Public Works & Highway
Public Works Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday till 1:00 pm
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Public Works Address:
97 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078
42 Ffyler Place
Suffield, CT 06078
- Keep fire hydrants on property clear of snow
- Public sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 12 hours of storm
- Street parking prohibited in residential areas during snow storms
- Do not throw snow into roads when clearing driveway
- Shovel catch basins, report excessive flooding to Highway Department
- Damage caused by force of heavy snow is not covered
- Mailboxes directly hit by snowplow replaced by Town
- Determined by Highway Foreman
- Reimbursement of $45
Winter sand mixed with salt is available to residents at the Highway Garage - bring a shovel and bucket!
- Works on improvement projects to roads, drainage systems, bridges, parking lots
- Advises Town agencies on projects
- Coordinates with outside consultants working on large improvement projects
- Coordinates with State personnel on projects involving their facilities or related to grant funds
- Works with surveyors on maps or easement plans required for Town projects
- Advises the Planning and Zoning Commission on all proposed subdivisions and site plans including design reviews during the application process
- Advises the Conservation Commission on drainage impacts on wetlands for large development proposals during the application process
- Oversees field inspection during construction and performance bond process
- Works on grant administration activities on engineering projects
- Develops and upgrades Town maps
- Presents new roads for acceptance to the Board of Selectmen and upgrades Town and non-Town road lists
- Supervises pavement management program and implements improvement projects under the program
- Responds to road and drainage complaints
- Periodic inspections, maintenance, renovations of existing Town buildings
- Obtaining bids for various projects
- Processing purchase orders and payment requisitions
- Oversight of contractors for new construction/renovation projects
- Long-range planning for property maintenance
- Tracking of training programs to meet State and Federal requirements
- Preparation of annual budget
- Maintenance of 80 miles of roads and paved areas including plowing, sanding, roadside mowing, sweeping, tree trimming
- Pot hole and curb repair
- Drainage improvements
- Care of 150+ acres of Town lawns, park fields, playing fields including mowing, weed control, planting, irrigation
- General and seasonal upkeep at Town parks, recreation facilities
- Building maintenance, repair and moving services at Town buildings
- Seasonal bulky waste pick-up
- Leaf drop off at Suffield Landfill
- Assistance to volunteer organizations for Town-wide functions
Tree Warden Responsiblities:
The Tree Warden helps enhance the beauty of the Suffield community through the planting and care of trees on public land. The Warden works closely with community organizations on landscaping projects throughout town.
Volunteers have assisted the Warden in the inventory of trees along Main Street and on the Town Green. Several Liberty Elm trees have been planted in town over the last two years.
The Warden seeks a state grant each year to help defray the cost of maintaining the tree inventory. Trees have several benefits to a community besides their attractiveness. Trees help provide clean air, cooling, and beneficial sound filtering. The most important function of the Tree Warden is public safety.
The Tree Warden is committed to enhancing the beauty of Suffield, protecting our valuable trees and keeping the town as safe as possible.
The Tree Warden reports that Suffield is home to the largest living Elm tree in Connecticut!
Clint White under the direction of the Highway Foreman, are responsible for pick up and transportation of four inmates from the Willard Cybulski Correctional Institution, Somers, CT. The inmates are low risk individuals, at the end of their sentences, and provide thousands of man hours to the Town each year at no cost. Daily activities are scheduled for the inmates in coordination with the Highway Foreman to complete an effective working team. The inmates complete tasks such as demolition and cleaning during renovation projects, painting building interiors, snow removal, raking of leaves and general property maintenance.