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 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
The weather is finally cooperating and we will be starting our final phase of road work tomorrow, Monday July 30th. We will be on Hicks Hill Rd. If we are able to complete that road, we will be moving on to Birch Dr., Nine Partners Dr. and Wicks Dr. After that, we are headed to Academy St., Factory La., Smith St., Myrtle Ave. and Johnny Cake Hollow. Please drive with caution through the work zones. I will keep you updated as the work progresses throughout the week.
To all Pine Plains Residents- Please be advised that the New York State Department of Transportation will be sweeping the State Roadways located within our Town late during the evening of Thursday April 26, 2018 into the early morning hours of April 27, 2018. Although not convenient for those trying to sleep, this is the safest time for the NYSDOT to perform these duties. If you can refrain from parking along the State roadway during this period of time, it would be much appreciated. Please keep in mind that this sweeping project will target only State roads. My crew has been out sweeping the Town roads during regular daytime work hours for the past several weeks now.
I am hopeful to have the street sweeper/vacuum contractor return on Monday April 30, 2018 to complete sweeping of the Town maintained roadways located in the center of Town in order to get rid of the sand at the road edge . The crew has also started tree trimming, ditch cleaning, springtime cleanup duties and road prep work so please be careful while traveling our roads. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Heather M. Wilson, Highway Superintendent 518-398-6662 Office, 518-965-1876 Cell. Thank you!
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