Village of Delanson, NY | Incorporated in 1921

Incorporated in 1921

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Message from Mayor Gifford

To All Residents on the Village Water System:

Due to the below freezing temperatures in the forecast, residents are urged to keep one cold water 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.

If you don’t have water, please confirm it is not your own service before reporting to the water department.

A simple phone call or text to your neighbor would be helpful.  Please report your situation to the Water Commissioner, Jeff Iveson at 518-895-8926 or Mayor Gifford 518-895-2257

Don’t forget to check on our most vulnerable residents during these frigid times.  Be safe and stay warm!


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. Parking is available in the Firehouse parking lot.  Residents taking advantage of this space should park at the right side closest to the tracks.    

Enforcement for violations includes ticketing and/or towing at the owners expense.   This local law is intended to provide safety to not only pedestrians and vehicular traffic, but to allow adequate access for snowplowing.

Residents on all Village streets are encouraged to follow the parking regulations, as well. You’re cooperation will help ensure the prompt delivery of services, and enable crews to efficiently maintain the roadways.

Duanesburg Central School students who continue to park in the street are encouraged to find alternate parking or speak to school officials about obtaining parking permits.

Be safe and leave plenty of time to get where you’re going!

Gayle Gifford


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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.

Simply fill in your email address in the box on the 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.  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 the unsubscribe link on any email you receive. We hope this 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.


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  • 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 2018 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.