Public Works - Facilities
10430 Audie Ln.
La Plata, MD 20646
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
William A. Shreve
Director of Public Works
Deputy Director, Public Works - Facilities
The Department of Public Works-Facilities (Facilities) provides crucial services that improve the quality of life for the residents of Charles County and ensures county infrastructure and assets are safe and reliable.
Facilities is responsible for maintaining county owned roads, bridges, buildings, vehicles, and equipment; managing landfill, recycling, and litter control operations; and providing snow removal or emergency response services for severe weather-related road conditions. Facilities also provides educational and outreach opportunities for residents to learn about services and programs.
The Administration Division plans, coordinates, directs, and supervises all Facilities operations through a wide variety of professional, administrative, technical, and management functions. These functions include personnel management, budget preparation, financial oversight and analysis, contract management, evaluations of services and operations, communication with internal and external customers and stakeholders, developing and generating reports, procurement of goods and services, records management, creating and updating operating procedures or manuals, employee training and development, as well as information dissemination and community outreach.
Buildings & Trades
The Buildings & Trades Division operates and maintains county owned buildings. They are responsible for planning and performing or managing the maintenance, repair, renovation, and custodial services of these buildings. The technical and professional services performed by Buildings & Trades include the construction, installation, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, alteration, and replacement of mechanical; electrical; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, systems, and structures. Buildings & Trades is responsible for assuring preventive maintenance requirements, corrective maintenance issues, health and safety concerns, and work requests submitted by departments or agencies are addressed and resolved in a safe, efficient, and quality manner and in compliance with applicable codes, standards, and regulations.
The Environmental Resources Division manages the operation of the Charles County Sanitary Landfill. This division administers a comprehensive recycling program through curbside recycling collection, recycling centers, waste reduction, and an environmental education campaign. Various litter control programs are maintained to keep Charles County beautiful, such as roadside litter crews, the annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, and the volunteer Adopt-A-Road Program. Household hazardous waste collection is provided to ensure the safe disposal of household toxic chemicals.
Fleet & Inventory Management
The Fleet & Inventory Management Division evaluates, repairs, and maintains the County’s fleet of tagged and non-tagged vehicles and equipment which includes, but is not limited to, sedans, sport utility vehicles, vans, small and mid-size trucks, dump trucks, chainsaws, and tractors. The technical and professional services performed by Fleet & Inventory Management include the diagnosis and repair of vehicles and equipment; procurement and issuance of parts and supplies for an inventory warehouse; oversight of the County fuel dispensing locations; registration and title processing for vehicles and equipment; records management for repairs to vehicles and equipment; and recommendation and coordination for acquisitions and disposals of vehicles and equipment.
The Roads Division maintains county roads, bridges, and right-of-ways and is responsible for providing snow removal or emergency response services for severe weather-related conditions. The technical and professional services provided by Roads include road repairs such as overlay, seals, and patching; shoulder and storm drain repair and replacement; roadside mowing and tree trimming; roadway markings such as line striping and crosswalks; guardrail placement and repair; and road sign construction, installation, repair, and replacement. Roads also inspects county roads and bridges to proactively address hazardous or unsafe conditions and responds to residents’ concerns or complaints about county roads, bridges, and right-of-ways.