The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of the Town's infrastructure, which includes the…More following: sweeping improved roads, bituminous pavement repairs, cleaning catch basins, and maintenance of the Town's drainage system.
The department continually installs new street and traffic control signs, as well as handling the repair, replacement and cleaning of existing signs. Inspection of all new roads and driveways being constructed as well as work being performed in the town's right-of-way -- i.e., CL&P crossings, cable TV crossings, etc. -- are done by the Public Works Department.
In the spring and once again in the fall, the department grades unimproved roads, and touches them up after severe rainstorms.
The department is also responsible for the maintenance of seven local cemeteries and assisting the Park and Recreation Department in the maintenance of Sears Park.
Public Works operates the town's transfer station approximately 52 days per year.
In-house services are provided to the Board of Education, which includes sweeping parking lots, cleaning catch basins and plowing and sanding parking lots.
The department's primary objective in the winter months is snow removal. During storms, the department also plows and sands sidewalks and performs its own equipment maintenance.