A Closer Look at Saratoga’s Commissioner of Public Works

Ever since the citizens of Saratoga Springs voted to keep the city’s commission form of government intact in November 2020, Saratoga Living has been focusing on what each of the city’s five commissioners do for Saratoga. In this issue, we’re getting to know the commissioner of public works. 

Public works, by definition, deals with the structures and services essential to a city and its citizens. That’s everything from upkeep of public buildings to managing a city’s sewer system. 

In Saratoga, the Commissioner of Public Works’ responsibilities include: 

• Oversight of street and highway maintenance (snowplowing, leaf pickup, sanding/salting)

• Maintenance and beautification of the city’s buildings and grounds

• Maintenance and inventory of the city’s infrastructure

• Administration of water and sewer billing

• Maintenance and use of Congress Park

• Use and rental of the carousel, Canfield Casino and other city facilities

• Oversight of the City Engineer’s office

Saratoga’s Current Public Works Commissioner:

• Anthony “Skip” Scirocco has served as the city’s Public Works Commissioner for nearly seven terms—that’s 14 years.  

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