The Public Works Department is responsible for all summer and winter road maintenance on the Town's 62 miles of roads. This ranges from storm drain maintenance, sweeping, and snow plowing.
The department is responsible for plowing on all public roads, municipal parking lots, and school areas. It is our general policy that plowing begin after an accumulation of approximately 2 to 3 inches. We would encourage property owners not to shovel snow onto travel lanes of streets. It's both dangerous and a violation of Town ordinances. At the conclusion of each storm, the main arteries are treated with clear salt and our secondary roads have a sand/salt mixture applied. Residents are urged to minimize travel during storm emergencies to allow equipment to clear the streets. The Town also has an overnight parking ban on all streets between the hours of 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM from December 1 to April 1. Any questions regarding our winter maintenance program should be directed to the Director of Public Works.
Summer road maintenance activities include storm drain maintenance, sweeping, and paving. The town has over 600 catch basins that require annual cleaning. All roads are swept a minimum of twice a year, with additional sweepings on our main arteries. Spring sweeping usually takes the longest, due to the volume of winter sand on the roads. The department asks for your patience during the process. Street trees within the right-of-way fall under department jurisdiction. Our Tree Warden, Michael Duddy, is responsible for administering all trimming, removal, and new plantings. Mike is a part-time employee and can be reached by calling the main facility. Mike stops in weekly to collect messages and requests and can also be reached by dialing his voice mailbox at 767-CAPE, Ext. 250.