Department of Public Works

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

Brent Cross,
Superintendent of Public Works
Phone: (607) 257-5536
Fax: (607) 257-4910
bcross@cayuga-heights.ny.us

Michael Wiese,
Director of Public Works
Phone: (607) 591-7939
mwiese@cayuga-heights.ny.us

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 Director 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 
  • Daniel Potter, Motor Equipment Operator 
  • Terry O’Pray, Laborer & CDL
  • Tim Diller, Motor Equipment Operator
  • Matt Townsend, Sr. Motor Equipment Operator
  • Thomas Collins, Motor Equipment Operator
  • Josh Randall, Laborer

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.