Welcome to the City of Watervliet
It is my privilege as Mayor to welcome you to our newly designed website which is more user-friendly and easier to navigate.
Through this website we hope to effectively communicate with residents and visitors of our community and to familiarize everyone with the services and opportunities provided here in Watervliet.
Mayor Mike Manning
Sad news to report...
It is with deep sadness that we share news that retired Finance Director Bob Fahr passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 17th.Bob worked for the City of Watervliet for over 30 years and retired this past October. He was an active member of the Watervliet community and a true friend to all who knew him. Click here to read a beautifully written tribute.
2016 Final Tax Assessment
Click here to view the 2016 Final Tax Assessment.
Zoning Board Meeting Agenda - June 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for the Zoning Board Meeting agenda.
Public Hearing - June 29th at 7:00 p.m.
On June 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. this Council will hold a Public Hearing at the J. Leo O'Brien Senior Citizen Center, Watervliet, New York concerning the proposed sale of the Property, a portion of 20th Street being a strip of land approximately 50 feet wide by 103.70 long, at which time all persons interested may be heard in opposition to or in favor of such proposed sale of the Property. Click here to view the ordinance.
Minutes for May 31st Planning Board Meeting
Here are the minutes from the May 31st Planning Board Meeting.
Soul Rebel Performance Troupe Performance
The Soul Rebel Peformance Troupe, located at 1501 1st Avenue, presents ECLIPSED on July 15-17, July 22-24 and July 29-31. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children under 17 and Watervliet Senior Citizens are free. Click here for more information.
Blacktopping of the following streets will take place withinin the next two weeks: Broadway 23rd Street to 25th Street, 5th Avenue 23rd Street to 25th Street, 13th Street Broadway to 2nd or 3rd Avenue, 5th Street Broadway to 3rd Avenue, 7th Avenue 1st Street to deadend, 7th Street 3rd Avenue to 8th Avenue, 6th Street 3rd Avenue to 8th Avenue. Click here to view a slide with graphic.
Summer Concert Series
The City of Watervliet Recreation Department is excited about the 2016 Summer Concert Series. Let's Be Frank performed at the Gazebo Park in Port Schuyler (across from Stewarts) on Tuesday, June 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (despite the showery weather forecast) and Three Easy Pieces performed for a much larger crowd at Hudson Shores Park on Tuesday, July 12th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The third concert will feature Yankee Holler on Tuesday, August 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hudson Shores Park. This concert will include food vendors and a bouncy bounce for kids. Plans are in the works to plan another concert for September at the Civic Center field. The concerts are free of charge - all you need to bring is your lawn chair (this is a family event - no alcoholic beverages).
2016 Tentative Tax Assessment Roll
Click here to view the 2016 Tentative Tax Assessment Roll.
Citywide Garage Sale - June 3-5, 2016
A Citywide garage sale will take place in Watervliet on Friday, June 3rd, Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th, 2016. THERE WILL BE NO RAIN DATES. The City will map out and list on our website (www.watervliet.com – select the box “Interactive Mapping”) your address, days and hours you wish to hold the sale on your property. The normal $10 permit fee will be waived for this weekend’s sale. All unsold items at the end of the sale must be cleared from the property according to the City’s Refuse and Recycling codes. Please do not block the public right of way (sidewalks, etc.). If you wish to have your garage sale placed on the map and list, please contact Phyllis at 270-3800 ext. 100 no later than 4:00 PM, Tuesday, May 31st. If leaving a message, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, the day or days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday or ALL) and the hours (e.g. 9 AM to 4 PM) you will be holding your sale. Sale end time must not exceed 5 PM.
Relay for Life of the Hudson River Communities
Relay for Life of the Hudson River Communities is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. The walk is Saturday, June 4, 2016 from noon to midnight at the Watervliet High School. During the relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome. Watervliet's own Kristy Cavanaugh Scalise will be giving one of the survivor speeches. To participate, donate or to get more information click here.
Adult Bike Safety Program
An adult bike safety program will be held at the Dome on Saturday, June 4th. For more information, click here.
Green Infrastructure Project
For information on the Route 32/3rd Avenue Green Infrastructure Project scheduled for this summer,click here.
The City of Watervliet Local Development Corporation will meet on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the first floor courtroom at City Hall, 2 15th Street, Watervliet, New York.
Spring Bulk Item Pick-Up Week
The City of Watervliet wants to remind residents that the week of April 4th has been designated as Spring Bulk Item Pick-Up Week. During this time Watervliet residents can discard their bulk items at no charge. Residents must put their items out the night before their regularly scheduled garbage pick up. For more information, click here.
On Thursday April 7, 2016 the Council of the City of Watervliet will be holding three public hearings. The Public Hearings are for the purpose of hearing those persons who wish to be heard in regards to:
Proposed Local Law #1 2016 – A Local Law to Amend Chapter 230. Sewers of the Code of the City of Watervliet
Proposed Local Law #2 2016 – A Local Law to Amend Chapter 108. Animals of the Code of the City of Watervliet
Ordinance No. 1958 – An Ordinance of the City of Watervliet providing that Chapter 266. Water of the Code of the City of Watervliet be amended.
The Record's Reader Choice Awards Best of the Best 2016
Congratulations to the following Watervliet businesses that won their categories in the Record's Reader Choice Awards Best of the Best 2016: Best Burger - Black Bear Inn, Best Diner - Bob's Diner, Best Fish Fry - Ted's Fish Fry, Best Hot Dogs - Gus's Hot Dogs, Best Neighborhood Bar - Black Bear Inn
The Times Union's "Your Best of Votes" Survey Winners
Congratulations to the following Watervliet eateries that either won or placed in their categories: Best Hamburger (single location) - Gus's Hot Dogs, Best Pizza (single location) - Purple Pub, Best Fish Fry (single location) - Ted's Fish Fry, Best Hot Dog (single location) - Gus's Hot Dogs, Best Diner - Bob's Diner
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
The City of Watervliet Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center. Two table seatings are available - 9:00-10:00 and 10:00-11:00. Click here for more information.
Spring Bulk Item Pick-Up Week
The City of Watervliet announces that the week of April 4th has been designated as Spring Bulk Item Pick-Up Week. During this time Watervliet residents can discard their bulk items at no charge. Residents must put their items out the night before their regularly scheduled garbage pick up. For more information, click here.
President's Day Holiday - Garbage Pick Up
There will be no garbage pick up on Monday, February 15, 2016 due to the President's Day Holiday. Put your garbage out on Monday for Tuesday pick up.
Christmas Tree Pickup
Christmas tree pickup will be on Fridays for the month of January. Please note that trees must have all ornaments and lights removed and cannot be in a plastic bag.
City of Watervliet Property Tax Bills Now Paid at Pioneer Bank
All in person or over the counter property tax payments must be paid at the Watervliet Branch of Pioneer Savings Bank. Payments will no longer be accepted at City Hall. For more information, click here.
2016 City Budget
A public hearing on the City of Watervliet's 2016 Budget will be held at the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Meeting. Click here to view the budget.
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
The City of Watervliet Annual Holiday Tree Lighting will be Saturday, December 5th beginning at 5:00 p.m. Here is the schedule for the evening.
Change in City Council Meeting Schedule for December
The schedule for City Council Meetings in December will be Thursday, December 10th and Thursday, December 17th.
Thanksgiving Holiday Garbage/Leaf Pick Up
There will be no garbage pick up on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26th. Put your garbage out on Thursday for Friday pick up; and there will be no leaf pick up on the day after Thanksgiving - Friday, November 27th.
The Police Department will enforce a curfew for the evening of October 31, 2015 that will prohibit all young persons under the age of 18 years of age from being on the streets, avenues, parks and public right of ways within the City of Watervliet from 10:00 PM October, 31 2015 to 6:00 AM November 1, 2015.
Fall Bulk Week
Fall Bulk Week will be the week of October 26th. Residents must put their bulk items out the night before their regularly scheduled garbage pick up. For more information, go to the Refuse and Recycling section of the website or call 270-5093.
Electronics Recycling Day
The City of Watervliet will sponsor an Televisions and Electronics Recycling Day on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the City Garage. Call Chris Daus at 270-5093 if you have any questions.
Tilley Lofts Open House
The Tilley Lofts project is nearing completion, and it's exciting to announce they are holding an Open House on Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 23 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. You will be able to tour two completed units, and representatives will be on hand to answer all your questions. Apartments will be available to move in October 1st! For more information go to www.tilleylofts.com.
2nd Annual Watervliet Wiffleball Tournament - August 1st
The 2nd Annual Watervliet Wiffleball Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 1st beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Brotherhood Park. Last year's event was a huge success and lot of fun. Organizers hope to increase the amount of teams from 16 to 24. For more information call 270-3815.
City Council Summer Meeting Schedule Changes
There will be not City Council Meeting on Thursday, July 2nd due to the Fourth of July Holiday weekend. Council meetings for the summer months will be once a month - Thursday, July 23rd and Thursday, August 20th.
July 4th Holiday Garbage Pickup
There will be no lawn and leaf pickup on Friday, July 3, 2015 due to the July 4th holiday.
Watervliet Makes Many "BEST OF" Categories
The City of Watervliet made Chris Churchill's list of Positive Marks in the Times Union's "Journey to the Best" magazine. Also making it in its categories were Schuyler Bakery for best bakery, Ted's Fish Fry for best fish fry, Purple Pub for best pizza, Gus's Hot Dogs for best hot dog and best hamburger, and Bob's Diner for best diner. Now over to the Troy Record's "Capital" magazine where Pat's Pub landed #7 in a list of best summer appetizers and #6 in a list of best summer drinks. Just click on the underlined print to see for yourself.
Free Lacrosse Clinic for Children in Grades 3-8
For more information on an introduction to lacrosse program, click here
2015 Tentative Tax Roll
The 2015 Tentative Tax Roll is available. Click here to view.
Citywide Garage Sale - June 5-7, 2015
A Citywide garage sale will take place in Watervliet on Friday, June 5th, Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, 2015.THERE WILL BE NO RAIN DATES.The City will map out and list on our website (www.watervliet.com – select the box “Interactive Mapping”) your address, days and hours you wish to hold the sale on your property.The normal $10 permit fee will be waived for this weekend’s sale.All unsold items at the end of the sale must be cleared from the property according to the City’s Refuse and Recycling codes.Please do not block the public right of way (sidewalks, etc.).If you wish to have your garage sale placed on the map and list, please contact Phyllis at 270-3800 ext. 100 no later than 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 3rd.If leaving a message, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, the day or days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday or ALL) and the hours (e.g. 9 AM to 4 PM) you will be holding your sale.Sale end time must not exceed 5 PM.
2014 Water Quality Report
To view the City of Watervliet 2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report click here
CDBG Micro-Enterprise Grant Opportunity for Businesses
The City of Watervliet has received a $200,000 CDBG Micro-Enterprise Assistance Grant from the NYS Office of Community Renewal. Existing Watervliet busineses can apply as well as entrepreneurs considering starting a new businss in Watervliet. For more information click here
The Record's Reader Choice Awards Best of the Best 2015
Congratulations to the following Watervliet businesses that won their categories in the Record's Reader Choice Awards Best of the Best 2015: Best Burger - Black Bear Inn, Best Diner - Bob's Diner, Best Family & Kids Dining - Papa's Corner Restaurant, Best Fish Fry - Ted's Fish Fry, Best Hot Dogs - Gus's Hot Dogs, Best Neighborhood Bar - Black Bear Inn, Best Service - Papa's Corner Restaurant, Best Beverage Center - Schanz Beverage, Best Hair Salon - Axis Salon, Best Martial Arts Studio - Tigon Academy.
CDTC Public Information Meetings for Long-Range Transportation Plan
The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) has announced the schedule for its public information meetings to introduce their new long-range, regional transportation plan, known as New Visions 2040. For more information, including the schedule click here.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny will arrive at the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, New York on Saturday, April 4th from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. There will be entertainment for the children. There will be two seatings; one from 9:00-10:00 and one from 10:00-11:00. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please call Phyllis at 270-3800 ext. 100 or email your reservations to email@example.com by Friday, March 27th. Be sure to include reservation time, your full name, address, phone number, number of adults and the number of children attending when leaving a message or sending an email. A small fee of $3.00 will be charged for adults and children are free. For more information click here
2015 City of Watervliet Proposed Budget
The Public Hearing for the City of Watervliet's 2015 Budget will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., and the Mayor and Councilmembers will vote on the proposed budget on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings will take place at the Watervilet Senior Citizen Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, New York. Please take the time to review the budget and the General Manager's powerpoint presentation.
Snow Emergency Notification Registration
Winter is fast approaching. Snow is coming. The City of Watervliet has a very efficient and aggressive snow emergency policy that provides safe passage on all of our City streets for the motoring public as well as accessibility for public safety and emergency service vehicles. The plan includes towing fees and fines.
If you are a City of Watervliet resident please take this opportunity to register for our snow emergency program. It's FREE. Here you will be able to register for snow emergency notification and other notifications issued by the City. Also, you may wish to review the City's snow removal policy.
Your assistance and cooperation with our plan is always greatly appreciated.
If You See Something, Say Something
"If You See Something, Say Something" is a nationwide public awareness campaign. It is a simple and effective program that was designed to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism related crime and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to proper local law enforcement authorities.
Stripped down to the most fundamental idea, it is also an excellent concept for communities to utilize at the local level to assist police agencies in identifying crime and/or suspicious activity that community residents are concerned about. HOMELAND Security begins with HOMETOWN Security. So if you See Something, Say Something! Doing so can have a positive impact on the quality of life issues that are commonly left unaddressed because of the misconception that it isn't important or people don't want to get involved. Being proactive and involved in your neighborhood can and will enhance quality of life.
For Watervliet residents it is always OK to call 911 for ANY request for police assistance of ANY nature, however, if you are uncomfortable using 911 for any reason, please call 270-3833 and select option # 1. You will be directed to a NON-EMERGENCY line where you can provide information anonymously or request to speak to an officer. A dispatcher will take some information from you and forward your concern appropriately. If you wish to remain anonymous, simply state your wishes to the dispatcher. You may also wish to listen to the entire phone menu when calling, as you may find a more appropriate option to use to report your concern.
Watervliet in Top 20 Cities in NYS on the Rise
The City of Watervliet came in at #8 on consumer finance site NerdWallet’s list of the top 20 cities in New York State on the rise. To compile this list they looked at growth of working-age population, employment and income.