Town of Thurston, New York

Highway Department

Richard J. Gauss Jr. – Town Highway Superintendent

4525 County Route 24
Cameron Mills, NY 14820

Town Shop Phone: 607-776-6507

Town Shop Fax: 607-776-4942

E-Mail the Highway Department here:

Town Highway Crew

Richard J. Gauss, Jr., "Bossman"

Richard Gauss

MEO – Mechanic

39 years of service – Home Phone: 607-776-4813 – Cell Phone: 607-794-4382

Randy Akins Deputy Highway Superintendent

Meo – Mechanic 26 years of service – Home Phone 607-776-5177 – Cell 607-368-0320

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Thomas Stephens

MEO-MEC 8 years of service – Home Phone: 607-695-9020 –

Tom Stevens

Bruce Akins

MEO-MEC 5 years of service


Jordan Harrison

MEO-MEC 1 year of service



Three Year Plan for road projects in the Town of Thurston

(dependent on state funding)

2016: Forty Dollar Road and Strait Road.

2017: Waters Road

2018: Reed Hill Road

New Driveways and Right of Way work

Permits are required for the construction of any new driveways and for any work within the Town of Thurston road right of way. These can be obtained at the Highway Shop located at 4525 County Route 24 in Risingville. There is no fee at this time for such permit.

Fill Dirt

Fill dirt is often available during the time when the Highway Department is cleaning ditches. Anyone interested in obtaining these ditch cleanings should call the Highway Shop at 607-776-6507. You may also contact the Highway Superintendent for further details.

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