Engineering Overview

 The following are examples of some of the services and duties of the Engineering Department:

  • Technical review assistance for the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Board of Selectmen and other Town departments with site development plans (Site Plan Review, Subdivision, Stormwater, Form A, 40B Site Development, Scenic Roads, Paper Streets, etc.)
  • Provide engineering assistance with property line advisements, infrastructure design & construction, plan review, construction layout, utility mark-outs and research for public roadways.
  • Engineering Planning, Design and Survey for town projects
  • Review of Engineering Reports provided by town-approved consultants
  • Management of the State Stormwater Program for compliance with stormwater discharges from the MS4 stormwater infrastructure
  • Assist with Dam Safety Inspections
  • Management of Topographical and Location Surveys as needed for Town projects
  • Infrastructure Data Collection in the field by GPS
  • Establishment of Street Line to determine Tree Ownership
  • Construction Inspection 
  • Cost Estimating (Roadways, Sidewalks, Site Work, etc.)
  • Technical Review and Site Inspection of all New Residential construction projects 
  • Technical Review and Site Inspection of all Minor Residential expansion projects       
  • Technical Review of all Commercial construction projects 
  • Maintain Records of Engineering Plans and Documents
  • Review of street acceptances
  • Coordinate with Consultants on various projects
  • Preparation of grants & bidding packages for town engineering related projects
  • Project representation for town building and construction projects
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Operations
  • Review and approve Licensed Contractors
  • Annual Budget Preparation
  • Prepare department-wide Capital Program
  • Counter assistance for engineering related matters
  • Prepare Town articles relating for department for Town projects 

Engineering Personnel & Contacts

Name Title Team
Member
Since
Email
Glenn Ferguson Director 2016  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shane Gokey Assitant Director 2017 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mary Hatcher Division Administrator 2018 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Denise Nestor Administrator 2016 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General – Highway/Tree/Cemetery Admin. Staff 2018 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Driveway Rules

Prior to the construction of a driveway, an owner shall make written application for approval to the Building Inspector. Driveways shall meet the following design requirements. 
  1. Entrances shall be located to the best advantage with regard to street alignment, profile, sight distance and safety conditions.
  2. Driveways shall be located through the frontage of said land.
  3. Driveway grades and locations shall be such as to provide for an access for emergency vehicles including fire and police.
  4. All driveways from the edge of the road surface to a point 15 feet onto the property shall be no less than 12 feet, and no more than 24 feet wide.
  5. No driveway shall be located along the street line closer than 25 feet to any street intersection.
  6. Driveways must not cause hazardous ice buildup due to drainage into public roads. 

Subject to Planning Board and Bylaw review.