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Roadway Maintenance

Some of the roadways within the Town limits fall under the jurisdiction of the Village of Camillus, Onondaga County or New York State, not the Town of Camillus' Highway Department.

 

 

Road Sand & Stone Clean Up:
Sand and stone should be raked straight into the roads edge for pickup.  Please do not create piles or cover the catch basins with stones, leaves or debris, as this may clog the inlet and cause flooding.  Do not pile the stones – they are a hazard to pedestrians, and vehicles and cannot be effectively picked up by our sweeper.  

Snow Removal:
Snow accumulation is monitored and evaluated throughout the day and night to ensure the most effective use of our resources having the best possible snow removal response.  Plowing typically begins in the very early morning hours and continues throughout the day and evening as warranted.

 

WARNING:  According to Section 1219 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law and Section 214 of the Highway Law of New York State,  Snow removal operators (Plow Services and individuals) on private properties may not push , pile or blow snow out into or across any public roadway system. Those that do may be issued a court appearance ticket.  Be considerate of others. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our roadways safe for the traveling public. 

To facilitate snow removal efforts, the Town of Camillus prohibits on-street parking on Town roadways from December 1st to April 1st between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Placement of Trash Cans:
Resident’s trashcans should be placed at the end of their driveway, rather than in the road.  This is especially true during the winter months, when trashcans placed in the roadway may be hit by snowplows or create other traffic hazards.

Mailbox Repair:
Some mailboxes may be taken down or damaged because of snow removal processes.  Sometimes, through no fault of the Town or resident, the post has simply rotted and the weight of the snow hitting it knocks it down. 

According to the State Attorney General's Opinion No. 99-1, when a property owner places his or her mailbox in the Town's right-of-way, the Town is not liable for damage to the mailbox if such damage is caused by non-negligent snow removal activities.  Whether the Town is responsible for damage to a reasonably placed mailbox is a question of fact relating to the conduct of the snow removal activities. 

It has been the policy of the Town of Camillus Highway Department to replace mailboxes and posts taken down or damaged during snow removal.  However, it is suggested that you replace any expensive or fancy mailboxes or posts with a basic mailbox and post as these are the only types provided for repair and replacement.

 

Town Roadways