Streets Division

Division Responsibilities
The Streets Division consists of a supervisor and 2 full-time employees plus 1 Mechanic. The primary function of this department is maintenance of City streets, alleys, stairs, and other properties and right of ways. Typical duties consist of:
  • Patching and repairing streets
  • Repainting traffic control markings such as cross walks
  • Repairing, replacing, or installing traffic and pedestrian signing
  • Controlling vegetation that could impede vehicular or pedestrian traffic, or the visibility of signs or markers
Mechanic Duties
Aside from keeping City equipment and vehicles in safe operating order, the mechanics also help in preparing vehicles for auction for both the RICO, and City auctions. Police, Fire, Administration, and Public Works vehicles are serviced and repaired at the City Garage.

Additional Tasks
Other duties of this department include the preparation for the many events put on in the City, not the least of which is the 4th of July, and the clean up after the events. The grounds maintenance at the airport, road maintenance to the wastewater facilities in Warren and San Jose, and the cleaning and maintenance required of the drainage structures of which there are many.

The major equipment available for this department consists of a new Cat 140H motor grader, Case loader, 2 Mack 10 wheel dump trucks, a small Ford dump truck, older Chevrolet flatbed, a small Ingersoll Rand steel drum roller, and an old Ford tractor with flail mower. The Case backhoe is shared between Streets and Wastewater Divisions.

During the course of the past year, the Streets Division has:
  • Addressed 328 work order requests from residents
  • Dug 21 full sized graves
  • Dug 4 cremains graves