Town of Provincetown
FY 2022 Budget
Division 4 Public Works
The Mission of the Public Works Department is to provide effective and high-quality public works services to enhance the living and working environment in the Town of Provincetown. The pavement management plan, storm water improvements program, snow & ice operations and building maintenance program are all successful endeavors that are going according to plan. The department is also responsible for the design and construction of community-approved infrastructure projects within the Capital Improvement Program. Such projects include the major planning and design work associated with the redevelopment of Shank Painter Road or expansion of the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Wastewater strategies and planning has long been correlated with economic development and housing challenges that currently affect Provincetown.
The overall budget is increasing 1.6%, with a personnel increase of 2.3% and an operational expense increase of 0.8%. Personnel costs are increased for step raises only. Cost of living increases have not been determined and the department expenses are nearly flat.
Major Accomplishments for 2021
Major accomplishment throughout town would be the reworking of the Bradford Street and Prince Street project which removed a sidewalk to nowhere and created a bike lane as well as repaved this area. The Shank Painter Road project is still in the works and is expected to begin construction in FY25. The Provincetown Pilgrims Park project will be complete in the spring of 2021 with the memorial stones and benches cleaned and reset. New trees as well as other plantings will be done in the spring making this park look like new.
FY 2022 Objectives
Continue to improve our valuable infrastructure, buildings, grounds and facilities. We hope to seek and attain grant funding to help offset the costs associated with the improvement of these systems and infrastructure. Our Department is taking on more and more projects in-house as we have hired extremely skilled staff to join our team over the past few years. We will further develop and train our various Departments on providing the highest level of service to the residents of Provincetown while ensuring staff safety and meeting the goals set forth by the Select Board.