500 Avenue A
Turner Falls, MA 01376
413-863-2054 ext. 150
Our Hours are 6:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Monday - Thursday
The Department of Public Works employee’s 15 full time employees and has a budget exciding over $ 1million. The department is responsible for maintenance, repair and construction of the town’s infrastructure, public building and property including its parks, playgrounds, streetscapes, sewers drainage systems, street lighting and 108 miles of road ways.
The Administrative division of the DPW is responsible for overseeing the operations of the department for long term planning. Administrative staff coordinate the department activities’ develop and monitor the annual budget, assist in the development of the Capital Improvements Plan, prepare personnel and payroll records for its staff, coordinate the hiring of new employees, manage collective bargaining agreements, develop and implement department policies, and handle all public inquiries.
The Highway division is responsible for ensuring the overall safety of the town’s motoring public and pedestrians though the construction and maintenance of parks, public areas, tree belts and streetscapes; and ensuring the maintenance of other town infrastructure including main sewer lines, public building and capital equipment, and the clearing of roads of snow and ice. This division also includes the long term monitoring of the town’s former landfill and dump’s including overseeing contracts with consulting engineers and the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection. Due to the broad mission, the DPW touches the live of nearly every resident in some way, and supplies almost all of the visible services that Residents of Montague receive. The Department is also responsible for supplying almost all the support functions required by other Departments within Town.