N.Y. Highway Law Section 131-F
Streets outside cities


When any territory in a county containing an incorporated city of one hundred thousand inhabitants or upward, lying outside the limits of such city, has been mapped into streets and avenues pursuant to law, the board of supervisors may authorize the establishment of a plan for the grade of such streets and avenues; the alteration of such plan of grades, or of any plan thereof that shall have been established by law; the laying out, opening, grading, constructing, closing and change of line or width, of any one or more of them, and provide for the assessment on property intended to be benefited thereby, and fixing assessment districts therefor, and for the levy, collection and payment of the amount of damages sustained and the charges and expenses incurred, or which may be necessary to incur in carrying out such provisions; the laying out of new or additional streets and avenues upon the established map or plan thereof, the acceptance by town officers of conveyances of lands, for public highways, the naming and changing of names of streets and avenues laid down on said map or plan, and the numbering or renumbering of houses and building lots fronting on such streets and avenues. But such last named power in regard to the alteration of said map or plan, laying out, opening, grading, constructing, closing and change of line, of such streets or avenues, or the numbering or naming thereof, or defraying the expenses thereof, shall only be exercised on the petition of the property owners, who own more than one-half of the frontage on any such street or avenue, or on a certificate of the town board and commissioners of highways of the town, that the same is, in their judgment, proper and necessary for the public interest. If the streets and avenues in respect to which such action is proposed to be taken, shall lie in two or more towns, a like certificate shall be required of the town board and commissioners of highways, of each town. Before making such certificate, such town board, or boards and commissioners of highways, shall give ten days’ notice by publication in one of the daily papers of the county, and by conspicuously posting in six public places in each of such towns, of the time and place at which they will meet to consider the same, at which meeting the public, and all persons interested, may appear and be heard in relation thereto. No such street or avenue shall be laid out, opened or constructed, upon or across any lands acquired by the right of eminent domain, and held in fee for depot purposes by any railroad corporation, or upon or across any lands now held by a corporation formed for the purpose of improving the breed of horses, without the consent of such corporations. No town officer shall charge anything for his services under this section, nor shall any charge be made against any such town or the property therein, for the expense of the publication of the notice herein required.

Source: Section 131-F — Streets outside cities, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/HAY/131-F (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

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Definitions
111
Payment and apportionment of cost among counties and towns
113
Annual statement of cost
114
Sources and use of county road fund moneys
115
Preparation of map showing proposed county road system
115‑A
Abandonment of unused portions of town highways on county road system
115‑B
Removal of road or part of road from county road system
115‑C
Notice to municipalities where county roads are abandoned or revert to such municipalities
116
Statement and approval of proposed work
117
Construction and reconstruction of county roads
117‑A
Highways in villages in Niagara county
117‑B
Controlled-access highways in counties
117‑C
Hawking, peddling, vending, sale of goods, wares or merchandise
117‑D
Pedestrian overpass to be designated as the “Jennifer Bolender Memorial Overpass”
117‑E
Pedestrian overpass to be designated as the “Police Officer Robert McLellan Memorial Overpass”
118
Acquisition by counties of lands for right-of-way and other purposes
118‑A
Abandoning of parts of county highways
118‑B
Entry upon lands by county superintendent
119
Purchase of lands
120
Petition to acquire lands
121
Commissioners of appraisal to be appointed
122
Duties of commissioners of appraisal
123
County treasurer to pay awards
125
Land may be sold or leased
126
Awarding of contracts
127
Payments from the county road fund
129
Maintenance and apportionment of cost
130
Bridges on county road system
131
County roads of additional width and increased cost at expense of village
131‑A
Application
131‑B
County highways and bridges
131‑C
Location and construction of bridges
131‑D
Construction by county of destroyed bridges
131‑E
Bridges over county lines
131‑F
Streets outside cities
131‑G
Regulation of toll rates
131‑H
Separate highway districts in certain counties
131‑I
Boundary lines
131‑J
Development of highways and other improvements in certain counties
131‑K
County aid for construction and improvement of certain public highways and bridges in municipalities
133
Machinery, tools, equipment, implements, materials and supplies
133‑A
Rental or hiring of county highway machinery, tools or equipment
134
Purchases by county purchasing agent
135
Snow removal, and cutting of weeds
135‑A
Control of snow and ice conditions on county roads
136
Permits for work within the county road right of way
137
Maintenance of certain highways by a county
138
Bridge between Saratoga county and Warren county to be designated as the "Irving H
139
County liable for injuries caused by defective highways and bridges
139‑A
Presentation of claims for torts

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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