Highways

Bernie Pepin, Road Foreman

TOWN GARAGE
5063 VT Route 105
West Charleston, VT 05872

(802) 895-2932

Better Roads Grant Application – East Echo Lake Rd (Awarded 6/2016)

Town of Charleston Road Inventory & Capital Budget Plan (2014)

Culvert Policy: All private roads or driveways entering town highways require approval from the Road Foreman. Approved culverts must be purchased by the landowner, but may be installed by the Town road workers. All expenses for culvert pipes, other drainage, and private road construction are the responsibility of the landowner.

Highway Right-of-way: Under Title 19, Section 111, “Prohibits Encroachments of the Towns Right-ofWay Without Approval,” objects in the town’s right-of-way are places at the owners’ risk and the Town assumes no responsibility for any damage to objects placed in violation of the state statutes.

Parking: No motor vehicle may be parked within the travelled portion of any town highway within the town of Charleston. Vehicles will be towed away at the owner’s expense.

Plowing Snow: State law prohibits plowing, blowing or shoveling of snow across or onto a Town or State highway. Violators may be subject to a fine or penalty and may also be liable for damage to property, vehicles, and any undue cost to the town for removal of this snow. In addition, the actual cost for the specific equipment and manpower use to remove this snow may be charged to the private property owner, with a minimum charge of one hour per Road Department personnel and equipment. The town cannot take responsibility for damage to mailboxes.