Public Works Department


DISPOSAL OF TREE LIMBS AND BRUSH from January 20, 2019 Storm


On two upcoming Saturdays, February 9, 2019 and February 16, 2019, residents may bring fallen tree limbs and brush from the January 20th storm to the former transfer station, 1304 Waterbury Road (Route 70).  The facility will be open for drop off between 7:30 AM and 1:30 PM.  This is for residential drop-off only; proof of residency will be requested.  There is no charge.


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. Beginning December 3rd, sand may be picked up at the old transfer station near 1304 Waterbury Road between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM (you must bring your own container). 

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 Friday, February 01, 2019