November Holiday Trash & Yardwaste Collection

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 collection will be on the normal days.

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

 

Halloween Message & Safety Tips

Every year throughout the Village, many children enjoy the tradition of going door-to-door collecting candy on Halloween.  Unfortunately, incidents can occur that ruin this holiday for some people.  While this conduct is rare and usually caused by a small number of older youth, the impact of the vandalism, litter and disruptive behavior negatively affects the quality of life in an entire neighborhood.

With this in mind, the official trick-or-treating hours on Halloween (Monday, October 31st) are 4–8 p.m., after which children should head home and residents are requested to turn off their front porch lights.

Parents should spend a few minutes stressing to their children that Halloween is not an excuse to become involved in disorderly activity. One night of so-called fun can quickly get out of hand and result in property damage, injury and arrest.

With your cooperation and support, everyone can enjoy this holiday.

If you witness groups congregating or suspicious activity, call 630-0911.  In an EMERGENCY, dial 9-1-1.

We hope you have a fun and safe evening.

 

Click on the link for halloween-safety-tips.

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 http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/search_index.jsp

This information is current as of October 24, 2016.

Community Forum on Substance Abuse Oct 27

Prescription drug and heroin abuse is a national epidemic, and the Scotia community is not immune from it.  In an effort to combat this serious problem, the Scotia-Glenville Substance Abuse Task Force was formed, comprised of school officials, law enforcement leaders, substance abuse and medical professionals, and community members.

The Task Force will hold a community forum on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in the Scotia-Glenville High School auditorium to provide information about the current crisis and share suggestions for addressing the problem.  Community input and support is essential for success.

Questions can be directed to schenectadyprevention@gmail.com.

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 Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Pick up will continue; weather permitting, until Friday, December 9, 2016.  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 8, 2016.  Yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day.  Normal rules and regulations still apply.

Prescription Drug Take Back on October 22nd

The Scotia Police Department will participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 22nd from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All prescription medications will be accepted at Police Headquarters at 4 North Ten Broeck Street in an effort to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands.

There is no paperwork to do and no questions asked.  Just drop off and go.

This community service is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Village of Scotia.

Child Seat Check Event September 10th

The Scotia Police Department will conduct child safety seat checks on Saturday, September 10th, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In on Schonowee Avenue.

Certified technicians will check seats and installations, and provide free seats if needed.

No appointment is necessary.

Annual Flushing of Fire Hydrants

ATTENTION:
 VILLAGE OF SCOTIA RESIDENTS
      ANNUAL FLUSHING OF 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 Monday, June 6, 2016.  The hydrant flushing and flow-testing process should take three weeks with a tentative completion date of Friday, June 24, 2016.  Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 30th

The Scotia Police Department will participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Old or unused medications will be accepted at Police Headquarters at 4 North Ten Broeck Street in an effort to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands.

There is no paperwork to do and no questions asked.  Just drop off and go.

This community service is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Village of Scotia.

NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code Update

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code Update

On March 9, 2016, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council completed major updates to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code).  The Uniform Code update incorporates the following documents by reference:

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2016 Uniform Code Supplement

The Energy Code incorporates the following documents by reference:

  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2013 ASHRAE 90.1
  • 2016 Energy Code Supplement

*Uniform Code Transition Periodbeginning on April 6th, regulated parties submitting a complete building permit application may comply with either the current Uniform Code or newly adopted Uniform Code as described above.  The transition period will last from April 6, 2016 until October 3, 2016On October 3rd, the newly adopted Uniform Code will become fully effective.

*Copies of the 2015 International Codes and many other incorporated standards can be purchased from the International Code Council at www.iccsafe.org, or call (888) 422-7233. The 2016 Uniform Code and Energy Code Supplements will be available to download from our website (www.dos.ny.gov/DCEA).