Welcome to Public Works! We are responsible for a wide variety of functions within the City of Brewer, which include, but not limited to: street maintenance and repairs, i.e. sweeping, pavement repairs, and pothole patching; sidewalk maintenance and repairs; storm drain maintenance and repair; snow removal on roads and sidewalks; sign maintenance, repairs and replacement; pavement markings at intersections and crosswalk painting all around the City; and small scale construction projects. We provide construction support to all other City departments and co-administer paving projects with Engineering. You could say all roads eventually lead back to Public Works. . .
David Cote, Director of Public Works
Not only are we responsible for keeping the roads in good working order, we are responsible for a number of other functions:
Landfill hours, including the compost area, will be the first and third Saturday of each month from 7:30am to 2:00pm.
The compost and brush areas only will be open every Tuesday from 7:00am to 11:30am for residents to drop off grass clippings, leaves and brush.
George Skillin, Shop Foreman, oversees two mechanics that maintain all City-owned vehicles and equipment in all City Departments. We also provide after-hours emergency repairs to City plow equipment during snow storms.
Ricci More, Purchasing Agent, tracks all fuel usage and maintenance for City equipment. He is responsible for purchasing supplies for the Public Works Department and other departments. Ricci also readies bid documents for replacement equipment, and maintains files on City equipment, along with a variety of other tasks.
Sewer Line Maintenance:
Two SSES (Sewer System Evaluation Study) Technicians work out of the Public Works Department in conjunction with Waste Water Pollution Control, cleaning and inspecting sanitary sewer lines through the City.
During the month of May, the City typically provides a curbside collection service for brush, white metal/metal, and leaves. During this program, we typically also provide one week of free disposal to Brewer residents at the Brewer landfill, during which time, residents may bring in bulky waste to the landfill for disposal. Information on Spring Cleanup’s program is usually posted in April and can be found here.
Twice a year, the City gives residents of Brewer the opportunity to clean up leaves from their property and have them hauled away at no charge. The spring collection takes place at the beginning of May, along with the Spring Cleanup program, and again in mid-November.
Christmas Tree Recycling:
Following Christmas, the City provides two means of disposal for resident’s Christmas trees. We provide a central drop off site in the parking lot near the lower entrance to the Brewer Auditorium off Wilson Street where the trees can be dropped off anytime throughout the month of January. The second option is trees can be taken to the Brewer Landfill during regular business hours and added to the brush pile, free of charge. Trees dropped off at the Auditorium are picked up weekly by the Public Works Department and added to the brush pile at the landfill.
Once a year, the entire brush pile at the landfill is ground up by a contractor, at no cost to the City, and the material is all reused.