According to the American Public Works Association: "Public works is the combination of physical assets, management practices, policies, and personnel necessary for government to provide and sustain structures and services essential to the welfare and acceptable quality of life for its citizens."
The mission of the Lisbon Public Works Department is to function as a professional business enterprise operating within the limits of our resources, to repair and maintain the infrastructure entrusted to us and to provide the services necessary to preserve the health and welfare of the Lisbon Community.
The Lisbon Public Works Department work load varies with the changing seasons. Below is a general list of responsibilities for Highway Crew and Mechanics.
- Winter - Responsibilities include plowing and treating approximately 70 miles of streets and roads as well as all sidewalks in town. In between winter events trucks are washed and greased, cutting edges are checked and changed as necessary. Based on the conditions of some of our roads, pothole patching is an ongoing activity. Depending on the winter, snow removal from the Downtown areas and Municipal parking lots is required.
- Spring - Sweep all streets and sidewalks. General roadside debris removal as well as repairing any lawn damage due to snow and ice removal activities. Paint all crosswalks, stop bars, and lane arrows.
- Summer - Repair or replace damaged curbing, ditching, culvert replacements, miscellaneous capital improvement projects, and preparation of streets prior to paving. Assist with the Moxie Festival and a wide variety of projects for other Town Department.
- Fall - Cut roadside brush, continue ditching efforts. Prepare equipment for winter by installing plow gear, sanding spinners, and finishing any necessary equipment repairs. Maintain the downtown areas by sweeping and removal of debris
Responsibilities include: the repair and maintenance of approximately 71 units across all Town Departments which include vehicles, stationary generators, compressors, and riding mowers. In addition to regularly scheduled maintenance they must also respond to breakdowns and ongoing repairs to equipment utilized in extreme conditions.