Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible to maintain and operate all the public works and physical properties of the city as well as supervise and administer all contracts with the city for public construction.  The Department is made up of the following: Administration and Building Maintenance, Roads, Sanitation and Recycling, Parks, Beautification, and Water.

Hours of Field Operation for Public Works are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Office hours are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For general inquiries regarding the Department of Public Works , please call (516) 676-4402.


The Administration and Building Maintenance division is responsible for the administrative oversight of the Public Works operations as well as the maintenance of all facilities.  The office located within City Hall handles many resident services such as the issuance of permits and providing information regarding department functions.  The administrative oversight includes responsibility for all personnel, engineering projects, communications, accounting, billing, requisitioning of grants, and preparation of both the fiscal budget and the capital budget for the entire Public Works Department.


Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the City’s Streets, including Street Sweeping, Drainage, Right of Way, Tree Maintenance, Snow & Ice Control, Curb and Sidewalk Maintenance, Traffic Signage, Street Lighting System, Tree Trimming, Beautification Program and Vehicular Fleet Maintenance.  Responsible for 75 center lane miles of roadway in total.


Sanitation personnel are responsible for the collection and disposal of Municipal Solid Waste/Yard Waste for approximately 10,000 homes and businesses.  Recycling personnel manage the collection and disposal of plastic, aluminum, glass, tin, newspaper, magazines, advertising inserts, and corrugated cardboard & assorted metals for approximately 10,000 homes and businesses.


Responsible for the maintenance of all City parklands and recreational facilities.  These properties include three public beaches, three parks, several sports fields and other diverse facilities for use by our residents.


Michael Colangelo- Water Dept. Foreman- [email protected]

Denise O'Connor- Water Dept. Account Supervisor- [email protected]

The Water Department is responsible for the provision of safe potable water to Glen Cove residents and businesses. The department maintains several wells and miles of water-mains, installs and reads meters, and coordinates the water usage billing and collection.

For general inquiries please call (516) 676-2297.

For questions or concerns regarding your water bill please call (516) 676-2238.

For emergencies after regular office hours please call (516) 656-2973.

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