Merrimack Public Works Week set from May 18-24

Public Works Week set from May 18-24

To the Editor:

May 18 through May 24 is Public Works Week and to celebrate the work of the men and women of Public Works, the town of Merrimack is holding various activities.

A coloring page contest is being held at the local public schools and is open to over 800 students in grades kindergarten to two.

The theme of the coloring contest is “What is Public Works?” Students that submit their artistic work will have them displayed in Town Hall during PW week. Those works that are judged to be the best will be awarded some unique Public Works gifts and they and their parents will be invited to the annual Merrimack PW employee luncheon to be held on May 22, at the Wasserman Park Function Hall as special guests.

In a nutshell, Merrimack Public Works is … 61 men and women who work hard each day to make Merrimack a safe place to live! We are also here to make sure that Merrimack is a clean and healthy place to live.

We build bridges and sidewalks, pave and maintain 175 miles of roads, plow snow in the winter, take care of over 15,000,000 pounds of trash and recycling each year, fill pot holes, clean 500 million gallons of sewage or wastewater every year, mow and rake all of our parks and athletic fields, fix all of the town’s 100 vehicles and many other important tasks.

Also, during the annual Merrimack Public Works employee luncheon, the Employee of the Year award will be presented to one employee of the department.

Employees in all of the Divisions of Public Works were given the opportunity to nominate an individual that exhibits a commitment to quality in carrying out their job responsibilities, has a positive attitude, excels in their job expertise and is a role model for others. The winner of the award will be presented a plaque by the Town Council, town manager and Public Works director.

RICK SEYMOUR

Public Works Director