Department of Public Works

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The Department of Public Works has the most frequent contact with Village residents. Garbage collection and recycling programs are done weekly; heavy trash collection begins in May and continues into the Fall. Sewer and water system repair and maintenance is on both a regularly scheduled and emergency basis. Leaf collection is a three season job and snow removal is fast and efficient. Village residents are justifiably proud of the quality and courteous service provided by a dedicated Department of Public Works.

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  • 7:00 a.m. –  3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday (except holidays)

  • 1 Thunder Road Albany, NY 12205

  • Les Decker

Meet the Department of Public Works Staff

Les Decker

Les Decker

Superintendent of Public Works

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Biography

Les Decker has been the Superintendent of Public Works since June of 2014. Les is in charge of overseeing the Department of Public Works staff, which consists of about 30 employees. Les also oversees the Recreation Department staff. Prior to his appointment to Superintendent, Les also held the following positions: laborer, equipment operator I, equipment operator II, highway foreman and assistant superintendent of public works. Les is a life-long resident of the Village of Colonie and a graduate of Colonie Central high school. Les is a former volunteer firefighter with the Village of Colonie Fire Company, within the Company he was a past lieutenant and is currently a social member. Les has been a Village employee since July of 1998.

Chris Bisognano

Chris Bisognano

Assistant Superintendent of Public Works

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Chris Bisognano has been the Assistant Superintendent of Public Works since June of 2014. Chris assists the superintendent with overseeing the Public Works department. Prior to his appointment to Assistant Superintendent, Chris also held the following positions: laborer, equipment operator I, equipment operator II and water foreman. Chris is a life-long resident of the Village of Colonie and a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy. Chris also has an associate’s degree in business administration from Hudson Valley Community College. Chris has been a Village employee since October of 1998.

Lance Curcuruto

Lance Curcuruto

Highway/Sanitation Foreman

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Lance Curcuruto has been the highway/sanitation foreman since January of 2015. Lance oversees the highway/sanitation crew with their daily tasks. Prior to his appointment to Highway/Sanitation Foreman, Lance also held the following positions: laborer, equipment operator I and equipment operator II. Lance is a long time resident of the Village of Colonie. Lance is a member of the Guilderland Elks and Sons of the American Legion, Lance rides in motorcycle fundraisers for both organizations. He also does volunteer work for Albany’s Special Events. Lance has been a Village employee since July of 2003.

Dan Light

Dan Light

Water/Sewer Foreman

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Dan Light has been the water/sewer foreman since August of 2014. Dan oversees the water/sewer crew with their daily tasks. Prior to his appointment to water/sewer foreman, Dan also held the following positions: laborer, equipment operator I and equipment operator II. Dan is a graduate of Colonie Central High School. Dan has been a Village employee since May 2010.

Courtney Sim

Courtney Sim

Administrative Assistant

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Courtney Sim has been the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Public Works since April of 2014. She is the direct assistant to the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Public Works. Courtney handles most of the administrative tasks for the office aspect of the DPW. She assisted with the implementation of our water meter development program and assists with the water meter reading process. Courtney maintains the fuel management program for the Department of Public Works, helps to maintain the Department of Public Works fleet and assists the DPW employees with daily needs. Courtney is a graduate of Guilderland High School and has an associate’s degree from Hudson Valley Community College. Courtney spearheads the annual “Bears, Blankets & Books to Boston: fundraiser for the Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also an active contributor to the following organizations: CHD Awareness, Boston Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Red Cross and Animal Shelters.