DPW: Lights & Lines

City of Somerville FY22 Budget

Core Function

To ensure electrical systems under the City’s purview, including fire alarm pull boxes, traffic signals, street lighting, publicly displayed information systems (i.e. blue lights, traffic speed message boards, etc.), and the City’s radio system, are well maintained, safe, and comply with all relevant regulations. The Division also strives to respond to requests and concerns from residents, including wire concerns and Dig Safe compliance requests, in a timely, courteous, and safe manner. Police, Fire and 311 receive special emphasis for traffic controls that malfunction.

Personal Services Changes

Personal Services are projected up 6% 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 lines are unchanged for FY22.

FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress

Goal 1: Repair and replace inferior quality pedestrian buttons, countdown timers and emergency call boxes.

  • Number of buttons, countdown timers, and emergency call boxes repaired or replaced.

Goal 2: Continue to transition to citywide wireless, solar-powered emergency call boxes.

  • Number of new citywide, solar-powered emergency call boxes installed.

Goal 3: Upgrade the City’s blue light emergency notification system.

  • Completion of the upgrade.

FY22 Budget

Personnel Listing