What are easement rights?

An easement is a right held by an interested person to use your land in a certain way, despite not having an interest in your property.  New York does not require consideration to be given in exchange for the granting of an easement in most cases.  Utility easement rights were granted when the electrical system was designed prior to installation and are used to energize the circuits along the Town of Hempstead’s roadways.  These include property lines on the side and back of homes as well as the utility strips that are located from the curb to two feet past the sidewalk.

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1. How can residents tell if a sign is a Town of Hempstead sign or not?
2. Does the Town of Hempstead install Speed Bumps or Speed Humps?
3. Does the Town of Hempstead maintain Red Light Cameras or Speed Cameras?
4. Does the Town of Hempstead Traffic Control Division issue Traffic Tickets?
5. Does the Town of Hempstead enforce posted signs?
6. How do I request an additional street light?
7. Why is a Town of Hempstead crew or contractor working in my yard?
8. What are easement rights?
9. Does Street Lighting maintain lights on all roadways?
10. What if a tree is blocking the light from the roadway?
11. Can I hang an attachment to a lighting pole or utility pole?
12. Can I use electric from any of Street Lighting's equipment?