Frequently Asked Questions
does the snowplow dump all the snow in my driveway?
Why does the snowplow keep knocking down my mailbox?
Where does my property end and the town right-of-way begin?
Can I bring garbage to the highway department?
When is the next roadside brush pickup?
Where do I put the brush for pickup?
Do we maintain all the roads in Eden?
Q. Why does the snowplow dump all the snow in my driveway?
A. As the snowplows pass your driveway the snow will roll off the edge of the side-discharge plow into the empty area (the shoveled driveway), an unavoidable result.
Q. Why does the snowplow keep knocking down my mailbox?
A. The biggest reason mailboxes get knocked down is their placement. They might be placed too low and the wing plow catches it; or they could be too close to the road; and sometimes it isn't even the plow it is the force of the snow hitting it. Go to Helpful Links for more information on placement. Many of you have designer mailboxes; it is recommended that you replace your designer mailbox with a generic one for the winter months.
Q. Where does my property end and the town right-of-way begin?
A. Most right-of-ways on residential streets are 49.5' to 70' wide. The cartway (the portion of the street that is paved) is normally 20' to 22' wide. Therefore if the cartway is centered in the right-of-way there is a 15' or so strip on either side of the cartway before you get to your lot line. This can vary considerably, however, your property survey will show the distance from the front of your house to the town right-of-way. If you are planning on performing any work along your road frontage such as installing any utilities, fencing, sprinkler systems, dog wires, landscaping etc., you should contact the highway department office and/or the building inspector to determine the limits of the right-of-way.
Q. Can I bring garbage to the highway department?
A. No. The town allows 1 or 2 bulk item to be placed out at the curb each week during the normal scheduled pickup times. Please call 992-3408 for questions.
Q. When is the next roadside brush pickup?
A. There are five set brush pickups every year. The first full week of the following months - April, May, June, September and October.
Q. Where do I put the brush for pickup?
A. Have the brush out by 7 a.m. Monday Morning
Neatly stack 4' to 6' lengths with but ends out, perpendicular to road. Separate chunk wood. Avoid stacking close to where wires cross. No land clearing or new construction brush. NO STUMPS. Note there is no pick up in July and August (so we can focus on road work).
Arrangements can be made for residents to bring their brush and leaves to the highway department grounds, leaves should be emptied from bags - do not leave the plastic bags, call for more information 992-3823.
Q. Do we maintain all the roads in Eden?
A. No. There are state roads, county roads, town roads and privately owned roads. The Town of Eden Highway Department maintains the following 97.96 lane miles of town roads:
Bley Road (Bauer Road to Shadagee Road)
East Pleasant Avenue
Eden Evans Townline Road
Eden North Collins Town Line Road
Eden Valley Road
Holly Hill Court
New Jerusalem Road
North Boston Road (Sisson Highway to East Eden Road)
Notre Dame Drive
Old East Church Street
Old Jennings Road
Old Mill Run Road
West Pleasant Avenue