Envision Scotia

Envision Scotia

Envision Scotia is a planning effort to attract investment and funding opportunities through the development of a comprehensive vision for the Village’s future.

The goal of this effort is to develop a community vision, identify strategic sites for redevelopment through an in-depth analysis of the area, and develop an implementation strategy.

Learn more

Please take the Envision Scotia Visioning Survey

Water/Sewer On Line Portal Now Available

You now have the ability to view your bill, pay your bill and monitor your usage on line through our secure website. Payments can be made by credit card for a fee of 2.55%.

Go to our Water/Sewer Bill Portal to set up your personal account.

If you have more than one water account you can link multiple accounts to your personal page. Water and Sewer bills go out twice a year (February and October) but we read the meters  every 40 days. This means that you can monitor your water usage in something closer to real time. If you have a water leak you can catch it before it runs up a large bill.

Fresh Table Pop-Up Community Pantry

The Scotia-Glenville Fresh Table is returning to the Scotia Branch of Frist National Bank of Scotia Parking Lot, Wednesday September 20th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.

The Scotia-Glenville Fresh Table is an all-volunteer group of neighbors eager to help you. Together, we create a warm and welcoming experience that looks and feels like a farmers’ market. The fresh produce, meats, and dairy at the Fresh Table help supplement what you can get at our neighborhood food pantry.

Neighbors You’re Welcome at the Fresh Table


Fresh Table Pop-Up Community Pantry

Free Fresh Produce, Meat, & Dairy

A Fresh Table is a place where neighbors come and get free, fresh, and healthy food.  The Fresh Table is a new and modern way for neighbors to help neighbors while supplementing existing food support, and mitigating the barriers and stigma associated with traditional food pantries. Tables are welcoming spaces where people gather and share food. If you are running low on healthy food and need extra help until payday, you can get fresh, wholesome food for free at the Scotia-Glenville Fresh Table.

The Scotia-Glenville Fresh Table is an all-volunteer group of neighbors eager to help you. Together, we create a warm and welcoming experience that looks and feels like a farmers’ market. The fresh produce, meats, and dairy at the Fresh Table help supplement what you can get at our neighborhood food pantry.

We welcome our neighbors to Fresh Table the 3rd Wednesday of Each Month
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the
First National Bank of Scotia Parking Lot


May 17, 2023       Main Branch, 201 Mohawk Ave., Scotia

June 21, 2023      Glenville Branch, 240 Saratoga Rd., Glenville

July 19, 2023       Main Branch, 201 Mohawk Ave., Scotia

August 16, 2023    Glenville Branch, 240 Saratoga Rd., Glenville

September 20, 2023       Main Branch, 201 Mohawk Ave., Scotia

October 18, 2023       Glenville Branch, 240 Saratoga Rd., Glenville


Getting Fresh Produce, Meats, and Dairy is Easy!

Walk Ups Welcome

Complete the confidential annual sign-up on your first visit each year. The information gathered is secure and does not determine eligibility. Fresh Table volunteers and leaders cannot access the information you provide.

No ID Required

Food is available while supplies last.


Become a Volunteer!

At the Fresh Table, we are redefining what it means to be a food pantry. We can’t do it alone. We need dedicated volunteers like you to make the Fresh Table work. Whether you can spare a few hours or a full evening, you will meet new people and make a positive impact in the life of your neighbor.

Fresh Table Volunteer Opportunities

Sign Up to Volunteer Now 

[link to  https://bit.ly/FreshTableVolunteer]

For more information about the Scotia-Glenville Fresh Table, contact Justin and Kim at SGFreshTable@gmail.com.

Please help continue how much our community cares by volunteering.

Thank you,

Mayor David

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule



Due to the Fourth of July Holiday:

Tuesday, July 4th trash collection will be on Wednesday, July5th.

Wednesday and Thursday trash collection will be on the normal days.


Fireworks Traffic Update

The following modifications to the Western Gateway Bridge closures will be followed:

For West Bound traffic (traffic from Schenectady Side to Scotia) the Western Gateway Bridge will be now be closed at 6 PM rather than the originally schedule 4 PM

For East bound traffic the bridge closure will remain at 4 PM

Thank you

Scotia Fireworks Information and Road Closures

Dear Residents and Visitors

Scotia Fireworks Update and Information

The fireworks will commence approximately at 9:15PM on June 30th. Prior to the fireworks the US Water Ski Show will start at 7:00PM followed by the Freedom Park concert series featuring Joe Adee & The Lug Nuts starting at 8:00PM.

This is a family friendly event and we hope that those visiting our Parks and fireworks site will be respectful of all those attending.  Our parks are no alcohol, no smoking parks.  We ask that you respect these rules when visiting.  We also ask that because of the large crowds anticipated that you practice a carry in/carry out policy and take any garbage and recyclables with you when you leave.

Remember we are all here to celebrate Independence Day and to pay homage to the greatness of our Country.  We encourage you to enjoy the celebrations and to do so safely and respectfully.  We want you to enjoy our Parks on this day and throughout the year, we take great pride in our parks and hope you do as well.

I would also ask that you understand that you are attending a major event in a village that will triple in size on this day and that precautions have been taken for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.  Safety personnel will be stationed throughout the event site and are there to help.

Because of the large number of people visiting our great village there will be delays in both arriving and exiting.  Expect and plan for delays, there is no way to escape the fact we will have delays.  We have developed a plan to help the arrival process and most importantly the exit process.  There will be officers at every major intersection to help move traffic along as fast as possible.  Remember that there is only so much we can do to move cars through our streets safely and we are doing all that can be done.  We ask for your patience in arriving and especially as you depart for home.

For the safety of the those visiting for the fireworks we will be closing the Western Gateway Bridge (Rt. 5) in both directions* beginning at 4:00 PM.

*UPDATE 6/29/23:
The following modifications to the Western Gateway Bridge closures will be followed:
For West Bound traffic (traffic from Schenectady Side to Scotia) the Western Gateway Bridge will be now be closed at 6 PM rather than the originally schedule 4 PM
For East bound traffic the bridge closure will remain at 4 PM

If you are coming from the East and need to go West or North we recommend you use either Freemans Bridge or Rt. 890 West to exit 1A, this will allow you to avoid the bridge closure and related delays.  (See Map) If you are coming to the Fireworks from the East, we recommend you park at Schenectady Community Parking Lot and walk across the bridge to the Scotia side or enjoy the fireworks from the parking lot. (The bridge will be closed for motorized traffic but open for pedestrians to cross into the village).  If you are arriving to the Village for the fireworks there is limited $10 parking inside Collins Park.  There is also parking on many of the Village streets that are not marked with no parking signs.  The streets where you will more likely find parking are those West of Ballston Ave. (Rt. 50).  Below is a list of the streets that have no parking or one side of street restriction.  I highly encourage you to NOT park in these areas.  You will be ticketed if you do.

Enjoy the Fireworks brought to you by The Village of Scotia and our Premiere Supporter Jumpin’ Jacks.  We wish to thank all of the surrounded municipalities for their incredible help, to Freedom Park Foundation and the US Water Ski Show Team for our entertainment and a special thank you to the Schenectady County Legislature who without their assistance we could not have this wonderful evening of celebration.  A final heartfelt Thank You to the Lansing family for their years of sponsorship and to all the Village Employees who have worked above and beyond to bring to you the 2023 Scotia Fireworks show.

Thank you and please make note of the map and information below to help you navigate to the event.

Event Road Closures

Local traffic only:

Portions of:

  • Collins St
  • James St
  • Church St
  • Catherine St
  • 1st St
  • Sunnyside Rd
  • Washington Rd
  • Irving Rd
  • 5th St
  • Washington Ave

Full Closures (closure time pending)

  • Schonowee
  • Little Mohawk


Scotia Fireworks Village Parking Restrictions

Temporary “No Parking” signs are posted on the following streets and restrictions will be in effect from 5–11 p.m.  Cars parked in these restricted parking areas after 5 will be subject fines.

  • Bevis St. (both sides)
  • Bruce St. (odd side)
  • Catherine St. (odd side – entire length)
  • Church St. (both sides)
  • Collins St. (both sides – Mohawk Ave. to John St. and odd side – John St. to Church St.)
  • First St. (odd side – No. Ballston Ave. to Huston St.)
  • Glen Ave. (No Parking Mohawk Ave to So. Ballston and odd side – So. Ten Broeck St. to Pleasantview Ave.)
  • Iroquois St. (both sides – entire length)
  • Irving Rd. (even side)
  • James St. (odd side – Collins St. to Center St.)
  • John St. (both sides)
  • Knickerbocker Rd. (odd side)
  • Lee Ave. (both sides)
  • Lincoln St. (odd side)
  • Livingston Ave. (both sides)
  • Ten Broeck St. (both sides – Mohawk Ave. to John St. and odd side – John St. to Vley Rd.)
  • Riverside Ave. (odd side – Sanders Ave. to So. Ten Broeck St.)
  • Sanders Ave. (odd side – So. Ballston Ave. to So. Ten Broeck St.)
  • Schonowee Ave. (house side – Kiwanis Way to Washington Ave. and river side – from Washington Ave. west to permanent signs)
  • Short Mohawk Ave. (both sides)
  • Ten Broeck St. (east side – Glen Ave. to Riverside Ave.)
  • Sunnyside Rd. (even side – No. Ballston to Washington and both sides – Washington to Village line)
  • Van Winkle Ave. (odd side)
  • Vley Rd. (odd side – No. Ballston Ave. to Fifth St.)
  • Wallace St. (odd side)
  • Washington Ave. (both sides – Schonowee to Sunnyside and north side – Sunnyside to Washington Rd.)
  • Washington Rd. (even side)


SICM Summer Meals


Collins Park

Monday through Friday June 26-September 1


Any youth 18 or younger can be served

Questions? Call Aldo 518-374-2683 x 108 or email summermeals@sicm.us

Scotia Fireworks Celebration to Proceed

Scotia, NY: The Village of Scotia announced that the fireworks display that has traditionally been a part of the village’s Fireworks Event will once again take place. The fireworks were previously cancelled by the Mayor and Board of Trustees due to concerns about not having enough resources to safely host the thousands of visitors who flock to the village for the event.

Last night the Schenectady County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution to provide financial, public safety, and other assistance needed by the village to ensure the event can proceed as originally planned.

“As soon as we cancelled our annual fireworks display our community partners stepped up in a big way to ensure the show could go on,” said Mayor David Bucciferro. “The invaluable support and assistance pledged by the Schenectady County Legislature along with support from CDTA and SUNY Schenectady to provide free parking and shuttle service to the event has enabled us to move forward with this family-friendly event.”

The Scotia Fireworks Event will take place on June 30th starting at 7:00 p.m. with a ski show featuring the U.S. Water Ski Show Team, then music at Freedom Park from Joe Adee and the LugNuts starting at 8:00 p.m., and end with a fireworks display sponsored by Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In at dark.

“Families throughout the county have been coming to Scotia’s Fireworks event for years,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta. “The Legislature has pledged to provide financial and resource support to make sure this important tradition can continue. Working together we can create a memorable and safe experience for everyone.”

“We’d like to thank the Schenectady County Legislature for recognizing how important this event is to our village and the entire community,” said the Board of Trustees. “With their support and the hard work of our dedicated staff we can rest assured that we will have the resources needed to make this a safe and fun event for the entire community to enjoy.”

Additional support has been pledged by the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Glenville, and other neighboring municipalities.


Phase One of the Municipal Facilities Project

Hello Residents,

I want to take a moment to provide some details on Phase One of the Municipal Facilities project.  Beginning the evening of Sunday 6/4/2023 the Municipal Lot will be closed; any vehicles remaining in the lot after midnight will be towed.  On Monday, June 5th the initial site preparation work will begin.  You will see a fence constructed around the construction site as well as the staging of equipment. Every effort is being made to limit the disruption to our community however one area that will be affected is the Electric Vehicle Chargers.  The charging stations will be removed, stored and re-installed in a different section of the village municipal lot at a later date.

There will be minor delays that may happen occasionally as trucks unload or equipment is put into place but they will be limited and short in duration.

This is an exciting time for the Village as we move forward to continue our growth.  I will provide frequent updates through our website and email system.  I understand that there will be questions and concerns and we will do our best to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Please check back frequently for update and if you have not yet signed up for our email updates please do.

Thank You.

Mayor David



Yard Waste Collection begins April 11

Yard Waste collection will resume on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 and will continue; weather permitting, until Thursday, December 7, 2023.

As in previous years, yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day.  Please do not place yard waste at the curb before the scheduled start date. The rules and regulations are as follows:  Yard Waste shall mean residential leaf waste, lawn clippings and brush.  Receptacle requirements:  grass, leaves, hedge clippings and twigs shall be in either 30 gallon compostable paper bags or a maximum 30 gallon rigid and water proof receptacle with handles and lid and clearly marked Yard Waste. Either receptacle must not exceed 60 pounds. Brush and tree branches that are 4 inches or less in diameter, 4 feet or less in length and weigh less than 60 pounds must be bundled and tied. Brush and limbs, over 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter, and any stumps must be disposed of by the property owner.

Loose leaves and yard waste raked to the curb will not be picked up. Please remove from the curb and dispose of according to the regulations outlined above.

For more information about both programs call the Department of Public Works at 393-2159