continued The to-do list for the coming months includes wrapping up ongoing special projects, but officials also want to codify many of the operations of the department before another superintendent arrives. Supervisor John Clarkson remarked many of the duties highway workers routinely carry out – such as operating the compost facility, collecting leaves and watering the hanging flower pots – are not explicit requirements.
“What if a new highway superintendent came in and said, ‘I don’t want to do leaf collection?’” Clarkson said.
He added the state Association of Towns recommends town boards at least pass a resolution stating duties beyond the scope of the law. Tremblay-Glassman agreed with that assessment.
“These things have been done in the past as practice, not as policy,” she said.