210 College Highway
Southampton, MA 01073
3 hours ago
THANK YOU to the volunteers who got up early this past Saturday morning to perform trail maintenance at the Manhan Meadows Sanctuary off East Street. Fifteen brave individuals persevered through the heat and humidity with weed-whackers, chainsaws, clippers and rakes to cut back the vegetation that was threatening to engulf the trails.
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oh good! thank you! that was much needed -We tried to hike that last month and got attacked by thorns!
Great job! Thanks to all!
Wow! Thank you to all!!
What the Town should do is repair East St. and that bridge, Just saying.
6 days ago
TOWN CLERK NEWS: The Town Clerk’s office will be closed July 22nd-July 26th and will reopen on July 29th 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
Rotary Club of Easthampton's Where the Wild Things Run event raised $5,000 for programs at Edwards Public Library through the generous donations of local businesses, runner and walker entrant fees and Rotary sponsorship! In addition, the Rotary Club awarded $500 toward purchase of an Automatic External Defibrillator for use by Southampton Police Department First Responders. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations! Hats off to the Rotary Club.
Congratulations!! I’m sure the defibrillator will save lives.
great - may have started a tradition
That’s so great!
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT NEWS:
Our 23-year-old street sweeper is currently broken and out of service again. The main sweeper broom motor has a hydraulic leak and we suspect that a seal has failed. We will have it back up and running as soon as possible and resume street sweeping operations as soon as it is repaired. As of now, it remains more cost-effective to repair the sweeper than to bid out to an outside vendor for street sweeping services.
This seems like a great time to talk about our aging Highway Department equipment. We operate nineteen pieces of road equipment: Six CDL (commercial driver’s license required, gross vehicle weight greater than 26K lbs.) large single-axle dump trucks, two loaders, one loader/backhoe, four one-Ton pickup trucks, light pickup truck, box truck, roadside mower, street sweeper, excavator and a road grader. Seven of these vehicles are twenty years old or older.
Fourteen of these pieces of equipment are necessary (or in the case of the grader; available for response) to address winter storms. All six CDL large single-axle dump trucks have sanders and snow plows; and two of them have additional wing plows for efficiency and to push back snowbanks experienced during heavy winters. All of the one-Ton trucks, pickup and loaders plow snow; and two of the one-Tons have drop-in sanders for road treatment. We have plenty of used equipment and require a certain level of reliable equipment to be able to respond to weather emergencies in a timely manner just as the other Public Safety departments do.
The fact is that the Highway Department has been largely overlooked for replacement of our road equipment as of late (due to the high cost of heavy equipment) and so breakdowns and costly repairs are the result. We have received many inquiries and complaints about street sweeping and road grading this year and it concerns me that there isn’t more vocal support for replacement of some of this aging equipment; ESPECIALLY the equipment needed to treat and clear our roads in winter! Highway Department staff spent an inordinate amount of time this winter repairing trucks (and continue to) that would break down during a storm in order to have them back on the road for the next storm event. We have been lucky over the past few winters in that we haven’t experienced the accumulations of snow measured in feet that others have had to deal with, but I have serious concerns about what will happen when we inevitably do.
As for the plow truck which will be on the ballot tomorrow, Tuesday June 18; it is a comparable replacement to the 1996 Ford L9000 which has been parked in front of the Highway Department and available for public inspection. I have included in my requested specifications an integrated sander body as well as front and wing plows. The 108SD is the same truck that several other DPWs in the area have purchased recently at the same price point. There is a more expensive Western Star some have opted for, but we are trying to remain conservative in our expenses.
As always, residents may contact me at the Highway Department with questions and concerns via phone or email and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.
-Randall Kemp, Highway Superintendent ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Randall Kemp for your dedication to the highway department and for advocating for its needs!!
,Thank you SO much for all the info. No doubt we need a program to cycle replacement. However there will always be s ome who " can't afford".
Thank you Randall and the Highway Dept.
Thank you for the helpful information. It’s important to make an informed decision.
Why does the town wait so long to replace these “aging” vehicles that are needed? There should be one major expense a year to catch up on these aging vehicles with the town budget.
Thanks for taking the time to explain and share this detailed information with all of us Randall. Truly gives the facts of your fleet and the comparison of the proposed plow truck with that of other towns is appreciated.
Great write up Randy of the Southampton Highway Department's need for new equipment. The pictures show it clearly!
Thanks I paid my taxes 😀
Do we still have the chipper and how old is it? I think it's only a 2017.....
Well said. Great job putting into perspective.
thanks for the update
Thank you for all that you do!!
Thank you for your dedication Randall!
Well said Randall.., One picture says a thousand words .
So pull the motor pull a part number and order it.... or act like it’s the end of the world... 🤦🏼♂️
Time to start painting and maintaining
Use tax money
|Town Hall Address|
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|210 College Highway
Southampton, MA 01073
|Accountant||Vicki Leigh Moro
Phone: (413) 529-1000
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|Thomas F. Quinlan Jr
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|Emergency Manager Director||Charlie Kaniecki
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Phone: (413) 527-3666
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