The mission of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is to maintain and improve Town facilities and infrastructure through cost effective management and forward-thinking asset prioritization. In order to fulfill its mission the DPW strives to provide responsive and high quality public service through efficient departmental procedures, increased value to the customer, and positive inter-organizational communications.
Divisions of Public Works
|Administration is comprised of the Department Director, Facilities Project Manager, and Programs Coordinator. Division responsibilities include the overall operation of the DPW including policy and personnel decisions, purchasing, budgeting, research, supervision, record keeping, and customer service to residents. Moreover, the Facilities Project Manager is responsible for the preparation, implementation, and supervision of major School and Town capital projects.|
|Engineering is headed by the Town Engineer and staffed by two engineering inspectors. The Engineering Division is responsible for subdivision review and inspection, highway and drainage improvement design, plat map updates, computer aided design (CAD), bid specification preparation and project management, deed and title search, and customer service. Furthermore, Engineering works closely with consulting engineers on road design, updating the Highway Paving Program, aerial photos, and bridge inspections.|
|Facilities and Grounds is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of all Town buildings, grounds, athletic facilities, Town Beach, play grounds, and parks. Division personnel are responsible for custodial care of Town Hall, Town Hall Annex and the Senior Center. Town festivals and tournaments are periods that highlight the division's expertise and efficiency. In addition, the division supplements Winter snow plowing efforts.|
|Highways is responsible for maintaining and improving the Town's infrastructure (roads, dams, drainage, bridges), street sweeping, snow plowing, tree trimming and brush cutting, cleaning of catch basins, sign making, and other tasks that involve heavy and light equipment.|
|The Transfer Station (NKTS) is the heart and soul of the Town's Solid Waste program. Recycling: Blue stream recyclables (plastic jugs, glass bottles, steel/tin cans) should be separated from green stream recyclables (paper, light cardboard, corrugated cardboard--flattened), etc...|