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The Town of Tompkins Highway Superintendent has requested that our town copy the posting of our neighbor, the Town of Delhi, and present it as our position as well.  So here it is:

It is the Highway Department’s goal to keep Town Highways in a passable condition during the winter months.  Any type of obstruction located in the Town’s right-of-way may hinder the ability of snow removal.

In an attempt to clear the roads, our drivers try not to damage any obstructions in the right-of-way; however, that is not always possible.  Therefore, any damage which may be done to mailboxes, fences and the like, while the Town Highway Department is trying to maintain the roads during the winter, will not be repaired or replaced by the Town, but will be the owner’s expense.

Vehicles parked on the Town right-of-way are also a hindrance when trying to clear the roads of snow.  Attempts will be made to contact the owners of such vehicles so they can be removed.  However, if the Highway Department is unable to reach the owner, or if the vehicle is not removed, the Town will have the vehicle towed, at the owner’s expense.

It is also a violation to plow snow across or shovel back into a Town Highway when residents clear out their own driveways and/or sidewalks.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Ron Van Valkenburg

Highway Superintendent

Town of Tomkins

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