- Department of Public Works
- Highway Division
The Highway Division is responsible for maintenance within the Town's Right-Of-Way and drainage easements. The division employs 12 labor personnel.
This crew is responsible for the following: maintenance of approximately 150 miles of streets, nearly 50 miles of sidewalks, approximately 3,000 catch basins, regulatory sign maintenance, snow removal, street sweeping, drainage repair, litter cleanup, roadside mowing, and many other tasks.
Learn more about the various functions of the Highway Division:
The Composting Facility is for the disposal of leaves, grass, and brush only. Residents may take compost and wood chips (in 5-gallon buckets only) and may take any wood that is left by other residents or Town operations. No Machinery or chain saws are allowed in the facility.
The Fleet Maintenance Division is part of the Highway Division under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works. Fleet Maintenance is responsible for maintaining hundreds of pieces of equipment. The maintenance facility at 240 Smith Street and the work is accomplished by a two-member team.
The Town's Urban Forestry program consists of: periodic inspection and trimming of all public shade trees, tree removal and planting activities, roadside brush, brook and culvert maintenance. A properly maintained urban forest can lead to increased property values, amelioration of unsightly views leading to town beautification, and reduced heating/cooling bills.
Road Maintenance is responsible for maintaining approximately 150 miles of roadway, 50 miles of sidewalks, and 100 miles of drainage.