Public Works Department:
Carl Sames, Public Works Foreman
To contact us call (215) 822-2787
The Public Works Department is responsible for the construction, maintenance and repair of Township roads, structures, property and grounds. This department has 9 employees, all of which are on call 24 hours a day. Most members of this department are highly skilled and specialize in carpentry, masonry and construction including electric, plumbing and welding and heavy machine operation.
The Public Works Department is responsible for road maintenance on 66.6 miles of road within the Township including snow removal, patching, ditch maintenance, pothole patching and all road signage. The department also maintains the retention basins, storm water sewers and culverts found in the Township as well as all Township owned property including parks and open space. To maintain the road system and township property effectively, the department employees seasonal and periodic subcontractors.
Be sure to check out some of the most recently completed projects including the new drainage system put in at the corner of Saddle Drive and Stallion Road to alleviate severe water retention at this intersection and road restoration at Greenwood Terrace and Meadow Lane. Future projects include restoration of the grassy area and walking path at the Barclay Retention Pond.
Moveable street basketball hoops are not allowed in the street and curb areas. Garbage trucks and snow plows inadvertently hit these objects when operating. Please remove all objects to the curb right of way or turn the basketball hoop so that the rim does not hang over the street where a truck bed can hit it. The operator's focus is on the task at hand and the curb; because of the size, weight and noise of the truck; operators are often unaware that they have hit anything. Not only does this damage the rim of the basketball hoop; it also does severe damage to the truck. The Township is not responsible when these items are hit.
When buying a home, be clear on what will be your maintenance responsibility. The Public Works Department does not patch private driveways or shovel private sidewalks nor do they fix curbs in front of a residence. The Township does not maintain private backyards or remove trees unless the tree is in a Township right-of-way. These are private responsibilities of a homeowner.