Department of Public Works

Mike Wiese

Director of Public Works

Village of Cayuga Department of Public Works
123 Sheldon Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Contact Information:

Brent Cross, Superintendent of Public Works
Phone: (607) 257-5536
Fax: (607) 257-4910

Michael Wiese, Director of Public Works
Phone: (607) 591-7939

The Barn
Phone: (607) 257-6166
Fax: (607) 266-7036

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the maintenance of the Village’s infrastructure as well as the day to day services such as: street repairs; drainage/water/sewer pipe repairs; garbage and brush pick-up; snow removal, etc..

DPW Staff

There is a full-time staff of eight men that work a regular schedule of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday. With the exception of the Assistant Superintendent of Public Works, all of the DPW staff members are represented by Teamster’s Union Local 317. The following is a list of the staff and their positions:

Tim Eighmey, Working Supervisor 
Ralph Newhart, Motor Equipment Operator 
Rick Arsenault, Sr. Motor Equipment Operator 
Dan Potter, Motor Equipment Operator 
Tim Diller, Motor Equipment Operator
Matt Townsend, Sr. Motor Equipment Operator

Laborer, Thomas Collins

The Fleet

The DPW facility is located at 123 Sheldon Road, where the fleet of equipment is stored and maintained by the staff. The facility includes 4 heated work bays, an office area, 4 cold storage bays, a salt storage building, and fuel tanks/pumps. The fleet includes:

(2) large dump trucks with snow plow/wing; 
(2) small flat bed/dump trucks; 
(2) pick-up trucks; 
(2) garbage packers; 
(1) backhoe; 
(1) loader; 
and many other specialty type machinery.

If you have any questions or need the assistance of the DPW, you can reach them by phone at 607-257-6166.