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National Public Works Week Proclamation

National Public Works Week is approaching on May 15th through May 21st. For the upcoming occasion DPW Director John Sanchez was before the Select Board to thank Burlington residents for the support the DPW has received in the last couple years, particularly during the uncertainty of the pandemic. Even during the height of COVID the DPW staff was able to provide all the services the town expects like water, sewer, snow removal, cemetery work, vehicle maintenance and more. 

“Even building cleaning, which we had to do plenty of every time there was a COVID case,” said Sanchez.

This year marks the first time since 2019 the Town of Burlington will celebrate National Public Works Week. Town Administrator Paul Sagarino commented on working closely with the department. 

“I do think the employees are very appreciative of the fact that for one week a year we celebrate the Department of Public Works,” Sagarino continued. “They do a lot of their work outside the public eye and I think that we know from working with them all the great things they are able to accomplish. It’s really nice to be able to recognize this department for all the great things that they do.” 

The board also expressed their gratitude for the often unseen impact the DPW has on the town. Board member Mike Runyan said some words before reading the proclamation declaring May 15th to May 21st National Public Works Week in the Town of Burlington. 

“Our DPW Department is just as important as our police and fire. DPW is equally as important and often flies under the radar so I’m pleased to take this opportunity to recognize all the men and women of the DPW,” said Runyan. 

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