The Town of East Fishkill is comprised of approximately 50 square miles of land and 208.34 miles of roads. The Town provides the following services under the supervision of the Highway Department:
Emergencies are handled after hours by contacting the East Fishkill Police Department at (845) 221-2111
The Town is not responsible for the maintenance of street lights. Please contact Central Hudson at (845) 452-2700.
During and after significant snow storms, Highway Agencies, in the course of plowing, receive phone calls regarding damage to mailboxes, either from snow plows directly or from the force of snow being thrown by the plows. If such damage is indeed caused by snow removal, it is not done intentionally, but the unfortunate consequence of snow removal.
As far as the particular agencies replacing damaged mailboxes, it must be pointed out that there is no statutory or legal authority which grants a property owner or resident along a public highway any right to place the mailbox in the highway right-of-way.
Mailboxes are placed within the Town Right-of-Way as a courtesy to the property owner and the United States Postal Service. The Town is not responsible for any damage caused to mailboxes in the regular course of snow removal.
The mailbox is on town, county or state right of way and is a courtesy to the postal service. Thus when the necessity of keeping the highway open conflicts with mail delivery and receipt the latter must stand aside.
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