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Public Works

Mission Statement:  To be the leader in public works services and innovative programs in Aroostook County and Northern Maine; and to continue to set the standard for service to our citizens and those who visit our community.

Public Works Department:  This department is responsible for construction and maintenance of all City owned roadways and streets within the municipal boundaries of Presque Isle.  These projects include, but are not limited to, asphalt paving, snow removal, and maintenance of culverts, catch basins, underground storm drainage systems, signage, trees and dams.  Services performed include construction, repair, sweeping, washing, vacuuming, field mowing, snow plowing, snow hauling, ditching and leaf pickup.

The paving and maintenance of the 83 miles of municipally owned streets and roads are the responsibility of the department and there are an additional 61 miles of state owned streets/roads that are maintained by the City.  There are also 20 miles of sidewalks and 15 miles of underground storm drainage pipe to maintain.  Public Works also assists other City departments with special projects.

The department has a 16 member crew that consists of 1 Director, 1 Foreman, 1 Administrative Assistant, 2 Equipment Operators, 8 Truck Drivers, 1 Laborer, and 2 Mechanics.  The summer hours are 6:00 am to 4:30 pm from April to October and 7:00 am to 3:30 pm during the winter months of November to March.

                *  Paving projects that the City of Presque Isle has proposed for 2024 are located here

J.R. Howlett, Interim Director
Janice Richter, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (207)764-2560
Fax: (207)764-2561