The safety and security of resident’s and employees is a top priority of the Village of Scotia. As guidance and restrictions are changed and updated our goal remains the same, to maintain the high level of service provided to Village residents.
Effective until further notice the following changes have been made to Village operations:
Village Hall remains open and operational but is closed to walk-in customers. This includes the Village Clerk’s Office, Building Inspector and Village Court Clerk. Water/Sewer and Court payments can be left in the drop-box to the left of each outside door. For additional questions relating to these departments, please call:
Clerk’s Office: 518-374-1071
Building Inspector: 518-377-8741
Court Clerk: 518-374-2099
The Village Police Department is fully operational and will remain that way, however the Police Clerk’s window is closed to walk-ins. For Police related matters please use the red phone to the right of the exterior door or contact the administrative office at 518-374-3110.
The Village Fire Department is fully operational and will remain that way, however the Fire Department is closed to all except those employees currently working. For Fire Department related matters please call 518-381-6115 option 1 or ring the doorbell for immediate service.
Collins Park is open to all who want to get outside, exercise and get fresh air. However, the Kiddie Park, Basketball Court and park bathrooms are closed until further notice. Group activities of any kind are prohibited. Park visitors should follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining 6 feet of distance between you and others.
The Department of Public Works is operational and will remain that way, however the DPW Office is closed to all visitors. Garbage collection will continue its normal schedule. Yard Waste collection will begin on Tuesday, April 7th. For DPW related questions please call 518-393-2159 or visit VillageofScotia.org for yard waste and garbage collection guidelines.
Please note that the bulk item collection program currently taking place in the Town of Glenville does NOT include the Village of Scotia.
Please make smart decisions and keep the health and safety of all Village residents and employees in mind. The Village of Scotia is proud of the high level of service provided to its residents, but we can only provide those services if employees remain healthy.
Remember to check on elderly, disabled or at-risk neighbors and relatives, but please do so in a safe manner (phone calls, text messages or other forms of communication that avoid in-person contact). Schenectady County has established a Public Health Hotline: 518-386-2824 option 4, for COVID-19 related information.
The Town of Glenville will provide assistance to our senior population in obtaining basic necessities during this state of emergency. Necessities will include paper goods, hand soap,
cleaning supplies and basic food items. This program will be in place until March 30, 2020 and is open to any senior resident within the Town of Glenville, including the Village of Scotia. Seniors who are in need of assistance can call 518.374.0734 and leave their name and telephone number. Town staff will take down the list of items requested, make arrangements to have them obtained and our senior center drivers will drop off the items to our residents. Payment for items can be made either via check or cash.
Starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Schenectady County is implementing a food delivery service for Senior Citizens. Packages have been assembled at the Boys and Girls Club on Curry Road. Contents of the package will include rice, pasta, peanut butter, beans, beef stew, pork loin, apples and oranges.
The beauty of this new program is that delivery will be provided! The phone number for this program is 518-387-9205 and there are six phones to accept calls. The hours of operation are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you call before 3:00 pm, every effort will be made to deliver your package that day. This service is being provided by Schenectady County in an effort to keep our Senior Citizens safe and at home as much as possible. We know that the early shopping hours implemented by some grocery stores are not always convenient or appropriate for Seniors, for example, lines often form early and the six-foot physical distancing that is recommended is not always possible.
Please call 518-387-9205 starting at 10:00am today, if you think you could benefit from this delivery service.
Future announcements will be posted on the Village website at www.VillageofScotia.org.
Be Safe, Be Courteous and Be Patient. We’re all in this together.
Thomas A. Gifford, Mayor