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Public Safety
Public Transportation System
Parks & Recreation
Barbara McGuire
Public Safety Commissioner

Kimberly Noonan
Account Clerk

36 No. Main Street
Mechanicville, NY  12118

Fx: (518) 664-3431

Monday - Friday
  • Public Transportation System An open-to-the-public bus transportation service that is partially funded by New York State and the Saratoga County Office for the Aging. Senior Citizens (over the age of 60) ride at no cost, but are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution. All contributions are voluntary and confidential. Services will not be affected because of an inability to contribute. Any contribution received will be used to expand service. Riders under the age of 60 must pay a fare of $0.65 each way. The bus route includes the City of Mechanicville only, bound by the tax map. Questions regarding the schedule can be answered by calling our bus info line at (518) 664-5651. 
  • YEAR ROUND HOURS ARE EFFECTIVE/ UPDATED AS OF 7/1/19. The bus will run from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays for church 3 pm to 5:30 pm. 
  • PLEASE NOTE that hours are subject to change. On many Saturday's during the fall and winter our bus takes our local Senior Citizen's on trips, which may affect the weekend bus schedule. 

Public Parks and Playgrounds
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. 

The Summer Recreation Program at Park Avenue Playground hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. The program runs from July-August. During the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, children may come to the park and enjoy a daily craft and may also enjoy a meal from 11:00 AM to  1:00 PM. Summer Meals are sponsored by CAPTAIN and Saratoga County. 

The pool at Park Avenue Playground will be on Monday through Friday beginning July-August. The pool opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 3:30 PM. 

On Saturday's throughout the duration of the program, the Park Avenue pool will be open from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM. During this time, there will be no staff on for craft activities, but children are welcome to use the pool. The bathrooms will also be open on this day. 

The Park Avenue pool may close at any time due to the following reasons, but not limited to: rain, thunder, severe storms, extreme temperatures and unsatisfactory readings of chemicals. 

The program may close at any time due to the following reasons, but not limited to: rain, thunder, severe storms and extreme temperatures. 

Please understand that program closings are for the safety and protection of not only your children, but our staff as well. 

Senior Citizen Services
Commissioner Barb McGuire 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 Monday through Friday 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 must be made the day before. The Saratoga County Office for the Aging meal program contact number is (518) 664-3924. 

Karin Drosdick, Elder Care Services Coordinator, provides outreach services to our Seniors. Karin can be reached at (518)652-2713. 
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. 

Animal Control Services
Animal Control Officer (ACO): Patrick Bruno
Phone: (518)366-5124 
Public Safety Office
:(518) 664-5651 

The primary function of the animal control officer (ACO) is to enforce both the New York State Agricultural & Markets Laws and The City of Mechanicville Ordinances relating to dogs. Our office is responsible for investigating bite cases and enforcing quarantine regulations according to public health law. We also do preliminary investigations when allegations are made of animal abuse or neglect.

The Public Safety Office as well as the Animal Control Officer, does not deal with nuisance wildlife complaints (i.e. wildlife which has setup housekeeping in/on residents’ homes, outbuildings or property). These inquiries should be directed to a pest control service specializing in nuisance wildlife removal.

The Animal Control Officer cannot pickup stray cats - New York State Law indicates that cats are ‘free to roam’, therefore we have no legal authority to pickup and transport cats believed to be without owners. However, a resident acting as a "Good Samaritan" in the best interest of the animal(s) may transport the animal to an animal shelter.

New York State Law requires that all dogs 4 months of age or older and resident in the state for more than 30 days be licensed. These licenses must be renewed yearly. The law also requires that the dog’s license tag be firmly attached to the dog’s collar or harness and worn at all times. Licenses may be obtained at the Accounts Office for the following fees: $10.00 for spayed or neutered dogs, $20.00 for "intact" dogs (dogs which are able to breed).

* Proof of current rabies vaccination is required at time of licensing.

* An owner of a spayed/neutered dog needs to provide the certificate of spaying/neutering when licensing the dog.

* If the dog was previously licensed anywhere in New York State, the license number is required.

All animals transported by Mechanicville Animal Control are brought to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter located at 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. The phone number is (518) 885-4113, and the shelter is open Mon.-Sat. 10-4, closed Sundays and holidays. The shelter also sponsors rabies vaccination clinics several times each year, and posts pictures of animals available for adoption. For more information click on the following link: