Winter Maintenance Update
The winter of 2019/2020 presents the usual winter challenges. Forecasted storms, unexpected storms, multiday storms, snow drifts, ice melt and refreeze, and so on. Our Wiscasset Public Works Department deals with it all with professionalism, good humor and long hours of plowing. They keep the roads open for all kinds of traffic, commuters, school buses, police, fire and ambulance emergency traffic and allow us to get around to do our various routines, shopping, various appointments and so on.
Keeping the streets open is the priority and sometimes that requires two or three passes with the plow. After that Public Works plows and cleans up the sidewalks in the downtown; these are the ones most used by pedestrians. In fact, other sidewalks in town may not be plowed for days. In areas where the winter sun does not strike the sidewalk areas, where buildings and awnings overhang or are in close proximity to the sidewalks, it is extremely difficult to have sidewalks clear at all times. (Town Ordinances, Article Two, 7.7 and 7.8 refer to Water from Roofs and Protection from Falling Ice and Snow). If these conditions create a safety hazard then barriers will be placed on the affected road or sidewalk.
Rest assured that the Wiscasset Public Works will continue to get the job done regardless of the conditions. They continue to earn the appreciation and good wishes of the Town of Wiscasset all year round.
January 27, 2020
Town Office Hours
Our Municipal office hours are:
|Monday||7 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||7 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Closed on Holidays|