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
Free Citizen Preparedness Training - March 4, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
In partnership with New York State, the American Red Cross is offering FREE Citizen Preparedness training sessions entitled Prepare, Respond, Recover: What To Do When Disaster Strikes. New York State is at a high risk for man-made, technological and natural disasters. Governor Cuomo's Citizen Preparedness training program provides residents with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover to pre-disaster conditions as quickly as possible. The City of Watervliet is planning to host this hour long training on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center for our residents. Please contact City Hall at 270-3800 ext. 100 if you are interested in attending this important training session.
Presidents' Day Holiday Garbage Pickup
There will be no garbage/recyclables picked up on Monday, February 16th due to the Presidents' Day holiday. Residents in Section 1 (Monday pickup) are to put their garbage and recyclables out Monday night for Tuesday pickup. All other sections of the City will remain the same.
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.