The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for a variety of City services including the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste; snow removal, plowing and sanding; street sweeping, upkeep and repairs to sidewalks and streets; maintenance of parks; city-wide tree maintenance and planting; anti-graffiti efforts; pavement marking maintenance; signage and traffic signalization; and, storm water system maintenance and drainage repairs. Malden is a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) community where residents pay for the trash they dispose. It affects persons living in households up to six units. It allows each household to control its volume of trash disposal and encourages recycling. All residents must use official light blue City of Malden trash bags. Under the PAYT program, recyclables and yard waste are collected at no additional cost. (Recyclables are picked up weekly and yard waste collection is on a seasonal schedule).The department also holds hazardous waste recycling days throughout the year.
Green Street Park gets a “Blue and Gold” look with the newly painted basketball courts! Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward 1 City Councilor Peg Crowe and Director of Public Works Bob Knox joined the Malden Neighborhood Basketball League (MNBL) and local neighbors to celebrate the courts’ new look. The revitalization was done with the help of the DPW and was funded by Ward 1 Improvement Funds.
“The basketball courts are used regularly not just by the MNBL, who engage many of our high school students in an organized sport, but by neighborhood youth and families,” said Councilor Crowe. “I...
Continuing the City’s longstanding commitment to providing quality parks, recreation facilities and open space for the use and enjoyment of its residents and youth, adult and school sports programs, Callahan Park, a key recreational asset located in Ward 2, will soon be undergoing a comprehensive renovation. Funded as part of the City’s FY2013 to FY2015 Capital Improvement Plan, Callahan Park will receive a $780,000 investment to improve the park. The improvements will include:
A fully rehabilitated softball field.
A new sodded playing field and skinned...
Roadway Pavement Improvements
The City of Malden through its Department of Public Works and contractor, E. J. Paving Company, Inc. will be completing roadway pavement improvements on Glenwood Street from Washington Street to Beltran Street. Weekend work may occur with prior City Approval.
Construction is scheduled to begin on Glenwood Street starting Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The road will be fully reconstructed which requires that it be closed to all traffic during the process. The normal...