Holiday Trash Collection Schedule


Due to the Christmas Day Holiday:

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 trash collection will be on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Wednesday and Thursday trash collection will be on the normal day.

Due to the New Year’s Day Holiday:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 trash collection will be on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Wednesday and Thursday trash collection will be on the normal day.


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 22, 2018. Pick up will continue; weather permitting, until Friday, December 7, 2018. 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 6, 2018. Yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day. Normal rules and regulations still apply.

Flow Testing of the Fire Hydrants



The Village of Scotia will be flow-testing fire hydrants seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. starting on or about Monday, October 8, 2018.  The hydrant flow-testing process should take two weeks with a tentative completion date of Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours.


School Traffic Officers Wanted

The Village of Scotia is seeking applicants for School Traffic Officer.  This is a part-time, seasonal position during the Scotia-Glenville Central School District year (September–June).  The Village provides school crossing services at various locations from 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. each school day.  The salary is $11.75/hour with no benefits.

This position involves responsibility in stopping and directing vehicular traffic for the protection of children crossing roadways going to and from the Lincoln and Sacandaga elementary schools.  The work is performed independently with occasional direction from Scotia Police Department officers.

Typical work activities include directing traffic at crosswalks, aiding children crossing roadways, stopping traffic when children are ready to cross, and instructing children concerning proper placement and precautions to be taken when crossing a roadway.

Applicants must possess good general intelligence, the ability to be firm and courteous with the public, the ability to get along well with children, the ability to read and write, good hand/eye coordination, good powers of observation, a willingness to work outdoors (sometimes in adverse weather conditions), and physical condition/stamina commensurate with the demands of the position.

All training and equipment will be provided.  Applicants must undergo a background investigation.

If interested, complete an application that can be printed from the “Employment” section of the website, and return it to:

Chief – Scotia Police Department – 4 North Ten Broeck Street – Scotia 12302

Questions should be directed to 518-374-3848, x14.

Myths, Legends & True Stories – Tales of Collins Lake with Dr George

Sunday, October 14, 1:30 pm
at the Lions Club Pavilion at Collins Park

Myths, Legends, and True Stories

Birds, Fish, Water Chestnuts
Geology, Glaciers, and Dredging
Farms, Ice, Archaeology

Spend the afternoon with Dr. Carl George as he draws from

the treasure trove of Collins Lake stories he collected during his many years of research.

There will be tales you’ve forgotten, and things you never knew!

Bring your questions!

Flint House Fall Festival Sept 23rd

Scotia is celebrating its 360th birthday this year! Alexander Lindsey—it was his sons and grandsons that started adding the surname Glen—built his first house on the Mohawk in 1658.

Welcome fall at the Flint House Fall Festival on Sept. 23 (and it actually is the first day of fall), Sunday, from 11-3. You can enjoy tours of the house as well as exhibits and demonstrations, and then listen to a concert by the Musicians of Ma’alwyck.

Starting at 11:

Tours of the Flint House

Inside the house we’ll have a broom exhibit, loaned by the Schenectady County Historical Society, including some pieces of broom-making equipment.

Blacksmithing with John Ackner

Broom making

Flax breaking and heckling

Plein air painting and artwork on display by Deborah Angilletta and friends

Barbara Bennett with craft projects for kids

The Scotia Fire Department is bringing its antique pumper and information about emergency communication, both historic and modern.

Teachers and students from the SCCC Community Archaeology Program will be talking about what was discovered at the two digs done this year at the Flint House.

Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn or under the tent.

Starting at noon on Sept. 23 we have two great food items!

First, for the whole family, we have free Stewart’s make-your-own ice cream sundaes! From noon until the ice cream is gone. Thanks Stewart’s!

Second, for the adults in the crowd, Wolf Hollow Brewing will be offering beer tasting and selling beer by the glass from 12-3. To celebrate our 360th anniversary, they are trying a new special brew for the first time.

“Our Lead Brewer came up with an exciting cask-conditioned beer.  It is our Oktoberfest beer fermented with black strap molasses and a bit of licorice which is reminiscent of colonial times in terms of the ingredients and process.” The name hasn’t been revealed yet. Stop by for a taste!

Water will be available also.

At 1:30 the Musicians of Ma’alwyck will take the stage for a concert of music celebrating each century of Scotia’s history. With an ensemble of violin, flute, guitar, and piano, there will be works from the 1600s up to the present.

Splashpad Closing Date

After an extremely successful first summer, the Lions Splashpad in Collins Park will close for the season at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 5.

Thank you to the Scotia-Glenville Lions for a great addition to our park!

Archaeology for Kids and Adults

SUNY-SCCC Community Archaeology Program

Two programs will be offered this summer at our historic Flint property, through SUNY-SCCC, exploring the aspects of archaeology.

Hands-on Archaeology for Kids
CRN#60261, CFP 314–01    July 9-13, 2018  Fee:$250

Young archaeologists ages 9-13 will have the opportunity to participate in an actual excavation at the Flint House.  They will learn the methods and skills used by archaeologists, with an emphasis on observation and deductive reasoning.

Hands-On Archaeology for Adults
CRN#60263, CFP 111-01    July 19-20, 26-27, 2018 Fee:$125

Explore all aspects of archaeology, including planning, analysis, and reporting of results through class presentations and hands-on activities.

Find registration information on the Schenectady County Community College website www.SUNYSCCC@edu under Work Force Development and Community Education Summer Courses or call Maria Kotary 518-595-1101 ext 4.

SCTA Summer Tennis Program at Collins Park

Schenectady County Tennis Association

In Cooperation with “15-Love”

2018 Summer Program at Collins Park for Children

Dates: Weekly sessions from July 9 to August 2

Days and Time: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to noon (Friday rain date)

            The Schenectady County Tennis Association in cooperation with “15-Love” will present a tennis instructional camp for youngsters ages 7-16.  The camp will run for four days a week and will offer three hours of daily instruction.  Children may sign up for the week that is appropriate for their age level.

Session 1                                             July 9 – 12                                           ages 7-16

Session 2                                             July 16 – 19                                          ages 7-16

Session 3                                             July 23 – 26                                          ages 7-16

Session 4                                             July 30 – Aug 2                                     ages 7-16

2018 Summer Tennis Registration Form

The SCTA will offer comprehensive instruction through daily lessons, drills and games.  Each session will culminate in a weekly tournament.  The lessons will be sequential – starting with footwork and eye-hand coordination drills, then moving on to the basic forehand, backhand, volley, and service strokes.  Lots of drills and games are employed to teach these fundamentals.  For the more advanced player – lobs, overheads, approach shots and spins are taught.  Players are also introduced to proper tennis etiquette and sportsmanship, how to keep score, how a tournament is run and the proper stretching and exercise techniques.

Applicants are encouraged to bring racquets, but if they don’t have any, one will be provided.  Balls will be provided.  They should also bring a water bottle and a fruit snack.  There will be 15-minute hourly sit-down breaks.

Jim Neal will be the instructor this year.  He will have at least two assistants.  Jim is an experienced instructor from Sportime and is currently the Niskayuna High School boy’s and girls’ Varsity Tennis Coach.  Jim is a USTA clinician.  He is a board member of both SCTA and USTA Northern Region; Eastern Tennis Association.