Date: September 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Property owners in the City of Amsterdam who are owner occupants of buildingswith 2 – 4 units requesting relief from the fees for water/sewer and garbagefor any unused residential units for the 2019/2020 tax year may file aWater/Sewer/Garbage Abatement form with the City Engineer’s office untilOctober 31, 2018. Waterlines must be cutand capped by a licensed plumber or if you are the owner and occupant of a two-familydwelling, you may do the plumbing work yourself. A $50.00 inspection fee per cut unit is dueupon filing the Abatement form. Theproperty is then inspected by the City Plumbing Inspector.
Those property owners that request relief from the garbagefee only for the 2019/2020 tax year may file a Garbage Grievance form with theCity Engineer’s office until October 31, 2018. Proof of non-use of services for at least a three-month period shallinclude, but not be limited to: landfillor transfer station permit with load slips and receipts, a valid contract witha private garbage hauler or canceled checks or disconnection of water in the vacantunit.
All property owners with existing Water/Sewer/GarbageAbatements or Garbage User Charge Waivers will be receiving their Continuation forms in the mail. This form must be completed and returned tothe Engineer’s office by October 16, 2018. Failure to re-file the Continuation form will result in forfeiting your abatement.
If you have any questions, you may call our office at841-4331 or 841-4301.