Friday, April 29, 2011 Increases Support for our Schools

This year the web site celebrated  its ninth year of community service to residents and folks searching for an ideal location to live. Created and maintained by BillP Studios, the first day went live with the following text.

In the 1650's, Alexander Lindsey bought land along the north shore of the Mohawk River from the Iroquois Indians. He named his estate Scotia, in memory of the Scottish hills of his native country.

This small charming village of fine homes is nestled in a curve of the historic Mohawk River. Tree lined streets, water-front parks, award winning schools and a supportive community make Scotia a wonderful place for a peaceful retirement or raise a new family.”

In October 2007 the Village of Scotia created an additional web site which complement us well. To avoid confusion here’s what you may want to know. promotes the Village of Scotia and all the wonderful assets that we have in our people, parks and proximity to great locations in the capital region. publishes photos and updates readers on our "What's New" VisitScotia Blog.

We'll point you to all our favorite businesses, churches, community organizations, restaurants and other popular websites managed by village residents. Content on is determined by its editor and supported by volunteer efforts. Management costs are donated by BillP Studios.

The "official" provides a wide range of information that can save you a phone call or trip to Village Hall. Looking for information on laws, committees, official news and events this is the place to go. You can find contact information, download forms and even sign up to receive village news via Email.

Need information on Police, Fire, Building Permits, Village Court, sidewalk and other programs it's all available on  Content is determined by village officials and is tax payer supported.

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One goal is to highlight how wonderful the village is and how active our community can be by posting photos and information on current events. You may have noticed our new direct link to the school system on our menu. VisitScotiacom is the result of a single volunteer so it’s not updated as frequently as I’d like but I hope many of you still use it as a helpful resource.

It was never my intention to use as a political platform. I think I’ve been successful although some events had to be mentioned. I thought it was important to notify readers about the possible closing of our Post Office and “Scotia Diner”. While photos and promotion of local volunteers and businesses will continue to be the main focus you may expect some editorial comments.

In my continuing effort encouraging good folks to come to Scotia I’m making a big voluntary step towards helping make sure our schools remain excellent without discouraging new residents with high taxes. I hope to serve our community as a member of the Scotia-Glenville Central School Board.

On May 17th I encourage readers to come to the old gym at the Senior High and vote for this years school budget. You’ll also have an opportunity to support me in my efforts to serve a three year term on the Scotia-Glenville School Board.

Thank you,
Bill Pytlovany


Thursday, April 14, 2011



The Village of Scotia will be flushing fire hydrants Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. starting Monday, April 18, 2011. The hydrant flushing program should take two weeks with a tentative completion date of Friday, April 29, 2011. Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours.

Please Post This By Your Washing Machine.

Mayor Kris Kastberg
Village of Scotia


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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Village Board decides against Police Consolidation

Community residents came out to voice their concern about the possible consolidation of the Village of Police with the Town of Glenville.  After many inspiring speeches the Village Board said they would continue to discuss this and gave everyone an opportunity to leave before the discussion of other village business.


To the surprise of those of us who stayed, the Village Board did decide that police consolidation was not in our future.


Scotia PBA  President Adam Halbfinger was first to address the Village Board



Long time resident and community supporter Nelson Austin speaks his mind.

Saturday, April 02, 2011


March 31, 2011




The annual curbside pick up of large appliances will be for two weeks only, from April 4, 2011 through April 15, 2011.

Each appliance to be picked up must have a sticker. Stickers may be purchased at the Village Clerk's Office. All appliances, with stickers displayed, must be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 A.M. on your regular waste collection day. Large appliances shall include washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, hot water tanks, dishwashers and air conditioners (please remove all latches and doors that can trap children). Large appliances DO NOT include furnaces or countertop appliances. Such items will not be picked up.

Yard Waste Collection: Yard waste collection will resume the week of April 4, 2011 and will continue until the week before Thanksgiving. As in previous years, your yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day. The rules and regulations are as follows: Yard Waste shall mean residential or commercial leaf waste, lawn clippings and brush. Receptacle requirements: Yard waste consisting of grass, leaves, hedge clippings and twigs etc., shall be in either a 30 gallon compostable paper bag or a receptacle that is rigid and water proof with handles and lid, 30 gallon maximum size, with the container clearly marked Yard Waste. Either receptacle must not exceed 60 pounds. Bundled 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 tied.

Note: Brush and limbs over 4 inches in diameter and stumps must be disposed of by the property owner. For more information please check the Village of Scotia website at

Mayor Kris Kastberg
Village of Scotia