Description of Services
The fleet maintenance department is responsible for the maintenance of all town vehicles and machinery, including Highway, Council on Aging, Cemetery/Parks, Board of Assessors and the Board of Health.
Used Motor Oil
The Highway Department is looking for Used Motor Oil. NO anti-freeze or other chemicals will be allowed. Residents may drop off the used motor oil at the Highway Department Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. ONLY.
Winter Snow Policy
The Templeton Highway Department is pleased to issue "A Resident's Guide to Winter Snow Removal Operations and Procedures". The intent of this pamphlet is to advise Templeton residents of the Highway Department's winter snow plowing and sanding objectives and to obtain your assistance so that Town roads can be restored to normal conditions as promptly as possible after a winter storm.
Winter Snow Policy
There is a pile of sand/salt mixture available for residents ONLY located at the edge of the driveway of the Highway Department. Salt is mixed with sand to keep it from freezing. Please limit the amount to 3 five-gallon pails per trip. This is NOT for commercial or industrial businesses. At no time is anyone allowed to take salt from sheds.
As noted in the Town By-Law, Article XVI-Regulation of Driveways: "No person shall build or rebuild a driveway at a point where such driveway enters onto any Town Way without first obtaining permission from the Highway Superintendent who shall grant such permission and may specify the requirements for said building or rebuilding of such driveway at the point where it enters a Town Way."
Driveway Permits must be obtained from the Highway Department prior to the start of any work. A permit fee of $75.00 will be charged.
Please be advised that any utility, private contractor, or any person(s) who intends to break any street or sidewalk surface, or excavate any road or shoulder should contact the Templeton Highway Department is regards to obtaining a Trench Permit. A permit fee of $100.00 will be charged and is non-refundable. Attached are the specifications for Trench Construction and Excavation within a public way. Trench Permit applications must be obtained from the Highway Department prior to the start of any work.
To report a tree problem contact the Tree Warden or Highway Department at 978-939-8666 or call the dispatcher at 978-939-5638 after hours.
Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 am. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 am to 10:00 am
After Hours Emergencies:
For any after hours emergency situations concerning the Highway Department, please contact the Templeton Police Department at 978-939-5638 and the dispatcher will contact the on call highway personnel.