Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Village Poll

I’ve been having a lot of fun with the recent polls posted on  I was really surprised at the number of former Scotia residents who visit our site to keep up on village happenings.

I’m grateful that the Spotlight News for writing about our website and letting more folks know about the polls.

“The poll was created pretty much for my own curiosity. I currently chair the village park board, and I’m on the waterfront committee, so many of these issues have been topics,” said Bill Pytlovany, who manages the site.

Pytlovany said the Web site at, which he runs on a volunteer basis, is completely independent of village government, but he said he has passed along results to village hall.

Click here to read the entire Spotlight article.

Mayor Kris Kastberg said the poll results involving priorities for residents came as no surprise to him. He said he hopes residents will now voice just what services they are willing to have combined.

“My biggest question is what residents want to see consolidated. Is it police with Glenville, fire with Schenectady, village government with the town? Many people want to save money through consolidation, but are sometimes hesitant to lose their own individualized services,” said Kastberg.

In response to Mayor Kastberg and the village board, I have created a new poll today which asks specific questions about consolidation.  Go to and add your voice.  Stop by later this month and we’ll see what others think.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

No Snow for Winterfest

I’m sorry to report the Town of Glenville has canceled Winterfest 2007 due to lack of snow. While the ice skating rinks will be open there just isn’t enough snow to hold this years event at Indian Meadows Park.

Glenville Winterfest 2005
Glenville Winterfest 2005

Schenectady County will hold a Winter Carnival later this month and will have the advantage of a snow-making equipment if we still don’t see normal snow falls this year.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2007
Time: 11am - 4pm
Venue: Maple Ski Ridge
Location: 2725 Mariaville Road, Rotterdam NY
Phone: 381-4700

This FREE event will be a day of winter fun for the entire family, featuring:
Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe races, snow volleyball, bonfire, ice sculpting, winter sports demos, great food, live music from "Aged in the Hills", and lots more!

Ski lessons and discount area-use tickets will be available; call Maple Ski Ridge at 518-381-4700 for details , and directions