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
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
Traffic signs and markings
Waste management services include curbside trash, recyclables, and bulky waste collection and operation of a part-time tansfer 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.