The Public Services Department provides a majority of the services that the City residents and taxpayers expect, related to roads, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds and many other recreational facilities. This is accomplished through the administration and management of four Divisions of the Public Works Department, i.e.; Highway Division, Parks Maintenance Division, Forestry Division, and Equipment Maintenance Division.
The Public Services Superintendent, Timothy P. Nolan, has a team of five supervisors: General Foreman Thomas Janesky, Foreman Jose Sousa, Foreman Robert Taylor and Foreman Nelson Lopes. Additionally, the administration is staffed with a Lead Mechanic, a Tree Warden, and two Lead Park Maintainers.
The 2016/2017 winter ice and snow season saw the Public Services Division continue to use salt only during storms. Our team worked to perfect the salt only use through professional development classes for the employees, as well as equipment calibration and in-depth analysis of generated data. As a result, we continue to refine our ice and snow fighting to provide the most effective and efficient procedures. Last year an onboard weight scale was added to our loader to monitor usage of product on a per-truck basis.
Additional to our many service programs, and while working together with other City Departments, Public Services focuses our attention on detail to prepare our city for various public events throughout the year, such as parades, graduations, memorial services, ceremonies, races, seasonal lighting, and other special events.
The Public Services Department administers and employs a highly qualified and diverse professional work force that works together to maintain the highest level of public safety. Our focus and commitment is to provide safe roads and recreation to the public at large so that The City of Danbury can continue to be safe and prosper.