Highway Department

Highway Departments have to manage roads and streets, bridges and culverts, signs and markings, guide rails, ditches and slopes. The Highway Superintendent is appointed every 2 years, and also has to manage equipment, buildings, personnel, and the budget as well as communicate with the board and public.  

Local governments maintain and manage 87 percent of the public highways in New York State. With approximately 150 miles of roads in the Town of Hector, the Highway Department is our largest department consisting of a Highway Superintendent, Deputy Highway Superintendent, Foreman, Safety Coordinator, Mechanic and 12 Motor Equipment Operators. Highway expenditures are the largest line item and take just under 50% of our annual budget.

Randy Rappleye - Highway Superintendent

A native of Watkins Glen, Randy started working for the Town of Hector Highway Department in 1989 and in 2013, he became Highway Superintendent. His priority in serving the town is public and employee safety and job efficiency. Randy is President of the Schuyler County Town Highway Superintendent Association and belongs to the NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways.  He also coached Schuyler County Small Fry football while his three boys were growing up.  Randy has been married for 28 years, and enjoys hunting, fishing, woodworking and having a vegetable garden.
Phone: (607) 546-5288
Email (click link): Randy Rappleye

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Randy Rappleye Highway Superintendent (607) 546-5288
Richard Bump Deputy Superintendent (607) 279-2044