N.Y. Highway Law Section 157
Assessment of cost against owners and occupants

The town superintendent shall assess the cost of, 1. Removing obstructions and moving and resetting poles and wires, pursuant to section three hundred and nineteen.


Such town superintendent shall serve personally or by mail upon such owner, occupant or company, a written notice, stating that at a time and place specified therein, he will assess such cost against the owner, occupant or company neglecting to perform such duty. Such notice shall be served at least eight days previous to the time specified therein. If directed against a company, it may be served upon it at its principal place of business, or upon an agent of the company within the town. At the time and place so specified, he shall hear the parties interested, and shall thereupon complete the assessment, stating therein, the name of each owner, occupant or company, and the amount assessed against him or it, and shall return such assessment to the town clerk who shall present the same to the town board of his town. Such town board shall certify such assessment to the board of supervisors who shall cause the amount stated therein to be levied against such owner, occupant or company and any uncollected tax shall be a lien upon the land affected. The amount so levied shall be collected in the same manner as other taxes levied by such board, and shall be paid to the supervisor of the town, to be applied in reimbursing the fund from which such cost was defrayed.

Source: Section 157 — Assessment of cost against owners and occupants, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/HAY/157 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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