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Fall Clean up
Even though the spring clean up ran late this year we are still planning to have a fall clean-up.  Dates to be announced very soon!

COVID 19- update
The public works building has reopened to the public. Masks must be worn by visitors.
We are currently on summer hours. 6 am -2:30pm. 
We are picking up lawn bags and brush.
They may also be brought to the city garage along side the salt shed during business hours. 
 Due to illegal dumping the junk dumpster has been removed from the premises.
 Metal items may still be disposed of with approval -Call 518-664-7171 or 518-701-0384.


Purpose
Contact
Anthony Gotti
Commissioner of Public Works

June Cappabianca
Clerk/Secretary


4 Industrial Park
Mechanicville, NY  12118

Ph: (518) 664-7171
Fx: (518) 664-9589

Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30pm
6:00am-2:30pm - Summer Hours (May -Aug)
The purpose of the Public Works Department is to promote and oversee the construction and maintenance of the City's infrastructure.

Responsible for:

  • Maintenance of Roads
  • Signs and Roadway Markings
  • Street sweeping
  • Water and Sewer line repairs
  • Maintaining city vehicles
  • Snow plowing and removal
  • Maintaining city buildings

Trash pickup
  • County Waste is contracted by the city for trash removal. Your trash is not picked up by the Public Works Dept. with the exception of lawn bags and brush. 
  • They are now accepting residents phone calls for missed trash pick-ups and trash can requests.  For some time they were telling everyone to hang up and call Public Works but due to excessive missed pick-ups and cans going missing they will now accept your call. County Waste business office 518-877-7007. Ask for dispatch for missed pick-ups. 
  • Thursday is recycling day for everyone in the city.  Your residence has been provided with a single stream recycling container. 

EFFECTIVE JULY 1st 2018 THE CITY WILL NO LONGER DOING CURBSIDE PICKUP OF JUNK ITEMS. 
Lawn bags and brush will be picked up curbside on MONDAY'S Weather permitting. 
Metal and metal appliances, lawn bags and brush may be brought to the city garage during business hours. You are required to sign in and present a photo id before dumping. 

Mattresses, box springs, televisions and computer monitors are no longer being accepted for disposal.  They may be disposed of at the Colonie Landfill or the County Waste Exit 10 transfer station. 

  YARD DEBRIS MUST BE IN DISPOSABLE PAPER BAGS. It will not be accepted if it is not. Do not put yard debris into your trash containers. 
 Monday's are lawn bag and brush pick up day weather permitting. 

IF YOU HAVE WORK DONE BY AN OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR FOR TREE/BRUSH CUTTING THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL.

SNOW EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE MECHANICVILLE CITY COUNCIL AT A REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING ON FEBRUARY 2ND PASSED A LOCAL ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 183-22   OF THE CITY CODE TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

 

“A SNOW EMERGENCY IN THE CITY OF MECHANICVILLE SHALL BECOME AUTOTOMATIC TWO (2) HOURS AFTER THE ACCUMULATION OF SNOW WITHIN THE CITY TO A LEVEL OF THREE (3) INCHES. THE LEVEL OF THREE (3) INCHES, WHICH SHALL AUTOMATICCALY INVOKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL BE OFFICIALLY MEASURED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AT THE PUBLIC WORKS COMPLEX, LOCATED AT THE CITY INDUSTRIAL PARK, MECHANICVILLE, NEW YORK.  THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE SHALL NOTIFY THE MECHANICVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEWS MEDIA THAT A SNOW EMERGENCY IS IN EFFECT.”

 

THIS ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.

 


SNOW EMERGENCY RULES

CITY OF MECHANICVILLE SNOW EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

A Snow Emergency will be declared by the City of Mechanicville when there is a snowfall resulting in 3 inches of snow or more. The following rules will be deemed to be in effect immediately during a snow emergency.

 

When a snow emergency goes into effect it is mandatory that you move your vehicle to the EVEN numbered side of the street. No parking is allowed on the odd numbered side of the street for the first 24 hours. Parking there will result in your vehicle being ticketed and towed. Plows will proceed to plow on the odd side of the street for that 24-hour period. Example: Even side parking means even house numbers such as 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 50,100 and so forth.

 

After 24 hours from the start of the snow emergency residents must move to the odd side of the street for the next 24-hour period. No parking allowed on the even side of the street. Parking there will result in your vehicle being ticketed and towed. (At this point plows will plow the even side of the street for that 24-hour period.)

 

When signs are in place for snow removal they will supersede all parking rules including posted signs.

 

Your cooperation is not only mandatory but also crucial to the City being able to plow, salt and remove snow from the streets. 

Any vehicle interfering with the removal of snow by not parking on the correct side of the street will be subject to Towing at the owners expense and fine for failure to do so.

 

For information regarding Snow Emergency Procedures please call the Highway Department at (518) 664-7171. 

 

 



"WIPE" OUT SEWER CLOGS: The toilet is not a trash!
http://mechanicville.com/DocumentCenter/Index/132 

DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING EXCEPT TOILET PAPER
The City of Mechanicville has installed a new sewage pump station behind City Hall in May 2013. Even though sewage pumps were installed, the new pumps have been clogging with wipes and other products that have been flushed down the toilet. 

This is a national issue that is impacting us in Mechanicville. It costs communities tens of thousands of dollars. Help save yours and the City's money, time and infrastructure.

Back up and clogs in the City's sewers and pumps must be manually cleaned by City employees. Clogs which occur in a home sewer will require costly plumbing repairs. Avoid the costly repairs, do not flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. Place all other products in the trash.