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If a tree is touching wires, or blocking a road, call 911. Other tree issues can be reported to the Highway Department. We will evaluate the situation and determine if it is our responsibility. If it is not, we will let you know who to call.
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If you think that our plows may have damaged your mailbox, please complete the Service Request/Complaint Form, and we will get back to you promptly. For more information, please see the Snow and Ice Policy for the Town of Red Hook.
Red Hook Central School District School closings due to weather are based on road conditions in the Town of Red Hook as well as other towns in the school district. While our roads may be cleared, other municipalities may still be plowing, depending upon elevation, location and weather severity.
You will need to contact Dig Safe NY by calling 811 to make sure there are no utilities or wires underground. They will have features marked within a few days so you can proceed safely. Check out Dig Safely NY
Before any construction, it is best to contact the Red Hook Town Building Department http://ny-redhook.civicplus.com/150/Building-Zoning for permit information. There are no guidelines regarding building in the Town road right of way. The Building Department and the Highway Department will work with you to make sure you get it right the first time.
The Town has a maintenance right-of-way on all roads, which is the area that we use to place snow, maintain underground utilities and mow or clear brush. Call the Highway Department and the Superintendent will tell you where the Town's right-of-way is on your particular road, usually 25' from the center of the road. We advise residents to keep all plantings and items out of the right-of-way to avoid damage and for safety reasons.
No, there is no brush or leaf pickup or drop off program in the Town of Red Hook.
Wood chips are available at the Town Recycling Center only during their operating hours and are free to anyone who wishes to pick them up.
If you live on a town road, contact the Highway Department. For a Dutchess County Road, call 845-486-2900. For a State Highway , call 845-758-6270. If the deer is not blocking the road, we will pick it up during normal business hours. The Town does not pick up deer on private property.
Parking is not allowed on Town Roads from November 15th until April 1st from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Snow plowing is an emergency operation and cars on the side of the roads can suffer damage, as well as impede clearing of the snow. Click here for the Winter Parking Code
Town roads are any roads that have been dedicated to the Town and accepted by the Town Board. Town of Red Hook roads do not include private, village, county or state roads.
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The Town of Red Hook Highway Department considers safety a priority. The specifications are meant to further the safety of the travelling public as well as to support the function, maintenance and operation of the Highway system, including snow removal.
In addition to the rules and regulations of the US Postal Service (designed to allow postal drivers to reach the mailbox), the location and construction of mailboxes must conform to the Town's specifications are intended to enable a snow plow wing to pass safely under the mailbox installation. To read the Town of Red Hook's mailbox specifications, and requirements for posts and mailboxes, please go to the following link: /DocumentCenter/View/621/Mailbox-specifications17April2019