The Highway Department consists of the Highway Superintendent and two employees: David Nichols and Neal Avery. The Westville Highway Department is located at 936 County Route 19.
It operates according to the Highway Laws of the State of New York. The Department of Highway's main objectives are: to maintain, repair, improve and rebuild the Town of Westville owned roads and bridges.
The Highway Department
The Highway Department maintains and repairs:
Roadway drainage systems
Various park areas throughout the Town
Roadway snow and ice control
The Town of Westville is responsible for the snow and ice control on Town roads within the Town of Westville. Our Highway Department follows the “Sensible Salting Guidelines”. This policy requires us to use only enough salt to make our highways safe for motorists, but requires you to reduce your driving speed according to conditions.
It is the Town’s policy that mailboxes that are damaged by town plows during snow plowing operations are not the responsibility of the Town.
When clearing your driveway of snow, please keep the snow on your own property. Any snow pushed, blown or plowed onto any street is a ticketable offense under both New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and New York State Penal Law. If your driveway is plowed by a private contractor, both you (as the homeowner) and the plow operator may be ticketed. Snow should be pushed to the left side of your driveway (if you are facing your use) so that when town snowplows go past your house they do not put the snow back into your driveway.
In order to facilitate snow removal and to eliminate potential hazards, the parking of vehicles on all highways within the Town, including the shoulders of the roads, is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from November 1 to April 15. Vehicles in violation of this ordinance are subject to a parking ticket. Repeat violators or vehicles that prevent plowing of a street will be towed and the vehicle’s owner will be responsible for all towing and storage charges.