Snowplowing & Mailboxes


Please do not allow your children to build tunnels in the snow banks near the road.
Please give our plow trucks plenty of room when approaching and following them. They are very large, and their view is often obstructed by the plow equipment itself.   While plowing snow, they are considered “emergency vehicles” and abide by those traffic laws.
Snowplow Safety Presentation (PDF)

Winter Street Parking

According to Town of Manlius Code 139-11, Parking is prohibited on all Town Roads November 1st - April 15th, from 1 a.m. - 7 a.m.


To report a mailbox concern, please call the highway department at 656-3090.
Sometimes we inadvertently hit a mailbox or the weight of the snow will damage the box or post. Call the highway office at 656-3090 to report it and we will make arrangements to assess the damage. If we find it is our responsibility, the Town will come to your residence and fix your mailbox so you can receive mail. Sometimes this will have to be a temporary fix until time and weather permits a permanent repair. Occasionally, it may be necessary to make arrangements with the post office to hold your mail until we can deal with your mailbox repair.
Standard mailbox replacement consists of a black metal mailbox.  Post replacement will be a pressure treated post. 
Mailboxes are erected in the Town right of way, and we perform this service as a courtesy to our residents.
 If you live on one of the following County roads that we plow, please call our office at 656-3090 with snowplowing or mailbox issues only:
  • Alverna Heights
  • Highbridge Street (Route 5 to Sweet Road) and (Highbridge Hill - also referred to as Woodchuck Hill)
  • Palmer Road (Salt Springs to Route 173)
  • Peck Road
  • Salt Springs Road
  • School Road (North and South)
  • Sweet Road (Route 173 to Highbridge Street)
  • Troop K Road
We do not do summer time maintenance such as paving, ditching, or mowing on any of these above listed roads. Please call the County with your concerns.
If you live on any County Road not listed above, please refer all matters to them as follows;
  • Onondaga County North of Route 5: 435-5452, North Area
  • Onondaga County South of Route 5: 435-3400, Jamesville
If you live on a road owned and maintained by New York State, you may refer your issues to them as follows:
  • New York State Dept. of Transportation: 458-1910
Once again, please call our highway garage at 656-3090 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday - Friday so that we may address any of your problems with the maintenance of our Town roads.

Other Information

Staking & Lawn Digs

Each fall our drivers spend several days staking the difficult areas on their routes. If you feel that your property deserves more staking, please feel free to purchase stakes and place them on your property.
If your lawn is dug by our snowplow wings or blade, please call the highway garage at 656-3090 and report the information, and the Town will evaluate the damage. When the spring weather comes, our crews will come to your property and make the necessary repairs. If grass seeding is required, the property owner will be responsible to water the newly seeded area.

Snow removal by private citizens & contractors

Town law prohibits discarding or plowing snow in the road, or plowing the snow across the street.

Portable Basketball Hoops

The Town Highway Department is not responsible for damage to basketball hoops left in the Town’s right of way. They should always be set back from or removed from the right of way.

General Snowplowing Information

Each snowplow run takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete, and your road or street will be plowed and/or salted in each run. If the snow continues to be heavy, our plows will reload with salt and begin their route all over again and repeat this as many times as necessary throughout the day to ensure your safety on our Town roads.
Once again, please call our highway garage at 656-3090 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday - Friday so that we may address any of your concerns.