Town of Copake, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Copake as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Highway specifications — See Ch. 149.
Private road subdivisions — See Ch. 180.
[Adopted 11-13-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003[1]]
Editor's Note: This local law was originally adopted as Ch. 152, but was renumbered as Ch. 27, Art. I, to maintain the organizational style of the Code.
The Town Board finds that it is in the interest of the public health and safety to permit the use of Town Highway Department equipment and employees on private property during certain emergency situations.
The Town Highway Superintendent is hereby authorized to use the equipment and the employees of the Town Highway Department to assist the Fire Department, Police Department, rescue squad, and other similar emergency service agencies in dealing with emergency conditions or situations.
The Town Highway Superintendent is authorized during emergency situations to enter upon private property, with Highway Department equipment and employees, to cut and remove trees, cut fire lanes, plow and sand private roadways, and provide any other similar service which the Town Highway Superintendent determines necessary to assist any emergency service agency in dealing with a specific emergency condition or situation.