Highway ~ Parks & Facilities ~ CemeteriesAdministrative Office Location: Town Hall 21 Tolland Green Tolland, CT 06084 Phone: (860) 871-3696 Fax: (860) 871-7249 Town Hall Hours: Monday thru Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Closed Garage Locations: Highway Garage Parks & Facilities Garage 118 Old Post Road 120 Cider Mill Road Tolland, CT 06084 Tolland, CT 06084 Phone: (860) 870-6404 Phone: (860) 871-3693 Garage Regular Hours: Monday thru Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Garage Summer Hours: Monday thru Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday: closed
The Highway division is primarily focused on keeping Tolland’s roads free from hazards and preserving the town’s investment in our infrastructure through our pavement management program, maintenance activities such roadside mowing and less routine activities such as drainage improvements, snow plowing and storm damage restoration. The Highway Department is comprised of twenty full-time and one part-time employee and is supplemented in its duties by a variety of contracted firms with specialized expertise in tree removal, water and sewer utilities, and site construction, as well as firms with specialized equipment for paving, plowing and rubbish removal. Most of the money allocated in the operating budget is utilized by town forces in the performance of their work, while the bulk of the capital money funds projects that rely heavily on outside contractors. There are exceptions to this and we contract for services which require special equipment and expertise when needed on routine items. Town forces also contribute significant cost savings to capital projects where we can.
The Parks and Facilities division is responsible for the maintenance of all Town parks, school grounds, cemeteries and public buildings including the Hicks Memorial Municipal Center, the Tolland Jail Museum, the Senior Center, the Recreation Center, the Resident State Troopers building, the Town’s four Fire Stations, the Arts of Tolland building (old town hall), the Highway Garage, the Parks & Facilities Garage, and the Fire Training Center, as well as snow removal on the grounds of all Town and Board of Education buildings.
The Department also provides maintenance for all municipal fields and those of the Board of Education, a total of 32 fields. The total acreage cared for is approximately 244+ acres. The department operates with a staff of ten plus one full-time custodian and one part-time custodian.
The department is also involved in numerous special projects throughout the year which it addresses with in-house staff. They recently finished revonations to the Parker School building to house the Tolland Recreation Center and are currently assisting with the Geo-Thermal project at the Hicks Memorial Municipal Center which includes relocating staff offices as required. The department also assists with community events throughout the year, including the Annual Tolland Memorial Day Parade, the Holiday Tree Lighting, Truck Day and Celebrate Tolland.