The Public Works Department is a vital part of the daily operations within the township, and the part that you will see the most as a resident of Sandy Township. The Public Works Department consists of two very distinctly differing sub-departments each performing their duties to the upmost of their abilities and holding to the high standards that make our township one of the most highly maintained and updated in the state, the Road Department and the Water and Sewer Department.
In total, the entire department employs 13 people. These consist of 1 full-time public works director, 2 full-time department working-foremen, 1 full-time assistant working-foreman, 1 full-time mechanic, and 8 other full-time employees.
These employees are responsible for the maintenance, installation, and repair of all of the 82 miles of road, 20.5 miles of water line, 24.7 miles of sewer line, storm water drainage, and right-of-way upkeep associated with the roadways. They perform various duties as the seasons change, from snow removal in the winter time to cutting over-growth from the road edges in the summertime. The water and sewer department also operates a sewage treatment plant that treats the sewage for the Interstate 80, Exit 97, area of the township and 4 sewage pumping stations. As of 2011, they also now are responsible for the operation and upkeep of a water pumping station and storage tank located along Main St. Ext.
Call the public works director at (814)-371-4220 or fill out a form with any issues that you may have.
Matt Cook, Public Works Director
Matt started working for Sandy Township in 1990 as a Laborer for the Public Works Department. He worked his way up to Foreman, holding many different job titles prior to that. Matt was promoted to Public Works Director in 2014. He works hard every day to make Sandy Township a great, and safe, place to reside by overseeing the Public Works Department, including road crews, water and sewer, and many other township operations. Facing day-to-day challenges, Matt enjoys his duties as Public Works Director for the residents of Sandy Township.