SCOTIA — With Schenectady County COVID-19 numbers having improved significantly, the village of Scotia re-opened its offices to the public as of Monday.
“The COVID numbers have come down significantly and we feel that it is safe and important to re-open the village offices to the public,” village officials announced on Monday. “Masks and social distancing will be required, so we still encourage you to transact your village business by website, telephone or mail, but we will be here to help you in person if you need it.”
The offices were closed in January when COVID infection numbers were on the rise, and shortly after the village mailed out 4,000 water/sewer bills. Traditionally, many residents have paid those bills in person, and village officials wanted to discourage that. Now people can pay again at the village hall.
The re-opening applies to the village clerk’s office, building inspector, village court clerk and Department of Public Works office. Water/sewer bills are now payable with interest at the village clerk’s office and will no longer be accepted at First National Bank of Scotia, as they have been for the last few weeks.
The Glenville Town Hall also re-opened to the public on Monday, with masking and social distancing protocols in place.