Highway Superintendent, Thomas E. Weaver, who was appointed in 2005, operates the Town of Clay Highway Department. Mr. Weaver's office consists of one full time secretary and one full time informational aide. The highway department employees 40 full time workers. In the summer, an additional 20 school/college students are added. The highway department has many duties throughout the town, which include the following:
In the highway department during the summer months they maintain approximately 170 miles of town owned roadway. Maintenance includes road surfacing, paving, pothole repair, sweeping, mowing of roadsides and cleaning ditches. During the winter months they plow and sand all town roads. There are seventeen plowing and twelve sanding routes, each having two men per vehicle. All street and road control signs are made, repaired, replaced and installed by our in-house sign department.
The parks department maintains four major parks and 16 neighborhood parks town-wide with 253 acres of mowable grass and 13 green areas with 117 acres of mowable grass. There are also two cemeteries. Maintenance includes grass cutting, trimming, brush and trash removal plus the upkeep on the town athletic fields. These include thirteen baseball, six softball, five football fields and eight soccer fields. The fields are striped, top dressed and fertilized as needed. There are also eleven tennis courts, a disc golf course, and a volleyball court located throughout the town. Installation and maintenance on all playground equipment is also maintained by the parks department. All repairs on restrooms, building and lights within the parks are the responsibility of the parks department employees.
DRAINAGE AND SANITATION
This department is responsible for rebuilding and maintenance of all the catch basins, culverts, swales and ditches. Duties include cleaning out drainage pipes and catch basins of all accumulated sand and debris to enable the flow of water.
The three full-time mechanics employed in this department have their hands full keeping a fleet of over 100+ pieces of equipment in good running order. This equipment ranges in size from snowplows, road graders, and dump trucks down to push mowers and chain saws. Any maintenance from oil changes to complete engine overhauls is done in the town’s main highway garage.
The body shop repairs and paints all equipment to maintain its appearance and keep it in good repair.
The highway and parks department personnel perform building maintenance on the Town of Clay Municipal Building, Highway Building, Pole barns, Senior Center and Welcoming Center. Their duties include all plumbing, painting, electrical, remodeling, grounds maintenance, and roof repairs.
Town of Clay, New York 4401 Route 31 Clay, New York 13041 (315) 652-3800