Public Notices

Roadway Sweeping April 30 – May 1

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 Tuesday April 30, 2019 into the early morning hours of May 1, 2019 and also late during the evening of Wednesday May 1, 2019 into the early morning hours of May 2, 2019. 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.
The Town of Pine Plains Highway 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 Emerich, Highway Superintendent 518-398-6662 Office, 518-965-1876 Cell. Thank you!

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday, April 27th, 2019

The following drop-off locations are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

•    Dutchess County Law Enforcement Center, 108 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie
•    New York State Police, Troop K Headquarters, 2541 Route 44, Salt Point
•    City of Beacon Police Department, 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon
•    East Fishkill Police Department, 2468 Route 52, Hopewell Junction
•    Hyde Park Police Department, 3 Cardinal Road, Hyde Park
•    Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, 19 Tucker Drive, Poughkeepsie
•    Wappingers Falls Police Department, 2628 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls

Additional drop-off locations are accessible during the following days/hours:

•    Village of Millerton Police Department, 21 Dutchess Ave., Millerton
o    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, noon-midnight; Sunday, 4 p.m.-midnight
•    Village of Red Hook Police Department, 7467 South Broadway, Red Hook
o    Daily, 8 a.m. to midnight
•    Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Pawling Substation, 9 Memorial Avenue, Pawling
o    Residents can call (845) 486-3000 to make arrangements for drop-off


For more information call Colleen Pillus, (845) 486-2000

Dutchess County Hazardous Waste Clean-up

The collection event to facilitate disposal of hazardous materials for Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) is being held on Friday, June 21, 2019.  If you meet the requirements of a CESQG you can get rid of hazardous chemicals, oil based paint, pesticides, mercury, fluorescent bulbs, and more, in a cost effective and environmentally sound manner.  By taking part in this event you can save on disposal costs as you can bring your own materials and do not have to pay a hazardous waste company to go to your location using their permitted hazardous waste vehicle.  Also, due to the economies of scale because of the number of generators participating in the event, this is the most cost effective way to dispose of hazardous materials.

Who are considered small quantity generators?
-Non-residential generators that generate less than 220 lbs or approximately 26 gallons of non-acute hazardous waste per month, and
-Generate no more than 2.2 lbs. of acute hazardous waste per month.

Collection will be held at 96 Sand Dock Rd. Pougkeepsie, NY.


Pick up a copy of the registration form at Pine Plains Town Hall.

Collection Date:  Friday, June 21, 2019

Registration Deadline:  June 3, 20149

You will have quotes and appointment time by:  June 14, 2019

For more information call DC Dept. of Planning and Development at (845) 463-6020

Help Wanted, Highway Department

Help Wanted


The Town of Pine Plains is accepting applications for the position of Motor Equipment Operator.  This is a full-time, permanent position.  Applicants must have a CDL Class B license valid for the State of New York and must pass physical and drug testing.

Applicants must possess mechanical abilities; have experience in maintaining equipment operated by the department and carry out work assignments with minimal supervision.  Ability to perform manual labor, including heavy lifting in all weather conditions is essential.  Job will include operation of equipment and machinery as well a variety of tasks in connection with the construction, repair, snow removal, drainage and maintenance of Town owned roads and properties.

Applications are available from the Highway Superintendent during regular business hours at 20 Highway Blvd., Pine Plains, NY 12567.  Applications are to be returned to the Highway Superintendent at PO Box 955, Pine Plains, NY 12567 by the close of business on April 25, 2019.  The Town of Pine Plains is an E. O. E.

Winter Parking Rules from Heather M. Wilson, Highway Superintendent

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. Wilson, Highway Superintendent (518) 398-6662 Office (518) 965-1876 Cell