Find York County Maine departments of public works or DPW. Public works departments provide information on public projects, maintenance of parks, buildings, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, traffic signals, snow removal, public utilities, water treatment and sewage.
Arundel Public Works 34 Bergeron Drive Arundel ME 04046 207-284-7202
Biddeford Public Works 371 Hill Street Biddeford ME 04005 207-282-1579
Old Orchard Beach Public Works 103 Smithwheel Rd Old Orchard Beach ME 04064 207-934-2250
Saco City Public Works 300 Main Street Saco ME 04072 207-284-6641
Sanford Public Works 919 Main Street Sanford ME 04073 207-324-9140
Sanford Public Works 31 Roberts Street Sanford ME 04073 207-324-9134
Some Public Works operations, such as maintenance of roads, parks and public facilities are typically funded through general taxation. Other services such as trash collection, water service and sewer service may be funded by user fees. Fees for trash collection may be a flat monthly service fee, or may be based on volume of trash collected.
The specifics vary from one jurisdiction to the next. Typically, the Public Works Department installs new sidewalks and replaces old sidewalks in accordance with a replacement schedule. Most state statutes and local ordinances place responsibility for maintenance of sidewalks with the property owner. In addition to repairs for sidewalks, property owners are almost always responsible for clearing sidewalks of snow and obstructions.
In most jurisdictions, a request for a stop sign may be made through the Public Works Department's engineering or roads maintenance division. The location is usually investigated and studied to determine if a stop sign is warranted and meets any applicable state guidelines for traffic control devices.