Do not throw snow from walkways or driveways onto the road. Most people don't know this, but it's actually against the law. New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1219 (a) states: No person shall throw or deposit upon any highway any glass bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, snow, grass or leaves or any other sustance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle upon such highway. Besides, plowmen are very likely to plow it right back into your driveway.
Please remember that parking on Town roads is prohibited. The town has a 25 foot right of way from the center of the road and it is important for everyone's safety that the property owner refrain from placing items such as basketball hoops, bus stops, fences in this area. If you should have questions regarding this please contact the highway superintendent.
Located in the beautiful Northern Catskills, the Town of Durham offers the advantages of a rural lifestyle with quick and easy access to New York’s dynamic Capital Region and the Tech Valley. And Metro New York is less than 2-1/2 hours away via the New York Thruway or Amtrak.
Excellent local schools combined with four season recreational opportunity in the surrounding Catskills and the Hudson River Valley; including many vacation destinations in the Town of Durham. All of this makes the Town of Durham a great place for a vacation home or a full-time residence.
We hope to see you soon!
Bill Carr, Jr.
Supervisor, Town of Durham
The Town of Durham is seeking bids for the demolition of a collapsed building located at 4177 Route 145, Durham, NY Tax Map #21.00-5-7. Complete specifications, the Engineer’s report and prevailing wage schedule for article 8 public work project may be obtained at the Town Building at 7309 Route 81 or on their website www.durhamny.com. This is a public work project and all aspects of Articles 8 & 9 of the NYS Labor Law (Prevailing Wages) are applicable. Bids must include a non-collusion statement, copy of bidders workers compensation and general liability insurance. Bids must be received by 5:30 P.M. on December 17, 2013. Bids to be opened at the Town Board Meeting that evening. Work must be completed within 30 days of bid award.
By order of the Town Board
Chris Kohrs, Town Clerk