Department of Public Works

My Two Cents: One last tree hug

November 15, 2017

BY LESLEY RIDDLE — I have always been a tree hugger. Growing up in northern New Jersey, I was surrounded by old-growth trees, much like those in the City of Hyattsville. I remember the two giants that graced our own front yard, a magnificent eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) and a horse [read more]

City breaks ground on new home for DPW

August 23, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Another major development project is underway in Hyattsville: The city’s Department of Public Works is finally getting a new home — one that will include working toilets. City staff, Department of Public Works (DPW) employees and a small number of residents attended a [read more]

DPW overhaul price tag shoots up $1.3 million

October 5, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Hyattsville City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 21 to approve no more than $3.3 million to renovate the Department of Public Works (DPW).  All of the proposals came in more than $1 million over the original $2 million budgeted in Capital Improvement Plan for FY2016, [read more]

Facilities assessment may fill two needs with one deed

December 11, 2014

BY ANDREW MARDER — On Nov. 3, Assistant City Administrator Jim Chandler presented a proposal on the city’s facilities to the Hyattsville City Council. The plan, based on the results of a 2011 study, recommends shifting some of the city’s departments to underutilized spaces, making [read more]

Targeting trip hazards to improve pedestrian safety

August 11, 2014

The days are numbered for some sidewalk trip hazards.  The City of Hyattsville Department of Public Works is trying to make getting around Hyattsville on foot a little safer. Trip hazard mitigation was a topic for discussion at the August 4 Hyattsville City Council meeting. The Department of [read more]

Council approves new city vehicles

July 23, 2014

At its July 21 meeting, the Hyattsville City Council approved funding for several different types of city vehicles. Parking compliance vehicle The Council approved the purchase of a 2014 Polaris Neighborhood Electric Vehicle for a total purchase price of $14,800. The existing vehicle was totaled in [read more]

City parks news: Problems, plans and upgrades

April 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — The master plan for Hyattsville’s parks, which was initiated last year, is now able to move forward, after a nearly six-month delay. According to Mayor Bill Gardiner, the contractor hired by the city to develop the plan, Tony Mulkey, did not deliver the plan on schedule. [read more]