, 2021

July 2, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to road work at the intersection of Meadow Street & Market Street, the following road closure will take place Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. or until complete:  Meadow Street from Elizabeth Street to Market 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 Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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Boil Water Lifted - Southside - June 15, 2021

June 16, 2021
NOTICE June 15, 2021 The City of Amsterdam announces that the boil water advisory for the following streets/locations has been lifted:  Queen Anne Road;  Sand Drive;  Windswept Drive East;  Windswept Drive West All bacteria testing has been completed and results are satisfactory. You do not need to continue to boil your water.
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Boil Water Notice - Part of the Southside - June 13, 2021

June 14, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a water main break on Queen Anne Road today June 13, 2021, RESIDENTS ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL HAVE TO BOIL THEIR WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ONCE THE WATER IS TURNED ON:  Queen Anne Road;  Sand Drive;  Windswept Drive East;  Windswept Drive West 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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Road Closure - Queen Anne Road - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June 14, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to road work on Queen Anne Road, the following road closure will take place Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. or until complete:  Queen Anne Road from Broadway Hill to Sandy Drive Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as no traffic will be allowed through. Emergency traffic will be allowed through. Note: Employees and visitors can access River Ridge from the Fort Hunter end of Queen Anne Road. If you should have any questions regarding this road closure you may call the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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City of Amsterdam Employment Application - Page #1

June 1, 2021
Page 1 of City of Amsterdam Employment Application
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City of Amsterdam Employment Application - Page #2

June 1, 2021
Attached is the City of Amsterdam Employment Application Page #2
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive exam for:Assistant Chief of Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator

June 1, 2021
Please make sure to look at the title (Carefully) of the exam that you wish to apply for because some are promotional and some are Open-Competitive and they have same title but different qualifications and different exam numbers. So it is IMPARIATIVE you look very carefully before applying for any of these exams! NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONThe Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open-Competitive exam for:Assistant Chief of Waste Water Treatment Plant OperatorOpen-Competitive Exam # 63-925 City of Amsterdam Waste Water Treatment Plant Date of Examination: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021Vacancies: At the present time this list will be used for any future vacancies for this title.Starting Salary: $61,951.00
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION - The Amsterdam Civil Service announces the Promotional exam for:CHIEF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

June 1, 2021
Please make sure to look at the title (Carefully) of the exam that you wish to apply for because some are promotional and some are Open-Competitive and they have same title but different qualifications and different exam numbers. So it is IMPARIATIVE you look very carefully before applying for any of these exams!NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONThe Amsterdam Civil Service announces the Promotional exam for:CHIEF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORPromotional exam # 75-855 City of Amsterdam Waste Water Treatment Plant Date of Exam: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION - The Amsterdam Civil Service announces the Open-Competitive exam for:CHIEF WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

June 1, 2021
Please make sure to look at the title (Carefully) of the exam that you wish to apply for because some are promotional and some are Open-Competitive and they have same title but different qualifications and different exam numbers. So it is IMPARIATIVE you look very carefully before applying for any of these exams!NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONThe Amsterdam Civil Service announces the Open-Competitive exam for:CHIEF WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOROpen-competitive exam # 62-878 City of AmsterdamWaste Water Treatment Plant Date of Exam: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION - The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Promotional exam for:Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator

June 1, 2021
Please make sure to look at the title (Carefully) of the exam that you wish to apply for because some are promotional and some are Open-Competitive and they have same title but different qualifications and different exam numbers. So it is IMPARIATIVE you look very carefully before applying for any of these exams!NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONThe Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Promotional exam for:Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator Promotional Exam # 71-882 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION - The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open Competitive exam for:Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator

June 1, 2021
Please make sure to look at the title (Carefully) of the exam that you wish to apply for because some are promotional and some are Open-Competitive and they have same title but different qualifications and different exam numbers. So it is IMPARIATIVE you look very carefully before applying for any of these exams!NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONThe Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open Competitive exam for:Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator Open Competitive Exam # 68-164 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION - The Amsterdam Civil Service announces the Open-Competitive exam for Wastewater Treatment Pump Station Operator

June 1, 2021
NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONThe Amsterdam Civil Service announces the Open-Competitive exam forWastewater Treatment Pump Station OperatorOpen-competitive exam #65-604 City of Amsterdam Wastewater Treatment Plant Date of Exam: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021
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Notice of Examination - The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open Competitive exam for: Water Treatment Technician/Meter Reader/Operator

June 1, 2021
Notice of ExaminationThe Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open Competitive exam for:Water Treatment Technician/Meter Reader/Operator Open Competitive exam # 68-051 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION - The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open Competitive exam for: Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator (Type A Plant)

June 1, 2021
NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONThe Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Open Competitive exam for:Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator (Type A Plant) Open-Competitive # 64-057 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION- The Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Promotional exam for: Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator (Type A Plant)

June 1, 2021
NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONThe Amsterdam Civil Service Commission announces the Promotional exam for:Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator (Type A Plant) Promotional # 75-944 City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: August 7, 2021 Last Filing Date: July 1, 2021
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Change in Garbage - Memorial Day 2021

May 25, 2021
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP: Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, June 1st. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, June 2nd 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, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691.
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TRAVEL ADVISORY TEMPORARY TRUCK DETOUR, ROUTE 30/PEARL ST. SOUTHBOUND

May 25, 2021
TRAVEL ADVISORY TEMPORARY TRUCK DETOUR, ROUTE 30/PEARL ST. SOUTHBOUND 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: Beginning Monday, May 24, 2021 motorists traveling southbound on Route 30 (Pearl St.) will encounter a temporary detour at the intersection with Route 5 West Bound (Main St.) for Large trucks and all vehicles pulling trailers. Large trucks and all vehicles pulling trailers will be detoured onto Route 5 East Bound (Front St.) to Schuyler St., to Route 5 westbound then to Route 30 southbound. Drivers of these vehicles MUST follow the detour. Passenger cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks do not need to follow the detour. The detour is expected to remain in place through the end of July. Variable message signs will be in operation notifying local motorists of the detour. Signed detours will be utilized to advise motorists and direct traffic to the appropriate detour routes. Variable message signs will be in operation notifying local motorists of the detour. Signed detours will be utilized to advise motorists and direct traffic to the appropriate detour routes. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license. For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app. Follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT and Mohawk Valley @ NYSDOTUtica . Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT.
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Applications being accepted for RECREATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST

May 24, 2021
The City of Amsterdam is seeking to fill a position for a Recreation Program Specialist. The applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education, education, business, fine arts, or any other recreation related field or a Associates degree and (2) years’ experience in recreation activities. This position involves assigned duties such as; fund raising, program marketing, and participation in the planning and implementation of recreation and special events. We are looking for a candidate who can establish good working relationships with organizations, groups, businesses and individuals. Work is performed in under the direct supervision of the Recreation Director. This is a temporary full-time position with a flexible work scheduled based on programs and activities. Applicant should submit a cover letter, resume postmarked no later than May 27, 2021 to: Employee Relations, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Or email to: kbrumley@amsterdamny.gov
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Boil water notice lifted - Part of Southside

May 24, 2021
NOTICE May 21, 2021 The City of Amsterdam announces that the boil water advisory for the following streets/locations has been lifted:  Queen Anne Road;  Sand Drive;  Windswept Drive East;  Windswept Drive West All bacteria testing has been completed and results are satisfactory. You do not need to continue to boil your water.
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Boil water notice - Part of the Southside

May 19, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to a water main break on Queen Anne Road today May 19, 2021, RESIDENTS ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL HAVE TO BOIL THEIR WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ONCE THE WATER IS TURNED ON:  Queen Anne Road;  Sand Drive;  Windswept Drive East;  Windswept Drive West 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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Notice of Road Closure - Monday, May 17-2021

May 19, 2021
The City of Amsterdam/Bronze Contracting announces that due to a demolition on Orange Street, the following road closure will take place, Monday, May 17, 2021 through Friday, May 21, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. DAILY:  Orange Street from Union Street to Fairview Place Drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as no traffic will be allowed through. NOTE: Residents will be allowed to gain access to their property from Fairview Place. If you should have any questions regarding this road closure you may call the Engineering Department at 518-841-4301.
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Invitation to Bid – Vegetation Control Services

May 12, 2021
City of Amsterdam, New York Invitation to Bid – Vegetation Control Services May 20, 2021 The City of Amsterdam is seeking public Bids for Vegetation Control Services at various residential or commercial properties the City. Such properties may be either City or privately owned. An updated list of properties to receive Vegetation Control will be provided to the successful bidder on a bi-weekly basis. Note that this bid is seeking a price PER EACH PROPERTY. Bids will be accepted by the City Clerk of Amsterdam until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021 when they will be opened publicly and read aloud. The Bids are for the services described above, and as further described in the following Scope of Work: The Contractor awarded the work must perform the following Scope of Work: 1. Provided an initial clean-up of sites contained in the initially provided list. Collect trash, debris, litter, green waste, etc. and either bundle or bag. Place bundles or bags on the curb line. The City Department of Public Works (DPW) will remove this waste material from the curb line at all properties of the most up to date property list. Point of contact information within DPW will be provided to the successful bidder. 2. Cut all brush whether green or woody, and mow the subject lawns to a height of not more than 6-inches at two (2) week intervals 3. At the time of each cutting, bundle or bag litter removed during that site visit. 4. Remove all green waste from sidewalks, driveways, curb lines, etc. after each cutting. 5. Bundle green waste after each cutting and place on the curb line for DPW removal Bidding Instructions (A) One (1) original and one (1) copy of all Bids must be submitted in an envelope clearly marked “Vegetation Control Services”. Bids must be mailed or hand delivered to the City Clerk, Amsterdam City Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam NY 12010. Bids must be mailed or hand delivered no later than 11:00AM on May 20, 2021 when they will be opened and publicly read aloud. The entire Bid package shall be returned with the Bid (five (5) pages total.)Corrections and/or modifications received after the Bid submission date will NOT be accepted. (B) Ditto marks or words such as “SAME” on the Bid Form are NOT considered writing and must not be used. (C) All information must be submitted in ink or typewritten. Mistakes may be crossed out and corrections inserted. Corrections must be initialed by the person signing the Bid. (D) Bids must be valid for up to 45 days after Bid date. (E) Bids must be signed by an authorized person representing the legal entity of the Bidder (F) The inability to meet any specified requirement(s) must be stated in writing and attached to the Bid form, or written on the Bid form. (G) A Bid may not be submitted by email. (H) A responsive Bid will include the Bid form completed as the City has presented it for public consideration. The City will not consider alternative Bids to be responsive; therefore, any alternative Bid submitted to the City in response to this Bid will be rejected. Presumption of Bidder being fully informed At the time the Bid is submitted, each Bidder is presumed to have read and be thoroughly familiar with all Bid documents for this project. Failure or omission of the Bidder to receive or examine any information shall in no way relieve any Bidder from obligations with respect to submitted Bid. The Bidder shall acknowledge receipt of any and all addendums which may have been issued during the advertising period on the Form of the Bid as indicated. Interpretation of Acceptable Work The specifications and Bid documents are to be interpreted as meaning those acceptable to the City of Amsterdam. Any substantive changes or interpretations shall be issued by the City of Amsterdam in writing as an addendum. Prevailing Wage Rates The work of a public contract resulting from this advertisement for bids must comply with the New York State Department of Labor Laws. Any contractor providing these services must pay employees in accordance with the prevailing wage rate schedule appropriate for the work. All invoices submitted to the City for this work must include certified payroll to verify that this requirement has been satisfied. Workers Compensation and Disability The successful low bidder must provide to the City a Form CE200 – Proof of Workers Compensation Insurance, and a Form DB120.1 – Proof of Disability Insurance. Insurance The Bidder awarded this Bid must provide a current Certificate of Insurance to the City of Amsterdam Clerk’s Office PRIOR to commencement of work, with the following requirements: (A) General liability coverage limits for bodily injury, property damage, and personal injury, $1,000,000 per occurrence/$2,000,000 general aggregate (B) Auto liability limits for property damage and bodily injury caused by the operation of motor vehicles, $1,000,000 per occurrence. (C) Contractual liability, $1,000,000 per occurrence. (D) Umbrella liability, $4,000,000 each occurrence/$4,000,000 general aggregate. (E) Pollution liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per claim/$1,000,000 annual aggregate is required. (F) Workers Compensation, as required by New York State statute. (G) All insurance may not be canceled or modified without thirty (30) days written notice by registered U.S. Mail to: City of Amsterdam, City Clerk, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010 Indemnification Requirement: The Bidder/Contractor shall hold harmless, defend and indemnify the City of Amsterdam (“the City”) from all loss, liability, damage, penalty, expense, or fee, including attorney’s fees, or other costs or obligations which result from or arise out of the performance or breach of obligation of the Bidder/Contractor, any employee, agent, or personnel, including without limitation, claims brought against the City by third parties, employees of the City, or employees of the Bidder/Contractor. The indemnification provisions shall survive the termination of the agreement. Contract Period The term of this work is from the date of award continuing for a period not to exceed six (6) months during the calendar year 2021. A 2022 calendar year renewal for an additional six (6) month maximum period may be requested, at the sole discretion of the City. The City further reserves the right to terminate the work of this Contract at the end of the growing season. Standard Form of Contractual Agreement The City of Amsterdam intends to enter into an agreement with the successful vendor. The agreement will incorporate the provisions of the Information to Bidders, the Scope of Work, and the Bid Form submitted by the successful vendor. In the event of any conflict between the Information to Bidders and successful vendor’s Bid Form, the Information to Bidders shall prevail. Award of Contract The City of Amsterdam reserves the right to accept or reject, any, all, or any part of the Bids, to waive formalities or informalities and to award the Bid deemed to be in the best interest of the City. Bid documents MUST be obtained ONLY from the Amsterdam City Clerk at 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, and telephone number (518) 841-4305 or by email slenkowicz@amsterdamny.gov
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Notice of Road Closure - Storrie Street

May 12, 2021
The City of Amsterdam/Stewart’s Shops announces that due to utility work on Storrie Street, the following road closure will take place, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. and will continue through 4:00 p.m. or until complete:  Storrie Street from Market Street to Thomas 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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Week 4 of hydrant flushing - Monday, May 17, 2021 through Wednesday, May 19, 2021

May 12, 2021
The final week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, May 17, 2021 through Wednesday, May 19, 2021 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. If you have any questions regarding the hydrant flushing, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691. The flushing schedule is as follows:
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Week 2 of hydrant flushing - Monday May 3, 2021 - Friday, May 7, 2021

May 6, 2021
The second week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, May 3, 2021 through Friday, May 7, 2021, 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. If you have any questions regarding the hydrant flushing, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691. The flushing schedule is as follows:
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Seasonal Laborer Positions Available

May 6, 2021
The City of Amsterdam has three (3) seasonal laborer position. The position(s) would report to the Director of Recreation and provide vegetation services; (cut grass, clean trash, and use a weed trimmer) on City owned property. Applicants from qualified individuals will be accepted at the office of Employee Relations until the 12 PM on May 7, 2021. Base pay for this position is $12.50 per hour. 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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Week 3 of Hydrant Flushing - May 10, 2021 to May 14, 2021

May 6, 2021
The third week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, May 10, 2021 through Friday, May 14, 2021 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. If you have any questions regarding the hydrant flushing, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691. The flushing schedule is as follows:
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Hydrant Flushing - Week 1 begins Monday, April 26, 2021

April 21, 2021
The first week of a four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, April 26, 2021 through Friday, April 30, 2021, 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 have any questions regarding the hydrant flushing, please contact the Department of Public Works at 518-842-3691. The flushing schedule is as follows:
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Good Friday Garbage Pickup - Friday, April 2, 2021

April 15, 2021
The Department of Public Works announces that Friday, April 2, 2021 (Good Friday) 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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Road Closure - Market Street - Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021

April 15, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces due to water repair work on Market St., Southbound traffic on Market St./Rt. 30 will be detoured to Northampton Rd. from 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021 and will remain closed UNTIL work is complete. Northbound traffic will remain open. If you should have any questions regarding this please call the Engineering Department at 518-841-4331.
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2021 Annual Report for 2020 - Drinking Water Quality Report - Front Page

April 15, 2021
2021 Annual Report for 2020 - Drinking Water Quality Report - Front Page
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2021 Annual Report for 2020 - Drinking Water Quality Report - Back Page

April 15, 2021
2021 Annual Report for 2020 - Drinking Water Quality Report - Back Page
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Notice of 1 lane traffic – Church Street

March 24, 2021
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to utility work on Church Street, there will be alternating 1 way traffic. Work will begin Monday, March 22, 2021 and will continue through Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:  Church Street from Clizbe Avenue to Forest Avenue To help avoid delays, drivers are asked to take alternate routes during this time as stop and go traffic is expected. If you should have any questions regarding this please call the Engineering Department at 518-841-4301.
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Plumbing License Examination Applications being accepted

March 16, 2021
The City of Amsterdam Plumbing Board will be accepting applications for the Plumbing License Examination and a Certificate of Competency through April 2, 2021 to those who qualify. Requirements: A person desiring or intending to conduct the trade or business of plumbing in the City of Amsterdam, New York, shall be required to submit to an examination before an Examining Board of Plumbers appointed according to law, as to his/her experience and qualifications for such trade, business or calling. He/she must have served at least five (5) years as a journeyman plumber in the employ of a master plumber or in the alternative, must have procured the equal of such experience or qualifications in trade school training. It shall not be lawful for a person to conduct such trade, business or calling unless he/she shall have first obtained a Certificate of Competency from the Examining Board of Plumbers in the City of Amsterdam. Application forms are available in the City Engineer’s Office, City Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, New York. If you have any questions, you may call 841-4301. Qualified candidates meeting requirements will be notified as to date of examination.
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Golf Pro Shop Helpers - Job Openings

March 11, 2021
The City of Amsterdam has openings for seasonal Golf Pro Shop helper(s) for the 2021 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 $12.50 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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The Amsterdam Civil Service commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Key Board Specialist

March 11, 2021
The Amsterdam Civil Service commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Key Board Specialist Open-Competitive Exam #20211 Greater Amsterdam School District City of Amsterdam Date of Examination: May 15, 2021 Last Filing Date: April 19, 2021 Since refunds are not given, please read this announcement entirely before filling your application. Please take note of the minimum qualifications to qualify. Employment Opportunities: The list will be used for any future vacancies in the Greater Amsterdam School District and the City of Amsterdam.
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The Amsterdam Civil Service commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Key Board Specialist – Spanish Speaking

March 11, 2021
The Amsterdam Civil Service commission announces the Open-Competitive Exam for: Key Board Specialist – Spanish Speaking Open-Competitive Exam #20212 Greater Amsterdam School District Date of Exam: May 15, 2021 Last Filing Date: April 19, 2021
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LABORER PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY POSITION AVAILABLE

March 11, 2021
LABORER PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY POSITION The City of Amsterdam has one (1) permanent and (1) temporary position for a Laborer. 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 no later than 12PM on March 19, 2021 Base pay for this position is $19.32 per hour. After one (1) year of continued service the rate will increase to $20.30 per hour
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Partial Road Closure - Locust Avenue - Wednesday, March 3, 2021

March 5, 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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THE CITY OF AMSTERDAM IS ISSUING A MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION ORDER BEGINING TODAY, MARCH 3, 2021 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

March 5, 2021
THE CITY OF AMSTERDAM IS ISSUING A MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION ORDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Work at the City’s water pump station is continuing in earnest throughout the day due to an overnight equipment failure. This failure occurred during a contracted upgrade to the facility. For today, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, some areas of the City may experience low water pressure with the possibility of a total loss of pressure possible. Water users supplied by the City of Amsterdam are asked to minimize their use of water to the extent possible. The City will update this information when necessary today.
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Partial Road Closure - Locust Avenue - Thursday, March 4, 2021

March 5, 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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Update on Mandatory Water Conservation - Thursday, March 4, 2021

March 5, 2021
The mandatory water conservation order for the City of Amsterdam is no longer in effect as of 8:30 A.M. on Thursday, March 4, 2021
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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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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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