Welcome to the City of Watervliet NY

Welcome to the City of Watervliet

Mayor Mike ManningIt 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

Thanksgiving Garbage Pick up

There will be no garbage pick up on Thursday, November 23rd due to the observance of Thanksgiving.  Residents should put their garbage out on Thursday night for Friday pick up.  There will be no leaf/lawn pick up on Friday, November 24th.

Advanced Agenda - November 2, 2017 Watervliet Council Meeting

Click here to view the advanced agenda for the Watervliet City Council Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center.  Please note - agenda is subject to change.

Pershing Green Rededication - Saturday, November 11th - 3:00 pm 

A small group of neighbors have been working on sprucing up Pershing Green Park in Port Schuyler.  A special thanks to all who have helped.  Join them and the VFW to rededicate the park to General Pershing and honor all veterans who have served this great country on Saturday, November 11th at 3:00 p.m.    

Election Day Garbage Pickup & Veteran's Day Leaf/Lawn Pickup

There will be no garbage pickup on Tuesday, November 7th due to the observance of Election Day.  Residents should put their garbage out on Tuesday night for Wednesday pickup.  There will be no leaf/lawn pick up on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day.

Halloween Parade and Festival - Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:30-3:00 - CHANGES DUE TO SUNDAY'S WEATHER FORECAST

The City of Watervliet's Halloween parade has been moved to the DOME due to Sunday's weather forecast.  Weather permitting, children will line up at the swimming pool parking lot at 12:30 p.m. and the parade will end at the Dome where activities include face painting, balloons, rock wall, photos, music, food and much more.  If it is raining at 12:30 p.m., the festivities will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Dome.  Call Bob at (518) 337-9115 if you have any questions. 

Advanced Agenda - October 26, 2017 Watervliet City Council Meeting

Click here to view the advanced agenda for the Watervliet City Council Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Watervliet Senior Citizen's Center.  Please note - agenda is subject to change.

Public Hearings at City Council Meeting - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

The following public hearings are scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center:  (1) Public hearing regarding proposed Local Law 7-1 for the Year 2017 - "A local law to override the tax levy established by General Municipal Law Section 3-c for the 2018 City of Watervliet Budget"; (2) Public hearing regarding proposed Ordinance No. 1979, amending Chapter 266 Water of the Code of the City of Watervliet regarding establishing and imposing Water Rates for the period of November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018 - click here for water expenditures and click here for water revenues; (3)  Public hearing regarding proposed Local Law 8-1 for the year 2017, amending Chapter 230 Sewers of the Code of the City of Watervliet regarding establishing and imposing Sewer Rents for the period of November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018 - click here for sewer expenditures and click here for sewer revenues.   

Fall Bulk Week - October 16-20, 2017

The City of Watervliet wants to inform residents that the week of October 16th has been designated as Fall Bulk 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. We must reiterate this is a perk for . This does not include Watervliet homeowners who live outside the city limits. We've been fielding a lot of phone calls where it is obvious the person inquiring does not actually live here. This is in violation of Chapter 168 of the City Code and violators will be arrested.  Click here for more information.

Water Shut Off - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.

Water will be shut off from 8:00 a.m. until work is complete on Wednesday, September 27th on 15th Street from 4th Avenue to Andrewsville Court.

Advanced Agenda for the September 21, 2017 Watervliet City Council Meeting

Click here to view the advanced agenda for the Thursday, September 21, 2017 City Council Meeting.  Please note - the agenda is subject to change.

Arsenal City Run Weekend Activities

This year there is a weekend of events including Watervliet High School home football game on Friday with a "Tailgating BBQ Dinner" beginning at 4:00 p.m.  On Saturday a fun-filled family day is scheduled from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Dome with food, rides, carnival games and demonstrations from the City's police and fire department; and from 4:00-8:00 p.m. there will a beer tent and live music from Dashboard Anthem, Tom Corrigan, and Beautiful Danger.  Click here for more information.  The Arsenal City Run is Sunday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall (Fun Run at 9:30) followed by activities, food, live music and the awards ceremony at the Dome.

Water Main Repair Work - Monday, September 11th at 8:00 a.m.

Water will be shut off in the following areas Monday, September 11th beginning at 8:00 a.m. - 500 and 600 block of 2nd Avenue, 500 and 600 block of Broadway, 7th Street from Broadway to 2nd Avenue and 6th Street from Broadway to 2nd Avenue.

Fall Bulk Week 

The City of Watervliet wants to inform residents that the week of October 16th has been designated as Fall Bulk 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. We must reiterate this is a perk for WATERVLIET RESIDENTS ONLY. This does not include Watervliet homeowners who live outside the city limits. We've been fielding a lot of phone calls where it is obvious the person inquiring does not actually live here. This is in violation of Chapter 168 of the City Code and violators will be arrested.

City Council Meeting for September 7, 2017 Cancelled

The City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017 has been cancelled.  The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center.

Summer Concert Series - September 12, 2017

The last summer concert will take place Tuesday, September 12th at Hudson Shores Park.  The New York Lounge Lizards will play from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Job Opening for Water/Sewer Department Laborer

The City of Watervliet currently has a job opening for a laborer in the Water/Sewer Department.  Click here to view the posting.  Interested candidates must apply by September 15, 2017.

Labor Day Holiday Garbage Pickup

There will be no garbage pickup on Monday, September 4, 2017 due to observance of Labor Day.  Residents should put their trash out on  Monday night for Tuesday pick up.    

Water Main Repair Work-Wed., Aug. 30, 2017 beginning at 8:00 am

Water will be shut off on 13th Street from Broadway to 3rd Avenue, the 1300 block of 2nd Avenue and the 1200 block of 1st Avenue beginning at 8:00 a.m. for water main repair work. 

Agenda for August 17, 2017 City Council Meeting

Click here to view the agenda for the August 17, 2017 City Council Meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Citizen Center.

Clerk Typist Civil Service Test for Watervliet City School District

A Clerk Typist Civil Service test for the Watervliet City School District will be administered on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  Last day to file an application is Wednesday, August 30th.  Click here for more information.

Water Interruptions - August 2, 2017

There may be shut offs today in the area of Broadway and 1st Avenue (possibliy 2nd Avenue too) from 4th Street to 7th Street.

Summer Concert Series - September 12, 2017

The last summer concert will take place Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m. at Hudson Shores Park. 

Arsenal City Run - Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.

Registration is open for the 36th Annual Arsenal City Run.  $1,000 in prize money will be awarded plus we've added a team category to the race.  You can register by going to the event's website or at www.zippyreg.com.

Advanced Agenda for July 27, 2017 City Council Meeting

Click here to view the agenda for the July 27th Watervliet City Council Meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Citizen Center.

Water Main Project

Construction work on the water main project will begin on Tuesday, July 18th. Attached you will find Phase I and Phase 2 maps of the project as well as a listing of the streets in preliminary order.  Call City Manager Jeremy Smith at 270-3800 ext. 122 if you have any questions.

Final Tax Roll for 2017

Click here to view the final tax roll for 2017.

Agenda for Monday, July 10, 2017 Watervliet City Council Meeting at 8:00 a.m.

Click here to view the agenda for the special meeting to be held Monday, July 10, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. to approve the submission of the CFA grants.  The meeting will be held at City Hall in Room 3.  The next scheduled City Council Meeting is Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Watevliet Senior Citizen Center.

Free Concert at Hudson Shores Park - Tuesday, July 11th - 6:00-8:00 pm

Our summer concert series continues on Tuesday, July 11th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hudson Shores Pavilion.  Ubuntu will perform rain or shine.  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy classic rock from the 1950s to the present.

Road Resurfacing - July 5-July 14

Click here for a list of streets that are being repaved.  Gallo Construction will begin milling on Monday, July 5th (starting on the South end of the City and moving North).   If you have "no parking" signs in front of your house, do not park there between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Once your street has been paved, you may resume parking there. 

Watervliet City Council Meeting - Monday, July 10, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

A special meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. to approve the submission of the CFA grants.  The meeting will be held at City Hall in Room 3.  The next scheduled City Council Meeting is Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center.

Watervliet City Council Meeting - Cancelled

The Watervliet Council Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2017 has been cancelled.

June 29, 2017 Watervliet City Council Meeting Advanced Agenda 

Click here to view the advanced agenda for the June 29, 2017 Watervliet City Council Meeting. 

July 4th Holiday Garbage Pick Up

There will be no garbage pick up on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.  Residents should put their trash out on Tuesday evening for Wednesday pick up. 

Summer Blacktopping Schedule

Blacktopping will begin Wednesday, July 5th on the following roads:5th Avenue between 2nd Street and 4th Street; 4th Avenue between 6th Street and 7th Street; 2nd Street between Broadway and 2nd Avenue; 13th Street between 3rd Avenue and 8th Avenue; 12th Street and 8th Avenue; 10th Avenue between 19th Street and 25th Street; 8th Avenue between 19th Street and 25th Street; 24th Street between Broadway and 12th Avenue.

Signs will be posted indicating parking restrictions.

TV & Electronics Recycling Day - Friday, July 7th - 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Collection will take place at the DPW garage located at 13th Street and 2nd Avenue.  Tires - $2.00 each; air conditioners/refrigerators - $5.00 each; televisions and electronics - FREE.

Benefit for Van Rensselaer Village Fire Victims

A benefit for the victims of the June 12th fire at Van Rensselaer Village will be held on Tuesday, June 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Dome.  Click here for more information.

City of Watervliet Council Meeting - June 15, 2017

Click here to view the advanced agenda for the June 15, 2017 council meeting.  

Summer Concert Series - Tuesday, June 6th - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The first of four summer concerts will take place Tuesday, June 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hudson Shores Park under the pavilion.   "Let's Be Frank" will kick off the concert series rain or shine.

City Wide Garage Sale - June 2nd-4th

Click here to view the City Wide Garage Sale locations, dates and times.

Memorial Day Celebration (rescheduled due to rain on May 29)

The City of Watervliet's Memorial Day Celebration will take place on Thursday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Veteran's Park.  The program was cancelled after the parade on Monday, May 29th due to rain. 

City Council Meetings - June 2017

City Council meetings in June are scheduled for Thursday, June 15th and Thursday, June 29th.

Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.

The City's Annual Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, 29, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The parade kicks off at Watervliet HIgh School and ends at Veteran's Park.  

City of Watervliet Council Meeting - May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to view the advanced agenda for the May 25, 2017 Watervliet Council Meeting.

Local Law for May 25, 2017 Council Meeting

Click here to view Local Law 6-1 (Shopping Carts)

2017 Tentative Assessment Roll

Click here to view the 2017 tentative assessment roll.  If you have any questions, please contact Mark Gilchrist at 270-3800 ext. 105.

Spring Bulk Week

The City of Watervliet wants to remind residents that the week of May 8th has been designated as Spring Bulk 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. We must reiterate this is a perk for WATERVLIET RESIDENTS ONLY. This does not include Watervliet homeowners who live outside the city limits. We've been fielding a lot of phone calls this week where it is obvious the person inquiring does not actually live here. This is in violation of Chapter 168 of the City Code and violators will be arrested. For more information on bulk week, click here

Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program

The City of Watervliet is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program. This program allows qualified homeowners the opportunity to address health and safety, code and energy deficiencies identified in their homes.  2017 Income limits are as follows: 1 person—$45,950, 2 people-$52,500, 3 people-$59,050, 4 people-$65,600, 5 people-$70,850, 6 people-$76,100.  Click here for the application.  For more information please contact Dave Wheatley in the Economic Development Department at (518) 270-3800 ext. 103 or by email david@watervliet.com.

Relay for Life - June 3, 2017 at Watervliet High School

The Relay for Life of the Hudson River Communities is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 from noon to midnight at Watervliet High School.  The event theme this year is SUPERHERO.  The survivor speaker is Ellen Connery, who is a 20+ survivor from Green Island and Mark Gleason will be the caregiver speaker.  For more information log onto the event's website at www.relayforlife.org/hudsonriverNY.

2016 Annual Water Report

Click here to view the 2016 Annual Water Report.

Water Department - Spring Flushing Notice

The City of Watervliet Water Department will be conducting annual spring flushing of the City's waterlines.  The flush will run from April 10th to May 12th.  If you notice any discoloring of your water, we ask that you run your water for five minutes.  If after five minutes you still have discolored water, we ask that you call the Water Department at 785-7082.

Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) Equity Task Force Seeks Members

CDTC's Equity Task Force is looking for new members! The CDTC is a federally mandated agency responsible for comprehensive and cooperative regional transportation planning in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. The Task Force promotes collaboration and problem solving to ensure fair access to opportunities and equitable distribution of the transportation system's benefits and burdens. The Task Force meets quarterly at the CDTC offices on Wolf Road in Colonie. For questions contact Carrie Ward at cward@cdtcmpo.org or call 518-458-2161.

Civil Service Announcement

The Watervliet Civil Service Commission announces examinations for the position of Public Housing Program Coordinator and Tenant Relations Examiner within the Watervliet Housing Authority.  The exam is scheduled for May 13, 2017.  Applications are available at Watervliet City Hall in the City Clerk's Office or the City of Watervliet's Civil Service Department web page.  The last filing date for this exam is April 10, 2017.

The Record's Best of the Best 2017 Reader's Choice Awards

Congratulations to the following Watervliet restaurants for winning first place:  Best Burger and Best Neighborhood Bar - Black Bear Inn; Best Fish Fry - Ted's Fish Fry and Best Hot Dogs - Gus's Hot Dogs.

Watervliet Business Council Meeting - May 2, 2017

The Watervliet Business Council will meet Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center.

2017 Budget

Click here to view revenues and here to view expenditures for the City of Watervliet's 2017 budget which will be voted on by the Mayor and Council on Thursday, December 17th.   In addition click here for the water budget and here for the sewer budget.    

2016 Final Tax Assessment

Click here to view the 2016 Final Tax Assessment.

Summer Concert Series

The City of Watervliet Recreation Department is excited about the 2017 Summer Concert Series.   The concerts are free of charge and the schedule will be posted soon - all you need to bring is your lawn chair.  

Citywide Garage Sale - June 2-4, 2017

A Citywide garage sale will take place in Watervliet on Friday, June 2nd, Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 2017. 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 30th. 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.

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. .

 

 

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