Trash Collection – November Holidays

TRASH & YARD WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE FOR

NOVEMBER HOLIDAYS:

 Election Day Holiday:

Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th trash collection will be on Wednesday, November 6th.

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

Thanksgiving Day Holiday:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th collection will be on Wednesday, November 27th.

Tuesday and Wednesday collection will be on the normal days.

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 or ACH for a fee of 2.55%.

Go to http://logicsolbp.com/villageofscotia/Login.aspx 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 it is so easy to read the meters now that we do it 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.

SAFE THURSDAY HALLOWEEN

As the Police Chiefs of Glenville and Scotia, we are asking for your assistance in making this Halloween, a
“SAFE THURSDAY HALLOWEEN”.

Every year throughout the Town and Village, many of our children enjoy the tradition of collecting candy on Halloween evening.  Unfortunately, each year there are incidents that mar the evening for some children and residents.  While these incidents are caused proportionately by only a small number of older youths, the impact of the vandalism, litter and disruptive behavior adversely affects the quality of life in the whole neighborhood.

Keeping this in mind, we are asking that all residents celebrate Halloween between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on THURSADAY, October 31, 2019. We would ask that children complete their “Trick or Treating” and that residents turn off their front porch lights at 8 p.m.

We would appreciate it if each parent would spend a few minutes with their children and impress upon them that Halloween is not an excuse to become involved in criminal activity.  One night of so-called “fun” can quickly get out of hand and result in personal injury or an arrest.

Only with your cooperation and support of “SAFE THURSDAY HALLOWEEN” will all of our children and residents be able to enjoy this evening.  If you witness groups congregating in the Town of Glenville or the Village of Scotia, please call (518) 630-0911 (non-emergency number).  In any EMERGENCY, dial 9-1-1.

 

Tips for a “SAFE THURSDAY HALLOWEEN”

  • Try to have your children Trick-or-Treat when it is still light outside.
  • If your child will be out during dusk or after dark, have them carry a flashlight and use reflective tape on their costumes so they can see and be seen.
  • Plan your child’s route with them ahead of time. Pick streets that have sufficient lighting.
  • Accompany your child or have an older sibling or other adult be with them.
  • Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes where you know the residents.
  • Costumes should be worn so that it is easy for the child to walk in.
  • A facemask will keep your child from seeing well. Consider the use of makeup instead. If your child must wear a mask, instruct them to remove it before crossing the street.
  • Have your child cross at corners and not in the middle of the street between parked cars.
  • If there is no sidewalk, have your child walk facing oncoming traffic.
  • Instruct your children not to eat any of the candy they collect until they arrive home so you can check it with them.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
  • Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber, which is soft and flexible.

Distributed by the Scotia and Glenville Police Departments

In an EMERGENCY dial 9-1-1

For non-emergency complaints call:       (518) 630-0911

 

Chief Stephen Janik                                                    Chief Daniel Harrigan

Glenville Police Department                                      Scotia Police Department

SCOTIA GETS CDTA BIKESHARE

I am pleased to announce that after two years of trying we finally have access to the CDTA/CDPHP Bike share program in Scotia.  This means that you can have access to this fleet of quality bicycles and, for a small fee, take it anywhere in our business district or anywhere in Schenectady and lock it and leave it.  We have installed bike racks for these at our Village Green (140 Mohawk Avenue) and at the Village Docks by Freedom Park but the bikes can be locked anywhere within the service area.  Our Complete Streets program for making the Village more friendly for biking and walking will be boosted by the presence of these bikes.  Please check out the app and start using the bikes.

Tom Gifford, Mayor

 

Their instructions are:

 

·      Choose a plan and sign up for a CDPHP membership through the www.cdphpcycle.com website or using the mobile app

·     Walk up to any Cycle! bike, enter your account number and PIN number on the back of the bike to unlock it

·     Place the U-lock in the holster before you begin you ride.

·     If you need to pause your ride at any time, press the “HOLD” button and re-lock your bike.   Sign back into your account and unlock the bike to continue your ride.

·     End your ride overall by locking your bike to any bike rack, public street sign or object within the systems boundaries.   Please do not block sidewalks, public right of ways, etc

·     Please follow bike safety at all times including wearing a helmet and following the rules of the road in regards to cars and pedestrians

·     Membership plan options and more information can be found on the Cycle! website as well as the mobile app.

Collins Lake Boat Rental

The Village of Scotia is offering watercraft rentals this summer.  Five kayaks, a canoe and a row boat will be available July 8 through August 16, daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The watercraft will be rented on a first serve basis, no reservations.  Fees are five dollars per hour for Village of Scotia residents and ten dollars per hour for non-residents, four hour max. Watercraft Rental Rules

Veggie Swap

VEGGIE SWAP

SUNDAYS 6/23-9/15

3PM-5PM

1ST NATIONAL BANK OF SCOTIA PARKING LOT

 

The Schenectady Farm Bureau knows that agriculture in our community is as much about backyard gardens, maple syrup and bees as it is about large dairy and grain farms. As a result, your Farm Bureau will be sponsoring a weekly Sunday afternoon vegetable swap this summer. Backyard gardeners, bee-keepers, home canners and bakers are all invited to come meet their neighbors, barter, and help us celebrate the personal side of Schenectady County agriculture.

We are encouraging barter – this is not a market and cash deals are discouraged. We will ask for a small donation ($1/day) to help defray insurance and other expenses. Our host, the 1st National Bank of Scotia is graciously donating use of their parking lot. Farm Bureau members will direct traffic, but extra help is always appreciated.

Why a swap? We hope to encourage small scale gardeners and others to share their crops, expand their horizons, reduce food waste, maybe pick up some tips and encouragement, and build community among the gardeners, orchardists, backyard brewers and bee/chicken keepers among us.

The swap will take place at the 1st National Bank of Scotia parking lot (Mohawk Avenue) on Sundays – June 23rd to September 15th, from 3 to 5 PM. Water (at the Bank) and bathrooms (thank you Stewarts) will be available. We ask that participants bring their own tables and containers. Participants will be asked to sign in and complete a simple liability waiver.

The County Food Bank will also be at the swap to collect donations of excess produce. We look forward to helping the less fortunate in our community. Any unusable produce will be collected for the Biosoil Farm worm-powered composting operation.

Please remember that this is a swap, not a farmer’s market. The goals are sharing, learning, and building community. So come trade squash, sip cider, and meet a beekeeper. Bring the kids and the dog too!

Contact: Mike Nally, Schenectady Farm Bureau President – 518-605-9643

Jeff Klein, Schenectady Farm Bureau Board Member – 518-441-4770

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 on or about Monday, May 27, 2019.  The hydrant flushing and flow-testing process should take four weeks with a tentative completion date of Friday, June 21, 2019.  Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours.

Scotia Relief Fundraiser

YOU’RE INVITED

SCOTIA RELIEF FUNDRAISER

Thursday, March 7th, 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Wolf Hollow Brewing Company 6882 Amsterdam Rd

Show up, enjoy a cold beverage, buy a raffle ticket; help others!

Raffle Drawing at 7:00 PM
Raffles: 50/50; Gift Baskets from: Glenville Beverage,
Gabriel’s Supermarket, Riverside Maple, and more!

Scotia Relief, a 501c3 charitable organization, has been helping individuals and families in Scotia and Glenville for over 80 years.
Scotia Relief provides efficient, timely assistance for community members in their time of need, including food, heating assistance, clothing, utility bills, medication expenses, rent, emergencies and much more.
Please help us help folks in the community in their time of need.

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 21, 2019. Pick up will continue; weather permitting, until Friday, December 6, 2019.  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 5, 2019.  Yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day.  Normal rules and regulations still apply.