Theft from Elderly Resident by Fake Utility Worker

The Scotia Police Department is investigating the theft of jewelry and money from an elderly person that occurred December 1st at about 1 p.m. at a Cuthbert Street residence.  The victim reported that a Hispanic male came to the house and said there was work being done on the water main down the street and that he needed to check the water pressure inside.  Upon being let in, the suspect said he needed to see the water meter in the basement.  While in the basement together, the suspect told the victim to watch the meter while he went upstairs.  The suspect returned a few minutes later and told the victim that he was leaving.  The resident did not see where the subject went after leaving the house.  The next morning, the resident noticed that jewelry and money were missing.

The suspect is described as having dark hair, approximately 5’8” tall, soft spoken with a slight accent, and wearing dark clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 518-374-3110.

Most legitimate utility workers will have a combination of photo identification and identifying clothing and vehicles.  If you are suspicious or unsure, do not allow them in.  Instead, call the police to have them checked out.

 

Substance Abuse Community Forum – December 12th

The Scotia-Glenville Substance Abuse Task Force will hold a community forum on Tuesday, December 12th at 7 p.m. in the Scotia-Glenville High School auditorium.

Drug abuse is a problem in our community and this event will provide an opportunity to share concerns and ideas about solutions.

Medical professionals, recovery specialists and law enforcement officials will discuss current data and available resources.  In addition, a recovering young person will talk about their experience.

For more information, call 518-382-7838, x104 or email sgpreventiontaskforce@gmail.com.

November Holiday Trash & Yard Waste Collection

ATTENTION VILLAGE OF SCOTIA RESIDENTS

TRASH & YARD WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE FOR

NOVEMBER HOLIDAYS:

 

Thanksgiving Day Holiday:

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

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd collection will be on Wednesday, November 22nd.

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

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 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
GARAGE SALE
Saturday
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.

 

 

 

Sincerely
Mayor Kris Kastberg
Village of Scotia

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.