Highway Department works out of the Town Garage at 150 Pleasant Street. If you need service from the Department, call the Town Garage at (802) 483-6886 or the Town Offices (802) 483-6500. The email for Highway Foreman Chad Eugair is:
The Pittsford Highway Department is staffed with four full time employees including the Highway Foreman. The Department is tasked with maintaining the 60 plus miles of Town highway and much of the routine maintenance work on Town-owned land and buildings. They also assist the Water & Sewer Department, Recreation Department, the Transfer Station and others as needed when help and heavy equipment is needed. The Department operates a variety of equipment including medium sized trucks, a backhoe loader, a loader, a road grader, mowing equipment and all types of power tools.
In addition to the routine road maintenance work (grading, applying calcium chloride, mowing, snow plowing and many more minor tasks) the Department develops an annual work plan to provide more focused highway improvement to specific roads.
Emerald Ash Borer Notice
Here is some information about the emerald ash borer, sent from the Elise Schadler with the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation:
I’m the Program Manager with the VT Urban & Community Forestry Program within the VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation. Unfortunately, emerald ash borer (EAB), has been confirmed in West Rutland. This means that your municipalities (along with West Rutland and Rutland City, who I’ve also spoken to) are now within the “Confirmed Infested Area”, a 5-mile radius around the known infested site. You can view the most up to date map here.
Our program is reaching out to town leadership in all municipalities within the new infestation area to inform and share resources.
EAB is an invasive insect that attacks and kills 99% all 3 species of ash found in Vermont. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America since it was discovered in 2002. The first EAB infestation was confirmed in Vermont in 2018 and is now in 10 VT counties. We encourage you to explore and to post a link to the VTInsasvies.org EAB page on your town website so that residents are aware of where to go for information and resources.
We encourage all Vermont towns to prepare for and manage the impacts of EAB and the loss of ash trees in our communities. Dead and dying ash trees along the public right-of-way and in public places, such as parks and schools, pose a risk to public safety. The loss of ash trees will leave gaps, impacting the ecological, economic, and aesthetic benefits provided by the urban forest. Municipalities will bear the responsibility and costs of removing and/or treating public ash trees, as well as any replanting efforts. View community planning resources.
I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about this insect or any of the resources provided.
Thank you for your time and, again, sorry to be the bearer of this unfortunate news!
|ELISE SCHADLER | Program Manager
VT Urban & Community Forestry Program
Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
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