Commissioner: Kevin Winn, P.E.
Deputy Commissioner: Bob Mascianica
Foreman: Andy Rosafort
Location: 301 Adams Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Telephone: (914) 666-7669 (666-SNOW)
FAX: (914) 666-4987
E-mail: [email protected]
Maintenance of the Town's 132 miles of road, including 32 miles of dirt roads, and 16 miles of sidewalks, is one of the major responsibilities of the Highway Department.
NYSEG will be trimming trees in Bedford, starting 8/9
The specification is to trim vegetation 10 feet to either side of the primary lines, 10 feet below the primary lines and 15 feet above the primary lines. Any tree that is within 10ft of the lines and has potential to grow into the lines at any point in the trees life cycle shall be removed. Yard/Landscape trees however will be removed on a case-by-case basis.
Lewis Tree Service has the contract for this year. Questions can be directed to Sam Miller, Brewster Lead Analyst, Vegetation Management, [email protected], (845)-278-8120 x229.
Click here for list of streets they will be working on. This is a link to NYSEG website in relation to vegetation management http://www.nyseg.com/UsageAndSafety/electricalsafety/treesandpowerlines.html.
NO PARKING RULES IN EFFECT NOV 15 - APRIL 1
There shall be NO parking from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on any county or Town highway in the Town of Bedford from November 15 to April 1. (Town Code Chapter 117)
From its garage and offices on Adams Street and an auxiliary site on Crusher Road in Bedford Village, the highway department's 25 employees plow snow, repair roads, keep drains clear, maintain commuter parking lots and bridges throughout Bedford.
To assist residents, the department picks up leaves from properties of one acre or less and discarded Christmas trees in January and early February. Once collected, these items are deposited at the Town's own composting operation and the mulch that is created over time is used to enrich the soils and plantings around Town parks and office buildings.
Leaf pickup is a costly venture. The vast amount of leaves picked up by the Town, require tax dollars for labor and equipment, as well as composting and disposal. In an effort to continue this service but also reduce costs, the Town no longer provides brown paper bags. The Highway Department will continue to pickup bags, but residents will need to purchase them on their own. These degradable bags are sold locally at Mill River Supply in Bedford Hills and Kelloggs & Lawrence in Katonah and at most other hardware stores.
Please be aware that only leaves and small twigs should be put into bags. Bags filled with dirt, rocks, grass clipping and branches will not be accepted since they make composting very difficult and, due to the weight of each bag, require more labor and equipment.
We encourage residents to compost whenever possible. Literature on composting is available in the Town Clerk's Office, 321 Bedford Road, and the Highway Division, 301 Adams Street.
In addition, each Spring the Highway Division conducts town wide cleanup days at its Crusher Road site. Residents may bring all unwanted household items except for batteries, tires and paint. Other items such as old bicycles, barbecues, lawn mowers and furniture may be brought to the site. Posters are placed around the Town announcing the dates of the cleanup, usually in the earlier part of May.
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