Village News

Courtesy of Howard Ohlhous

Courtesy of Howard Ohlhous


♥ February Minutes have been Posted.

It’s a good read!!!  Click the links above or head on over to the Minutes page.



♥ ♥ Village Residents with Frozen Pipes

Mayor Gifford has arranged for Duanesburg Area Community Center to accommodate residents with no water because of frozen water lines to take showers there. No membership is required.

DACC Hours are:

  • Weekdays (Mon-Fri) 5:30 am – 8:30 pm
  • Weekends (Sat & Sun) from 8 am-4 pm .

Residents can also go to the firehouse to fill pails or gallon jugs with water.

Please call Mayor Gifford for contact information of neighbors who have offered their laundry room and showers as well.  We have a wonderful community…the weather is brutal but our hearts are warm!!!


 Freezing Pipes!!!

Problem:  Due to the long stretch of cold weather this winter, the frost line has gone deeper in the ground and closer to  our water mains.  Consequently, as result of the the deep frost, the Village is experiencing numerous problems with freezing water mains,  laterals and  service lines.   Service lines and laterals from the main to the house usually freeze before the water main freezes.

If you experience very low water pressure or no water, open the faucet and leave it open.  Next,  contact your neighbors in the area and find out if they have water, then contact Jeff Iveson, the Water Commissioner, at 895-8926 immediately to investigate.  Residents are responsible for maintaining the service line from their shut off valve to their home.

Solution: Since running water is less likely to freeze, residents are urged to keep one faucet running at a very slow trickle to help prevent the water pipe from the main to their house from freezing.  It will also help prevent bursting pipes if the pipe does freeze by allowing some pressure relief from the expanding ice.

Think Spring!


♥ The March Newsletter has been posted!

What’s Inside?

  • Disposal of Electronic Equipment
  • Pancake Breakfast Schedule
  • Two Ways to Recycle Your Electronic Waste
  • Village Yard Sale Date
  • Water Rent Dates, etc.
  • and much more!



Electronics Disposal Ban

Beginning January 1, 2015, consumers may no longer dispose of certain types of electronic equipment in landfills, waste-to-energy facilities, in the trash, or at curbside for trash pickup.

Electronic Equipment Covered by the Law:

  • Computers (including laptops, desktops, tablets and e-readers)
    Consumers should erase all personal and confidential data before sending it for recycling or reuse. Reformatting your hard drive or deleting files does not destroy your data. Manufacturers must provide information on their public education websites on how consumers can destroy the data contained in their electronic waste. As previously mentioned, manufacturers may offer data security services as part of the electronic waste acceptance program, and may charge a fee for this type of “premium service”.  As a community service,  Home Electronic Services of Delanson is offering Village of Delanson residents complete & secure data removal from old computers for FREE!   To take advantage of this offer, simply call them at 518-231-3982 or visit their website at
  • Televisions
  • Cathode ray tubes
  • Computer peripherals (including any cable, cord, or wiring accompanying the computer peripheral.)
    • Monitors
    • Electronic keyboards
    • Electronic mice or similar pointing devices
    • Facsimile machines, document scanners, and printers (only those intended for use with a computer and weighing less than 100 lbs.)
  • Small electronic equipment (including any cable, cord, or wiring accompanying the small electronic equipment.)
    • VCRs
    • Digital video recorders (DVRs)
    • Portable digital music players
    • DVD players (including projectors with DVD player capabilities intended for home-use)
    • Digital converter boxes
    • Cable or satellite receivers (including digital media receivers)
    • Electronic or video game consoles (including both handheld devices and those intended for use with a video display device)
  • Small scale servers
For more information, please visit the N.Y.S. Dept of Environmental Conservation website regarding the new electronic waste law and how to dispose of these electronics legally.



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 breaks, 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 of 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.