Robert M. Viscardi
Superintendent of Highways
Superintendent of Highways
Telephone: (585) 637-1132
Fax: (585) 637-1142
Office & delivery address: 3623 Lake Road, Brockport, NY 14420
Mailing Address: 3710 Lake Road, PO Box 858, Clarkson, NY 14430
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 4pm
Winter Operations (November through March): 24 hrs per day, 7 days a week
The roads in Clarkson are vital lifelines of the community and the Highway Department is dedicated to improving and maintaining an efficient road system to ensure the safety of the general public. We strive to have open lines of communication with all town residents in order to operate more effectively and efficiently.
The Highway Department is responsible for road construction, repairs, and maintenance; mowing town and county roadsides; maintaining all park lands, the Transfer Station, West Clarkson Cemetery; mitigating drainage issues; and maintenance of detention ponds, sanitary storm and sewer line systems; culvert pipe replacement and ditching; dead animal pick-up; and generating revenue for the Town of Clarkson through maintenance and construction contracts with New York State and Monroe County.
November through the end winter season (end of March/or April if necessary) the Highway Department is manned on a 24/7 basis in order to deliver the best service possible at the least cost to the taxpayers.
During a snowstorm, it is our policy to have bare roads within four hours after the storm ends. We will use a variety of products depending on the type of winter storm, the temperature and the time of day. Cars are not permitted to be parked in the streets and right-of-way.
Snow may not be blown or plowed from any driveway into the roadway or onto sidewalks. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that the road and sidewalks are clean when plowing is completed. Snow piles left in the road are dangerous and may cause accidents.
During winter snow removal, town plows will remove snow as close to mailboxes as possible, however, the detailed removal around the box is the homeowners’ responsibility. The force of flying snow alone can displace an already weakened box, mount, or post. If town crews damage your mailbox during snow removal, it is not done intentionally. As a courtesy, the highway staff will repair or replace mailboxes (see replacement policy) and posts if the damage was a result of the town’s work.
Clarkson is one of only a small number of towns that still repairs or replaces mailboxes damaged during snowplow operations. Since there is no statutory or legal authority which grants an owner or resident the right to place a mailbox along a public road in the right-of-way, our repairs and replacements are done as a courtesy and must be limited to standard size steel rural mailboxes and wooden 4×4 posts.
Custom posts and mailboxes will not be replaced with anything other than the standard replacements. If you have an expensive and/or decorative mailbox or post, consider the option of storing it for the winter and replacing it with an inexpensive substitute. This decorative category also includes the one-piece plastic post and mailbox combinations, which are extremely susceptible to winter damage.
Make sure that the face of your mailbox is at least 16 feet from the center of the roadway. The bottom of the post or board that the mailbox sits on should be 42″ above the height of the road surface.
The 6’ x 12’ dump trailer with side boards is the property of the Town of Clarkson and is offered as a courtesy for residents’ use. Contact the highway office at 637-1132 to schedule a drop-off date. Here are the rules:
The Town of Clarkson has been a part of the Monroe County Stormwater Coalition since its inception in late 2000. The coalition is made up of a representative of every town, village, various county and state agencies whom are required to be permitted under the MS4 Phase II Law. Most of the towns and villages that do not fall under these requirements, are also members of the coalition. This group is broken down into various sub-committees designed to deal with each of the six different management practices listed above.
In March of 2003, the NYS DEC under the direction of the Federal EPA instituted Phase II of the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewers (MS4). The Town Of Clarkson is permitted through the NYS DEC and is responsible for the maintenance of town owned stormwatersystems, both open and closed, as well as ensuring that all development taking place within the town complies with these new regulations. Under the requirements of the permit, we are required to meet minimum requirements in six different management practices.
Copies of this permit and the minimum requirements required, are available upon request. A copy of the current Annual Report is also on file at the Town Clerk’s Office.Monroe County Stormwater Coalition's Website
As a service to Clarkson residents, and as time permits, the highway staff will install new driveway tile, replace a driveway tile, or enclose a ditch. A quote will be provided and the resident will pay for the service. A project quote form must be completed.Project Quote Form
For any malfunctioning street lights, please call National Grid at (800) 867-5222. Include the pole number, street name, and a description of the problem.
For any malfunctioning traffic signal on NYS roads* please call NYS Traffic Signals at (585) 753-7790.
For any malfunctioning traffic signals on Monroe County roads* please call Monroe County Traffic Signals at (585) 753-7760.