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Parking Regulations within the Town of Pine Plains


This article shall be entitled “A Local Law Regulating Parking Within the Town of Pine Plains.”
No vehicle shall be parked, left standing or otherwise permitted to remain on any public street, road, highway within the Town or on any Town-owned or -maintained parking area in the Town of Pine Plains between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. or during any period of snowfall or other precipitation (except rain) for a period of six hours following said snowfall or other precipitation during the months of November of each year through April of the following year. This provision shall not apply to the parking of any ambulances, to any vehicle operated by a physician while on a professional call, or to any portion of a municipal parking area located on property leased to the Town for use as a municipal parking area which has been reserved by the Town for the use of the owner or tenants of the owner.
Any vehicle parked, left standing or otherwise permitted to remain on any public street, road, or highway within the Town or in any Town-owned or -maintained parking area within the Town in violation of the provisions of § 251-11 of this article, and any vehicles parked or abandoned on any public street, road, or highway within the Town during any floods, fires or other public emergencies, or found unattended where they constitute an obstruction to traffic, or at any place where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited, may be removed and stored by the Town, its Highway Department, and/or its Police Department, and the owner or operator of any such vehicle shall be liable for payment of the reasonable charges for such removal and/or storage.

A. 

There shall be no parking on the east side of Academy Street for a distance extending from its intersection with State Route 199 on the north to the point where the north side of Factory Lane intersects with Academy Street on the east.

B. 

There shall be no parking on the south side of Smith Street for a distance of 20 feet west from its intersection with Academy Street, and parking shall be limited to one hour from 20 feet west from the intersection with Academy Street to 300 feet west from the west of said intersection.
A violations of any provision of this article shall be deemed to be a traffic violation and subject to such fines as are prescribed in § 1800 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
The Town of Pine Plains Highway Superintendent, the members of the Town of Pine Plains Police Department, the members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department, and the members of the New York State Police shall have the power to issue parking tickets, summonses and/or appearance tickets for violations of this article and shall have general enforcement powers with respect to the same.

Winter Parking Rules 2020

Please remember that keeping the Town roads passable during inclement weather is my top priority during the winter months. I would appreciate your cooperation while my crew members are trying to do their jobs-
Please do not park or leave your vehicle on any public street, road or highway within the Town or on any Town owned or maintained parking area (excluding designated areas) in the Town of Pine Plains between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m or during any period of snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) and for a period of six hours following the said snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) during the months of November of each year through April of the following year.
Please be sure that if you have sidewalks located either at your place of business or residence, that they are free of snow or ice and icy conditions within 24 hours at the end of accumulation. I would like to remind residents that plowing snow into and across the roadway is illegal as per Highway Law § 214. This practice is very dangerous as it compromises the safety of motorists who are often approaching the area unsuspecting an obstacle. Highway Law §214 states that “depositing ashes, snow, ice, stones, sticks, et cetera upon the highways is a violation subject to a penalty.”
My crew and I would like to remind you that clearing the roads takes time. The material that we are applying to deice the roadways does not work instantly. Balancing both budget dollars and environmental impacts, we are not applying pure salt to our roadways therefore our roads do not and will not melt off as fast as the main roads you are accustomed to traveling. We appreciate your understanding.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Heather M.Emerich, Highway Superintendent (518) 398-6662 Office (518) 965-1876 Cell

Please remember that keeping the Town roads passable during inclement weather is my top priority during the winter months. I would appreciate your cooperation while my crew members are trying to do their jobs-
Please do not park or leave your vehicle on any public street, road or highway within the Town or on any Town owned or maintained parking area (excluding designated areas) in the Town of Pine Plains between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m or during any period of snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) and for a period of six hours following the said snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) during the months of November of each year through April of the following year.
Please be sure that if you have sidewalks located either at your place of business or residence, that they are free of snow or ice and icy conditions within 24 hours at the end of accumulation. I would like to remind residents that plowing snow into and across the roadway is illegal as per Highway Law § 214. This practice is very dangerous as it compromises the safety of motorists who are often approaching the area unsuspecting an obstacle. Highway Law §214 states that “depositing ashes, snow, ice, stones, sticks, et cetera upon the highways is a violation subject to a penalty.”
My crew and I would like to remind you that clearing the roads takes time. The material that we are applying to deice the roadways does not work instantly. Balancing both budget dollars and environmental impacts, we are not applying pure salt to our roadways therefore our roads do not and will not melt off as fast as the main roads you are accustomed to traveling. We appreciate your understanding.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Heather M.Emerich, Highway Superintendent (518) 398-6662 Office (518) 965-1876 Cell

Highway Update

Message from Highway Superintendent, Heather Emerich

AS OF 3.20.2020, ALL HIGHWAY PERSONNEL ARE SHELTERING IN PLACE UNLESS CALLED IN FOR EMERGENCIES. WATCH THE WEATHER AND BE ASSURED THAT SHOULD IT SNOW, THEY WILL BE OUT WITH SALT, SAND AND PLOWS!

The time has come…….the beginning of Spring cleanup 🙂   The crews will be out cleaning up shoulders from the snowplows and sweeping throughout the center of Town.  Our contractor will be coming in (weather permitting) Tuesday, April 7th and Wednesday, April 8th to collect the sweepings from the edges of the town owned roads throughout the center of Town only.  Now is this time for residents located throughout the center of Town to rake road materials left over, SAND ONLY(no grass clippings, brush or leaves) from their sections of lawn located at the road edge onto the edges of the pavement in a shallow layer so that the sweeper may remove them.  Please DO NOT rake any materials to the road edge after April 1st.  Although our efforts will be primarily focused in the center of Town, we have not forgotten about our more rural residents.  We will be there just as soon as this phase of cleanup has been completed.
Please keep a watchful eye out for the crew and give them the space they need to safely complete these tasks.  Please remember when approaching a work zone to slow down and be aware.  Thank you!
If you have any questions about your road being part of the specified area, please call my office at (518)398-6662

 

 

COVID-19 Highway Department Response

UPDATE! ALL HIGHWAY PERSONNEL ARE SHELTERING IN PLACE UNLESS CALLED INTO SERVICE FOR EMERGENCY. BE ASSURED THAT SHOULD IT SNOW, THEY WILL BE OUT IN FORCE WITH SALT, SAND AND PLOWS!

Update To ensure the safety of our employees and the public, the Highway Department office building is now officially closed until further notice. The property will remain open for recycling and brush drop off. Highway Superintendent, Secretary, and Highway Crew will be working, the building will be locked to visitors. Please call us if you have any highway related concerns. Our office number is (518) 398-6662 or the Highway Superintendent may be reached on her cell phone at (518) 965-1876.

Winter Parking Rules from Heather M. Emerich, Highway Superintendent 11/13/19

Please remember that keeping the Town roads passable during inclement weather is my top priority during the winter months. I would appreciate your cooperation while my crew members are trying to do their jobs-
Please do not park or leave your vehicle on any public street, road or highway within the Town or on any Town owned or maintained parking area (excluding designated areas) in the Town of Pine Plains between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m or during any period of snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) and for a period of six hours following the said snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) during the months of November of each year through April of the following year.
Please be sure that if you have sidewalks located either at your place of business or residence, that they are free of snow or ice and icy conditions within 24 hours at the end of accumulation. I would like to remind residents that plowing snow into and across the roadway is illegal as per Highway Law § 214. This practice is very dangerous as it compromises the safety of motorists who are often approaching the area unsuspecting an obstacle. Highway Law §214 states that “depositing ashes, snow, ice, stones, sticks, et cetera upon the highways is a violation subject to a penalty.”
My crew and I would like to remind you that clearing the roads takes time. The material that we are applying to deice the roadways does not work instantly. Balancing both budget dollars and environmental impacts, we are not applying pure salt to our roadways therefore our roads do not and will not melt off as fast as the main roads you are accustomed to traveling. We appreciate your understanding.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Heather M.Emerich, Highway Superintendent (518) 398-6662 Office (518) 965-1876 Cell

BIDS-Materials 2019

Legal Notice

Please take notice that the Town of Pine Plains Town Board will be accepting sealed bids for the purchase of the following materials for the year 2019:

1.) Bituminous asphalt (various sizes) including cold mix asphalt using the most current posted price index.

2.) Crushed stone (all sizes)

3.) Ice control sand- all crushed stone shall meet Section 703 of the NYSDOT ‘Standard Specifications’ and Natural and Processed Sands and Gravels, Crushed Stone, Aggregate, Run of Bank Gravel specifications of County of Dutchess.

All stone and asphalt materials shall come from NYSDOT approved plant. Bid prices on all of the above materials per ton, with the exception of asphalt should be for both F.O.B. and delivered.

4.) Liquid calcium chloride for summer and winter.

5.) Blended diesel fuel.

6.) #2 Heating oil for garage and library.

7.) Mid-Grade and Regular no lead gasoline.

8.) Liquid Propane for garage and library.

All bids should use the Albany OPIS for the Friday immediately preceding the bid opening date.
Bids will be accepted until 12:00 noon Friday August 10, 2018 at the Town Clerks Office,
PO Box 955, 3284 Route 199 Pine Plains, NY 12567 at which time they will be opened and read aloud.

In order for your bid to be considered complete, the following must be submitted as required by Section 103D of the Municipal Law:

Non-Collusive Bidding Certificate
Certificate of Insurance Naming Town of Pine Plains as Certificate Holder
All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the following information on the outside:

1. Materials Bids 2019
2. August 10, 2018, 12:00PM

The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. The F.O.B. plant price will be analyzed with full consideration given to the distance of the plant to the project location. Any questions should be directed to the Highway Superintendent, Heather M. Wilson at (518) 398-6662.

By order of the Town Board of the Town of Pine Plains
Judy S. Harpp
Town Clerk

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