Memorial Day Parade

The Scotia-Glenville Memorial Day Parade is still on as scheduled.


Parade starts at 6:15 and Travels Down Mohawk Avenue


Memorial Service Immediately Following at Collins Park In Front of the Library


Do Not Forget Chicken BBQ

Next to the Fire Department 4pm to 6pm

Fresh Table Pop-Up is Coming to Scotia

Residents, I am pleased to make you aware of an exciting community effort taking place in our village.

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 

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For more information about the Scotia-Glenville Fresh Table, contact Justin and Kim at

Please help continue how much our community cares by volunteering.

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


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.

No Garbage Collection Tuesday March 14, 2023


Due to inclement weather, The City of Schenectady will NOT BE collecting solid waste and recycling on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.  Please place your solid waste and recycling curbside on Friday evening, for collection on Saturday, March 18, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Department of Public Works at 518-393-2159.  We are open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday.


Your patience and understanding are appreciated

Collection of Storm Debris



The Village of Scotia Department of Public Works will be collecting storm debris through March 17th, 2023.  Please place your items at the curb for pickup. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Department of Public Works at 518-393-2159.  We are open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

Washington Ave Flushing Station


Friday, February 10, 2023

Washington Ave Flushing Station

The Village of Scotia Department of Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants on Washington Ave during the hours of 9 am – 3 pm. During this time, you may experience low water pressure.

The first time you turn on your water after the flushing is complete let the cold water run for 3-5 minutes to allow adequate flushing of your water pipes.

If you have any questions or concerns after flushing your water pipes, please call the Department of Public Works at 518-393-2159. We are open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

We will work hard to minimize the inconvenience.

Your patience and understanding are appreciated.


What new equipment has been installed?

We have installed a permanent automatic flushing station located next to 73 Washington Avenue.  This station will help improve and maintain water quality by flushing less water more often on a scheduled basis to bring freshly treated water into this section of pipe in our distribution network. This helps maintain adequate residuals of free chlorine, which keeps the water safe to drink as it moves, sometimes miles, from the treatment plant to your tap.  Flushed water is directly discharged into the sanitary sewer system.

We will be testing the new station for several weeks to see how much water can be flushed without creating water discoloration to your tap.  Water Department staff will be monitoring chlorine residuals directly from a test port located on the unit.

Why is my water discolored from flushing?  Is the water safe?

Flushing can make the water appear rust-colored because the iron and other mineral deposits in the water mains get stirred up.  There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water.  Water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, however it may stain laundry.

Does the Village test the water regularly? 

The Village of Scotia tests the water leaving the water plant and throughout the water system regularly, following the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Health protocols.


Help Prevent Sewer Backups

Dear Village Resident,

Recently we had two large sewer backups in our systems.  We are diligent in our annual sewer line cleaning however there are situations that we cannot control, but you can help.

Many household products are labeled and marketed as DISPOSABLE and/or FLUSHABLE; many baby and adult personal hygiene products, along with household wipes and cleaning towelettes are labeled both disposable and flushable. While these products may be marketed as a convenience item in this way, the truth is that these types of items have the ability to clog not only the sewer line on your property, but also can cause blockage and service problems in the public sewer system and pump stations.

Unlike toilet paper, these products DO NOT break down once they are flushed. They can cause blockages in your on‐site sewer, especially older pipelines that may have greases, roots, or other obstructions already existing. A repair of the on‐site sewer line can leave the home owner with a very costly sewer repair.

On a larger scale, when these products make their way into the public sewer system they collect together, causing very large obstructions and clogs in the main collector lines and get tangled in pump stations requiring repair or replacement of equipment.

If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at (518) 393-2159.

Thank you for your cooperation.

David J. Bucciferro

Lead and Copper Testing

Dear Village Resident,

As you know the Village of Scotia conducted lead and copper testing at 60 sites in December 2022 and was in compliance with State and Federal Regulations.   These homes were selected from a group of volunteer homeowner and property owners who requested to participate in the study.  The sites tested represent a cross section of homes in the community.

The results showed our 90th percentile for the lead tests was 0.007 mg/l, below the Action Level of .015 mg/l. The sample results ranged from <0.001 mg/l to 0.0748 mg/l. One home tested above the Action Level for lead.

Copper testing was conducted at the same 60 sites. The 90th percentile for the copper tests was 0.12 mg/l. The sample results ranged from 0.0096 mg/l to 0.175 mg/l. The Action Level for copper is 1.3 mg/l.

Work will continue on a Corrosion Control Study that will identify if we can modify the drinking water chemistry (such as pH and hardness) to prevent the potential for corrosion or add orthophosphate to form a barrier between the pipes and the drinking water to prevent leaching of lead and copper.  When the results of this study are complete, we will share with the residents the results and the options the Village has to address the issue.

In the summer of 2023, we will again test for lead and copper in our system.  If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at (518) 393-2159.

David J. Bucciferro

ARPA Business Grant Program

Dear Business Owners,

The Village of Scotia is pleased to announce the ARPA Business grant program.  This effort is intended to assist businesses in our community to make improvements that will have a positive effect in the village.  Attached is a summary of what types of projects are eligible, who is eligible to apply and what businesses are not eligible to participate.  Also attached is a copy of the application form.

The Village has allocated $50,000 in ARPA funding for this project.  The program application process will run from February 1st until February 28th.  The grants will be rewarded on a first come first serve basis with project completion dates expected to be no later than December 1, 2023.  In order to be eligible, you must meet the attached criteria for participation and submit a completed application with requested funding to cover the scope of work that range from $500 to $5,000.

Grant applications will be reviewed for consistency to the criteria outlined, and awards will be made up to the amount requested on an ongoing basis.  We encourage those eligible businesses to take advantage of this program.  This is the first step in what we hope will be a renewed effort to provide opportunities for improvement and expansion of existing businesses as well as create opportunities for new businesses to call Scotia home.

If you have questions or seek additional assistance in participating in this program, please contact Mayor Bucciferro at 518-374-3195.  Please mail completed applications to:

Village of Scotia, Business Grant Initiative, 4 No Ten Broeck, Scotia, NY 12302


David Bucciferro
Mayor, Scotia NY

Letter From The Mayor, ARPA VOS GRANT Application, ARPA GRANT Eligibility Criteria