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 take place the first and third Saturday of each month from 7:30am to 2:00pm. This includes the compost area.
Every Tuesday from 7:00am to 11:30am, the compost and brush areas only are open for residents to drop off grass clippings, leaves and brush free of charge.
Randy Stubbs, 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.
The 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. He 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.
Annually, the City offers free curbside collection of brush, bagged leaves, non-freon containing white goods, and metals to Brewer residents. The information pertaining to the spring cleanup collection is typically released at the beginning of April, and the actual collection is done in May. Please check back in April when the most up-to-date information will be available to residents.
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.