The Highway Department staff, headed by Superintendent Rocco P. Conte, is a dedicated team that schedules and provides maintenance to the Town of DeWitt’s 124+ miles of road. They coordinate the yard debris pick-up and maintain the Town’s storm water drainage system. The Highway Department garage provides on-site maintenance and repairs for Town vehicles and equipment.
Christmas Tree Collection
There is no set schedule
The Town will collect Christmas trees during the month of January.
Place your tree – no plastic bags, metal, lights, tinsel, stands, or ornaments – at the curb, and the highway department will pick them up.
How can I dispose of a wreath? Take the wreath apart. NO METAL in the GREENERY.
You can put the greenery curbside with a Christmas tree or put it out in the spring with other lawn debris.
The support structure can be disposed of in the trash or recycling depending upon what the material is.
Overnight parking (between the hours of 2 AM and 6 AM) on streets and roadways is prohibited in the Town of DeWitt from November 1st, through April 1st.
This regulation is not weather dependent, or suspended during vacations.
Snow Plow Tips & Information
- The plow routes within the Town take an average of 4 hours to complete, and the drivers typically start around 3:30 AM.
- It is illegal to pass a vehicle using the shoulder of the road.
- Don’t crowd the plow—give them room to work. The plows are wide and may cross the centerline or shoulder.
- Don’t tailgate and try not to pass, If you must pass, take extreme caution.
- Snowplows travel below the posted speed limit—be patient.
- A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them but they may not see you.
Please stay a safe distance behind the snowplow. Keep your distance and watch for sudden stops, turns and backing up.
- On multiple lane roads, watch for snowplows operating in either lane.
- Snowplows can throw up a cloud of snow that can reduce your visibility to zero in less time than you can react. Never drive into a snow cloud - it could conceal a snowplow.
- Be aware of the extreme danger of snow tunnels built along the roadside, or in snow storage areas.
Plow drivers cannot see children playing inside them and the force of additional snow accumulating may cause cave-ins.
As a courtesy, the Highway Department will assist with mailbox repair if our snow plow has hit the mailbox or post.
Call Highway at (315) 437-8331 to report as soon as you notice an issue and we will visit the site as soon as the weather allows.
The Town will not make repairs to mailboxes which are unable to withstand the force of snow or that are improperly installed.
Also those mailbox posts that have rotted due to Mother Nature’s contribution, as well those that have been struck by other vehicles (esp. Private Plow Contractors).
The Town is not responsible for replacing designer boxes, posts, or any style of newspaper boxes.
(If you have such a mailbox, you may want to consider removing it for the winter months and replacing it with a standard box).
Contact your post office to make temporary arrangements for mail service.
Leaf Collection has finished for the 2020 Season
Brush Schedule 2021
The Town does not collect construction debris, dirt, rocks, sod, stumps or grass clippings.