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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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City of Amsterdam Employment Application - Page #2

September 9, 2020
Attached is the City of Amsterdam Employment Application Page #2
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City of Amsterdam Employment Application - Page #1

September 9, 2020
Page 1 of City of Amsterdam Employment 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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Reminder - City of Amsterdam Snow Clearing Code

February 18, 2020
Please be advised that the City of Amsterdam Department of Public Works is reminding all city residents that it is against the law to put snow in the road. Per Amsterdam City Code § 206-34 Public streets:
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HIRING FOR CHIEF OPERATOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

January 30, 2020
City of Amsterdam is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Operator Waste Water Treatment Plant. Applicant must possess a minimum of a Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, six (6) years operating experience at a wastewater plant, two (2) years operating experience at an activated sludge plant, and supervisory management. Candidate must qualify through a Civil Service Examination. Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and references to: Employee Relations, City of Amsterdam, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
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Road Closure - Elizabeth Street

January 17, 2020
The City of Amsterdam/Jackson Demolition announces that due to demolition work on Elizabeth Street, the following road closure will take place, today, Monday, January 13, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and continuing daily through Friday, January 17, 2020:
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Change in Garbage - January 20, 2019 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 17, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, January 20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday) 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 - January 20, 2020

January 17, 2020
City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will re-open on Tuesday, January 21st at 8 am.
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Christmas Trees Collection

January 8, 2020
The Department of Public Works announces that Christmas trees are being collected until Friday, January 31, 2020. If any city resident has a
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Change in Garbage - New Year's 2020

December 30, 2019
The Department of Public Works announces that Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (New Year’s) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:
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Missed Garbage Collection rescheduled

December 19, 2019
Please be advised, that garbage that was scheduled to be collected on Monday, December 2, 2019 will be collected on
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Road Closure - Division Street

December 19, 2019
The City of Amsterdam/Jackson Demolition announces that due to demolition work on Division Street, the following road closure will take place,
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City Service Exams Announced

December 19, 2019
The following Civil Service Exams have been announced and are now accepting applications for the following:
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City of Amsterdam Garbage Collection & Snow Banks

December 19, 2019
Please be advised that the City of Amsterdam Sanitation Department is requesting that all city residents DO NOT put
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Change in garbage - Christmas 2019

December 19, 2019
The Department of Public Works announces that Wednesday, December 25, 2019 (Christmas) 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 Tuesday, December 24th along with the normal collection for Tuesday.
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City Hall Closure - Christmas 2019 & New Year's 2020

December 19, 2019
City Hall will be closed at 11:30am on Tuesday, December 24th and will also be closed on Wednesday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. City Hall will reopen on Thursday, December 26th at 8am. City Hall will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day and re-opening on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8am.
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Change in Garbage - Thanksgiving 2019

December 3, 2019
The Department of Public Works announces that Thursday, November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving) 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 - Thanksgiving 2019

December 3, 2019
City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, November 27th at 12:00 noon and also closed
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Notice of Road Closure - Division Street

December 3, 2019
The City of Amsterdam/Jackson Demolition announces that due to demolition work on Division Street, the following road closure will take place, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and continuing daily through Friday, November 29, 2019, except for Thursday, November 28, 2019:
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Snow Emergency - December 1, 2019

December 3, 2019
SNOW EMERGENCY Beginning tomorrow night, at 9:00pm, vehicles will not be able to park on city streets. Please use all available City Owned parking lots. Snow Emergency Pamphlets (which list all available parking lots) are available at the Public Safety Building, at the front desk.
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Garbage Collection Missed December 2, 2019 - Rescheduled

December 3, 2019
Due to the weather and significant snowfall, any garbage missed in the City of Amsterdam will be collected later this week. Please make
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The Snow Emergency will be lifted at noon Tuesday, December 3, 2019

December 3, 2019
The Snow Emergency will be lifted at noon, tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3, 2019) Please resume Alternate Parking. Tomorrow is an ODD day. At noon, you will park on the ODD side of the street. At 6:00 pm, Tuesday, you will move to the EVEN side of the street, in preparation for the next day, which is EVEN
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City Hall Closure - Election Day & Veteran's Day 2019

November 8, 2019
City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, November 5th for Election Day and re-open on Wednesday, November 6th and City Hall will also be closed on Monday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day and reopen on Tuesday, November 12th at 8 am.
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Week 4 of Hydrant Flushing - November 2019

November 8, 2019
The final week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Tuesday, November 12, 2019 through Thursday, November 14, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 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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Change in Garbage - Veteran's Day 2019

November 8, 2019
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veteran’s Day) is a holiday for the Department of Public Works’ employees. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICKUP:
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Hydrant Flushing - Week 2

October 31, 2019
The second week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 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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TRAVEL ADVISORY NYS ROUTE 30, NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURE

October 31, 2019
TRAVEL ADVISORY NYS ROUTE 30, NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURE TRAFFIC STOPPAGE City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Utica Regional Office has issued the following travel advisory for motorists in the City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County: On Thursday, October 24, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., motorists traveling on NYS Route 30 northbound will encounter
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Hydrant Flushing - Week 3

October 31, 2019
The third week of the four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, November 4, 2019 through Friday, November 8, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 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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Road Closure - Schuyler Street - October 21, 2019

October 22, 2019
The City of Amsterdam announces that due to sewer repair work on Schuyler Street the following road closure will take place today, Monday, October 21, 2019 through Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. or until complete:
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Hydrant Flushing - Week 1 - 10/21/19 - 10/25/19

October 17, 2019
The first week of a four-week water main flushing program by the Department of Public Works begins Monday, October 21, 2019 through Friday, October 25, 2019, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 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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Paving Operations - Beginning Friday, October 18, 2019

October 17, 2019
The City of Amsterdam/Callanan Construction announces that paving is scheduled to commence on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or until complete, weather permitting:
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Change in Garbage - Columbus Day 2019

October 9, 2019
The Department of Public Works announces that Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus 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 - Columbus Day 2019

October 9, 2019
City Hall will be closed Monday, October 14th, in
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