Please join us for the 73rd Annual Highway School, June 4-6, 2018 at Ithaca College.

Highway School

The Highway School features short sessions of general interest in the mornings and 24-28 afternoon workshops lasting 75 minutes each. A partnership with statewide vendors supports the Pothole Picnic on the first day. Over 700 participants, the majority being local highway and public works officials, attend the Highway School every year.

The Association of Towns of the State of New York co-sponsors the Highway School, and handles all of the registrations.

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Reminder: If you received your 20 Year Attendance Certificate you are eligable to register for free! For 20 year attendance award recipients to receive their free registration - mail or fax the form to:

 

Association of Towns
150 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Fax: (518) 465-0724

2018 Highway School Topics

Recycled Asphalt Pavement
Preparing for Emergencies
What New & Used Superintendents Need to Know.
Highway Signs
Selecting the Right Repair for Your Pavement
When to Replace or Repair Equipment
Asset Management Basics
Legal Panel
Stormwater Management
Shared Services Roundtable

Agenda

Monday Morning
Monday Afternoon
Tuesday Morning
Tuesday Afternoon
Wednesday Morning

Monday Morning General Session

Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall, 2nd Floor

 

7:30 am - Videos

 

8.00 am - Presiding / Pledge of Allegiance
David Orr, Director,
Cornell Local Roads Program (CLRP)

 

8.05 am - Welcome / Comments
Bernie Meyer, President,
NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways (NYSAOTSOH)


8:15 am - What New & "Used" Superintendents Need To Know
Bernie Meyer, President,
NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways (NYSAOTSOH)

 

8:45 am - Treatment Selection Tools for Pavement


9:15 am - Preparing for Emergencies
David Bissonette,
Town of Clarence

 

9:45 am - Break

 

10:15 am - Signs

 

10:45 am - Part 360 DEC Storage Rule
David Vitale,
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)

 

11:15 am - Motivational Speaker
Jay Rifenbary


Noon - Pothole Picnic
Don’t forget your badge; it’s your ticket! Lunch is served next to the Campus Center under the tent.

 

 

Monday Afternoon: Workshops

Session one: 1:15–2:30 pm.; Session two: 2:45–4:00 pm.

 

What New & "Used" Superintendents Need To Know
Jeff Griswold, Superintendent of Highways, Town of Preble,
Joe Hornbeck, DPW, Village of Stamford

 

Preparing for Emergencies
Theresa Burke, Jamie Dussing, Superintendent of Highways, Town of Clarence, Alex Gregor, Superintendent of Highways, Town of Southampton, Thomas E. McCartney II, Regional Director, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

 

Pavement Preservation


Part 360 DEC Storage Rule
David Vitale, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Richard Clarkson, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

 

Motivational Speaker
Jay Rifenbary

 

Purchasing

 

2:30 pm - Break

 

All Day - Poster Session

 

Tuesday Morning

Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall, 2nd Floor

 

7:25 am - Videos

 

8.00 am - Welcome / Presiding
Charles “Skip” Vezzetti, President,
New York State County Highway Superintendents Association

 

8:05 am - Communication
Jim Sheridan

 

8:30 am - FDR and Building a New Road

 

9:00 am - CHIPS & Other Sources of Funds
Peter Ryan

 

9:30 am - Road Scholar Awards
David Orr, Director,
Cornell Local Roads Program (CLRP)

 

9:45 am - Break

 

10:15 am - Legal & Regulatory Panel
David Orr, P.E., Lori Mithen-Demasi, John Mancini, Mark Stevens, Office of the New York State Comptroller


Noon - Tailgate Tuesday Lunch

 

Tuesday Afternoon: Workshops

Session one: 1:15–2:30 pm.; Session two: 2:45–4:00 pm.

 

Communication
Jim Sheridan

 

Shared Services
Don Higgins

 

Employees & Drugs
Elena Pablo

 

CHIPS & Other Sources of Funds
Peter Ryan, Dawn Arnold, Steve Ainspan

 

Safety PPEs


2:30 pm - Break

 

All Day - Poster Session

 

Wednesday Morning: General Session

Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall, 2nd Floor

 

 

7:35 am - Videos

 

8.30 am - Welcome / Presiding
Gerry Geist, President, Association of Towns (AOT)

 

8:35 am - New York Association of Town Superintendents of Highways (NYSAOTSOH) Scholarship Awards

 

8:35 am - When to Clean vs. When to Reconstruct a Ditch
Rebecca Schneider

 

9:30 am - When to Repair or Replace Equipment
Mark Payne

 

10:30 am - When to Use Guiderails
Emmett McDevitt, FHWA

 

10:45 am - Attendance Award Pictures
Photographer Available in General Area

 

All Day - Poster Session


Location

Lodging

2018 Lodging List Available Here

Roads Scholar

2017 Roads Scholar award recipients

The Roads Scholar Award recognizes outstanding participation of highway personnel at the Highway School. The award was given out from 1963-1998 (see below for history) and restarted in 2015. The award is given out by county and accounts for attendance by ALL municipalities in the county:

Past Highway School materials and presentations

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