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

City of Watervliet Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting - May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to view the agenda for the May 17, 2017 Zoning Board 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 (this is a family event - no alcoholic beverages).  

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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