OSPCD: Public Space & Urban Forestry

City of Somerville FY22 Budget

Mission Statement

The OSPCD Public Space & Urban Forestry Division plans, designs, implements and evaluates projects and programs that advance the goals of the 2018-2023 Open Space and Recreation Plan.

Personal Services Changes

Personal Services are projected up 7% for FY22.

The Director of PSUF position has been reclassified for FY22.

Changes in salaries are due to negotiated collective bargaining agreements and merit increases based on annual performance reviews.

Ordinary Maintenance Changes

Ordinary Maintenance costs are projected up 41% for FY22.

This is due to increased investments in the following programs:

  • The Parks Tree Health program
  • The Young Tree Training program
  • A landscape design contract

Capital Outlay Changes

Tree planting funds have been returned to the operating budget after removal in FY21. This $150,000 will fund tree plantings without having to tap the City's stabilzation funds.

FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress

Goal 1: Begin the cleanup process for Conway Park.

  • Complete 90% of cleanup by December 2021.

Goal 2: Begin reconstruction of Healey Schoolyard.

  • Complete Totlot and 60% of entire project by December 2021.

Goal 3: Complete construction of Central Hill Library Playground.

  • Complete 100% construction.

Goal 4: Plan and manage expanded seasonal tree planting (350 trees) programs and continue tree and horticultural maintenance programs to assure health of plants and trees in city spaces.

  • Complete 100% planting and maintenance of these trees.

FY22 Budget

Personnel Listing