Holiday Trash Collection Schedule


 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 or call the Department of Public Works at (518) 393-2159.




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 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.

Annual Flushing of Fire Hydrants



The Village of Scotia will be flushing fire hydrants Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. starting on or about Monday, October 18, 2021. The hydrant flushing process should take two weeks with a tentative completion date of Friday, October 29, 2021.

Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours. The discoloration is the result of naturally occurring minerals which, in normal flow, precipitate out of the water to the walls of the pipes. These minerals are disturbed by the increased flow of the hydrant flushing. The water remains safe to drink and to use for cooking.


Ryan Kedzior
Superintendent of Public Works
Village of Scotia, NY

Office: 518-393-2159

Downtown Connections Study

The Village of Scotia has been working with the aid of a generous grant from Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) on a linkage study for improvement of the Mohawk Avenue/Ballston Avenue corridor. This project has been ramping up for the last several years and is now ready for public comment. The first opportunity for this will be a virtual meeting this Thursday, August 12 from 5:30 to 7 PM. Please join us to learn about this exciting project and give your input. Specific information is below. We hope to see you there.

Please visit to register

Cannabis Forum

Dear Scotia Resident-

The Scotia Village Board needs to make a decision and we would like your input. As you have doubtless heard, the New York State Legislature has passed, and the governor has signed a law to legalize marijuana (the state spells it marihuana – both are correct) consumption and possession. Whether we like it or not, it is now legal to carry and smoke pot in New York. The Village cannot alter that. We are permitted some limits and just passed a local law to prohibit smoking of anything in our parks, so that should help. The decision we have to make now is whether to allow dispensaries or on-site consumption establishments (the functional equivalent of liquor stores and bars) in the Village of Scotia. From all we can see at this point, these will be very well regulated and heavily taxed businesses. We have until December 31 to tell the State if we don’t want these establishments in the Village. Doing this would prevent the Village from receiving any of the likely considerable tax revenue generated by these businesses. Neither option would have any effect on whether marijuana is here or not – it is already here.

To help with this decision, we have scheduled a forum to discuss and educate. It will be next Wednesday, June 23 at Village Hall or on Zoom (link below) at 7PM. We plan to have experts there to answer your questions and the Village Board to listen to your thoughts or concerns. We will have a straw poll at the exit where you can cast your vote. Please come – virtually or in person. You can listen to us and we will listen to you.

Tom Gifford
Mayor of Scotia
Office (518) 374-3195

Meeting Zoom link:

A Message from the Building Inspector

The Building & Code Enforcement Dept. shall review and investigate bona fide complaints which allege or assert the existence of conditions or activities that fail to comply with the Uniform Code, the Energy Code, the Village Code or any other local law or regulation adopted for administration and enforcement of the Uniform Code, the Energy Code or Village Code. The process for responding to a complaint can be found at this link


Please contact the Building Inspector by phone or email

Luis Aguero
Building/Plumbing Inspector


Scotia Glenville Food Pantry Open

The Scotia Glenville Food Pantry is available for food insecure residents of Scotia and Glenville.

We are located at 132 Mohawk Avenue, inside City View Church, and open from
5:30-7:00 pm on Tuesdays and 9:00-11:00am on Fridays.

If you or someone you know is in need of food, please visit us or call 518-588-8214 for more information.



132 Mohawk Ave.
Scotia, NY 12302

Open Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM & Fridays 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Public Survey


Please complete the Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Survey in order to share information about local natural hazard events, vulnerabilities and impacts; emergency management related activities in Schenectady County; and provide feedback about how the County and it’s municipalities can become more resilient to the effects of natural disasters that will be incorporated into the plan.

The 2021 Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan update is currently underway and is inclusive of the County and all eight municipalities. The Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) identifies and evaluates risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural hazards and resulting disasters. The HMP leads to the development of long-term strategies (policies and actions) for risk reduction and ensures eligibility for federal mitigation funding, a key asset in the implementation of mitigation actions that reduce risk and impacts of hazards.

You can access the Public Survey at this link:

You can access the Stakeholder Organization Survey at this link:

Thank you in advance for your time and participation.