Drive Safe

On May 7, 2007, the Select Board recognized that we have 68 miles of local roads to maintain the travel surface and acknowledged the enormous expense of doing so they formed a Town Road Committee. The Committee is tasked with researching road surface treatments, balancing cost and need, recommending an annual paving appropriation, and deciding how and where to best expend available funds annually. The committee is doing its best to keep our roads in decent traveling condition with the funds available to them.

Interested in serving on the Committee?

Contact the Jay Town Office at (207) 897-6785

Highway Department

519 Main Street, Jay, Maine 04239

Phone: 207-897-4920

Ordinances & Policies:

Traffic Ordinance – Section 7-3

No person shall park a vehicle on any street for a period of time longer than 30 minutes between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. of any day from November 1 to April 15 inclusive, except physicians on emergency calls.

Title 29 MRSA ss 2069.2

Interfering with snow removal, normal traffic movement – A law enforcement officer may cause the removal to a suitable parking place, at the expense of the registered owner, of a vehicle interfering with snow removal or the normal movement of traffic or parked within the limits of a right-of-way.

It is the intent of the Select Board of the Town of Jay to provide sand to residents of the Town for personal use during the winter months (November – March). Sand will be kept at the Public Works Garage in an accessible location allowing residents to pick up sand as needed. The sand is for Jay residents only and not to be used for commercial use. The town does not allow the taking of salt. The Board retains the right to amend or discontinue this policy with no notice should abuse or other circumstances in their opinion warrant.

  1. Provide sand to residents only.
  2. Post signs: Jay Residents Only, Not for Commercial Use
  3. Direct police to enforce the policy.
  4. Publish policy in the local paper each fall.

Revised November 6, 2000

On December 5, 2005, the Select Board set a policy to not be responsible for mailboxes that are within the right-of-way that are damaged by plowing. The Town does have a limited supply of temporary mailboxes available at the Town Garage for citizens whose mailboxes have been damaged by plowing. These temporary boxes are loaned out through the winter.