Public Works (fka: Street Department)

The City recently completed merging the Street Department and the Parks Department to become the Public Works Department.

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of approximately 335 lane miles of city streets and bridges. We work closely with the Engineering Department to prioritize pavement management. This includes the annual rebuilding of roads, overlays, and surface treatments such as crack sealing, chip sealing, and micro paving. Depending on the complexity of the work and resource availability, some of these projects are subcontracted and managed by our Engineering Department, others are completed with our own forces. Some projects may be a combination of subcontractors and Public Works resources.

Other responsibilities include:

  • General Maintenance on 21 City parks
  • Winter plowing and material spreading on streets and municipal property to clear snow and ice
  • Sweeping of City streets 
  • Vegetation management includes herbicide spraying, tree trimming, tree removal, and road side mowing
  • Pothole patching
  • Grass mowing, trimming, and fertilizing at City parks & properties
  • Leaf pickup in all City Parks
  • Janitorial service at several City buildings and public bathrooms
  • Repair and Maintenance to
    • Storm drains, pipes, gutters, and drainage channels
    • Guardrails      
    • City trails and sidewalks
    • Ballfield grooming
    • Ballfield lighting
    • City pool, water features, decretive fountains, and irrigation systems
    • Parks fences
    • Playground equipment
    • Parks structures including benches, tables, gazebos, outbuildings, and amenities
    • Several City buildings
    • Skate Park
    • Dog Park
  • Preparation and cleanup at special City events such as Carl Bozenski’s Christmas Village, Christmas Village Parade, Light-up Main, Fireworks, Touch-A-Truck, Trunk or Treat, and more.