There are ten full-time employees assigned to this division including one full- time cemetery sexton.
The Public Works Department is responsible for daily maintenance for 140 lane miles of city streets. The department responsibilities include:
Maintenance and installation of street signs
Maintenance of asphalt and concrete streets
Maintenance of city buildings
Maintenance of city owned storm water drainage systems
Maintenance of city parking lots
Maintenance of city traffic signals
Mowing of city right of ways controlled by the city
Sweeping of city streets
During the winter the department is responsible for snow and ice removal. There are six trucks equipped with snow plows and salt / sand spreaders. If deemed necessary, crews will operate the equipment 24 hours a day.
The city cemetery is maintained by the public works department, which employs a full time sexton. He is responsible for maintaining approximately 16 acres of cemetery grounds with more than 5,000 headstones in this area.