CARRBORO, N.C. – Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Public Works Week in Carrboro May 21-27, 2023.
This year marks the 63rd annual observance of National Public Works Week, and the theme of this year’s observance is “Connecting the World Through Public Works,” highlighting how public works connects us all through infrastructure and services.
Carrboro Public Works makes important contributions to the community’s well-being by providing 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 and rights-of-way; tree trimming and removal; ball field preparation and maintenance; facility maintenance; vehicle and equipment maintenance; cemetery maintenance and burials; and more.
The accomplishments of Carrboro Public Works in the past year include:
- awarding a construction contract and breaking ground on the 203 Project, a building designed to LEED Gold standards
- completing a townwide speed table improvement project
- completing sidewalk and curb ramp improvements to improve compliance of pedestrian infrastructure with the Americans With Disabilities Act
- installing bike boxes on West Main Street to improve the safety and convenience of travel by bicycle; and
- replacing 54 trees at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
- facilitating the Town’s recertification as a Tree City USA for its 37th year
- completing bus shelter improvements
- adding two hybrid electric vehicles to the Public Works fleet, two electric mowers, one utility vehicle, and three weedeaters and backpack blowers—reducing the department’s overall fuel consumption and emissions
- continuing the leaf compost program on the Town’s property on Old NC 86 in accordance with the requirements of the NC Department of Environmental Quality
“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,” said Mayor Seils.
Read the full proclamation here: https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12840/2023-Public-Works-Week-Proclamation