The Public Works Department preserves a functional and sustainable infrastructure for the Borough. The Department is led by a Director and a Superintendent, both of which direct a team of skilled and experienced workers. Areas of service include road and curb repair, street sweeping, sign mounting and management, winter snow removal, and event crowd and traffic control. All Borough facilities, including the municipal park and stadium, are maintained by the Public Works crew. The department staff is also responsible for removing brush from Borough right-of-ways and for mowing the lawns of vacant properties at owner expense. Sanitary sewer upkeep is overseen by this office, as are street paving projects. The Public Works Department administers the Pennsylvania One Call System for the Borough. The Director is additionally responsible for performing engineering field inspections, overseeing capital construction contractors, and developing certain bid specifications.
Department head Vitali Alexandrov earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering at Ufa State University in his native Russia. After beginning his career in Minnesota, he moved to Pittsburgh, where he spent time as an assistant project manager with well known design firms CH2M Hill and The Chester Engineers. Vitali specialized in the design of stormwater management controls and the maintenance of sewer infrastructure. The development of these critical skills led to his tenure as a consultant for a major capital improvement undertaking by the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority. He joined our Borough's staff in 2013.
Superintendent Robert Mackewich is a lifelong Borough resident. He was originally hired as a labrorer in 1979. His decades of tireless work resulted in a promotion to a supervisory position in 2005.
The department roster includes the following dedicated laborers:
- Harry Beatty
- Dennis Chuderwicz
- Mark Consolmagno
- Pat Cunningham
- Sean Frey
- Pat Fuhrer
- Lynden Goehring
- Justin Kobelak