Village News

Welcome to the Village of Delanson

Welcome to the Village of Delanson


 Toys for Tots – A History

In December 2013, L&P Media boarded a Toys For Tots train at the Rensselaer Train Station and traveled north to Rouses Point, NY where the train made numerous gift giving stops along the way. L&P Media filmed campaign coordinators and marines as well as many disadvantaged children receiving toys and winter clothing during each stop along the railway.

This heartfelt video presentation describes what the Toys For Tots program is all about, its mission and goals, and the positive influence on the people it helps.

The Toys for Tots Train will be in Delanson on Saturday, December 6th at 4:00 PM.



 Craft Fair in Delanson

The Delanson Fire Company will host a Craft Fair on Sunday, October 26th from 1pm-6pm at the Fire house at 1797 Main St.  Vendors will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Fire Company.  For more information or if you would like to participate please call Jennifer Friello at 895-2100.



Annual Financial Report

The Annual Financial Report has been completed and filed on time with the NYS Comptrollers office.   Anyone wishing to inspect the report may do so by calling the Village Clerk at 895-2199 to make an appointment.


New Clerk Hours

Effective immediately, until further notice office hours will be by appointment only.  Please call Mayor Gifford at 895-2257 or 895-2199 for an appointment.  Please leave a message if no one is available.


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.

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


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.