Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor 06.10.21

Barnes Rd

Why is a party barn still an issue on Barnes Rd? The Supreme Court of the State of New York has ruled against this project. The Barnes Rd Area Neighborhood Association is not going away, we are growing in numbers. If need be, we are here to continue the fight.

The Town Planning Board would be wise to understand we are taxpaying, voting constituents.

Kerry and Sherry Back, 1 Barnes Rd

Mowers Beware!

Please, Please, Please, Calling all mowers:

Take extra time to clean up your debris when you mow your lawn, ditches, or roadside. Your mess CAN injure or kill someone. How? Blowing your clippings onto the road causes a condition for those riding bicycles and motorcycles to slide and have an accident, resulting in injury or death. Thus you are the reason and cause for that person’s unnecessary incident. Please don’t do this and pass the word along. Numerous times I have stopped to tell people this for they don’t know the severity of this action. I ride and don’t want to slide on grass debris.

Mowing Grass Clippings Into The Road is Illegal in NYS | https://lite987.com/is-it-illegal-to-let-grass-clippings-blow-into-the-road-when-you-mow-in-ny/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

Article 33 – NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1219

Putting Glass or Other Injurious Substances on Highway Prohibited


(a) No person shall throw or deposit upon any highway any glass bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, snow or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle upon such highway.

(b) Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown, upon any highway any destructive or injurious material or any material which interferes with the safe use of the highway shall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed.

(c) Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from such vehicle.

It doesn’t matter if you’re blowing the clippings into the roadway on purpose, or whether they get there incidentally because of your mower – if they’re in the roadway, you’re breaking the law.

PLEASE: Take a few extra minutes and clean up your clippings

Colleen Shepard, Averill Park

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