Village of Delanson, NY | Incorporated in 1921

Incorporated in 1921

Village News

Delanson 8.29.14 




Last year the NYSDOT conducted a traffic study in the Village. The results of that study indicated 59% of traffic is exceeding the speed limit. Recommendations from Village and School officials prompted the Department of Transportation to designate the area on Main St. in front of the school a reduced speed limit, hoping this would slow traffic. In response to concerns about continued speeding within the Village, the Schenectady County Sheriff installed a new Traffic Calming device on Main Street. Many have heeded the warnings of flashing red and blue lights as well as the words SLOW DOWN blinking in red. However, a significant number of drivers have either not noticed or don’t care.

These signs record data and can be equipped with cameras to record the license plates of vehicles that do not respond to the warnings.  The Village speed limit is 30 MPH and 20 MPH by the school.  So please slow down.

2016-17 Budget Passes!

No Tax or water rent increases.   There was an insurance Rate Reduction of over $6,000, proposed building upgrades such as emergency backup lighting and weather stripping and water plant maintenance and repairs.

Leaf and Brush Pickup May 9th

The Duanesburg Highway crew will once again pickup leaves and tree branches.  Tree branches should not be longer than 4 feet in length and not heavier than 40 lbs.  Leaves should be bagged in biodegradable bags.  Small piles of branches should be bundled with twine and not weigh more than 40 lbs.

Hydrant Flushing moved to May 21st

The scheduled hydrant flushing for May 14th has been moved to May 21st. It is recommended that you have bottled water available for drinking and cooking. We also advise you have several buckets of water available for flushing toilets and washing hands. We don’t recommend doing laundry at this time since the water could be brown and stain your laundry.

Memorial Day Parade May 28th

Delanson is hosting this year’s Memorial Day Parade. Line up begins on Cooley Heights at 10:30 AM and continues down 395 through the Village of Delanson with a Memorial Ceremony at Memorial Park.  The Delanson Fire Company is planning a fun-filled field day at the fire house following the parade.  There will be pizza, face painting, balloon making, nail art, DJ, firematic games and much more!!

So hang your flag and show your pride! If you would like participate or need more details, please contact Mayor Gifford at 895-2257.

Annual Village Wide Garage Sale June 4th

The 2016 Village wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th.  Some sales will continue till Sunday, 5:00 PM.  Clean out your closets, your attics and garage, have a bake sale or sell Kool-Aid!!

No Map or pay advertising this year therefore NO charge for participants in the garage sale.  Flyers will be posted and signs will be placed as usual.



The Notification of Presence of Wild Animals

Pursuant to General Municipal Law §209-cc, everyone who owns, possesses or harbors certain wild animals must report the location of the animal to the Village clerk on or before April 1 of each year.

The state fire administrator, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Conservation, has developed a list of the common names of wild animals to be reported:

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Email Notification System

The Village of Delanson has initiated this Email Notification system so 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.  

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Complaints of Idling Trains

It is prohibited by Local Law 2-1990 for trains to idle within the Village limits for more than 30 minutes.  Complaints of trains idling for prolonged periods of time should be directed to the Norfork Southern Railway.  For a thorough investigation of the incident, the following facts must be presented at the time of the complaint.

  • Date the train was idling in the Village.
  • Time of day the train came into Village and left the Village if you know it.  Otherwise, length of time you observed the train idling in Village
  • Nearest Crossing Location 
  • Main street  # 250195D,  Cole Road # 250074F

The phone number for idling trains is 1-800-453-2530

FORMAL COMPLAINTS – Superintendents Office  – 1-717-541-2100


You can also call this emergency number for trains blocking the road, people climbing on the train, ATV activity on the access road…(and there is lots of that lately!) etc.  Calling the State Police will trigger a call to Norfork Southern Emergency as well.. and State Police may be able to respond faster in certain situations.

Keep a list of all the dates and times you have called to complain about the train.  This information can then be gathered by Mayor Gifford and sent to Federal & State agencies that may assist us in prohibiting the trains from idling in the Village.


  • Upcoming Events

    • May 2, 2016 – Planning Board Meeting
      7:00 pm to .
    • May 9, 2016 – Leaf and Brush Pickup
      11:59 pm to .
    • May 21, 2016 – Hydrant Flushing
      7:00 am to 4:30 pm .
    • May 28, 2016 – Memorial Day Parade
      11:00 am to .
    • June 4, 2016 – Annual Village Wide Garage Sale
      8:00 am to .
  • Garbage Pickup

    Garbage pickup is every Wednesday unless it is a holiday.  If it falls on a holiday or a holiday falls before pickup day, garbage will be picked up the next day.   Please have  your garbage placed by the curb before 7:00AM.
    If you have any questions, please call 895-2199.
     Thank you.

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