Friday, January 25, 2013

Annual Report 2012: DPW - Engineering

The Department of Public Works is organized into several divisions. Each of their sections in the Annual Report will be published separately to allow for better reading.


Engineering Department

During the fiscal year 2012 the Engineering Department managed a very active Capital Improvement Project schedule to the town’s infrastructure. Capital Improvement Projects substantially completed this past year include:

  • Anchorage Road roadway and Storm Drain System.
  • Emmons Street, Dean Avenue, Depot Street and Ray Street Roadway and Storm Drain System.
  • Partridge Street Culvert
  • East Central Street Water Main
  • Wilson Road Culvert
  • Daniels Street Roadway
  • Partridge Street Roadway
  • Mill Street Roadway
  • Summer Street Roadway
  • Lockewood Drive Detention Pond Upgrade
  • High Ridge Circle Detention Pond Upgrade


The Engineering Department completed inhouse design drawings and specifications for the following projects:


  • East Street, West Street, Nason Street, Walnut Avenue and Church Street. Water line and Roadway Reconstruction.
  • Crescent Street, Garfield Street, Martin Avenue and Charlotte Court water line and roadway reconstruction.
  • Miller Street, Green Street and Wyllie Road Storm Drainage System 
  • Wilson Road Culvert
  • High Ridge Circle Detention Pond Rehab


Capital Improvement Projects currently under construction or out for bids include:

  • East Street, West Street, Nason Street, Walnut Avenue and Church Street water line and roadway reconstruction.
  • Crescent Street, Garfield Street, Martin Avenue and Charlotte Court water line and roadway reconstruction.
  • Miller Street, Green Street and Wyllie Road Storm Drain System
  • Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Phase IV
  • Greensfield Road Roadway
  • Evergreen Drive Roadway
  • Riverside Drive Roadway
  • Overlook Drive Roadway


At the end of the fiscal year, the department included the following staff.

  • William Yadisernia, P.E., Town Engineer
  • Michael Maglio P.E. Assistant Town Engineer
  • Warren Groth, Engineering Assistant
  • William Wenners, Construction Inspector


The Engineering Department has completed construction for the three-storm water treatment system upgrades included in a $131,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The projects include construction of an infiltration basin on Panther Way and upgrades to the existing detention ponds on  Lockewood Drive and High Ridge Circle. These storm water retrofits are designed to improve sediment removal, phosphorous nitrogen reduction and will significantly increase groundwater recharge to our drinking water aquifers and will improve base flow to the adjacent streams and rivers.

The Engineering Department completed the design of storm drainage improvements at the intersection of Miller Street and Green Street and at the end of Wyllie Road. These storm drain improvements are part of a DEP and EPA grant. They are designed to improve sediment removal, phosphorous and nitrogen reductions and will significantly increase ground water recharge to our drinking water aquifers.

The Engineering Department has its own experienced Resident Engineer Staff that inspects and monitors Capital Improvement projects resulting in a significant cost savings to the Town of Franklin.

In addition to the listed highlighted public projects, the division was involved in many other projects and provided engineering services to other Town departments, boards, and entities. These services include mapping, surveying, and preparation of conceptual designs, property research, cost estimating, developing charts/graphs, and review of contracts.

The Engineering Department provides technical reviews of all proposed new private commercial projects and residential subdivisions and submits recommendations to the Town Council, Planning Board, Conservation Commission and Board of Appeals.

The Engineering Department conducts preconstruction conferences with commercial and residential developers and provides construction inspections and bond estimates for completion of the work.

Respectfully Submitted,

William Yadisernia, P.E.
Town Engineer

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The first section of the DPW Annual Report can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/01/annual-report-2012-dept-of-public-works.html

Additional information on the DPW activities can be found on their webpage http://franklinma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/FranklinMA_DPW/index


Published by the Town Clerk, this comes from the 2012 Annual Report
http://franklinma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/FranklinMA_Clerk/annual/