REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 2009
The Town Engineer’s office has been occupied by Brad Cheney of C.M.E. Associates with offices in Southbridge, Massachusetts and Woodstock, Connecticut. The D.P.W. Director and Operations Manager have remained the same. The responsibilities of the Department include the administration, supervision and operations of the Highway, Landfill, Water and Sewer Departments, Tree Warden and maintenance duties associated with the Cemeteries and Recreational Department, Boards and Committees.
The Town’s Water/Wastewater contract operator remains Veolia Water North America Operating Services, LLC. Shane Moody is presently Veolia’s manager of operations.
The Department of Public Works has been involved with several projects during the year, many of which have been completed and a few of sufficient magnitude will carry over to future years.
1. Stallion Hill Water Tank Repair: Completed 2009
The Rehabilitation work on the Stallion Hill Water Tank was started in March and completed by June 2009. Kinsmen Corporation of Hooksett, New Hampshire was the contractor of record. John Walsh of Tighe & Bond was the engineer assigned to the project. The project was finished on time and within budget.
2. Landfill Cell Capping Project: Completed 2009
Half of the existing available Landfill area reached design capacity and required
capping. Chuck Eaton and Wayne Bugden design and supplemental inspection services for
Sturbridge was within budget.
of CME Associates handled the the Town. Ciesla Construction of project was finished on time and