Public Safety Commissioner
36 No. Main Street
Ph: (518) 664-5651
Fx: (518) 664-3431
Monday - Friday
The Department of Public Safety is located at 36 North Main Street on the 1st floor of the City Hall Building.
The Public Safety Office provides:
- Public Transportation System An open-to-the-public bus transportation service. Senior Citizens ride free and there is a $.65 fare for non-seniors. This route includes the City of Mechanicville only. Questions regarding the schedule can be answered by calling our bus info line at (518) 664-5651.
City Bus Route
- Public parks and playgrounds with supervised, summer hours
The Park Avenue Playground is located on the west end of town. At the playground, there is an eight-week youth summer program offering many activities and field trips. The program usually begins at the end of June and runs through the third week of August. The schedule of activities can be picked-up at the parks or Public Safety Office. Park and playground hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM & the pool is open on Saturdays from 11:00am – 3:00pm.
Senior Citizens Services:
Commissioner Tim Hipwell is also the director of the Mechanicville Senior Citizens Center. The Senior Citizen Facility is located at 178 No. Main Street. Office hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM and the phone number is (518) 664-7877. The Senior Center offers activities and a 60+ dining program sponsored by the City of Mechanicville and Saratoga County Office For the Aging (meal provided Monday through Friday at noon). Reservations should be made the day before. The Meal Program and Meals on Wheels contact number is (518) 664-3924.
Beverly Custer, Elder Care Services Coordinator, provides outreach services to our Seniors. Beverly can be reached at (518) 664-0075 or (518) 664-8322.
A Senior Newsletter is published monthly, with a schedule of activities and updates on senior programs. Many of the activities at the Center have been ongoing for years, the newer ones have been introduced by our Elder Care Services Coordinator. Newsletters can be picked-up at the Senior Center or Public Safety Office. If you join the Senior Organization, your name will be added to the newsletter mailing list.