The Hampden Township Public Works Department officially began operation on January 1, 2010.
This newly created department has combined many of the former maintenance departments of the Township into Three Divisions. The Fleet Division, the Maintenance Division and the Wastewater Division. A total of 46 highly trained, competent personnel work within the three Divisions.
The Public Works Department was created to facilitate and stream-line routine maintenance operations throughout the Township. Additionally, the creation of this Department has helped reduce costs and provide the much needed manpower-support for larger, township-wide projects.
In 2010, the Township eliminated the Engineering Department. The responsibilities and duties of the former Engineering Department have been distributed to the Department of Community Development and the new Plan Review and Inspection Group created within the Public Works Department.
The Plan Review and inspection group is staffed by three full-time employees including the Assistant Director of Public Works, serving as Engineer, a Plan Review Technician, and a GIS Technician. Administrative support is provided by the Public Works Administrative Assistant and Community Development Secretary. The primary responsibility of the Plan Review Inspection Group is to provide project oversight for all new development within the Township via the completion of subdivision and land development plan reviews, and performance of new infrastructure and sewer construction inspections. In total, the Plan Review Inspection Group reviewed eight land development plans, eight subdivisions plans and performed 1,500 hours of construction inspection at five new development sites. The Plan Review and Inspection Group is also responsible for conducting the Township’s annual road inspection and resurfacing schedule, execution of numerous developer agreements, map design, addressing storm water drainage concerns and assisting with Land Development Ordinance revisions.
In 2010, new plan review and inspection fees were adopted in order to help offset the cost for the Township’s oversight of development within the Township. As a result of the Group’s effort, $75,000 was collected for plan review and inspection during the year.
Listed below are the Group’s major accomplishments in 2010 :
SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING
Director of Public Works: Steven S. Campbell
Hampden Township continues to be served by York Waste in accordance with the solid waste contract. The contract provides for the collection of unlimited amounts of solid waste and bulk items placed curbside on a weekly basis. The contract also provides residents with yard waste curbside service between March 1 st and October 31 st . The yard waste is transported to the Township Yard Waste Facility .
The Yard Waste Facility is located at the Public Works Complex off Technology Parkway and is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of every month, with the exception of January, February and March.
Administrative Tasks Completed in 2010
Interesting Facts for 2010