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

Martin Luther King Day Holiday - Garbage Pick Up

There will be no garbage pick up on Monday, January 18, 2016 due to the Martin Luther King 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. 

Halloween Curfew

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.

Citywide Garage Sale - June 5-7

For a list of for this weekend's garage sales and the dates and times, click here

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 phyllis@watervliet.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.

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