Municipal Works Division

Municipal Works employees can be seen working in every aspect of community life in areas involving the maintenance of public buildings, sewer collection systems, water distribution systems, summer and winter maintenance of our
road network, and vehicle maintenance in our municipal garage.

The Sections of the Municipal Works Division are as follows:


Acting Roads Supervisor: Kevin Duschene
613-930-2787 ext. 2238

As its title states, this section is responsible for the maintenance of all aspects of the roadway system within the City. These responsibilities include sidewalk repairs, road repairs, curb repairs, pothole repairs, snow plowing, snow removal, maintenance of parking lots, street flushing, street sweeping program and traffic signs.

 Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection 

Supervisor: Shawn O'Brien
613-930-2787 ext. 2226

This section is responsible for the maintenance of the sewer collection system including: sewer laterals, mains, manholes, catch basins, creeks and flood control. It also maintains the water distribution system including: water services, mains, valves and hydrants.

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 Public Property 

Supervisor: Neil Dixon
613-930-2787 ext. 2223

This section is responsible for the maintenance and day-to-day operations of the various buildings owned by the City of Cornwall. These include the Justice building, City Hall, fire halls #1 and #2, Richelieu Day Care, Municipal Works building, and Transit building, as well as numerous other outbuildings.

This section is also responsible for winter snow clearing of sidewalks. Click here to learn more about snow clearing.


Fleet and garage supervisor: David Bigelow 
613-930-2787 ext. 2237

The Municipal Works garage is responsible for the maintenance of all city vehicles and equipment except for fire, police, EMS and transit vehicles.

 Equipment Training, and Health and Safety 

Supervisor: Tommy Sauve 
613-930-2787 ext. 2241

This department is responsible for the ongoing equipment and health and safety training of all Municipal Works, Parks and Recreation employees. The City of Cornwall takes the health and safety of all employees very seriously. A wide range of programs and training are provided that assist all of our employees to support a safe work environment, that in turn ensures the public's safety.

Infrastructure Division

The Infrastructure Planning Division provides engineering expertise to the City on a broad spectrum of municipal assets. Functioning in the role of engineering consultant, the Division provides design and construction management services on a wide range of transportation, sewer, water and recreation projects. The Division also oversees the day to day requirements of traffic operations.

The Division has three distinct sections:

 Design Section

Supervisor: Emma Vanier, P.Eng
613-930-2787 ext. 2249

Providing design services relating to municipal facilities and maintaining permanent records of those facilities are the primary functions of this Section. Municipal services must be designed to meet the needs of the community and to function efficiently for many years. To meet the challenge, this small technical group combines computer technology with sound engineering principals to economically deliver all aspects of project design, from cost estimates to final construction drawings and specifications. The Design Section also maintains various digital mapping products, many available to the public, provides information on services available at any particular lot, and issues municipal addresses.

 Construction Section

Supervisor: Emma Vanier, P.Eng
613-930-2787 ext. 2249

The focus of this Section is threefold. Its main reason is to provide surveying and project supervision for municipal construction projects under the jurisdiction of the Department. This Section also administers all aspects of the development of new residential subdivisions, and is responsible for Right-of-Way control, which is management of requests from individuals and agencies to work on City property.

The focus has a singular theme. To ensure that public facilities are properly built and properly protected where others must work near them. In this way, the life expectancy of expensive to replace facilities will be maximized.

Click here to read: Infrastructure Asset Management

The City of Cornwall, through the subdivision review process, encourages well designed, attractive subdivisions. The Subdivision Manual, together with various by-laws and the City's official Plan, provide guidance and outlines requirements and design standards for new subdivision development.

These standards are based on considerable technical background, design approaches and experience in maintenance of urban infrastructure. Generally, no variance is allowable for specific minimum standards. Any variance to a specific standard would have to be approved by Council by a specific request or through approval of the Subdivision Agreement.

Click here to read: Subdivision Manual

 Transportation Section
Supervisor: Enrique Kamm, P.Eng
613-930-2787 ext. 2231

The Transportation Section is pro-active and dedicated to the safe movement of people, goods and services. The Transportation Section is responsible for street lighting, signage, traffic control signals, pavement markings, school crossing guards, operation of all municipal parking lots, and traffic and parking by-laws. In addition to the above services, traffic data collection and traffic planning are also conducted by the Transportation Section.


Please click here to email Bill de Wit
Acting General Manager, Infrastructure & Municipal Works
1225 Ontario Street, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
Phone: 613-930-2787 ext. 2230
Fax: 613-932-8891
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John St. Marseille
General Manager, Infrastructure & Municipal Works
1225 Ontario Street, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2201
F.: 613-932-8891
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