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Highway FAQs

When do I need a Driveway Permit?
How far does the town’s Right of Way go into my property?
How do you determine the sweeping schedule?
What is your snow removal policy?
What if I have a dead tree on my property?
Can I run my sump pump water onto the street?

When do I need a Driveway Permit? 
Per Town ordinance, a permit is required when (1)  a new driveway is to be installed (2) when a new or existing driveway is going to be paved and (3) Removing existing asphalt and installing new asphalt or paver blocks, concrete etc.

How far does the town’s Right of Way go into my property?
The town’s right of way is measured 25 feet from the center of the road. If the road is a cul-de-sac, it is determined by finding the distance at a section of road that is straight then measuring the distance from the curb line. When that measurement is found we then measure the same distance from the cul-de-sac’s curb line. If work is to be performed in the right of way, we are required to return the area to as good if not better than when we started.

How do you determine the sweeping schedule?
We try to start as early in the year as weather permits. We also try to start in different areas of town each year, that way the same sections of town are not always last.

What is your snow removal policy?
Please read the policy, it is found on the Highway Dept’s web page.

What if I have a dead tree on my property?
You can call the highway dept. The Superintendent of Highways who is also the Tree Warden will come and check the tree for a couple of things. 1. Is the tree a town street tree; this is determined in the same manner as the right of way. 2. Is the tree a “Hazard Tree” meaning does it need to come down because there is danger of failure.

Can I run my sump pump water onto the street?
No. It is illegal to do this. Read the ordinance on “Drainage onto Town Roads”

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