Under the direction of Public Works Director Steve Stadler, the Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the City's infrastructure, buildings, equipment and open space, and for providing services to meet other essential needs of the City.
Six divisions within the Public Works Department work together to provide the safe and efficient delivery of these services.
Maintains and repairs all City buildings, City vehicles, and equipment.
The Engineering Division is housed at City Hall. The division is responsible for assuring the City's infrastructure development and construction projects exceed the highest standards and meet all regulations. It also acts as the primary liaison to consultants involved with construction projects.
The Parks division maintains all areas of developed parks and grounds adjacent to public buildings and right-of-ways, including seeding, fertilizing and mowing of grass. Other areas of responsibilities include maintenance of all athletic fields, playgrounds, Shady Oak Beach, trails, open skating and hockey rinks, and trash removal from all parks.
The Refuse & Recycling division provides weekly automated refuse collection for residents, as well as recycling coordination for contract collection and recycling awareness campaigns. It also provides bulk item pickup for larger items on a call-in basis (plus two drop off events per year), yard waste and leaf collection weekly mid-April through November, and brush pick up on a call-in basis throughout the year (plus free events during the year).
The Streets & Traffic division provides maintenance and snow and ice removal for 55 miles of streets, 30 miles of alleys and 10 parking lots (including the parking ramp). Maintenance includes activities such as sweeping, patching, seal coating and curb repair. The division also repairs street lighting, City traffic signs and signals, and sidewalks.
The Water & Utilities division maintains the City's water system so that a continued supply of drinkable water is furnished to water customers at the most reasonable cost. It provides maintenance and repairs to the City's sanitary sewer lift station system, sewers, and manholes. It maintains all storm sewer lines and storm inlets to assure adequate run-off, and monitors creeks and ditches to control storm water, weeds, and pollution.