The Public Works Department performs a variety of services including snow removal, street sweeping, repair and maintenance of streets, sidewalks and storm drains, and beautification of streets, public buildings, and parks. Recycling, city vehicle maintenance and stormwater management are also provided. Engineering functions include reviews of site plans, sediment control, storm drainage, paving, and site plans for new developments.
The Public Works Department is also responsible for maintaining all City facilities, including custodial services, utilities, repairs, supervision of construction, and service contracts for all major equipment.
The Engineering Services Division is responsible for Capital Improvement Projects for the City's Public Infrastructure assets (roadways, street lighting, parks, bridges and culverts). It is also responsible for ensuring that land development plans conform to City and State standards. Staff in this Division provide expertise to the City for traffic and other civil engineering issues as well as managing the City's bus shelter, lighting and recycling programs.
The Facilities Maintenance and Capital Projects Division administers the care and maintenance of all City buildings, including utilities, custodial service, routine maintenance and repair. Division staff monitor service contractors of all major equipment, coordinate all construction documents, and supervise the construction of all facility Capital Improvement Projects.
The Operations Division maintains all City streets, City vehicles and pieces of equipment, all median landscaping and flower beds, as well as all grounds and facilities in City parks. This Division is also responsible for a variety of services such as grass cutting, bulk pickup, leaf collection, street sweeping and litter pickup.
The Stormwater Management Division is responsible for Capital Improvement Projects for the City's Public Stormwater assets (green streets, ponds, stream restoration and storm drain system) through collection and use of the Stormwater Program Fee. This Division is also responsible for compliance with the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, which include activities such as spill response and cleanup along with public education and outreach programs.