Streets and Alleys Department
A Superintendent, an Assistant Superintendent, and Equipment Operators with various levels of expertise in heavy and light machinery.
The Department uses a variety of equipment, including motor graders, high loaders, street sweeper, dump trucks, backhoe, oil distributor, and various other pieces of equipment.
This department maintains about 117 miles of streets, as well as alleys. By far, the department's largest annual project is the street sealing program where crews fill cracks and chip-and-seal streets on a rotating basis. Other Jobs include:
- Snow removal
- Patching potholes
- Maintenance of equipment
- Cleaning storm sewers
- Street sweeping
- Painting crosswalks, lane and other roadway markings
- Cleaning catch basins
- Surveying traffic and street signs for replacement
- Locating and removing dead trees on alleys and easements
- Reserve-A-Truck program (a City dump truck is parked at a citizens' home to be loaded up by the resident over the weekend with the City picking up the dump truck Monday morning and taking the contents to the landfill, free of charge)
- Two Clean-Up Weeks per year, in which residents have material picked up from their property and hauled to the landfill