There is a street light out or blinking on my street. Who do I call to have it fixed?
If you see a street light out, going on and off, on continuously or going dim please call the Engineering Department to report it. A location of the pole the light is on is necessary. Most helpful is a street name and house number closest to or across the street from the pole the light is attached to. If there is no house or other landmark in the vicinity please use the NYSEG pole number as a reference.
One of the traffic lights is out or is not functioning properly. Who should I call to report the problem?
The Town of Vestal is responsible for the maintenance of 8 traffic lights within the Town:
- Main St. at Stage Rd.
- Main St. at Vestal Rd.
- Vestal Rd. at African Rd.
- Vestal Rd. at Sycamore Rd.
- Vestal Rd. at Commerce Rd.
- Vestal Rd. at Campus Plaza
- Vestal Rd. at Bunn Hill Rd.
- Sycamore Rd. at Ash Rd.
All others are the responsibility of the NYSDOT. If you feel there is an operational problem with any of the 8 lights listed above, please feel free to contact the Engineering or Police Departments.
How can I have the sidewalk in front of my house repaired and how much will it cost me?
The Town of Vestal participates in a 50/50 sidewalk replacement program where the homeowner pays half of the cost along with the Town. A representative of the Engineering Department will take measurements and draw up a contract for the homeowners to sign, then the Highway Department will replace the sidewalks time and weather permitting.
How can I have the curb/gutter in front of my house repaired and how much will it cost me?
The Town Highway Department replaces curb/gutter without any charge to the homeowner. After you call the Highway Department you will be placed on a list. The curbs are done in the order in which they are called in.
What flood zone is my home in and what does it mean?
Flood zones are determined by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and are designated on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). Depending on what flood zone you are in you may be required to have flood insurance on your home along with regular homeowners insurance. Call the Engineering or Code Department to have your property reviewed.
My sewer lateral is failing or plugged. What is the procedure for having it fixed?
As a homeowner you must hire a contractor to repair your sewer lateral.
Paint markings and colored flags were placed in front of my home and /or in my yard. What do they mean?
Whenever any excavation work is to be done Dig Safely New York is called to mark out where there are underground facilities such as: water/sewer lines, underground telephone/cable, gas lines and storm sewer lines. This minimizes the likelihood of damaging an underground line and the loss of facilities during excavation. As a homeowner you are also required to call if you are doing any excavating yourself on your property. The number for Dig Safely New York is 1-800-962-7962.