Street paving program 2013
Street paving for 2013 was completed on September 18, 2013 with the follows streets being either re-built and base paved or re-surfaced:
1” surface applied to – Belmont Drive , Summit Street , Skyline Drive , Chick a dee Avenue , Pinewood Road , Free Street , Barker Street , Evergreen Road , Bryant Drive , Knoll Circle , Hillsdale Drive ,Hermit Trail and sections of Oak Street , Lavoie Street & Riverview Drive.
Western Avenue and Dubord Street were completely rebuilt with new sewer and water lines install and received 2” of base pavement.
White Avenue was reclaimed and received 2” of base pavement.
Masterman Road was rebuilt and received 2” of base pavement along with sections of East Jay Road , Old Jay Hill Road & Hidden Circle.
Along with the Hot Mix program several lower traffic volume roads were re-surfaced with Cold Mix, they are Lucarelli Road , Begin Road , Bickford Road and Purington Road.
A total of 5.2 miles of our 69 miles of local roads were paved this season at a cost of $589,000. This is for the pavement alone and does not include costs of reconstruction and / or new utilities.
On May 7, 2007 the Board of Selectmen recognizing that we have 68 miles of local roads of which to maintain the travel surface and acknowledging the enormous expense of doing so 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.
If you are interested in serving on the Committee contact the Jay Town Office @ 897-6785. Current committee members are:
Chairman - Tom Goding
Staff – Ruth Cushman & John Johnson
Members – Mike Houlihan, Paul Gingras, Steve McCourt, Steve Thompson, Rick Simoneau, Steve Drummond, Charles Haskell, Mike Williams and Gary Gagne
On December 5, 2005 the Selectmen
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.
It is the intent of the Board of Selectmen
of the Town of Jay to provide sand to residents
of the Town for personal use during the winter
months (Nov - March). Sand will be kept at
the Public Works Garage in an accessible
location allowing resident 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
3. Direct police to enforce the policy.
4. Publish policy in local paper each fall.
Revised November 6, 2000
Traffic Ordinance - Section 7-3
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
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.