Referendum Vote Results

Referendum to approve bonding for Municipal Facilities Project

Total Votes:   809

YES:   440

NO:   369

 

Thank you Village residents for voting!

Annual Flushing of Fire Hydrants

ATTENTION:
VILLAGE OF SCOTIA RESIDENTS
ANNUAL FLUSHING OF FIRE HYDRANTS

 

The Village of Scotia will be flushing and flow testing fire hydrants Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. starting on Monday, May 16, 2022. The hydrant flushing and flow testing process should take two weeks with a tentative completion date of Friday, May 27, 2022.

Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours.

 

Ryan Kedzior
Superintendent of Public Works
Village of Scotia, NY

Office: 518-393-2159

School Traffic Officers Wanted

The Village of Scotia is seeking applicants for School Traffic Officer. This is a part-time, seasonal position during the Scotia-Glenville Central School District year (September – June).  The Village provides school crossing services at various locations from 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. each school day.  The salary is $13.20/hour with no benefits.

This position involves responsibility in stopping and directing vehicular traffic for the protection of children crossing roadways going to and from the Lincoln and Sacandaga elementary schools.  The work is performed independently with occasional direction from Scotia Police Department officers.

Typical work activities include directing traffic at crosswalks, aiding children crossing roadways, stopping traffic when children are ready to cross, and instructing children concerning proper placement and precautions to be taken when crossing a roadway.

Applicants must possess good general intelligence, the ability to be firm and courteous with the public, the ability to get along well with children, the ability to read and write, good hand/eye coordination, good powers of observation, a willingness to work outdoors (sometimes in adverse weather conditions), and physical condition/stamina commensurate with the demands of the position.

All training and equipment will be provided. Applicants must undergo a background investigation.

If interested, complete an application that can be printed from the “Employment” section of the website, and return it to:

Chief of Scotia Police Department
4 North Ten Broeck Street
Scotia, NY 12302

Questions should be directed to 518-374-3110

Letter from Mayor – Municipal Facilities Project

Dear Village Resident-

The Village Board is pleased to announce the result of our straw poll relative to the location of the Fire Station / Municipal Facilities Project. The votes are in.  By a wide margin, (178 Municipal lot , 56 Library Site , 52 Neither) you have spoken and prefer the spot in what is now municipal parking lot (between Village Paint and Cityview Church) over the portion of Collins Park next to the Scotia Library.

The next step is to work on fine tuning the space requirements which drives the price.  When we get the price estimate in place we can engage bond counsel to prepare a package that we can put before you in a referendum for funding the project.  The schedule for this is as follows:

On April 21, 2022, a Thursday at 7PM at Brink Hall, First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N. Ballston Avenue we will hold a Public Forum to review space requirements, draft site schematics,  and legal requirements.

On May 12, 2022, a Thursday at 7PM again at Brink Hall, First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N. Ballston Avenue we will hold a Public Forum for a budget update and final review of the site schematics and legal requirements. (TENTATIVE)

On June 2, 2022, a Thursday at 7PM to the Scotia Fire Department meeting room, upstairs at 148 Mohawk Avenue we will be having a final public forum to answer questions. (TENTATIVE)

On June 7, 2022 from noon to 9PM at the Scotia Fire Department main floor we will hold a public referendum seeking approval for the project.

 

Thank You

Mayor Gifford and The Village Board of Trustees

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 it is so easy to read the meters now that we do it 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.

Yard Waste Collection begins April 5

Yard Waste collection will resume on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 and will continue; weather permitting, until Thursday, December 8, 2022.

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 or commercial 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. Loose yard waste, consisting of 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.

 

The annual collection of large appliances during the first two weeks of April has been replaced with a year-round program on an as needed basis. Each appliance must have a sticker which are available for purchase at the Village Clerk’s Office.

 

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

 

Downtown Connections Draft Plan

The Scotia Downtown Connections Linkage Study is being conducted by the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the Village of Scotia to improve the pedestrian, bicycle, and transit experience in the Village’s Central Business District along Mohawk Avenue (NY Route 5). The Scotia Downtown Connections Plan will explore how to best incorporate Complete Streets elements along the Mohawk Avenue corridor and implement potential gateway treatments at the intersection of Mohawk Avenue, Glen Avenue, and Schonowee Avenue.

Please use the link below to review the Draft Plan:

Downtown Connections Draft Plan

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

VETERAN’S DAY AND THANKSGIVING DAY

 Veteran’s Day Holiday:

Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11th collection will be on Wednesday, November 10th.

Tuesday and Wednesday collection will be on the normal days.

 

Thanksgiving Day Holiday:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th collection will be on Wednesday, November 24th.

Tuesday and Wednesday collection will be on the normal days.

 

Curbside Loose Leaf Pick Up

Annual Curbside Loose Leaf Pick Up:

The Village of Scotia Department of Public Works will begin their annual loose-leaf pick-up program on or about Monday, November 1, 2021.  Pick up will continue weather permitting, until Friday, December 3, 2021.  Residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curb for vacuum pick up.  Please do not mix brush, dirt or other yard debris in with your loose leaves.  Piles of mixed debris will not be picked up.

Yard Waste Collection (separate from loose leaf pick up):  Regular yard waste collection will continue, weather permitting, until Thursday, December 2, 2021.  Yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day.  Normal rules and regulations still apply.

For more information, please refer to the Village of Scotia website at www.villageofscotia.org or call the Department of Public Works at (518) 393-2159.