Public Works

Overview


Responsibilities


The Public Works Department is responsible for a wide range of town services associated with:
  • Road and building management, maintenance, and improvements
  • Vehicle fleet maintenance
  • Waste collection and disposal

Road Maintenance


The realm of road maintenance includes many specific services, such as:
  • Catch basin cleaning
  • Drainage repairs and improvements
  • Road patching and resurfacing
  • Roadside mowing and vegetation control
  • Snow removal
  • Street sweeping
  • Traffic signs and markings

Waste Management


Waste management services include curbside trash, recyclables, and bulky waste collection and operation of a part-time transfer station.

Engineering Design & Review


The department also administers engineering design and review associated with town infrastructure projects and development and satisfies various compliance requirements related to federal and state programs governing both roads and waste management. The department accomplishes its tasks through a combination of in-house staff and contract services.