FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR CONTACT: Michael Veitch (518) 545-8652
March 22, 2020
DPW COVID-19 Operational Plan
Saratoga Springs, NY – Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco and Deputy Commissioner Joseph J. O’Neill announced the Department of Public Works’ operational plan following COVID-19 directives set forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The DPW workforce will transition into emergency standby mode and will respond to emergency situations as-needed. The Weibel Avenue transfer station will also operate under reduce hours between 8 am –12 pm/noon, Tuesday through Saturday.
Request for DPW service calls can be made to police dispatch, 518-584-1800.
“The Governor has directed all non-essential workforce to remain home, for DPW that means staying home and being prepared to respond as-needed, this is for the good of our personnel and to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Commissioner Scirocco. “The public can rest assured that in any emergency during this time our workforce will respond and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”
DPW crews had remained operational during the prior work week for lawn-debris pickup, roadway repairs, and routine calls for service.
Deputy O’Neill added, “The DPW team did an excellent job last week putting the city in a good position for this emergency standby. I want to thank them for their efforts in providing great service to the public during this trying time.”
Details of DPW COVID-19 Operational Plan
- DPW workforce in emergency standby mode
- Transfer station hours 8 am – 12 pm/noon, Tuesday - Saturday