Crew Chief: Ben Vilonen
Email: BVilonen@village.williamsville.ny.us
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 AM – 3:30 PM
Phone: (716) 632-5009

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintenance of all Village property and infrastructure, including street paving and plowing, storm and sanitary sewers, garbage and recycling of waste, and Village-owned tree maintenance. The department consists of a General Crew Chief, Working Crew Chief, and eight Motor Equipment Operators. The General Crew Chief oversees the department.
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Duties Include (click below for more details):

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Garbage and Recycling Pickup

  • Modern Corporation is the Village’s residential waste hauler.
  • Garbage & Recycling Information Sheet
  • 2017 Garbage Collection Calendar
  • Any service complaints should be directed to Modern
  • Garden and yard waste is picked up by Modern on regular garbage days April through November.  Waste must be placed in paper bags or open containers for pick up before 7:00 a.m.  Do not use garbage or recycling tote.
  • Picking up of brush and branches for recycling.  Village wide pickup is 2nd and 4th Mondays, March thru October ONLY. Waste must be out on the curb before 7:00 a.m.  Pickup November thru February is on Fridays by appointment only, through the Village office.
  • Picking up of metal, TV’s and electronics for recycling.  Village wide pickup is 2nd and 4th Mondays, March thru October ONLY. Waste must be out on the curb before 7:00 a.m. Pickup November thru February is on Fridays by appointment only, through the Village office.
  • Leaf collection.  Leaves in the FALL ONLY can be raked up and placed between the curb and sidewalk for pick up.  Please do not place leaves in street.
  • Collection of refuse from Village parks and property.

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Street Maintenance

In the community
  • Street sweeping
  • Milling and repaving roads with new asphalt
  • Patching and cold patching potholes in winter
  • Striping of crosswalks and travel lanes
  • Traffic control signage along Village streets, such as speed limit, parking, and other regulations
  • Snow plowing and removal, salting of roads

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Storm Water Collection System

Debris removal
  • Monitoring of drainage within the Village
  • Repair of existing infrastructure, i.e.: receivers and pipe collection systems
  • Installing new drainage
  • Preparing annual storm water report for NYSDEC review
  • Monitoring and reporting illicit discharges
  • Inspection of commercial and residential connections to system per Village code

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Sanitary Sewer System

  • Monitoring flows within Village limits
  • Inspecting and maintaining existing infrastructure
  • Cleaning and clearing mains from obstruction
  • Televising and reporting findings to NYSDEC for annual permit compliance
  • Root cutting within mains
  • Repairing manholes, rims, and main line connections
  • Inspecting all commercial and residential connections to sanitary sewer system per Village code

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Tree Maintenance

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Buildings and Grounds

  • Maintaining Village Hall, Village Meeting house, Williamsville Water Mill, Department of Public Works facility
  • Maintaining parks – mowing grass, landscaping, two public swimming pools, pavilion and gazebos, tennis courts and playgrounds

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Village Parks

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Community Beautification

  • Maintaining flower pots and hanging baskets
  • Hanging and removing banners
  • Hanging holiday decorations

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