The Guilford Public Works Department is tasked with innumerable responsibilities throughout all four seasons. Jeff Libby, our Public Works Supervisor and appointed Road Commissioner assumes responsibility for maintaining our 31 miles of road. This can include ditching, brush trimming and chipping, culvert replacement, sanding, sweeping up the winter’s sand, constructing and covering the sand pile, plowing all town parking lots, blowing snow from the sidewalks, clearing the intersections of accumulated snow, removing downed trees from the travel lanes, replacing broken and missing road signs, patching potholes, and many other chores. Peter Drummond makes up our small but capable department as the second full time employee. Without these two positions many extra tasks in town wouldn’t have the ability of being performed.
In addition to road maintenance, the department also tries to keep up with flag placements, lighted wreaths as Christmas time, setting the town Christmas tree, clearing the cemeteries of dead and faded flowers, removing trash from public areas, repairing playground equipment, and doing the scheduled as well as emergency maintenance on the town vehicles.