Village Services Department of Public Works
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3829 Fennell Street
Skaneateles, New York 13152
(315) 685-5977
(calls answered 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week by an answering service)

Hours of Operation (except on Holidays)
Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm

DPW Personnel
Dave Short, Labor Crew Leader
Mike Dries, Laborer
Tom Young, Laborer

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for maintenance of all Village streets, including paving, snow plowing, street sweeping, and brush pickup, storm sewer and sanitary sewer maintenance, assisting the water department with water main repairs, operation of the Lakeview Cemetery, maintenance of the Village Parks, maintenance of downtown area including the municipal lot, garbage pickup and public restrooms, maintenance of Village properties, and many other activities.  


Snow Plowing:
Snow accumulation is monitored and evaluated throughout the day and night to ensure the most effective use of our resources having the best possible snow removal response.  Plowing typically begins in the very early morning hours and continues throughout the day and evening, as warranted. The DPW plows snow from Village streets and sidewalks, the municipal lot, and clears snowbanks from the downtown area.   Residents are responsible for clearing snow from hydrants; however, we do assist in clearing snow from time to time.

Under Village Code Section 212-18, parking of vehicles is prohibited on all streets and municipal parking lots within the Village between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from November 15 to April 1.

WARNING:  According to Section 1219 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law and Section 214 of the Highway Law of New York State, Snow removal operators (Plow Services and individuals) on private properties may not push, pile or blow snow out into or across any public roadway system. Those that do may be issued a court appearance ticket.  Be considerate of others. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our roadways safe for the traveling public. 

Dead Animal in Right-of-Way:

For the removal of a dead animal within the Village of Skaneateles Highway Right-of-Way, please call the DPW at 685-5977.

Brush & Leaf Pickup:

DPW personnel pick up yard debris, including brush, limbs and leafs in the Spring and in the Fall.   Spring pick up generally runs from late April to the first weekend in June.   Fall leaf and brush pick up starts in late-September and runs through November/December, depending on snow fall.   Check your utility bill and the Village Website Homepage for notification of start and end dates!

Yard waste must be placed in the area between the curb and sidewalk - not in the street! Bush must be no longer than five (5) feet in length or eight (8) inches in diameter. Leaves should not be bagged.



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