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Town of Dryden Municipal Water & Sewer Districts
The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining town water districts, sewer districts, Dryden Lake Park, Jim Schug Trail & Freeville – Dryden Trail, town buildings & grounds maintenance, old cemeteries, Virgil Creek Stabilization Project, and the Dr. Donald H. Crispell Flood Control Project.
In 2013 the following work was completed : Replaced Jim Schug Trail deck bridge #2 off from Weber Street & also Jim Schug Trail deck bridge #7 off Lake Rd, completed Campbell Meadow Park off Lower Creek Rd., Installed Phase convertor for charging electric forklift, Repaired & replaced roof over gas meter shed, Built roof over solar invertor panel boxes to protect from ice & weather damage, Replaced large sewer pump at Varna sewer pump station, Replaced 2 large check valves at Lower Creek Rd sewer pump station, Installed 36″ crossover culvert pipe and bank stabilization on the Dryden-Freeville Trail, Planted new trees & bushes at Highway/DPW facility, Regular maintenance & cleaning was performed at the Town Hall. Water main break repairs. Town buildings and grounds maintenance, Etna Park mowing, Dryden Lake Park and Trail maintenance, other cemetery maintenance, Donald H. Crispell Flood Control Project maintenance were continued. The DPW assisted the Highway Department with various road projects & assisted Highway Department with snow removal on Town Roads. The DPW also assists the Village of Freeville.
2014 tentative work project goals are :
Building & Grounds:
Dryden Lake Park:
Jim Schug Trail: (From Rt.13 to Willow Crossing)
Dryden-Freeville trail: (from Rt. 13 to a point unfinished before George Rd)
Water & Sewer Districts: (Consists of 6 water & 7 sewer districts)
Dr. Donald H. Crispell Flood Control Project (Virgil Creek Dam):
Inspections are done freqently during and after heavy rain events as well as other times throughout the year. Normal maintenance include (spring debris cleanup, cleanup as needed after heavy rain events, & annual mowing)
Virgil Creek Stabilization: (Section starts above Lake Street Bridge and continues to Gas Pipe Line Crossing).Repairs are made to rock vanes in the Virgil Creek Stabilization & Relocation Project as needed.
Old Cemeteries (Unfunded):
Named – Van Nortwick Place Cemetery off Caswell Road,Robertson Cemetery off Baker Hill Road, Ringwood (Knapp) Cemetery off Ringwood Road, Scofield (Gee Hill) Cemetery off Simms Hill Road, California (Dusenbury) Cemetery off Hunt Hill Road.
Routine maintenance is performed each year as time permits consisting of mowing, weed eating, cutting brush, cleaning up debris, repairing split rail fence, inspecting for damage and vandalism.
Department of Public Works
Rick Young – Highway / DPW Superintendent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirsten Clapper – Secretary to Highway/DPW Superintendent
Melvin Keech – Maintenance Worker
Howard Lelik, Jr. – Maintenance Worker
Spencer Hoyt – Maintenance Worker
61 East Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053
Phone: (607) 844-8888 option 5
Fax: (607) 844-5188