Town of Provincetown
FY 2022 Budget
Division 4 Public Works
The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance of Route 6, all Town roads, snow plowing and removal, street sweeping, drainage structure maintenance, outfall pipe reconstruction, sidewalk maintenance, line painting and many other tasks as called upon. Whether it is the dead of night during a blizzard or at 4 A.M. the morning after Carnival; the Highway Department is an essential part of the Department of Public Works and keeps this Town functioning on a daily basis, no matter the task at hand.
The overall 422 budget increased 2.5%. The personnel budget increased by 2.5% for step raises only. Cost of living has yet to be determined. The operating budget increased by 2.7% to partially replenish the road material budget line to pre-COVID numbers. This budget was reduced in FY21. Overall the department budget is up 2.5%.
Major Accomplishments for 2021
Even with many events cancelled due to COVID, our Highway Department stayed busy. They helped clear the Provincetown Pilgrim Park for the renovations, helped with the landscaping needs at Harbor Hill and worked with the Parking Dept to update their parking booths. This was in addition to staying on task with line painting, catch basin cleaning and road maintenance among many other tasks.
FY 2022 Objectives
The Department continues our efforts to perform more road, drainage and other infrastructure work internally; rather than depending on costly contractor services. We are systematically replacing aging drainage infrastructure on a yearly basis which is essential. Snow removal efforts are always counted upon and the Department continually delivers; so long as our equipment and facilities are maintained and in sound working order. Safety is now a focus for this department and others, with the foreman being part of the DPW safety committee and staff attending trainings focused in road and equipment safety.
FY 2022 Additional Budget Requested
Additional Amount Requested: $ 3,000
Budget Line: (553100) Road Materials
One Time Only or Ongoing Expense? Ongoing
Description of Additional Program, Product or Service:
This request is to “partially” replenish this account that was decreased to reduce the FY21 budget
Once replenished our dept will be able to do its full complement of road work and repairs