Burkburnett, Texas


Public Works

Public Works Director: Lawrence Cutrone

Lawrence graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts and Minor Degree in 2007. Graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis area in Public Budgeting and Financial Management in 2014.  He has achieved the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Level ‘A’ Water and Wastewater Operator Licenses.  He is a NPDES Certified Stormwater Inspector. 

Before taking the position of Director of Public Works with the City of Burkburnett,  Lawrence was the Director of Public Works at the City of Athens and prior to that the Director of Utilities at the City of Alpine.  Lawrence is from Morgan City, Louisiana and is married to Rita.

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What are the Director's responsibilities?

Responsible to plan, direct, manage and oversee the operations and management of the Public Works Department which includes street construction & maintenance, storm utility development, water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection, facility & equipment maintenance and serve as liaison to three private contractors responsible for the operations of the wastewater treatment plant, solid waste disposal services and civil engineering. Responsible for the financial management of the Public Works Division.

Make inspections to insure compliance with the city development standards; evaluate and update existing construction codes; read and interpret plans and technical documents.

Oversee outside contractors; evaluate work of the employees and contractors of the public works department; supervise the design, construction and maintenance of water, sewer, street, storm drainage, sanitation and building facilities; develop policies and procedures for the department; approve purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, vehicles, etc.; coordinate work of the divisions of the departments; monitor various projects; enforce department rules and regulations; supervise the selection, training and discipline of department personnel.

Prepare reports and documents for state, local, and federal regulatory agencies to insure compliance with the laws and regulations.

Present information in public meetings to City Council and general public; handle customer complaints and claims in a professional and courteous manner.