Village News

Delanson 8.29.14
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag 
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands, 
one Nation under God, indivisible, 
with liberty and justice for all.”

Contributed by Mayor Gayle Gifford


♥ Waiver Allows Fire Department to Expand

Small rural villages and towns have had difficulty recruiting fire fighters due to small populations and the requirement that no more than 45% of the active firefighters in the department live outside village they serve.

A bill which was signed into law by Gov. Andre Cuomo which was authored by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, and sponsored in the Senate by Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, waives this requirement.  This bill would allow the Delanson Volunteer Fire Department to go from 13 volunteers to perhaps 20.

To promote the expanded eligibility pool, the fire department and Assemblyman Santabarbara will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Delanson Fire Hall at 1797 Main St. Anyone interested in joining the department before then should call 895-2100 or email

Fire Chief Kevin Morrison mentioned that some of the surrounding fire departments are well staffed and are denying membership to perspective volunteers.  He said he hopes some town of Duanesburg residents will be interested in volunteering in Delanson.


♥ Don’t Be Alarmed!

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9:00 am the Delanson Volunteer Fire Dept will host a training drill simulating a school bus accident on Alexander Road and School Drive. Emergency responders including the Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corp, EMS, police and local area fire departments will be involved.  A bus has been donated by the Canajoharie School District and children will be playing victims during the drill.


♥ Congratulations to Elizabeth “Libby” Aliberti!

Elizabeth “Libby” Aliberti

Libby is the 2014 recipient of the coveted Delanson Community Award for demonstrating leadership and a commitment to civic responsibility.   Libby is also the Salutatorian of her class and will be attending college in the fall.  Good job Libby and best of luck.

 Garbage Collection Reminder

Garbage collection will be delayed one day this week because of the Labor Day Holiday.  Garbage will be picked up on Thursday instead of Wednesday.


New Email Notification System

The Village of Delanson has initiated a new Email Notification system whereby residents can be notified by email immediately of important information or any emergency situation that has developed in the Village.  Examples would be water main brakes, water main repairs, hydrant flushing, sudden changes in Village services such as garbage pickup or snow plowing, flooding, road closings, damaged roads etc..  Emails will not be sent for normal news items, notices or scheduled events.

In addition, updates will be emailed to keep residents informed of the ongoing circumstances as new information is received by the Village until the event or emergency is over.

There is no cost for this service.  Simply fill in your email address in the box on the lower left sidebar of this page and click the SUBMIT button.  You will receive an email asking you to confirm your decision to receive these bulletins.  Once we receive your confirmation, you will be added to our mailing list to receive theses notices. OR, you can send an email to and ask to be added to the email notification list.  That’s it!  Please do not send an email to the village clerk as this will not add your name to the notification list.

Your privacy is important to us. Your email address will not be shared, sold or used in any other capacity and you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on any email you receive or by contacting the web guy at

We hope this new feature will not only help keep our residents well informed but safer during emergency situations.


CP Rail Community Connection Line – Complaints for Idling Trains

Complaints of trains idling for prolonged periods of time should be directed to the CP Railway Community Connects Line at 1-800- 766-7912 or by email at:

For a thorough investigation of the incident, the following facts must be presented at the time of the complaint.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location (crossing # 250195D,  location – Main street, Delanson)
  • Engine Number (number off of first engine)

Incidents must be reported within 24 – 48 hours of the occurrence to be investigated.