Village of Scotia https://www.villageofscotia.org The Official website of the Village of Scotia, NY. Fri, 18 May 2018 14:56:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SCTA Summer Tennis Program at Collins Park https://www.villageofscotia.org/news/scta-summer-tennis-program-at-collins-park/ Fri, 18 May 2018 14:56:18 +0000 https://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3887 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... Read more »

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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.

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SCCC at the Flint House https://www.villageofscotia.org/historian/sccc-at-the-flint-house/ Tue, 15 May 2018 20:40:38 +0000 https://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3877 The Flint House is welcoming the Archaeological Field Work class from SCCC on Tuesday evenings until the middle of June. They will be exploring mostly in the back of the house and we hope they find some interesting artifacts.

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The Flint House is welcoming the Archaeological Field Work class from SCCC on Tuesday evenings until the middle of June. They will be exploring mostly in the back of the house and we hope they find some interesting artifacts.

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100 Years Ago at the Village Board, March-April, 1918 https://www.villageofscotia.org/historian/100-years-ago-at-the-village-board-march-april-1918/ Fri, 04 May 2018 15:41:07 +0000 https://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3858 Minutes of the Village Board, March-April 1918 March 4 Office of the Village Treasurer will be at the Village Hall; all materials will be kept there; all monies collected there; Village Clerk will collect in Treasurer’s absence. Salary for the Treasurer, $150 per year; salary for Clerk, $1400 per year. Village election will be on... Read more »

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Minutes of the Village Board, March-April 1918

March 4
Office of the Village Treasurer will be at the Village Hall; all materials will be kept there; all monies collected there; Village Clerk will collect in Treasurer’s absence.
Salary for the Treasurer, $150 per year; salary for Clerk, $1400 per year.
Village election will be on March 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Petition to be put up for vote: to install a Fire Alarm System for the Village, not to exceed $2500.
Annual reports from Street, Water, Sewer, Light, and Fire Commissioners; Finance Committee; and Village Treasurer read and put on file. Copies to be printed and sent with water bills.
Salary of the Street Commissioner will be $450.
Budget estimates adopted:
General Fund, $9342.99 (includes special contingent war fund of $1128)
Water Fund, $19,918
Sewer Fund, $13,416
Street Fund, $9133
Drainage Sewer, $1607
Fire Fund, $2604
Light Fund, $2670 (street lights)
Health Fund, $1188 (Plumbing inspection, milk inspection)
Total needed: $45, 317 [above numbers will not add up, some summarization was done (past due amounts, surpluses, etc.)—ed.]

March 18
Bill from W.W. Chadsey for extra engineering services on the Outlet Sewer & Screening Chamber ($180) was referred to Village Attorney about legality of claim.
Bills and payroll approved.

March 25, Annual Meeting
Elected:
President, Augustus H. Lasher
Trustees, Stanley E. Ford, Horton S. Potter, Jacob Schuler, Fred L Sturdy
F.F. Lamboy appointed Superintendent of Water & Sewers and Plumbing Inspector.
Charles W. Matthews appointed Assistant, Water & Sewers, to be paid $1150 and he will pay rent at the pumping station house of $12.50 per month.
The Street Commissioner will employ George Kiefer as driver of the village team at $75 per year. He can also hire labor, at not more than 30 cents/hour for ordinary work, and not more than $3 per day for special work.
Schenectady Trust Co. will be the official Village bank.
The President can provide for police protection at not more than $25 per month.
The President is given full power to direct the Village Engineer to furnish grade stakes when he deems it necessary and proper.
The Superintendent of Water & Sewers may hire a utility man for $75 per month, with additional ordinary labor at $2.50 per day, or special work at $3 per day.
Fred R. Lindsey will be the Village Engineer at $7.50 per day for engineer and 1 assistant, and $10 per day for engineer and 2 assistants.
The Schenectady Gazette is the official Village newspaper.
The Village safe deposit box is at the Schenectady Trust Co.
Burglar insurance will be purchased for the Village Hall.
Maurice B. Flinn will be the Village Attorney at $800 per year.
The Finance Committee report was read and approved.
The resignation of the Village Assessor, Frank E. Haselo, was accepted. Samuel M. Hillis was appointed.
The President is authorized to purchase a new steel tank for the street sprinkler and a new dump wagon for the Street Department, not to exceed $350.
The attorney determined that the bill from W.W. Chadsey for engineering services was not legal and it was disallowed.
The Water Committee will be instructed to provide a second vacuum pump rotor and switchboard for pump #3, other changes as necessary, not to exceed $600.
Roof of Village Hall to be reslaged [sic] and coated, not to exceed $165.
Clerk to purchase one or 2 boat pumps for Street Department, not to exceed $20.
A committee of 2 (Lasher & Ford) was appointed to select a team of horses, get an option, and report back.
Standing committees for the year are Finance, Water, Buildings, Sewer, Light & Railroads, Streets.

April 2
R.C. Weaver declined the Treasurer position and  LeRoy R. Wood was appointed.
The sixth installment of the Schon-o-wee Rd. assessment is due May 1; also the fourth installment of Ballston St. assessment.
Accounts for the Street Commissioner and Clerk for last year were approved.
A petition from 4th Street for sewers was referred to the Sewer Committee.
A petition for a cement sidewalk on the NW side of Ballston St. was received; hearing to be held May 6.
A vote of thanks to the Scotia Home Defense League for their offer to assist in maintaining order in the Village; the Village President will make arrangements as he is Chief of Police.
Application of Fred Borelli for sewer on Wallace St. referred to Sewer Committee.
Application for light on Meriline St. referred to Light committee.
Application for water main in 5th St. east of Wallace referred to Water Committee.
Payroll and bills approved.

April 15
Stanley E. Ford resigned as Trustee: Walter W. Miller appointed for 1 year.
Harry Van Epps appointed Fire Commissioner for 3 years.
Applications for sewer extensions were approved where most needed: Lark, Toll, Robin, and Jay Streets. Tile to be purchased at bid price from George E. Van Vorst. Superintendent of Sewers will do the work.
Clerk to purchase 3500 stamped envelopes for the Water Department, not to exceed $75.60.
Materials for the extension of the water main on 5th St. east of Wallace will be purchased and Superintendent of Water will install.
Village Clerk to purchase new cutter blade for street scraper.
New street lights will be installed at: SE corner of 4th & Huston; 4th St. halfway between Huston & Root; corner of Sacandaga and Toll; corner of Wallace and 5th.
Paper and muresco [paint] will be procured for the village house at the Pumping Station.
The President will look over the grade conditions between Vley Rd. and the Schoolhouse on First Street with the Village Engineer.
The Water & Sewers Superintendent is authorized to employ one extra utility man not to exceed $2.90 per day.
Clerk will send letter of regrets and thanks for 3 years service as member of board and 3 years service as Fire Commissioner to Stanley E. Ford.
Payroll and bills approved.
Committee changes: Jacob Schuler will chair Finance and Buildings; Walter W Miller will serve on Sewer and Finance in place of Schuler.

April 26
Special meeting
Report of the committee on obtaining horses. They have an option on a team of sorrel [reddish-brown] horses weighing approximately 2600 pounds, priced at $550, recommend purchase from Patrick Myers. Approved.
President authorized to purchase one set double harness at $110.

 

 

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Spring at the Flint House https://www.villageofscotia.org/historian/spring-at-the-flint-house/ Fri, 04 May 2018 15:34:15 +0000 https://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3855 It only took a couple of warm days for the magnolia to start blooming! 

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It only took a couple of warm days for the magnolia to start blooming! 

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Household Hazardous Waste 2018 Collection Program https://www.villageofscotia.org/news/household-hazardous-waste-2017-collection-program/ Thu, 03 May 2018 10:02:07 +0000 http://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3126 2018 Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program HHW Flyer 2018 All collections are from 8am – 12noon The program is for Schenectady County residents only. Register on-line at www.schenectadycounty.com/hhw or call 372-1622 x264 This program is by pre-registration only (at www.schenectadycounty.com/hhw ) Registration closes at noon one week before the event or when it is... Read more »

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2018 Schenectady County
Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Program

HHW Flyer 2018

All collections are from 8am – 12noon

The program is for Schenectady County residents only.
Register on-line at www.schenectadycounty.com/hhw or call 372-1622 x264

This program is by pre-registration only (at www.schenectadycounty.com/hhw )

Registration closes at noon one week before the event or when it is full, whichever comes first.

The purchase of a County Compost Facility Permit prior to the date of the collection event is also required regardless of where the event is held. Information on purchasing the permit is at: http://www.schenectadycounty.com/node/584 .

 

 

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April Mystery Tool Answer https://www.villageofscotia.org/historian/april-mystery-tool-answer-3/ Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:54:04 +0000 https://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3847 This is a shingling hatchet–it could trim wood, serve as a hammer, and the notch could remove nails. (The shingles would have been wooden ones.) It is marked “Underhill Edge Tool Co.” Underhill Edge Tools was founded by George Underhill in 1852 in New Hampshire. There were several companies that merged throughout the 1800s, and... Read more »

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This is a shingling hatchet–it could trim wood, serve as a hammer, and the notch could remove nails. (The shingles would have been wooden ones.)

It is marked “Underhill Edge Tool Co.” Underhill Edge Tools was founded by George Underhill in 1852 in New Hampshire. There were several companies that merged throughout the 1800s, and this name was probably not used after 1890. There may have been Underhills making tools in New Hampshire as early as the late 1700s.

Some sources call this a carpenter’s hatchet, and you can find a few YouTube videos about using this type of hatchet for any small wood-shaping task, such as trimming pieces to make camp furniture.

(Illustration from A Museum of Early American Tools by Eric Sloane)

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Mystery Tool for April https://www.villageofscotia.org/historian/mystery-tool-for-april/ Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:19:08 +0000 https://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3840 The post Mystery Tool for April appeared first on Village of Scotia.

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Glen-Sanders Household Items at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia https://www.villageofscotia.org/historian/glen-sanders-household-items-at-colonial-williamsburg-virginia/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:21:17 +0000 https://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3819 You can see this exhibit in the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg, along with a few other items that came from Scotia. Read the labels and you’ll have a fun scavenger hunt around several of the exhibits there. (There’s a chair, some china, and a wafer iron for a start.) Back in... Read more »

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You can see this exhibit in the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg, along with a few other items that came from Scotia. Read the labels and you’ll have a fun scavenger hunt around several of the exhibits there. (There’s a chair, some china, and a wafer iron for a start.)
Back in 1961, when J. Glen Sanders died, his widow, Pearl, decided to sell the house. It was hoped at first that the house and furnishings could be kept together, but when that didn’t work out, the house contents were sold separately to Colonial Williamsburg. The collection contains 218 items, plus manuscripts.

[At the time this provoked lively discussion and was quite controversial. I hope to put that story together for a future post—if you were in Scotia then and have stories you’d like to tell, please email me and we can get together!]

Last spring I was in Colonial Williamsburg and had a chance to meet with curators Angelika Kuettner, Kim Ivey, and Janine Skerry to chat about the collection and to view some of the artifacts in their storage facility.

Many items are being used in the historic houses and shown in the museums, and I had a great time searching for them as I toured the various buildings. If you’re going to Williamsburg, get in touch and I can give you some tips.

[There is a catalog called “The Glen-Sanders Collection from Scotia, NY,” published by Colonial Williamsburg in 1966. (A copy can be viewed at the Flint House.)  A microfilm of the Glen-Sanders papers is available at the Schenectady County Historical Society. You can also explore the Glen-Sanders items that Colonial Williamsburg has online by searching for them at //emuseum.history.org/]

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Yard Waste Collection https://www.villageofscotia.org/news/yard-waste-collection/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:03:09 +0000 http://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=833 Yard waste collection will resume on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 and will continue; weather permitting, until Thursday, December 6, 2018. As in previous years, yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day.  Please do not place yard waste at the curb before the scheduled start date. The rules and regulations are... Read more »

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Yard waste collection will resume on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 and will continue; weather permitting, until Thursday, December 6, 2018.

As in previous years, yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day.  Please do not place yard waste at the curb before the scheduled start date. The rules and regulations are as follows:  Yard Waste shall mean residential or commercial leaf waste, lawn clippings and brush.  Receptacle requirements:  grass, leaves, hedge clippings and twigs shall be in either 30 gallon compostable paper bags or a maximum 30 gallon rigid and water proof receptacle with handles and lid and clearly marked Yard Waste. Either receptacle must not exceed 60 pounds. Loose yard waste, consisting of brush and tree branches that are 4 inches or less in diameter, 4 feet or less in length and weigh less than 60 pounds must be bundled and tied. Brush and limbs, over 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter, and any stumps must be disposed of by the property owner.

The annual collection of large appliances during the first two weeks of April has been replaced with a year-round program on an as needed basis. Each appliance must have a sticker which are available for purchase at the Village Clerk’s Office.

For more information about both programs call the
Department of Public Works at 393-2159.

 

 

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Employment Opportunities https://www.villageofscotia.org/news/employment-opportunities/ Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:56:17 +0000 https://www.villageofscotia.org/?p=3806 The Village of Scotia is seeking applicants for part-time, seasonal School Traffic Officer and Park Security Officer positions. Visit the “Employment” section for more information.

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The Village of Scotia is seeking applicants for part-time, seasonal School Traffic Officer and Park Security Officer positions.

Visit the “Employment” section for more information.

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