As always, please stay alert to Highway work crews as we address highway issues such as road surfacing, repairs and ditching. Please drive with caution through work zones. Remember patience is a virtue often called upon during the road construction season.
Planned Road Work
- Planned Town Roadwork for 2022
PERCY ROAD CLOSURE: August 22nd – September 2nd
Appletree Road–In place recycle of road from 33A south to Johnson Road. Chip Seal surface treatment will take place a month after to seal water out on surface.
Percy Road–Replace culvert pipe.
- Monroe County DOT Road projects for this summer:
Davis Road – Surface Treat
Betteridge Road – Surface Treat
Savage Road – Surface Treat
- HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
Monroe County’s Department of Environmental Services and the Towns of Chili, Gates, Riga and Wheatland and the Villages of Churchville and Scottsville have partnered to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Chili Highway Garage, 200 Beaver Road, on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 7:45am to 12:00pm.Most HHW (paint, flammables, cleaners and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards.To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections. Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until Friday, April 29th. To schedule an appointment go on-line to http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark. This HHW collection is open to all Monroe County residents. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted per appointment at no charge:
- Oil-based & Latex Paint (for 1/3 gallon or less of latex paint: discard lid, add kitty litter, let dry, place can in trash)
- Wood Stain & Preservatives
- Automotive Fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering and transmission fluids)
- Pesticides & Fertilizers
- Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)
- Household Cleaners (liquid soaps & waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)
- Driveway Sealer
- Pool & Photo Chemicals
- Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
- Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
- Syringes/Sharps (safely packaged)
Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); Pharmaceutical wastes, Propane cylinders (ecopark only), cans with dried paint (if it rattles when shaken – remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); everyday alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash).
If residents are unable to take advantage of this one day HHW collection, the County offers other collections throughout the year. For more information or for business waste disposal options go on-line at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark
Brush and limb pickup
October 17th 2022
Normal Hours of Operation:
Winter (December – March) 24 Hours – Sunday through Saturday
Early Spring (April) 7:00 am to 3:30 pm – Monday through Friday
Spring and Summer (May, September) – 6:30 am to 4:00 pm (Monday through Thursday) 6:30 am to 10:30 am (Fridays)
Fall (October, November) – 7:00 am to 3:30 pm (Monday through Friday)
Office Phone: (585) 293.2530
Office Fax: (585) 293.2782
Superintendents Cell: (585) 733.3808
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dispatch/Foreman: (585) 281.3438
Town Of Riga 2022 Highway Department Holiday Schedule
Friday, April 15, 2022, Good Friday
Monday, May 30, 2022, Memorial Day
Monday, June 20, 2022, Juneteenth Day
Monday, July 4, 2022, Independence Day
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, Floater
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Floater
Monday, September 5, 2022, Labor Day
Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Floater
Monday, October 10, 2022, Columbus Day
Thursday, November 24, 2022, Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26, 2022, Christmas
Consider this when you winterize your mailbox.
When the State, County and Town of Riga install any object, (mainly signs) in the Right-of-Way; they always use breakaway post systems.
We would not do this unless forced to do so by the legal system.
So when you are inspecting and repairing your mailbox system, do you really want to use any post that is any stronger than a 4×4?
Check with your insurance company, if they will cover any post stronger than a 4×4.
If your mailbox system is damaged during snow removal operations the Town Board has authorized a 4×4 post and the standard size metal mailbox as the only replacements, regardless of what you have installed.
The highway crew will repair any mailbox system they damaged to serviceable condition, not necessarily a new system.
Whose Road is it anyway?
For your reference I have provided a list of roads in the Town of Riga and the municipal jurisdiction of each road. This helps explain the responsibility and the difference in services provided on each road. For example, dead deer killed in the road. The Town will pick-up and dispose of deer from a Town Road and we contract with the County to provide this service for their roadways.
The State on the other hand has contracted with a private vendor for this service on their highways. That’s why the Town Highway Department can remove a dead deer the day we receive notification, where the deer could remain for some time on a state Highway awaiting the vendor response.
Another example is roadside mowing; the Town mows Town roadsides and the County contracts with the Town to mow their roadsides. Where-as the State DOT mows the State highways.
BOVEE (Brew to Bergen TL)
BUNNY RUN (Ogden maintains ROW)
BURNT MILL, N.
BURNT MILL, S.
CHILI AVE. EXT.
CHILI-RIGA TL (Green to Griffin)
KENDALL (McIntosh to Bergen)
ROBERTSON (Palmer to Attridge)
BOVEE (Malloch to Brew)
CHILI-RIGA TL (Griffin to Hosmer)
KENDALL (Bangs to McIntosh)
ROBERTSON (Rt. 36 to Palmer)
33 – BUFFALO ROAD
33A – CHILI-RIGA CTR. RD.
36 – WASHINGTON
36 – CHURCHVILLE-RIGA RD.
36 – RIGA-MUMFORD RD.