Safe Driving

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 2021

Johnson Road south of Rt. 33A–In place recycle of road from 33A south to Bovee road. Chip Seal surface treatment will take place a month after to seal water out on surface. There is a failing cross culvert north of the high voltage powerlines we will be replacing sometime in the spring prior to the road work.

 

  • Monroe County DOT Road projects for this summer:

At publication we do not have a list of projects planned by the County DOT due to State budget shortfalls. Following last summers true and leveling of Bangs Road I believe we will be chip sealing this summer.

 

  • Brush pickup

Is planned for the week of May 3rd.  Please have brush out to the roadside before that date.  We will make one trip down each road and cannot make return trips after we have been down your road.  We will again be bulk handling the piles of brush loading on our dump trucks with a rented prentice loader. Logs do not need to be bucked into small pieces.  Truck beds are 12’ long enabling us to accommodate branches and logs 14’ long.  Construction materials, boulders, concrete will not, cannot be picked up with brush.  If you have materials other than brush to be picked up, please call a disposal company for those types of materials.

 

  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION   will be held for all residents of Monroe County, but specifically for the southwest region including the Towns of  Chili, Gates, Riga and Wheatland and the Villages of Churchville and Scottsville.  The collection, which is being provided by Monroe County, will take place at the Town of Gates Highway Department located at 475 Trabold Road, on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 7:45 am to 12:00 pm.

This collection gives residents the opportunity to dispose of potentially hazardous chemicals in a safe manner and keeps usable items out of the landfills.

Appointments are required at all Household Hazardous Waste Collections.  Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until Friday, April 16th.  Waste from businesses will not be accepted.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Call the Town of Gates at 585-429-8243

Acceptable Items:
Monroe County residents can bring up to 30 gallons of liquid (ex – paints) and 75 pounds of solids (ex – fertilizers, pesticides) per appointment at no charge.  No 55-gallon drums will be accepted:

  • Latex Paint (1/3 gallon or more ONLY)
  • Oil-Based Paint, Oil-Based Wood Stain & Preservatives.
  • Automotive Fluids: antifreeze, brake, power steering and transmission fluids
  • Pesticides, Fertilizers & Insecticides
  • Flammable Products: gasoline, kerosene, paint thinners, strippers, solvents, glues, etc.
  • Household Cleaners: Soaps, waxes; chemical drain cleaners, etc.
  • Driveway Sealers
  • Pool & Photo Chemicals
  • Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent light tubes)
  • Syringes/Sharps: packaged in clear 2-liter plastic bottles and labeled with SHARPS stickers available through pharmacies and Monroe County DES.
  • Cooking Oil/ Cooking Grease

 

Unacceptable Items:

  • Used Motor Oil & Lead Acid Batteries (contact service station or retailer);
  • Pharmaceutical Wastes (http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/)
  • Latex Paint (1/3 full or less – if not dry: remove lid, put in kitty litter to absorb paint and let dry.  Throw in trash.  Applies to dried up paint cans as well);
  • Propane Tanks
  • Empty containers (place in trash or recycle);
  • Everyday alkaline batteries (place in trash);
  • Glazing/spackle & joint compounds (place in trash);
  • Asbestos (see Yellow pages under “Asbestos Abatement”);
  • Smoke Detectors (place in trash or contact manufacturer);
  • Products intended for Industrial Use
  • Explosives/Ammunition/Black or Smokeless Powder (Call 9-1-1)
  • Shock Sensitive Materials (ie. crystallized ethers, picric acid) (Call 9-1-1)
  • Electronics (see County website at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark)

For more information on recycling visit the Monroe County ecopark5website at:  http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/

Brush and limb pickup

Information will be provided when it becomes available.

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)

Contact Numbers:

Office Phone: (585) 293.2530
Office Fax: (585) 293.2782
Superintendents Cell: (585) 733.3808
E-Mail Address: highwaysupt@townofriga.org
Dispatch/Foreman: (585) 281.3438

Town Of Riga 2021 Highway Department Holiday Schedule

NEW YEARS DAY – January 1
GOOD FRIDAY – April 2
MEMORIAL DAY – May 31
INDEPENDENCE DAY OBSERVED  – July 5
FLOATER – July 6
FLOATER
– July 7
LABOR DAY – September 6
FLOATER – September 7
COLUMBUS DAY – October 11
THANKSGIVING DAY – November 25
CHRISTMAS – December 24
PERSONAL FLOATER – Employees Choice With Approval

Reminder

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.

Town

APPLETREE
BLUE
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)
EDGEWOOD
FAIRBANKS
GOUGH
GREEN
JENKINS
JOHNSON
KENDALL (McIntosh to Bergen)
LEIBECK
LENTINE
O’BRIEN
PARISH
PERCY
ROBERTSON (Palmer to Attridge)
SANFORD, N.
SANFORD, S.
SHERIDAN
STEARNS

County

ATTRIDGE
BAKER
BANGS
BETTERIDGE
BOVEE (Malloch to Brew)
BREW
BRIDGEMAN
BROMLEY
CHILI-RIGA TL (Griffin to Hosmer)
DAVIS
GILMAN
GRIFFIN
HOSMER
KENDALL (Bangs to McIntosh)
MALLOCH
MCINTOSH
N. MAIN
PALMER
PARK/PARK RD.EXT.
ROBERTSON (Rt. 36 to Palmer)
SAVAGE
WESTSIDE

State

33 – BUFFALO ROAD
33A – CHILI-RIGA CTR. RD.
36 – WASHINGTON
36 – CHURCHVILLE-RIGA RD.
36 – RIGA-MUMFORD RD.

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