The recently published 2012 Annual Town Report, compiled by Reggie Medeiros-Kowalczykowski, executive assistant to the Town Manager, looks back at the previous year in Stoughton.
The 285th Town Report includes summaries from the various town departments.
Here's a look at statistics from the Stoughton DPW and Stoughton Public Library, according to data from the 2012 Annual Town Report (click here to see the report in full and click on the following link to see stats from the Stoughton Police and Fire Departments):
STOUGHTON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
- Removed 8153.18 tons of trash.
- Removed 3,511 tons of recyclables.
- Pumped 652,861,000 gallons of water during 2012, a decrease of 41,950,000 gallons from 2011.
- Average of 1,783,773 gallons of water pumped per day. Highest day of consumption was July 16, 2012 (2,496,000 gallons).
- 93.4 miles of sewer mains in town.
- 142.9 miles of paved roads in town.
- Roadwork and repairs (microsurfacing, crack sealing, chipseal, hot-in-place, infra-red) done on more than 70 streets.
- 14 new street signs installed and 48 signs repaired.
- 2 snowstorms and 7 sanding operations in 2012 (safe to say the 2013 numbers are higher).
- 44 years of employment at the DPW for Superintendent John Batchelder.
STOUGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
- 168,172 items borrowed from the library, up from the 2004 total of 134,000.
- 187,950 patrons visiting the library, up from 146,700 back in 2004.
- 9,696 people attending a program at the library, up from 5,200 back in 2004.
- 18,518 patrons using computers, up from the 2004 use of 13,000.
- 44 years of Teddybear Storytime with Peggy Sewcyk, a library trustee.
- 670 children and young adults participating in the 2012 summer reading program.
- 1,752 hours of tutoring provided during Monday Night Homework Center, which runs Mondays from 6-8 p.m. during the school year.
- 2,906 hours of free tutoring as part of the adult literacy program.
- 600 participants in the Stoughton Reads Together program (2012 book was Killer Angles by Michael Shaara).