Article #7: FY2025 DPW Operating Budget

Preference Votes:

Budget Committee: 6 in Favor / 0 Opposed
Select Board: 5 in Favor / 0 Opposed

How Will Funds Be Used?

Provides funding for all Public Works Department operations, including all personnel and non- personnel matters. This includes road maintenance, storm water management, streetlights, traffic signals, engineering and technical services, parking management (kiosks, automated ticketing, etc.), transfer station operations, trash and recycling collection, household hazardous waste collection, and tree care.

Budget Details

Article #44: Road & Sidewalk Paving

Preference Votes:
Budget Committee: 6 in Favor / 0 Opposed
Select Board: 5 in Favor / 0 Opposed

Budget Request: $1,200,000 to come from bond funding

How Will Funds Be Used?
To support the town’s pavement preservation plan. The budget will be used to overlay roads that are in the “Rehabilitation” stage of life. The goal is to avoid the higher cost of replacement when damage goes beyond DPW’s ability to repair.

Project Details

Article #45: Seawall Construction

Preference Votes:
Budget Committee: 6 in Favor / 0 Opposed
Select Board: 5 in Favor / 0 Opposed

Budget Request: $1,200,000 to come from bond funding

How Will Funds Be Used?
Phases One and Two are complete. Three began in the Fall of 2021 with construction ongoing. Funds will be used to complete Phase Four and begin Phase Five to repair damage to the seawall from previous storms. In addition to reducing damage from future storms, construction will widen the sidewalk, improving pedestrian safety.

Project Details

Article #46: Organug Road Sidewalk & Drainage Project

Preference Votes:
Budget Committee: 6 in Favor / 0 Opposed
Select Board: 5 in Favor / 0 Opposed

Budget Request: $350,000 to come from bond funding

How Will Funds Be Used?
To remove & replace all undersized/ failing road culverts and install a new closed drainage system with underdrain and catch basins on the edge of the road from York Street to Lindsay Road. The project will widen the paved shoulder and continue sidewalks which will improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Project Details

Article #47: Nubble Road Sidewalk & Drainage Project

Preference Votes:
Budget Committee: 6 in Favor / 0 Opposed
Select Board: 5 in Favor / 0 Opposed

Budget Request: $250,000 to come from bond funding

How Will Funds Be Used?
The funds will be used to continue work from Shelton Avenue to Uland Pond Way in the next phase of the project. This will improve stormwater drainage and pedestrian traffic by adding sidewalks, paving shoulders, and widening the road.

Project Details

Article #50: Mountain Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Project

Preference Votes:
Budget Committee: 6 in Favor / 0 Opposed
Select Board: 5 in Favor / 0 Opposed

Budget Request: $125,000 to come from bond funding

How Will Funds Be Used?
To rehabilitate and reconstruct the existing gravel shoulders from Chases Pond Road to Clay Hill Road. The paved shoulder will be widened to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Project Details

Article #54: Heavy Duty Municipal Dump & Plow Truck

Preference Votes:
Budget Committee: 6 in Favor / 0 Opposed
Select Board: 5 in Favor / 0 Opposed

Budget Request: $275,000 to come from bond funding

How Will Funds Be Used?
The requested equipment will replace a 2013 International model 7400 SFA – 6 Wheel Dump 4X2 Truck w/All Season Side Dump Body w/Integral Conveyor and Sander.

Project Details