Public Works Contact Info
Jacob Tawil, P.E.
Commissioner of Public Works(845) 343-3169
16 James Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Public Works Recent Documents
City of Middletown MS4 Annual Report
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2013
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2012
|Vincent Dr. Water System Reinforcement; Photo: L to R- Eugene Clemmer, Commissioner Jacob Tawil, and Ryan Lee June 2013.|
The Department of Public Works has many functions. Responsibilities include a duty to regulate and inspect all new construction within the city. This is done by the Building Inspector. Besides the Commissioner who oversees the whole operation, and Deputies, there are several other inspectors -- Code Enforcement, Plumbing, Housing and Fire. The Commissioner's office is responsible for review and approval of all subdivisions approved by the City Planning Board.
The department maintains the City streets, including snow plowing, salting, paving, traffic lights and performs sanitation pick-ups as well as the Annual Clean up Week. The department runs the day-to-day Water Treatment Plant and Sewer Treatment Plant operations and are responsible for operating and maintaining approximately 65 miles of wastewater sewer lines, 20 miles of storm sewer lines, thousands of catch basins and manholes, 65 miles of water main, 10 miles of raw water lines, five reservoirs/lakes, and five finished water storage tanks within the City of Middletown and neighboring sections in Town of Wallkill, Wawayanda and Mount Hope.
The Commissioner's office oversees and administers the design and construction of most of the City Capital projects and is responsible for maintenance of all City owned buildings including three Fire Stations, City Hall, City Court and the Police headquarters.
24" Water Main Break October 28-29 2013.
R-L Deputy Commissioner Mike Moser, Eugene Clemmer, Water & Sewer Forman Scott Mills,
Cutting the 24" pipe, Ryan Lee and Ed Gillen.
Fulton Ave Water Main Break October
29, 2013 Location in a very close proximity to Two Utility Poles, requiring cooperation
and coordination with O&R.
For more photos, please visit the Public Works Photo Gallery!
Mixed Recyclables: Includes glass (clear, brown & green) metal cans, empty aerosol cans, plastic containers, Recycling Code #s 1-7, milk and juice cartons, disposable aluminum products. All the above must be rinsed clean.
Mixed paper: Includes newspapers and all inserts, catalogs, junk mail, magazines, white & colored paper, envelopes with or without windows, fax & construction paper, notebook & computer paper, telephone books, brown paper bags, cereal and cardboard boxes.
NOTE: PLEASE SET OUT ALL RECYCLABLES ON THE EVENING BEFORE THE APPROPRIATE FRIDAY PICKUP. ALL RECYCLABLES MUST BE IN A BIN WITH THE LID ON, PLEASE.
Middletown Recycling Drop-off Center- 76 Monhagen Avenue- Open Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:00 p.m. We also accept yard waste.
NOTE: Please place items in the appropriate containers. DO NOT bring household garbage.
RESIDENTIAL TRASH COLLECTION PROGRAM.
There will be a charge for any bulk trash collected. Appointments can be made at the DPW office once the charge has been paid. Doors must be removed from appliances. Excludes: Electronics, car parts, tires, stones, dirt, construction debris, fuel oil, propane tanks, paint and hazardous materials.
If the items fill more than a single axle dump truck, they will be picked up but you will be billed for the balance.
YARD WASTE PROGRAM
Put out on Sunday night. Pickup starts on Monday morning April 6th through December 11th. Leaves, grass clippings and small brush must be in garbage cans or plastic bags. Branches must be tied in manageable bundles 3' long and put in a garbage can.
The recycling program has been progressing, thanks to the dedication of caring constituents, and we sincerely thank all of you. Recycling is required by Code: Chapter 407-16.
Help protect the environment
Lower our landfill disposal cost
City of Middletown Residents effective January 1, 2015 all persons are prohibited from placing or disposing of any electronic waste in the trash or at curbside for trash collection. For more information please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/65583.html
The NYS DEC has provided a list of locations through out Orange County that accept electronic waste. Please make sure you contact the location of your choice to ensure that they accept the certain type of electronic that you are looking to dispose of.
" The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you wish to view the mapped flood zones for your area of interest, you may search by street address or place on the MSC at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search. Search results will display the best map for the location entered and give you an option of either viewing the map using our online viewer or downloading the map to your computer."
Fats, Oils, and Greases aren't just bad for arteries and wastelines;
they are bad for sewers, too.
Sewer overflows and backups can cause health hazards, damage homes interiors, and threaten the environment. An increasingly common cause of overflows is sewer pipes blocked by grease. Grease gets into the sewer from household drains as well as from poorly maintained grease traps in restaurants and other businesses.
Attention City of Middletown Residents
Please report any street light outages to the Department of Public Works office so that Orange and Rockland can be notified to repair them.
Thank you again for your continued cooperation!
Code of the City of Middletown
Chapter 460. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Article I. Traffic Regulations
§ 460-22. Parking restrictions to aid snow plowing and snow removal.
It shall be unlawful to delay, hinder or obstruct any vehicles or equipment engaged in the operation of snow plowing or snow removal in the City streets. After a precipitation of snow of 2 1/2 inches or more, and thereafter until the streets are plowed and cleared of snow, it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle upon any street while said street is being plowed or cleared unless such vehicle is attended by a person capable of operating it. The owner or a person in charge of or in control of any vehicle standing in any street shall move or cause the same to be moved so as not to be in the path of the equipment plowing or clearing the street of snow.
Thank you and any questions please call DPW at 845-343-3169
Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano
Jacob Tawil P.E., Commissioner of Public Works