Public Works

Our Road Commissioner is appointed by the Select Board. The position oversees the Public Works department and all aspects of the maintenance, repair and upgrades reconstruction of our roads. In addition, the Road Commissioner manages a crew of 3 members here in Pownal which includes an Equipment Operator, Laborer and Equipment Operator/Mechanic.


CREW: Paul Giddinge
             Jason Best Jr.
             John Evans
Contact information:
Non Emergency(207)688-4407
Emergency and After Hours Contact
Cumberland County Dispatch: (207) 839-2810
Public Works:  207-740-8051


The mission of the Public Works Department is to plan and to use our resources wisely; to improve the quality of life through maintenance and protection of the Town’s infrastructure and natural resources. The Public Works Department will strive to be a respected, well-managed and financially prudent department. “Public Works in the Public Interest.”




-To provide a safe and reliable roadway system that is most efficient with available funding;

-To provide quality service by striving to provide maintenance levels necessary to achieve public satisfaction; and

-To ensure that projects will provide functional and economic benefits through responsible expenditure of funds.