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Welcome to Vernon, a celebrated place to live, work and visit. 

Public Works

The Public Works Department provides the residents of Vernon with a wide range of services. The Director of Public Works oversees the department, a Lead Road Foreman, two Road Foremen, a Refuse and Recycling Supervisor and a Vehicle and Equipment Supervisor who supervise 34 employees. The director is also responsible for the management of maintenance in most town-owned buildings and supervises two Maintainers and a Custodian in that effort. Under an agreement with Vernon Public Schools, the Director manages maintenance for the school district as well and oversees six skilled Maintainers along with the Supervisor of School Facilities and Special Projects who supervises 25 Custodians.

The Department's responsibilities include: maintenance and repair of approximately 125 miles of town-owned roads, maintenance and repair of all storm sewers on town-owned roads and rights-of-way, refuse and recycling collection, all traffic line painting and street sign maintenance, snow and ice removal, bridge inspection and maintenance, and the general maintenance of 25 town-owned buildings and properties. 

The Department also provides several special services for residents, including year-round scheduled bulky waste pickup, the spring sweeping program, and fall leaf collection. The Public Works Department is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for all department-related emergencies such as blocked storm sewers, flooding during rain storms, road related problems and assisting the Police and Fire Departments during emergencies.

As a community service, the Public Works Department plays an active role in assisting various local organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and various beautification programs, school groups and social groups

Dwight Ryniewicz
Director of Public Works
375 Hartford Turnpike (Route 30)
Fax 860-870-3505

Department hours
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday