TROY, N.Y. – City officials have announced that City Hall will be closed to the public on Monday, June 19th, for Juneteenth. City Hall will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 20th, at 8:30 a.m.
Weekly garbage and recycling collection will occur as scheduled for Monday, June 19th. Bagged leaf & brush collection and street cleaning will be suspended on Monday, June 19th.
Mayor Madden reminds residents and property owners to keep sidewalks and curb ramps adjacent to their home or property free of obstacles when placing garbage and recycling bins out for collection. Public cooperation will help keep our community accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
For more information, please contact the Department of Public Works dispatcher at (518) 270-4579.
Background on Juneteenth:
Juneteenth is a federal holiday and the oldest national observance celebrating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, originating in Galveston, Texas. The word "Juneteenth" is a portmanteau of "June" and "Nineteenth," the date in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom from chattel slavery in Texas. At the time, Texas was a remote state without a sufficient presence of Union soldiers to enforce President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, meaning that MG Granger's "General Order No. 3" in Texas came over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth became an official federal holiday on June 17, 2021.