Public Works Department


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Click here to view the winning posters for the 2018 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children.  Congratulations to Kaylani Mitchell, Geetha Benzy, Gavin Foran, Aveyahrose Lopez, Sofia Rudus, and Sneh Detroja, the winners and runners up. 

Geetha Benzy, winner of the grade 2-4 division, is from Cheshire! 

Administration is responsible to oversee all management of the divisions listed below, in addition to serving as staff to the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA), Public Building Commission (PBC), and Energy Commission. 

Engineering consists of design of Public Works projects, engineering and inspection of Town roads and facilities, review of Planning & Zoning and Inland Wetlands Applications, in-kind services to other Town Departments, is liaison to State and other community organizations, inspection of new subdivision roads and issues permits for utility construction in Town roads.  Click here for the Engineering Department Policies


Public Properties manages and maintains all Town-owned properties, including buildings, parks, and open spaces, with the exception of school properties.


Highway Operations consist of maintaining and improvements to all 151 miles of Town roads, sidewalks, storm drainage, bridges, culverts, and rights-of-way.  It also includes the fleet maintenance of all Town vehicles.

Snow and Ice Control provides a safe roadway network for the community throughout the winter season. It also includes clearing sidewalks around Town buildings and in parks, including the Linear Trail between N. Brooksvale Rd. and Cornwall Ave.

Solid Waste provides weekly refuse and recycling by curbside collection at each of the 9,500 residential units and Town facilities via contracted services.  

Trees consists of maintenance trimming and removing Town trees which are deemed to be potential fall hazards.  The Department also oversees all tree work in the Town Right-of-Way performed by utility companies and private property owners.  Click here for a Guide to Hiring Tree Contractors for private property tree trimming. 

The Public Works Department serves as staff to the Water Pollution Control Authority, the Public Building Commission and the Energy Commission.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 04, 2018