Public Works Department









The Public Works Department is responsible for a wide variety of services which include maintaining traffic control signs, signals and street markings; snow and ice control; streets; sidewalks alleys; storm sewers and City owned properties; maintenance of vehicles, streetscapes, cemeteries, City equipment, water/wastewater plants and infrastructure; provides water and wastewater testing, weekly refuse and recycling pick-up service and engineering support to all City departments and to the five-year Capital Improvements Program.

Cedar Lake
Emergency Snow Routes
Forestry Services
Streets & Storm Water Maintenance
Water & Sewer
Refuse and Recycling, Landscape, and Special Waste Programs

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Accomplishments during FY 2013 included:

  • Sweeping of over 3,000 lane-miles of streets and disposed of over 2,000 cubic yards of street sweepings
  • Installation of  over 500 signs  signs and posts
  • Clearing over 2,000 miles of snow and ice covered roadways
  • Repaired approximately 800 square yards of pavement
  • Painting of 54 line-miles of pavement striping
  • Emptied over 4,500 trash cans throughout the Downtown area
  • Cleared over 700 blockages from storm sewers and inlets
  • In cooperation with the Forestry & Cemetery Division staff, spent nearly 400 hours performing vacuum leaf pickups
  • Assisted other City Divisions by providing over 4,000 hours of labor assistance
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