- 84 full-time employees
- 6 temporary employees
- 4-8 Inmate Laborers used per day
The Public Works Department is comprised of six (6) divisions, as follows:
Construction Division has the primary responsibility for road construction/reconstruction, large drainage projects, and heavy maintenance projects. The Construction Division also handles the Community Cleanup Program. In 2017, they completed 51 cleanups and hauled 28 mobile homes/large items to the landfill, for a total of 945 tons of material to the landfill.
Maintenance Division has the responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance needs of the road system such as pothole repair, culvert repair, cleaning of cattle guards and road grading.
Shop Division provides repairs and preventive maintenance for County vehicles and other types of powered equipment. In 2016, the number of vehicles maintained was 440 light vehicles, 48 heavy-duty trucks and 126 pieces of operating equipment. The Shop completed 1,789 repairs and services in 2017.
Vector Control provides services to the community in spraying for mosquitoes, larviciding (the control of mosquito larvae in ponds, ditches, and standing water), prairie dog and gopher abatement, sweeping and mowing along County roads, and weed control.
Traffic Division has the responsibility for maintenance of traffic-control devices and work-zone traffic control for construction and maintenance projects.
(Also 19 bridges)
|Commission District 1||89.95 miles|
|Commission District 2||442.76 miles|
|Commission District 3||123.21 miles|
|Commission District 4||28.76 miles|
|Commission District 5||61.47 miles|
Solid Waste is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 12 transfer stations. This division is responsible for hauling trash from these sites seven days a week.
Solid Waste Highlights:
- San Juan County Regional Landfill is situated on 160 acres with a Patent from the State of New Mexico.
- The landfill has approximately a 50-year life span.
- San Juan County has a lifetime contract with Waste Management to operate the landfill.
- San Juan County pays Waste Management on a per-ton basis for disposed waste.
- Recycling services are offered at all 12 transfer station locations. In 2017, 700.73 tons of material was recycled, saving the County $38,744.36.
- Over 212,616 vehicles go through the transfer stations annually.
Community Resources, a section of the Solid Waste Division, utilizes trustee labor provided by the Detention Center to perform roadside litter pickup, roadside vegetation removal, and other community service projects. In 2017, 940 inmate workers completed a total of 7,884.5 hours, equating to a value of $59,135.75. Inmates picked up 167.05 tons of trash on 363.11 miles of County and State roadways.