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Archive for March 30th, 2009

up and coming

Monday, April 6, 2009
Open House at City Hall
Hosted by Congressman Paul Tonko and I
Join us from 6-8pm as we celebrate improvements made to our beautiful building.

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Citywide Cleanup
We’re still ironing out the details on this one, but as it stands, each person that brings two large, clear garbage bags of litter on Saturday, April 25th (picked up, raked up or creatively retrieved) from our streets, parks, playgrounds and public areas will receive a certificate for a free lasagna dinner from Crystal Ristorante (Limit: first 500 folks.) Children can qualify for a gift certificate to Fariello’s Confectionery by bringing an additional bag of litter (first 500 children.)

So, thats: 2 bags litter per each adult or each child = 1 dinner gift certificate; 1 additional bag litter per each child = 1 Fariello’s gift certificate.

Of course, items must be gathered from the great outdoors and there are restrictions as to what we will accept. Unacceptable items include household trash, leaves, tires, paint, oil, gas, and hazardous materials. Tight restrictions will be adhered to at the unloading site (yet to be determined) and the City reserves the right to refuse any load.

We hope volunteers will take “before” and “after” photographs of specifically targeted areas, as well as action shots of the clean up.

The Citywide Cleanup will beautify the City of Amsterdam by reducing litter throughout the community. We will work together to rid our streets, waterways and public spaces of litter and illegal dump sites. We will teach our children to respect our land, beautify our environment, and encourage stewardship.

We need you. If you are interested in helping with this effort, please call my office at 841-4311 or your Alderman (see list below). You may also email me at: mayorthane@choiceonemail.com. We need help organizing, getting the word out, and leading the charge on the 25th!

Amsterdam Council Members

First Ward Alderman Joseph Isabel: 843.5185

Second Ward Alderman Daniel V. Roth: 542.0723

Third Ward Alderwoman Kim Brumley: 843.4311

Fourth Ward Alderman William Wills: 843.4660

Fifth Ward Richard Leggiero: 843.0808

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