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Public Works Department

Public Works Department

Beginning in 2018, the Town adopted a new plan for Public Works functions which we believe will provide great service at a cost considerably less than a "traditional" public works department. The Town employs  Public Works professionals who oversee a variety of duties and assignments. Led by the Public Works Director, Kurt Smith, the team also includes a variety of private sub-contractors to complete many of the routine jobs. As one can imagine, everything from landscape maintenance, facility repairs, water/sewer, and streets falls within the scope of Public Works responsibilities. Contracting out many of these services has proven to save money, increase productivity, and reduce liability. A few larger cities have adopted similar models however Kersey is on the cutting edge for smaller community models. So far, success!

Some of the things you will see these employees doing include:

  • Assisting in operations at the waste water plant
  • Ensuring safe and usable park facilities
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Street and alley repair
  • Street projects and maintenance
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Water and sewer line responsibilities
  • Water meter reading

The Town also employs seasonal staff wear a bright yellow shirt with the Town logo clearly embossed on the front. Seasonal staff within Public Works are typically hired during the summer months. These jobs are competitive and we would suggest applying as soon as the openings are posted on the Town's website.

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Kurt Smith

Public Works Director
Email Kurt Smith
Phone: 970 353 1681 ext 134


Kurt has been the town's Public Works Director for the past year.

Kurt brings to the position a variety of different fields.  He started his career working in Industrial Compliance.  This involved working on emergency response for Denver Rio Grande Railroad, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific railroad.  He has also worked in the computer networking and accounting field.

In his current role at Public Works with the Town of Kersey, he is responsible for water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, the town vehicle fleet maintenance and the repair and upkeep of the streets and parks.

In his free time, Kurt enjoys riding motorcycles both dirt and street, Off Road camping and hunting.


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Alex Vigil
Public Works Technician
Email Alex Vigil
Phone: 970-353-1681


Alexandro Vigil is a Public Works Technician with 1 year of experience in Public Works. Originally from Denver, he enjoys working for the Town and looks forward to learning and helping as much as he can here in Kersey.

In his current role as the Public Works Tech, Alex is responsible for: assisting in operations at the wastewater plant, ensuring safe and usable park facilities, facilities maintenance, snow removal, street and alley repair, street projects and maintenance, fleet maintenance, water and sewer line responsibilities and water meter readings. He consistently show great effort to help keep the Town looking pristine and in great shape for everyone to enjoy.

In his free time, Alex enjoys playing video games, spending time with friends and family, hiking/camping and attending sporting events.
 

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Physical Address:
446 1st Street
Kersey, CO 80644

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 657
Kersey, CO 80644

Phone:970-353-1681

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FAQs
Does the Town have a place to take tree limbs?
Yes! The Town operates a small area where tree limbs smaller than 6" in diameter and leaves are accepted.  The recycle area is open to residents of Kersey only and you may be asked to provide proof of residency. The recycle area will not accept the following:

1. Grass clippings

2. Any tree limbs or leaves in bags

3. Any tree limbs from commercial companies. 

Check out a key from Town Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.