Welcome to the Department of Public Works
Director, Steven J. Williams
290 Jackson Street, P.O. Box 306
Belchertown, MA 01007
Telephone: (413) 323-0415
Fax: (413) 323-0470
ROAD CLOSING NOTIFICATION
The New England Central Railroad (NECCR) will be closing the following roads in order to conduct railroad crossing repairs on the following dates and times.
Hamilton Street- Road closed
December 4th, 2013 at 7:00am
December 5th, 2013 until 5:00pm.
Warren Wright Road –Road closed
December 5th, 2013 at 7:00am
December 6th, 2013 until 5:00pm.
The Department is requesting you seek alternate routes during this time.
We appreciate your cooperation during this time.
WINTER PARKING BAN
- There will be no parking on any public way in Belchertown from 11:00PM to 7:00AM from November 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014.
- There will be no parking at any time during the day or night when there is a snowstorm in progress and the snow removal trucks are clearing said public ways.
- Persons not adhering to this regulation will have their vehicle towed at their own expense.
CLEARING THE STREETS
The Department is requesting that all basketball hoops and/or other sports, trash barrels and any equipment/vehicles that are kept on the street or on cul de sac areas be removed prior to snow fall so as not to impede snow removal operations
During the winter season, the Department of Public Works provides sand to town residents only- no contractors. Residents are required to provide their own buckets, shovel and means of transportation. Sand is located at the DPW highway garage location at 290 Jackson Street. There is no fee.
The Department of Public Works has on occasion, unusable fill available to town residents/contractors. This is excavated material as a result of construction projects/roadwork. If you are interested, please contact the Department of Public Works at (413) 323-0415. You must be able to provide us with the following information:
- Name, address and telephone number of property owner requesting fill?
- How much fill you are requesting and description of area to be filled?
All Requests will be reviewed and approval/denial will be rendered.
The Department of Public Works Cemetery Division would like to remind all residents of Chapter § 208-1. Rules & Regulations regarding the adornship of monuments/markers within all town cemeteries. All residents should be advised that only one flowerpot is permitted per grave, and must be placed on the flush marker. The Director of Public Works or his agent shall have the sole authority to enter upon any grave and remove said flowerpots when they restrict maintenance activities. Curbing, corner posts, fences, hedges, shrubs, hanging and flowering plants on or about any lot(s) are prohibited, except as approved by the Director Public Works or his agent. Absolutely no planting will be allowed
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