DPW: Snow Removal

City of Somerville FY22 Budget

Core Function

DPW Snow operations ensures that City roadways and walkways are maintained in such a manner as to prevent or reduce accidents and injuries, facilitate the handling of emergencies by first responders, and maintain the mobility of all residents, all while focusing on an efficient deployment of resources.

Changes for FY22

The Snow Removal line has been increased by 14% for FY22. The Department is developing a pilot program for snow removal on sidewalks this upcoming winter.

FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress

Goal 1: Improve mobility for all pedestrians and road users

  • Pilot snow clearing of sidewalks, develop a snow clearing dashboard.

Goal 2: Develop and implement policies for snow removal and maintenance of new infrastructure, including GLX and other bike facilities

  • Policies developed by November 1.

Goal 3: Improve administrative procedures for snow-related procurement and contract management.

  • Number of MCPPO trainings completed by Project Managers who deal with winter-related procurements.

Goal 4: Review & update Internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Number of snow-related SOP’s updated.

FY22 Budget