Commissioner Richard Lenz
The Department of Public Works provides a variety of services including Highway Operations, the Town’s Animal Shelter, Central Vehicle Maintenance, and the Engineering Division.
The Administrative Division is the framework for the Department of Public Works, overseeing three divisions, which include Highway Operations, Engineering, and Central Vehicle Maintenance. It is responsible for personnel, security, engineering projects, communications, payment of claims and preparation of the fiscal budget for the entire Public Works Department.
The Central Vehicle Maintenance Division purchases and services all vehicles owned by the Town of Oyster Bay. The division also services all types of mechanical and electrical equipment and handles the removal of abandoned cars from Town roadways.
The principal responsibilities of Highway Operations are road maintenance and repair, and snow, ice and flood control for the nearly 750 miles of road under Town jurisdiction, as well as the operation of public parking fields. Highway Operations also directs the operation of the Drainage, Public Lighting, Sign Divisions, and Trees and Sidewalk Division, as well as Town sumps.