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Highway Department


January 1 - June 2, 2017 and October 30 - December 31, 2017 Monday through Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
June 5, 2017 - October 27, 2017 Monday through Thursday - 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Highway Superintendent

Joseph Whalen
(518) 885-8502 EXT #25
Highway Clerk Leslie Zorn
(518) 885-8502 EXT #23


  • Culvert Permit Permit Application to construct a driveway connection within the Right of Way of a Town Highway.



  • The following roads (*pending) are scheduled to be paved this year (2017), cost permitting:
    • McCrea Hill Rd.

      0.45 miles

      Garrett Rd.

      1.21 miles

      Garrett Ln.

      0.24 miles

      Marcia Ln.

      0.3 miles

      East High St.

      (Village line to Malta line)

      0.27 miles

      Stewart Ct.

      0.18 miles

      Mourningkill Dr.


      Forest Rd.

      (Rt. 50 to Fruitwood Dr)

      0.40 miles
      *Woodside Dr. 0.41 miles
      *Orchard Ter. 0.23 miles
      Staulters Farm Rd. 0.32 miles
      Larkin Dr. 0.22 miles


Truck Reservations: Town trucks will be available for yard clean up May 1st - May 31st (Reservations start April 24th). There will be four trucks available per day.  Reservations will be taken and given in the order in which they are received. Truck reservations will also take place in October. Dates to be determined.


Basketball Hoops in Town Rights-of-Way: A reminder to those who have portable basketball hoops, they are prohibited in Town highway rights-of-way. The rights-of-way on most Town highways is 50' to 60'. Therefore, we will not be held responsible for any basketball hoops placed out by the road at anytime of the year. Our plow drivers have their hands full plowing around other objects as it is.

Hydrants: We will keep hydrants cleared as fast as we can after heavy snow storms. The Town currently has 341 hydrants. If you would like to be helpful and have one by your house, keep it cleared. You should get a discount on your home owners insurance for having fire protection close to your home. I know our volunteer fire fighters as well as the Water Dept. will appreciate your cooperation. They say time helps fight fires so please don't be afraid to adopt one of these red helpful life savers.

Mailbox Repair and Sand: Residents who have had their mailbox damaged will have them repaired to receive their mail in a timely fashion. If you have damage to the post that holds the mail box, we will replace the post in the spring when the frost is out of the ground. Our plow drivers do all they can do with the winter's blinding snows and oncoming cars not to hit these objects on our rights of way. The Highway Department is not responsible to keep your mailboxes completely free of snow; it is yours as the home owner. If the Town residents need sand, it is available behind the Highway Dept. and one of the men may assist you.

Outlet Road Facility: This facility is for the disposal of brush, leaves and lawn clippings. Residents can come to the Highway Office to sign out the key during weekday hours.

Street Sweeping: Street sweepers will be out by the first week in April.

Wood Chips: Wood chips are available at the Highway Garage.