Darren Hanson – Director
28 Cheney Grove Road
Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742-0350
Work - (207) 472-3804
Fax - (207) 472-3810
The mission of the Fort Fairfield Public Works Department is to provide residents and visitors with ongoing and seasonal operations and maintenance programs working in conjunction with other Town departments as well as numerous organizations with the State of Maine.
Within our double township, our Public Works Department oversees all public infrastructure in our urban and rural areas. This includes all storm water drainage systems, streets, roadways, culvert installations, sidewalks, bridges, dams, street lighting, street and road signage, snow removal, pavement, chip sealing and crack sealing and maintenance of lawns on all Town owned property.
In summer, we provide maintainence to more than 66 miles of rural roads, 11 miles of urban streets, and 5 miles of sidewalks. The Department also maintains several municipal parking lots, three watershed dams, and a dike system designed to provide flood protection to the downtown business district. In winter, we conduct snow removal operations on more than 100 lane-miles of roads, and provide support and manpower to plow an additional 16 miles of State roadways. The Department also oversees and implements snow removal for the local School District.
Public Works is also responsibility for the general maintenance of all municipal-owned equipment including vehicles used by the Town's Police, Fire and Recreation Departments.
|POSITION||NAME||YEARS OF SERVICE|
|Director||Darren Hanson||1 Year|
|Foreman / Equipment Operator||Mike Cyr||27 Year|
|Equipment Operator||Steve Turner||25 Years|
|Equipment Operator||Wendell 'Duke' Boulier||2 Years|
|Body Shop||Charles Dean||11 Years|
|Buildings & Grounds||Chris Gamblin||10 Years|
|Mechanic||Phil Rochford||9 Year|
|Equipment Operator||Tharren MacDougal||1 Year|
|Equipment Operator||Nick Ellis||1 Year|
|Equipment Operator||Mitch Dufour||1 Year|
We have one full-time employee who completes all light building maintenance and general cleaning for all Town-owned facilities year round. This includes general maintenance and janatorial duties in the Town Office, Police Department, Library, Armory, Recreation Department, Farm Park bathroom facilities and Public Works Department. This employee is assisted in the summer by a part-time employee who assists with the lawn care for Main Street, Block House, Library, Town Office, Fire Department, Recreation Department, Puddle Dock Facility, two cemeteries, the Boat Landing area, the Monson Pond Camping area, Farm Park, and several acres of green space within our town.
The Public Works Department maintains and operates more than fifty different pieces of equipment. Our fleet includes three pick-ups, two one-ton dumps, eight dump trucks, one trailer dump, two pay loaders, two road graders, two bulldozers, a street sweeper, a rubber-tired backhoe, a gravel screen plant and five different trailers ranging from a 25 ton low bed to an eight by eight utility trailer.
Our in-house staff completes all repairs, service and conducts State of Maine Inspections for all municipal (Police, Fire, Recreation and Public Works) vehicles.
The Public Works Department also services and maintains two 12,000-gallon fuel tanks and provides a 24-hour fueling system for the Police Department, Fire Department, Recreation Department, Water/Sewer Department, the SAD # 20 school system, and the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority.
The Town of Fort Fairfield Public Works Department operates an O.S.H.A. approved body shop for heavy equipment. This shop is seventy-five feet long by twenty-five feet wide and has sixteen-foot ceilings. Our qualified body person allows us to complete all aspects of this operation under one roof. We now offer this service to other area public works departmetns and are expanding this to also include other municipal departments.
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