Court Clerk Hours

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY  1/24/23
SCOTIA VILLAGE COURT TEMPORARY CHANGES

FINES
Fines will be collected in person at 4 North Ten Broeck Street  at the designated times only:
USE THE VILLAGE HALL DOOR ONLY
TUESDAYS 1:00PM-4:00PM
FRIDAY, January 27th 10:00AM – 1:00pm; All other FRIDAYS 1:00PM-4:00PM
PAYMENTS ACCEPTED:  EXACT CASH, MONEY ORDER, BANK CHECK
NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED
Credit Card Payments are only accepted online at WWW.GOVPAYNOW.COM
ENTER CODE: A001DM

If you would like to make a payment and you do not need to be seen by the clerk or a judge, please use the drop box located to the left of the door.  Just leave your first name, last name and date of birth along with your payment.  If you would like a receipt, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

If you have questions, please contact the Court Clerk at 518-374-2099

 

COURT
Court has temporarily been relocated
COURT SESSIONS WILL BE HELD EVERY THURSDAY BEGINNING JANUARY 26, 2023 AT 5:30 PM

Location:

BEUKENDAAL TEMPLE
22 SCHONOWEE AVE., SCOTIA
FRONT DOOR ENTRANCE

Village Clerk’s Office Open by Appointment

Village Clerks’s Office is open by Appointment Only; please contact 518-374-1071.

There will be No In-Person Water and Sewer Payments.  Check or Money Order with Phone Numbers will be accepted by Mail or Drop-Box.  Cash payments ONLY can be made at First National Bank of Scotia, Mohawk Avenue Branch Only; payment stub must be included.  All Credit/Debit/ACH payments can be made online; subject to additional fees.

 

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.

Village Hall Update

Hello everyone-

I wanted to provide residents of the village with an update as to the increased activity at Village Hall. It was discovered on Wednesday morning at Village Hall the roof had been compromised causing damage to the existing ceiling structure and creating a serious safety concern to our employees and visiting public. After consultation with the Village Trustees, Department Heads and our Engineering Consultant a decision was made to close off the second floor of Village Hall to the public and village staff. This will have a minimal impact to daily operations. Essential Village services, personnel, IT systems, and critical infrastructure will relocate to temporary offices in other Village facilities or suitable locations. In addition, there are also plans to secure suitable accommodations for the Village Board and Village Court.

There are no temporary fixes available for the current roof, which is well beyond its useful life. As such we have plans developed and immediate steps are being taken to make this important improvement to move the roof replacement to BID as soon as possible and begin the work. This essential roof replacement is part of the Village’s Municipal Facilities Project, which was approved by Village voters in 2022.

I along with the Village Trustees thank the Village residents for recognizing the need to improve our municipal facilities by approving the referendum last year. Following decades of deferred maintenance, this project allows the Village to responsibly address the condition of Village Hall while preventing further catastrophic damage to the roof.

Village services will continue to operate with some modifications to accommodate the limited space. We ask for the public’s patience during this time. I would like thank all of employees for their continued hard work during this time.

We will be posting on Monday January 9, 2023 any of the minor modifications to the village operations that will be taking place. Regular updates about the Municipal Facilities Project, and the Village’s Office relocation plan will be available on the Village website. All questions and media inquiries should be directed to Mayor Bucciferro (dbucciferro@villageofscotiany.gov).

Mayor David

Luminaria Light the Way for Santa and Support Scotia Relief

It is a tradition in many Village neighborhoods to light the way for Santa by placing a white luminary on your front lawn on Christmas Eve.

The holidays are a time filled with light, happiness, and joy. But for some, it may be a time of struggle and darkness. Together as a Village, we can dispel darkness by shining our light of kindness into the streets and providing relief for our neighbors in need.

Join your neighbors on Christmas Eve for Village Lights! Let’s illuminate our Village streets with kindness and relief while welcoming Santa to Scotia. Donate $5 to Scotia Relief, a 501 (c)3 whose mission is to help Village residents as they deal with unexpected tragedies, and get your Village luminary kit. Each luminary kit contains one white paper bag, one battery-powered LED tealight, and one baggie of sand.

Make Your Donation and pick up your luminary kit at the Clerks Office in Village Hall starting November 28, 2022. Village Hall is open Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Tap Water Sampling for Lead

The Village of Scotia found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes/buildings in our community.  Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and children 6 years and younger.  Please read the following Public Education Notice closely to see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water and to learn what the Village of Scotia is doing to address this problem.

The Village would like to thank residents for the overwhelming response in taking part in our lead and copper sampling plan.  At this time, we are no longer looking for homes to add to our sample site list.  Please use the New York State Department of Health link below to receive your free drinking water lead test kit.

New York State Department of Health is offering free lead testing through the following link : NYS Free Lead Testing

Municipal Facilities Project Update

Village of Scotia
Municipal Facilities Project Update
November 11 ,2022

The building committee continues to meet on a bi-weekly schedule to further develop the overall floor plans for the fire station and municipal building. The design teams have reached the 60% complete milestone for the fire station portion of the project, and those documents are currently under review by HB. There will be an open public comment session on Saturday, Nov. 19th from 11am to 2 pm. It will be held at The Village Hall. This open comment session will be presented by the design team H2M. They will have several elevations of the new station and will be looking for comments / feedback on the aesthetics, materials, and colors of the building exterior.

The overall project schedule has not changed since the September 10, 2022 update.

Additional work has been completed to advance the design of the village hall renovation including hazardous material survey and structural analysis. This information will be used to develop the renovation plans in greater detail.

 

Please direct any questions you may have via email to Sean Foran at sforan@hb1872.build.

 

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

ATTENTION VILLAGE OF SCOTIA RESIDENTS
TRASH & YARD WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE FOR
NOVEMBER HOLIDAYS:

Election Day Holiday:

Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th collection will be on Wednesday, November 9th.

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

Thanksgiving Day Holiday:

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

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th collection will be on Wednesday, November 23th

Sunnyside Rd Bridge Closure

The Village of Scotia has today (October 24, 2022) been ordered by the NY State Department of transportation to close the road over the Sunnyside Road bridge due to unsafe conditions.  The closure will occur at noon on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.  No traffic will be allowed until the bridge is repaired or replaced sometime in 2024. The process to replace the bridge has been underway for several years, but it takes a long time.  All traffic to or from the Village of Scotia from the east will need to detour by Dutch Meadows Lane or through the City of Schenectady.

Tom Gifford
Mayor of Scotia
Office (518) 374-3195
Fax: (518) 374-0542
Cell: (518) 867-9458