About the Street Division
The Street Division is responsible for a variety of services in our community. Major services provided to our residents include:
- Leaf pickup program
- Operation of 2 cemeteries
- Pavement marking
- Roadway maintenance
- Sidewalk maintenance
- Snow removal and ice control
- Storm sewer maintenance
- Street signs
- Street sweeping
The Street Division consists of:
- 1 administrative assistant
- 1 part-time administrative assistant
- 1 superintendent
- 11 maintenance workers
- 2 crew leaders
The leaf collection program runs from mid-October through late November and all available personnel are dedicated to the program during this time period.
Snow removal and ice control work is handled in house primarily by the Street Division with the assistance of the Water, Wastewater, Engineering, and Public Properties and Services Divisions. Plow operators use best efforts to ensure that main roads are open during the snowfall event, and then turn to secondary streets. City-owned parking lots are cleared and/or salted and downtown sidewalks are done, as well.
The Street Division spends a substantial amount of time dealing with weather-related emergencies such as snow storms, ice storms, wind storms, and flooding.
Routine maintenance is handled during periods when there are no weather-related responsibilities.The Street Division has a sign shop that creates, maintains, and installs signs throughout the city.
The Street Division operates 2 municipal cemeteries and is contacted by area funeral homes to make arrangements for grave openings and burials.
Street Division personnel assist with special events throughout the year such as the 4th of July Fireworks and Windmill City Days.