Public Works Department

David Crist – Director David -


Charles VanSkiver
Department of PW

The Department of Public Works maintains Martin Sutton Park, Railroad Park (soon to be Rails to Trails), streets, sidewalks, signage, flower beds, trees, snow removal, alley repairs, public trash removal (through a contactor), equipment maintenance, and other citizen’s concerns.

The Water Department maintains the wells, underground piping for distribution, the water tower, valves and hydrant, and maintain the chlorine residual throughout town. The Waste Water Department checks all its facilities daily for correct operation. The town currently has four pump stations we maintain, and operate a lagoon spray irrigation system on the town farm just at the west side of town.

All this work is done with a staff of three people; David Crist, Director of Public Works, Charles Vanskiver, Maintenance Worker II and James Moore, Maintenance Worker II.

Ridgely Bulk Trash Pick-Up is done weekly on Tuesday’s and must be prepaid* for prior to pick-up. Items are $4 each. If you are unsure, please call the Town Hall with questions (410) 634-2177.                                                                             *UNMIXED Brush and Leaves are free of charge.


Definitions and Policy regarding Bulk Trash

Bulk trash can be set out 48 hours prior to scheduled pick-up.

To report a street light is out: Get the 10 digit number from the pole and call the Town Office. They will report it to Delmarva Power.

Street Plowing Requirements: Park off the streets if possible. Also, do not shovel snow into the street after it has been plowed. If possible, dont’ drive around while streets are being plowed.