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  4. Article 6: County Roads


Section 135-A Control of snow and ice conditions on county roads

Highway (HAY)

Notwithstanding any general, special or local law, any county or its superintendent of highways may contract with any city, town or village for the removal of snow from the county roads of a county or for sanding or otherwise treating them for the purpose of removing the danger of ice and snow, subject to such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the parties involved and to the approval by resolution of each of the legislative bodies of such county, city, town or village, as follows:

  (a) By such city, town or village renting its highway tools or equipment to the county for such purposes at such terms as may be agreed upon;

  (b) By removal of snow from county roads by a city, town or village;

  (c) By sanding and otherwise treating of county roads for the purpose of removing the danger of ice and snow by a city, town or village;

  (d) By removal of snow and sanding and control of ice and snow on county roads by a city, town or village;

  (e) By any combination of a, b, c and d.

  A county may in like manner contract with a city, town or village for the erection of county owned snow fence along a county road upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon. The erection of snow fence shall not be deemed to be a part of the contract entered into as described in b, c, d or e above, unless expressly so provided in writing.

  Such contract or contracts shall be in writing for not longer than a period of ten years. Money received by a town pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be credited to the respective funds which were charged with the objects of expense. Money so received by a city or village shall be placed in the city or village general fund, respectively, and may be used for any lawful city or village highway purpose.

  Any county shall annually appropriate and expend such sum as it deems proper for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section.