N.Y. Highway Law Section 135
Snow removal, and cutting of weeds


The board of supervisors of any county may annually appropriate and expend such sum as it deems proper for the removal of snow from the county roads of the county, and for sanding, or otherwise treating them, for the purpose of removing the danger due to ice and snow thereon. The board shall designate the county roads from which the snow is to be removed and the work shall be conducted in a manner to be determined by the board under the direction of the county superintendent of highways. The board may also annually appropriate and expend such sum as it deems proper for the planting of trees, the cutting and removal of noxious weeds, briers and brush within the bounds of county roads and town highways improved by county aid, and the purchase and erection of snow fences, or other structures to prevent the drifting of snow on the said roads and highways; and the county superintendent may when authorized by the board of supervisors enter lands adjacent to a county road to remove any fence or other structure which causes snow to drift in and upon such county road, and erect snow fences or other devices upon such lands to prevent the drifting of snow in or upon such county roads. Whenever any equipment acquired by a county as provided in this section is not needed by the county, the county superintendent may lease such equipment to (a) any town or towns in the county to be used on town highways under the direction of the town superintendent, (b) or to the state commissioner of transportation. Where lands are entered upon under the provisions of this section, the county superintendent shall agree with the owner of such lands, subject to the approval of the board of supervisors, as to the amount of damages, if any, sustained by such owner in consequence of such entry in performance of the work authorized by this section, and the amount of such damages shall be a county charge. If the county superintendent is unable to agree with such owner upon the amount of damages thus sustained, the amount thereof shall be ascertained, determined and paid in the manner that damages are so ascertained, determined and paid, where new highways are laid out and opened and the town superintendent and the land owners are unable to agree upon the amount thereof.

Source: Section 135 — Snow removal, and cutting of weeds, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/HAY/135 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 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:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 135’s source at nysenate​.gov

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