Friday, February 22, 2013
Superintendent of Public Works John Sanchez said the snow removal account is already in a deficit but the DPW is still ready for possible snow this weekend.
Two weeks after a blizzard dumped nearly three feet of snow on the area forecasters are saying the Burlington area could get another 12 inches of snow this weekend. Superintendent of Public Works John Sanchez said that the Burlington DPW is set and ready if the storm does hit. "We're in good shape," he said. "We had to fix some equipment and get some parts. The machines took a beating but we have them up and running again." Sanchez also said the DPW re-stocked on salt, sand and other storm supplies. "We have the materials," he said. "We are ready for Saturday and Sunday." Sanchez said that the roads are also in good shape to receive more snow, especially when compared to two years ago. He said the DPW has been pushing snow banks back from …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 (Chairman Walter Zenkin was absent) to enter into the Statewide Public Safety Mutual Aid and Public Works Mutual Aid laws.
The Burlington Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 (Chair Walter Zenkin being absent) on Monday night to enter into the Statewide Public Safety Mutual Aid and the Public Works Municipal Mutual Aid laws at the recommendation of Police Chief Michael Kent, Fire Chief Steven Yetman and Public Works Superintendent John Sanchez. The three department heads prepared a letter for the board and Town Administrator Robert Mercier that encouraged the administration to agree to entering into the state-wide agreement. "After reviewing of the ... letter from Kurt N. Schwarz, MEMA Undersecretary for Homeland Security & Emergency Management Director in which he urges all cities and town in the commonwealth to opt-in to these mutual aid statues, we strongly …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The second round of tests is currently being conducted.
Burlington's water-boil order, put in place on Monday at the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection after a routine test of the town's water supply turned up positive for trace E. coli, could be coming to an end. Burlington Department of Public Works Superintendent John Sanchez told Patch that the first round of full testing, with samples collected Monday, came back last night negative for E. coli. The second test, with samples taken yesterday, is currently being conducted and the results should come back tonight. The town needs to have two full rounds come back negative before the DEP will remove the boil-water order. Sanchez said he was "cautiously optimistic" the situation could be resolved soon and it …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Treatment has begun following a positive test of E. coli in Burlington's water supply.
Burlington's Department of Public Works reported this afternoon that treatment has begun on the town's water supply after a routine test came out positive for trace amounts of the E. coli bacteria. Lisa Matarazzo of the town's Engineering Department said residents should avoid consuming tap water until further notice, but said treatment has begun and the town's water should be safe to drink in two days. Residents will be alerted when the town's water is safe again. The restriction includes all tap water, either for drinking or for hygienic activities such as teeth brushing. Also, any drink mixes, baby formulas, ice cubes or other uncooked items made with Burlington tap water after Sept. 20 should be discarded. Though the test results came …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A list of projects underway and which streets and roads will be closed during the week of July 18
Burlington's Department of Public Works has multiple projects underway that will affect traffic this week. Town Engineer Thomas Hayes provided the following list of projects and which streets they will affect and how. Project: Third Ave / Middlesex Turnpike Reconstruction Effects: Project: Terrace Hall Pump Station Renovation Effects: Project: Bituminous Paving Effects: • Various Streets – Structure adjustment Project: Micro-Surfacing Effects: • Various Streets – starting Thursday (7/21), detailed schedule to be posted on our Web site when it becomes available.