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
Spring Bulk Week
The City has scheduled the week of April 27, 2015 as Spring Bulk Item Pick-Up Week. During this time, Watervliet residents can discard their bulk items at no charge. Residents must put their bulk items out the night before their regularly scheduled garbage pick up. Bulk items must fit into a 4 foot high by 4 foot wide by 8 foot long area. Bulk amounts larger than this will not be picked up. All smaller objects must be placed in containers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.