Project Dashboard

Updated May 2022

  1. DPW
PROJECT SUMMARY CONTACT STATUS
CURRENT      
Water Treatment Plant SCADA Upgrades Waiting on equipment to be delivered so it can be implemented. DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Anticipated completion in Fall 2022
Library ADA Bathroom Study Study to find a suitable location in the library to add an ADA bathroom while trying to minimize impact to used spaces/services DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Ongoing
Guardrail Replacement Raymond and Lincoln Streets will be done in May/June of 2022. DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
In Progress
Lincoln Street Well – 
PFAS monitoring and 
Treatment considerations
Massachusetts DEP began testing requirements 
for PFAS in drinking water in fall of 2021. 
DPW is testing monthly and considering treatment 
options should they become warranted.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam 
978-526-1242
Monthly Testing- Ongoing
Preliminary Design- Complete
Singing Beach
Revetment
Repairs and Stinky
Beach Seawall
Repairs
Reconstruction of sections of the Singing Beach 
revetment damaged during the 2018 winter storms 
and construction of a new section of seawall destroyed 
during the 2018 winter storms.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Complete
North Shore
Regional Compost
Facility
The Town voted to relocate the current compost site
at the November 2019 Special Town Meeting. The DPW collected RFP's from interested compost service providers on June 10, 2021 and is ongoing.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Black Earth is submitting permitting and design updates to DEP as well as DPW and Conservation Commission for review and approval. Construction is scheduled to start in Summer of 2022.
2021 Water Main
Replacement -
Forest St
Work will commence in September and will go throughout
the fall. Roads will be open to traffic but use caution and 
observe signage. All effected residents will receive 
notification prior to any service interruptions.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Final paving is scheduled for May of 2022
PLANNED      
Central St Culvert
Replacement
Submitted grant application to FEMA and waiting for 
approval (expected early 2022). At the earliest construction 
would begin in the Fall of 2022.
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
In Design Phase, awaiting FEMA grant approval
Central Pond/Saw
Mill Brook
Restoration
The Central Pond and Sawmill Brook stream walls 
will be repaired using natural shorelines and hard 
scape strategies. The mudflats will be planted with 
marsh reads to improve their resiliency. 
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
In Design Phase
Tappan St Water Main &
Drainage 
Phase 1
Replacement of the water main on Tappan St. Rerouting
of the storm water drainage system in the area of 
Tappan & Sea St.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
In Design Phase
2022 Water Main
(School Street,
Plum Hill)
Cleaning of the water main on sections of School Street. 
Installation of water main on Plum Hill from Hickory 
Hill and connecting to Ancient County way to provide
redundancy for that area.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Granese N Sons will be completing water main cleaning and lining on School Street in Summer of 2022, Plum Hill design is complete and construction Is contingent on additional funding.
DPW Relocation
Study
Study to evaluate possible Town owned siting locations 
for a proposed new DPW. Existing DPW on Pleasant 
St is at its useful life.
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
In Pre-Study Phase
2022 Chapter 90
Paving Town
Wide: Forest
St., Harold St. and Magnolia Ave.
(other streets TBD)
Annual state funded Chapter 90 paving for roadway 
and sidewalks. Final paving list TBD and based 
upon other utility work completed.
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
In Design Phase
Cemetery
Expansion
Currently a limited number of available cemetery plots 
for sale. Developing additional areas within the cemetery 
into plots that can be sold to residents.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
In Design Phase
Downtown
Improvements
Project Phase 2 Study
Study to explore continuing the DIPs phase 1 look/feel 
down to Pine Street past Town Hall, up to Washington 
St, and down to Tappan St from their existing limits.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
In Study Phase
RECENTLY COMPLETED      
WTP Replaced the Original Venturi Meters Installed new mag meters which will improve the accuracy of our flow metering.   Complete
WTP & LSW Chemical Feed systems upgrades  Included replacement of chemical metering pumps/systems at the WTP and LSW WTP Flow Meter   Complete
WTP RAS System Replacement Included replacement of pumps, valves, and piping associated with the return activated sludge system.   Complete
MAPC Green
Communities
Grant for Library
& Fire Dept.
Weatherization
Work
Weather sealing of doors and windows at the library
and fire department. Construction
funded through
MAPC Green Communities grant
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
Complete
Emergency
Services Radio
Upgrades
Complete upgrade of the Town’s Emergency Radio 
system used by Police, Fire, DPW, and Harbormaster 
to improve the range, radio clarity, and reduce weak 
signal zones in Town.
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
Completed Fall 2021
Seaside 1 Exterior Painting Long term maintenance painting of the exterior siding 
and trim of the Seaside 1 building as existing paint was 
starting to fail. Project wasfunded by the CPC.
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
Completed Summer 2021
Town Hall HVAC Installation of a VRF heat pump system for heating/
cooling Town Hall to replace the existing electric baseboard 
heating and window air conditioners. Also included 
replacement of the ventilation equipment and improved air filtration.
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
Completed Summer 2021
Harbor Loop
Sewer Lining
CIPP (cured-in-place-pipe) lining of the harbor loop sewer, 
which was deteriorating and allowing salt water into the 
sewer system. Additional CIPP lining was completed on 
Bridge St, Central St, Church St, Beach St, Bennet St, 
along Sawmill Brook, and various other streets.
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
Completed Spring 2021
Round Pond Well #1
Cleaning & 
Redevelopment
Long term maintenance of the Round Pond well which 
included redevelopment of the well to regain lost capacity, 
installation of new well pump, and cleaning of the well.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Completed Spring 2021
Complete Streets Three intersections in town are being redesigned to 
improve traffic flow, pedestrian safety and to better 
accommodate those with mobility challenges.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
School/Central and Union/Beach
intersections completed Spring
2020
WTP Sprinkler System
Replacement
Replacement of the fire protection sprinkler system at 
the Water treatment plant which also included nitrogen 
charging system for “dry” portions to prevent future failures 
due to leaks/cold weather.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Completed Spring 2020
Town Common Reconstruction of the Town Common in front of Town Hall. 
Improvements included new permeable paver walkways 
and ramp, trees, sod, HC parking, and incorporation of 
the new Veterans’ Memorial.
Town Engineer &
Facilities
Manager -Nate
Desrosiers
978-526-1242
Completed Fall 2020
WTP, WWTP, DPW HVAC
Repairs/Upgrades
Repairs to the existing heating systems in the WTP, 
DPW, WWTP. Installation of hazardous gas detection 
and ventilation at the DPW.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Completed Fall 2020
2020 Water Main
Replacement
Replacement of water main on Boardman Ave from 
Bridge St to Harbor St.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Completed Fall 2020
WTP Sodium Fluoride
Replacement
Replacement of the original hydrofluorosilicic acid 
chemical feed system with a sodium fluoride dry 
chemical feed system, as approved by DEP, to fluoridate 
the drinking water.
DPW Director -
Chuck Dam
978-526-1242
Completed Fall 2019
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