Residential development in the City of Middletown used to suffer flooding whenever stormwater topped off Co Rt 78.
Conventional engineering solutions such as Stormwater Detention Ponds or larger culverts were not feasible or appropriate solutions.
Innovative thinking in Middletown, which included construction of flood diversion wall continues to save the residential development from the devastation of flooding.
Photos below were taken during the 6/19/2017 flash flood by Commissioner Tawil.
(City of Middletown DPW installs first solar powered LED enhanced driver feedback device)
(2nd Traffic device installed by City DPW)
Mayor DeStefano and Council President Rodrigues: "Our ongoing efforts to address quality of life issues in our City, DPW installed a Solar Powered LED-Enhanced Driver Feedback Radar, as a traffic calming device to alert speeders in the area."
Over 20,000 studies have been conducted to understand the health effects of RF Energy.
Please see the links below for more information on safety concerns about City of Middletown new water meters from Sensus:
Please click here for full Presentation → pdf Flex Net Safety Presentation (124 KB)
2017 MS4 Report:
Click on the Link Below to view the “2017 MS4 Report” (reporting period of March 10, 2016 to March 9, 2017). Comments were made by City of Middletown Alderman Jerry Kleiner, (based on City Web Site Posted 5/17/2017 Draft MS4 Report), and have been addressed in the final MS4 report.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact DPW at #845-343-3169.
To review the NY Rising Application for Funding, please click the link below.
All citizens, particularly persons of low and moderate income and residents of blighted areas, as well as those affected by the project are encouraged to submit their comments by January 20, 2017 to the City of Middletown at the following address:
City of Middletown
16 James Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Attn: Jacob S. Tawil, P.E.
Commissioner of Public Works
Click here to review application: document NY RISING FUNDING APPLICATION (2.57 MB)
FOR EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY
WHEN IN NEED OF DPW SERVICES AFTER HOURS AND DURING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS, PLEASE CALL CITY OF MIDDLETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 343-3151. THANK YOU.
|Vincent Dr. Water System Reinforcement; Photo: L to R- Eugene Clemmer, Commissioner Jacob Tawil, and Ryan Lee June 2013.|
The Department of Public Works has many functions. Responsibilities include a duty to regulate and inspect all new construction within the city. This is done by the Building Inspector. Besides the Commissioner who oversees the whole operation, and Deputies, there are several other inspectors -- Code Enforcement, Plumbing, Housing and Fire. The Commissioner's office is responsible for review and approval of all subdivisions approved by the City Planning Board.
The department maintains the City streets, including snow plowing, salting, paving, traffic lights and performs sanitation pick-ups as well as the Annual Clean up Week. The department runs the day-to-day Water Treatment Plant and Sewer Treatment Plant operations and are responsible for operating and maintaining approximately 65 miles of wastewater sewer lines, 20 miles of storm sewer lines, thousands of catch basins and manholes, 65 miles of water main, 10 miles of raw water lines, five reservoirs/lakes, and five finished water storage tanks within the City of Middletown and neighboring sections in Town of Wallkill, Wawayanda and Mount Hope.
The Commissioner's office oversees and administers the design and construction of most of the City Capital projects and is responsible for maintenance of all City owned buildings including three Fire Stations, City Hall, City Court and the Police headquarters.
|24" Water Main Break October 28-29 2013.
R-L Deputy Commissioner Mike Moser, Eugene Clemmer, Water & Sewer Forman Scott Mills,
Cutting the 24" pipe, Ryan Lee and Ed Gillen.
|Fulton Ave Water Main Break October
29, 2013 Location in a very close proximity to Two Utility Poles, requiring cooperation
and coordination with O&R.
For more photos, please visit the Public Works Photo Gallery!