Powers and Duties of Local Highway Officials
- Workshop Manual: Powers and Duties of Local Highway Officials (pdf 6.6MB)
- 2018 Powers and Duties Supplement (pdf)
- A Roadmaster qualified course
- How to Request a Workshop
Who Should Attend
Town, county, city and village highway, public works and municipal officials who have responsibility for or are interested in the legal responsibilities of the operations and management of highway departments in New York State.
The bottom line
Understand your legal obligations and know when you need to get legal assistance by knowing your powers and duties as a local highway official.
James L. Gelormini is a Municipal Legal Consultant and a former New York State Assistant Attorney General, recently retired after 20 years of service.
- The four sources of ‘law’ pertaining to highway officials.
- How to determine the right-of-way of a highway or street.
- The difference between discontinuing and abandoning a highway.
- How a town, village, city or county can establish a highway or street.
- The process for removing dedicated obstructions from town highways.
- The Highway Law §284 agreement - why it is important and how it works.
- Where the authority to establish, alter, widen or discontinue village streets resides.
- Whether or not a town superintendent of highways has the authority to award contracts.
- Whether or not a town is obligated to upgrade its highway infrastructure to meet new design standards.
$50 per attendee
Timing of workshops
Workshops typically run from 8.30am to 3pm. Sign-in starts at 8am.