On May 7, 2007 the Board of Selectmen recognizing that we have 68 miles of local roads of which to maintain the travel surface and acknowledging the enormous expense of doing so formed a Town Road Committee. The Committee is tasked with researching road surface treatments, balancing cost and need, recommending an annual paving appropriation and deciding how and where to best expend available funds annually.
The committee is doing its best to keep our roads in decent traveling condition with the funds available to them. The Paving budget like all Town budgets has been dramatically reduce in recent years falling from an annual appropriation of $450,000 to $225,000 to $200,000 and then to last year's amount of $180,000. The average cost to add 1" of asphalt to a roadway is $56,000 +/-.
If you are interested in serving on the Committee contact the Jay Town Office @ 897-6785. Current committee members are:
Chairman - Tom Goding
Staff –Shiloh LaFreniere& John Johnson
Members – Greg Roy, Paul Gingras, Steve McCourt, Steve Thompson, Rick Simoneau, Steve Drummond, Charles Haskel.
On December 5, 2005 the Selectmen
set a policy to not be responsible
for mailboxes that are within the
right-of-way that are damaged by
plowing. The Town does have a limited
supply of temporary mailboxes available
at the Town Garage for citizens whose
mailboxes have been damaged by plowing.
These temporary boxes are loaned
out through the winter.
It is the intent of the Board of Selectmen
of the Town of Jay to provide sand to residents
of the Town for personal use during the winter
months (Nov - March). Sand will be kept at
the Public Works Garage in an accessible
location allowing resident to pick up sand
as needed. The sand is for Jay residents
only and not to be used for commercial use.
The town does not allow the taking of salt.
The Board retains the right to amend or discontinue
this policy with no notice should abuse or
other circumstances in their opinion warrant.
1. Provide sand to residents only.
2. Post signs: Jay Residents Only, Not for
3. Direct police to enforce the policy.
4. Publish policy in local paper each fall.
Revised November 6, 2000
Traffic Ordinance - Section 7-3
person shall park a vehicle on any street for a period of
time longer than 30 minutes between the hours of midnight
and 6:00 a.m. of any day from November 1 to April 15 inclusive,
except physicians on emergency calls.
Title 29 MRSA ss 2069.2
with snow removal, normal traffic movement - A law enforcement
officer may cause the removal to a suitable parking place,
at the expense of the registered owner, of a vehicle interfering
with snow removal or the normal movement of traffic or parked
within the limits of a right-of-way.