Home Improvement Grants Available

Dear Resident,

The Village has received funds to sponsor a home improvement grant program. The program is aimed at providing money to homeowners in need to do necessary repairs to their houses. Please review the information below for a more complete description of how to be considered for this program.


Village of Scotia Home Owners
Home Improvement Grants Available

The Village of Scotia has received grant funds from the NYS Affordable Housing
Corporation. These grant funds may be used to pay for 100% of the cost of needed health and safety improvements. Home owners must live in the home and be income eligible. Up to $25,000.00 may be available. If you are interested in receiving grant assistance, complete the form below and return it to the Mayor’s Office, Village of Scotia, 4 N. Ten Broeck Street, Scotia, NY 12302 ASAP. Responses are confidential.
ADDRESS:_ ________________________________________________________
# People in home:____________________________________________________

Check annual household Income from all sources:
UNDER $34,920
$34,920 to $39,900
$39,900 to $44,880
$44,880 to $49,860
$49,860 to $53,880
$53,880 to $57,840
$57,840 to $61,860
$61,860 to $65,820
OVER $65,820

Needed Improvements:


Funds are limited, and there is a competitive needs rating process. Good luck to all applicants!



Kris Kastberg





Annual 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, October 23, 2017. Pick up will continue; weather permitting, until Friday, December 8, 2017. 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 7, 2017. Yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day. Normal rules and regulations still apply.

Flushing of the 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 or about Monday, June 5, 2017.  The hydrant flushing and flow-testing process should take three weeks with a tentative completion date of Friday, June 23, 2017.  Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours.

Open House & Free Concert

More about the Food-Fun-Parking

More about the Music on June 3

Flint House Open House and Concert

Join us in Scotia on Saturday, June 3, for an Open House at the Flint House and a free concert by the Musicians of Ma’alwyck.

The Open House is from 4 to 6 p.m. and will feature tours of the house museum, a craft project for kids with Barbara Bennett, plein air artist Deborah Angilletta, artist Juliet Konieczny, and archaeology with Dr. Steve Jones. The Scotia Fire Department will display the 1873 hand pumper.

Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy a relaxing end to your day. Beverages will be available, including beer from the Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, and the Electric City Roasters with coffee. There will be free sundaes, donated by Stewarts, starting at 6 (as long as they last!).

In the first half of the 19th century, before public parks were common, entrepreneurs would open pleasure gardens where visitors could stroll among the trees and flowers, enjoy various entertainments, have refreshments, and listen to music.

In the spirit of those days, from 6:30 to 7:30 the Musicians of Ma’alwyck will set up under the tent and present a concert of music from the early 1800s, a time when Scotia was still a small rural community and the Flint House, then the Reese homestead, was new.

The music will include excerpts from an 1817 vaudeville The Ship’s Captain, the Pic-Nic Quadrilles, music of Steven Foster, and music played in early America in the homes of the Schuylers, Rensselaers and others. Some World War I songs will be included to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war.

The Musicians of Ma’alwyck, founded in 1999, are in residence at the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site in Albany (the home of General Philip Schuyler, Revolutionary War leader and father-in-law of Alexander Hamilton) and Schenectady County Community College. Violinist and Director Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz is joined by guitarist Sten Isachsen, flutist Norman Thibodeau, soprano Tess McCarthy and baritone Charles Schwartz.

The Flint House is at 421 S. Reynolds Street and is one of the oldest houses in Scotia. The open house and the concert are free and no reservations are needed. Beverages will be for sale.

The rain date is June 4, in case of severe weather.

Village Wide Garage Sale

Scotia Village Wide
June 3rd
9am – 5pm
Rain or Shine

Maps will be available at several local businesses and
the Village Clerk’s office 2-3 days before the event.

Spring Clean Up

Dear Residents,

With warmer weather arriving, many residents are thinking about spring clean up. Please review the information below for the start dates of some Village services.

Yard Waste

The weekly collection of yard waste will begin Tuesday, April 4. Please do not put yard waste out earlier than the first week of April.

The Village is not able to pick up yard waste before then because there is no place to dispose of it until the County Farm resumes it’s normal summer hours.

In addition, loose leaves left at the curb will not be picked up. They must be placed in a paper compostable bag or a can marked Yard Waste. Curbside loose leaf pickup will resume in mid-October.

Large Appliance Pickup

Large appliance collection now takes place year-round. Simply purchase a sticker at the Village Clerk’s Office and call the DPW Office (393-2159) to have the item picked up.




Mayor Kris Kastberg
Village of Scotia

November Holiday Trash & Yardwaste Collection



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 collection will be on the normal days.

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


Village Sex Offender List

In an ongoing effort to keep our children and community safe, especially with Halloween approaching, the Scotia Police Department is providing information on the registered sex offenders listed below who reside in the Village, as permitted by state law.

Below their name/address is a link to their profile (including photo) on the state sex offender registry.

Anyone who uses this information to harass or commit a crime against these individuals may be subject to prosecution.

The New York state sex offender registry is online at //www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/search_index.jsp

This information is current as of October 24, 2016.