Public Works

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A Vision for Integration

The newly created Department of Public Works was first recommended by the CGR Organizational Assessment of the County. The Legislature approved the Department of Public Works organizational structure presented by the County Administrator and passed a local law to establish the position of Director of Public Works in October 2018, which was filled in December and appointed by the County Legislature for a 4-year term.

The Department at a Glance

The Public Works Director serves as the County Highway Superintendent and also supervises an integrated department including Buildings & Grounds, Parks & Trails, and Weights  & Measures. The Director is supported by a Deputy Director of Public Works.

The Department of Public Works operates with an approximate annual budget of $15 million and employs 65 full-time employees as well as seasonal workers.

Public Works Divisions

  1. Highway
  2. Parks & Trails

Cayuga County Parks and Trails Commission Meetings are held at Emerson Park's Maintenance Office, 6914 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. Meetings are subject to change. Feel free to call the Park Maintenance Office (315) 253-5611 to confirm the meeting. Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, and they will start at 6:30. Go to the Highway

  1. Buildings & Grounds
  2. Weights & Measures

Buildings and Grounds is responsible for operations and maintenance of all county facilities. It also coordinates planning and construction of existing and new facilities. Go to Buildings & Grounds