Fall dirt road maintenance will begin in October. DPW employees will be blowing leaf debris away from dirt road ditchlines. Please do not blow or sweep any leaves that have collected on your property back onto the road. Remove or bag leaves and dispose of properly.
Eversource along with Asplundh Tree contractors will be working in various parts of town for the next several months on several utility enhancement projects including tree trimming and some tree removal. The areas of town with the most activity include sections of; Exeter Rd, Trumbull Hwy, Goshen Hill Rd, Bender Rd, Gates Rd, Jordan Ln, Old Route 89 and Rafferty Rd. Residents please be careful when passing through Work Zones and if residents plan on picking any wood left behind please be mindful of your safety while doing so.
PUBLIC WORKS OPEN HOUSE
April 22, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to visit the current facility located at the corner of Goshen Hill Road and Route 87 from 10:00 am to noon. The Committee will be present to provide you a tour of the current site and its condition, and show you the plans for the proposed new facility. In the 1950’s, the Town secured the property that is the present location of the Department of Public Works. At that time, 3 employees worked in a 5 bay block construction building servicing approximately 2,000 residents.
Times have changed over the past 60+ years since the initial DPW garage was constructed. Vehicles and their purposes, roads and the amount traffic and the needs of residents have all changed. The DPW is now staffed with 9 full time employees and equipment to maintain nearly 100 miles of roads, both dirt and paved, serving a population of 7,500 residents requiring services year-round. In 2014, Town Meeting established a Public Works Building Committee charged with overseeing the building of a new Public Works Facility to meet the needs of the Town today and into the future. The Committee has focused on finding town owned land in a central location to existing town services suitable for the new facility. Working in cooperation with multiple town agencies, the Building Committee as well as the Board of Selectmen believe that a site near the middle school best meets the needs of the department. The site is centrally located, large enough to allow future growth, close to town agencies that need to utilize it and on a State road that provides good access to the site.
All are welcome to attend the presentation about the proposed facility.
TOWN INFORMATIONAL MEETING
April 24, 2017
Fire Safety Complex