The week of May 15-21 is Public Works Week in the Town of Carrboro, proclaimed by Mayor Damon Seils.
The town is following a national observance, of which the theme is “Ready and Resilient,” highlighting the ability of public works professionals to perform regular public works duties and react as first responders during natural disasters and overcome trials in the field.
“I encourage all residents to thank and celebrate the Town’s public works employees and to recognize the importance of public works professionals and public works programs for protecting our health, safety, and quality of life and making Carrboro a great place to live,” Mayor Seils said.
What does Carrboro Public Works do? The department provides reliable solid waste collection; loose leaf collection; street, greenway, and right-of-way maintenance; snow removal; stormwater facility maintenance; mowing and landscaping of Town properties; tree trimming and removal; ball field preparation and maintenance; facility maintenance; vehicle and equipment maintenance; cemetery maintenance and burials; and more.
Who does it? There are 35 dedicated employees, half of whom joined the Town in the last five years, 10 of whom have reached up to 15 years of service, 4 of whom have reached up to 25 years of service, and another 4 of whom have achieved more than 25 years of service.
How are they doing? In the most recent biennial community survey, Carrboro Public Works earned residents’ highest ratings of satisfaction, with 91% of residents indicating they were satisfied or very satisfied with the department’s services.
Thank you, Carrboro Public Works! Read the complete proclamation at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11328/Public-Works-Week-2022