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HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Jay Public Works Garage 519 Main St

E-mail address - jhighway@jay-maine.org

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Street paving program 2014

Last year very little paving was completed. The annual appropriation was reduced 50% from $450,000 to $225,000 and asphalt was high. Highland Ave and a section of Marcello were base paved following extensive water and sewer line replacement projects. $19,000 dollars was expended crack sealing and $6,700 was spent paving in street trenches following culvert replacement.

The paving account has a current balance of $250,225.

The road committee met on January 20, 2015 and voted to request funding at last years $225,000 level.

Until budget deliberations are complete the committee cannot define the 2015 paving program but are tentatively looking at:

Macomber Hill Rd from Woodman – Franklin

Surfacing most of Warren Hill Rd that is currently just based.

Surfacing a small section of Old Jay Hill Rd that is currently just based.

Building and basing Soules Hill Rd from the power line to the Chesterville town line and fixing a section of the East Jay Rd known as Gacid Hill, treatment to be determined.



Road Committee

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 –Shiloh LaFreniere& John Johnson

Members – Greg Roy, Paul Gingras, Steve McCourt, Steve Thompson, Rick Simoneau, Steve Drummond, Charles Haskell, and Gary Gagne

 

NOTICE

Mailbox Replacement Policy

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.


WINTER SAND POLICY

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 Commercial Use

3. Direct police to enforce the policy.

4. Publish policy in local paper each fall.

Revised November 6, 2000

 

WINTER PARKING

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.