Village of Delanson, NY | Incorporated in 1921

Incorporated in 1921

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Postcard Courtesy of Mayor Gayle Gifford


Budget Workshop meeting Monday, February 27, 7:00 PM

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New Additions to Our History Section

For all you history buffs, we’re proud of a new additions to our History Section of the website. The Pre Rt. 395. and  The 395 Build.

Pre Rt. 395 is a gallery of photos taken by Vincent James “Jim” Monini back in 1963 that provides a historic look at the Village before Route 395 was constructed in 1964.  It’s also a tribute to Jim’s forethought to preserving the history of Delanson.

Click here to see Jim’s Photo Gallery

The 395 Build  is a gallery of photos taken by Bill Avery back in 1964 during the construction of Route 395.  The graphic photos show a village in turmoil. Not a fun place to be back then.

Click here to see Bill’s Photo Gallery


FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinics for SC Residents

Schenectady County Public Health Services provides FREE rabies vaccinations to dogs, cats and ferrets of Schenectady County residents.  The next available clinic will be on Saturday March 4th, 2017 at the Rotterdam Schenectady Senior Citizens’ Center, 2639 Hamburg Street, Rotterdam.  CLICK HERE for a list of all the Scheduled Clinics.

  • Cats and Ferrets  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM  – Must be in carriers
  • Dog 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon – Must be leashed

As mentioned, the service is FREE but cash donations are appreciated.

Click here for more information.


Pollard Disposal 2017 Holiday Pickup Schedule

As most residents are aware, garbage pickup is delayed by one day as a result of certain holidays.  The 2017 Holiday Pickup Schedule has been posted for garbage pickup dates in the Village following observed holidays. Click here or find in in the Notices section.


Reminder for All Village Residents  – Local Law #2-2002 is in effect.

Effective November 15th through April 15th, no on-street parking is allowed anywhere on State Highway 395 within the Village limits, when a three inch snowfall (or greater) has been forecast, and for a 24-hour period after the snow event has ended.   The Village has designated News Channel 6 – CBS 6, as the official station for snowfall forecast amounts. Parking is available in the Village Hall parking lot.   Enforcement may include ticketing and/or towing at the owners expense.


News from Dog Control Officer, Darla Gullotta

Darla has provided a wealth of information to Village residents in the September Newsletter.  CLICK here to read all about it.



There is evidence of an increase in the unauthorized use of small, inexpensive Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by individuals, organizations, and companies throughout the country.drone-1142182_1280

As a result, in order to protect people, property and privacy rights on the ground, and to prevent collisions between aircraft or other objects, regulations and minimum standards have been enacted by the State and Federal Governments.  FAA compliance does not mean that a drone operator is not committing a trespass or invading someone’s privacy.

Below is a list of informational resources relevant to flying Unmanned Aircraft in your local area


Newsletter Subscription

You can now go paperless and sign up here online to receive the Village Newsletter via email. This is a FREE service and you can always unsubscribe at anytime by contacting the Village Clerk and requesting your name be removed from the Newsletter Email Mailing list. Simply go to Newsletter” on the main menu and click the drop down “Subscribe” or  CLICK HERE


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.  

Simply fill in your email address in the box on the lower left sidebar of this page and click the SUBSCRIBE 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.



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

    • March 5, 2017 – Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am to 11:00 am .
    • March 6, 2017 – Planning Board Meeting
      7:00 pm to .
    • March 13, 2017 – Board Meeting
      7:00 pm to .
    • April 2, 2017 – Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am to 11:00 am .
    • April 10, 2017 – Board Meeting
      7:00 pm 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 refer to the Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule in the notices section. Please have  your garbage placed by the curb before 7:00AM.
    If you have any questions, please call 895-2199.
     Thank you.

  • Emergency Email Notification

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