Town of Moreau

Town of Moreau Highway Department

Physical Location:  Route 9 about 1 mile north of the Exit 17 Interchange

Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Office Phone Number: (518) 792-5675  Fax Number: (518) 792-5697
Department Email:

Summer Hours - 4/17/2017 - 10/27/2017  Monday thru Thursday 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Paul A. Joseph

Highway Superintendent

Michael Montgomery

Deputy Highway Superintendent

Maureen Leerkes

Highway Clerk

Adopt-a-Highway Program

The Town will honor your organization's efforts with a special sign indicating your group's name. 
If interested, please contact Maureen.


Town of Moreau 2017 Brush/Limb Pickup Schedule


Notice of Temporary Closing of Roads Pursuant to Section 1660 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law

The Town of Moreau Highway Superintendent advises that there will be a temporary closing of certain Town Roads effective immediately to any vehicle with a gross weight of more than four (4) tons. Erection of proper signs will identify the specific roads. The exclusion shall remain in effect until the removal of the signs as directed by the Town Highway Superintendent. All heavy duty contractors, well drillers, haulers of concrete, logs, lumber, sand, gravel, crushed stone, blocks, fuel oil, gasoline and similar items should take notice and arrange their work schedules accordingly. Cooperation during spring thawing will protect the public investment in our roads.

Paul A Joseph, Town of Moreau,
Highway Superintendent

Town's Right-of-Way

Residents are asked to have all parked cars and basketball hoops removed from the town's right-of-way.  During the winter season, these present a hazard to our snow plows and prevents them from properly cleaning the roads.

As per our Town of Moreau Code, Chapter 136, Article III, Paragraph 136-13, "The parking of vehicles is prohibited on all highways, roads, streets and right-of-ways, including all paved and non-paved areas and shoulders within the Town from November 1 to May 1.  Any vehicle parked in a restricted area during a snow storm or at such time when the Highway Department is removing snow from above stated areas, may by authority of the Highway Superintendent, be removed".

Damage to Private Property

It should be noted that the municipality is not held responsible for damage to private property that is located within the public right-of-way. The right-of-way (ROW) is often 50 feet wide and is often confused by property owners as their own property. In most cases, the ROW extends ten to twenty feet on either side of the paved or gravel road. Homeowners cultivate extensions of their lawns, place mailboxes, erect fences or stone walls in these areas, which improves the appearance of the street greatly, but is obstructive to a good maintenance from being conducted on the roadway. Homeowners should not put bark mulch, crushed rock, stone walls, fences (visible or invisible), irrigation systems, trees or lawns in the town right-of-way. The town is not liable for damage that may occur to property in its right-of-way. Many items interfere with heavy equipment and become a hazard for vehicles and pedestrians. They often cause drainage failures, and thereby road deterioration.

Location of Mailboxes

Mail and newspaper boxes are allowed, at the owner's risk within the right-of-way for the purposes of convenience. United States Postal bulletin 22102 states; "The Postal Service suggests using a semi-arch or extended arm support which allows snowplows to sweep near or under mailboxes without damaging supports and provides easy access to the mailboxes by carriers and customers". Please refer to the town's recommended policy on mailbox placement.

The following suggestions are for reducing the possibility of damage and liability:

Mailboxes should whenever possible, be installed at least three feet from the edge of pavement.

Installation should be sufficiently sturdy to withstand the weight of heavy snow resulting from plowing operations.