Quick Answers: Management & Planning

Are you aware of any resource where I can obtain comparable information about municipal roads for other municipalities in NY?

Where can I find guides on budgeting and planning for my highway department?

When preparing a 284 agreement, do I include Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) dollars as money to be spent?

Where can I find publically available budget and expenditure data for my highway department?

What are the drug and alcohol testing requirements for DOT CDL drivers?

Does the board need to pass a resolution to authorize the highway department to spend the additional money of PAVE NY program?

Where can I find a Temporary Easement form?

What can the Town Highway Superintendent do when the Town Board eliminates an employee position from the highway crew?

How can I find out the official functional class of a highway?

2015

What sign should be used when all trucks are banned from a highway?

What does the board have to do to use the “Best Value” method for purchasing?

Can we use existing rustic box beam in stock to replace rusting rustic box beam?

Can a 284 Agreement be changed after it has been approved?

Are the amounts under Permanent Improvements the total of the anticipated state aid? (i.e. CHIPS)

In preparing a 284 Agreement, is the amount under General Repairs for materials only?

What are the regulations regarding Building Permits, Zoning Regulations, and Peddler Restrictions on signs at the entry into a town?

Where is a good source for financial information for Town Highway Superintendents?

2014

How do I determine who owns a piece of property?

Who is responsible for clearing brush at an intersection owned by two different municipalities?

Where can I find legal opinions of the NYS Comptroller?

What are the rules for Seasonal Limited Use Highways

Is there a requirement that the doctor doing the examination for a CDL license be certified?

Does creating a plan to deal with highway design or safety defects or accommodation issues increase liability?

Where can we find that Piggybacking memo mentioned at the Highway School?

Are highway departments considered ‘first responders’ by Homeland Security?

What is the ‘Red Book’ that Highway Superintendents should have in their library and how do I obtain a copy?

What am I required to do concerning notification, barriers etc. if I have to close a road temporarily?

How do I get reimbursements for work done under CHIPS and the new Winter Recovery Fund?

What is an Erwin Plan Road?

Can CHIPS funding be used to develop an asset or pavement management plan?

2013

How much latitude does a Town have in "adjusting" the width of Main Street as part of a comprehensive plan?

Where can I find out how much my municipality will get in CHIPS funds?

What are the critical dates for Town Highway Departments?

Can I change a two-way road to a one-way road?

Can I use CHIPS monies for crack repairs?

2012

Where would I find a standard rental rate for various highway equipment?

Where can I find the latest adjustments for asphalt and fuel prices on State bids?

Where can I find out the functional classification of a particular highway?

Can I use an “Autistic Child” warning sign in New York?

What constitutes a Federal off-system bridge or road?

Is it true that they are no longer making Marshall Mix?

2011

Are there minimum retroreflectivity requirements for pavement markings? If so, what are the expected standards?

2010

What are the dollar amounts for when sealed bids are required?

When do sign posts have to meet the new standards for crashworthiness?

Can the Town Board assign to the Highway Superintendent the duty of collecting trash? If so, it that a Highway or General Fund Charge?

Which National MUTCD should be followed in New York State?

2009

Are work zone signs required to be retroreflective?

Where can I get a copy of the 284 Agreement?

What is the Highway Right-of-Way?

Where do I find State / OGS bids?

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