The Highway Superintendent's term: 1/1/2020-12/31/2021
The Office of Town of Candor Highway Superintendent is an elected
position with a two year term. The position manages a large portion of
the Town budget. And to a large extent can set the tone for the opinion
of the general public on how the Town is being run as a whole.
the position is an elected position the legal eligibility is to be a
resident of the Town. Once elected to qualify for office, it is
required that they take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office,
which must be filed at the Town Clerk’s Office. However, to
effectively serve in the Office takes much more than votes. The
Highway Superintendent requires a thorough knowledge of heavy equipment,
road construction, road materials, writing bids, knowing the State regs
for CHIPS expenditures, and the Federal guidelines for FEMA claims,
extensive computer skills, always watching the bottom line of the budget
appropriations, effective personnel skills, and it doesn’t hurt to be
able to go from December through March without any sleep.
The Highway Superintendent is responsible to, within the limits of budget appropriations,
employ such persons as necessary for the maintenance and repair of Town
highways and Town bridges, and the removal of obstructions caused by
snow and he shall provide for the supervision of such persons. In this
capacity he shall construct and keep in repair sluices and culverts and
cause the waterways, bridges and culverts to be kept open. He is
responsible for keeping all signs as needed in place. He must inspect
the highways and bridges within the Town annually between the months of
April and October. He shall cause briers, brush and noxious weeds
within the bounds of the highways to be cut annually between July 15 and
He is responsible for keeping a proper record of all
Town roads in the Town Clerk’s Office. He shall cause the monuments
erected as the boundaries of Town highways to be kept up.
shall, as often as the NYS Department of Transportation directs, measure
all Town highways and report in triplicate the Town highways which have
been surfaced with gravel, with crushed stone, and those shaped and
crowned and the total mileage of all Town highways, on forms prescribed
by the DOT. Under direction of DOT he also sends reports annually to
the County Highway Department.
He shall keep a written inventory
of all machinery, tools, implements and equipment, indicating each
article and send this report to the Town Board on or before September 30
On or before September 20, he shall make a written
estimate of revenues and expenditures for highways and bridges for the
next fiscal year.
On or before November 1, he is authorized to
designate annually roads as seasonal limited-use highways. This listing
is presented to the Town Board. The roads are properly posted and must
meet strict criteria. With Town Board approval snow and ice removal
and maintenance will be discontinued from December 1 until April 1 on
any highway so designated.