Contacts

Streets and Alleys Supervisor

N. Industrial Road
P. O. Box 308
Phone: (620)365-4928
Email: Streets and Alleys

Snow Removal Policy

Snow plowing and sand/ salt treatment of city streets during winter storms are prioritized by Streets and Alleys personnel. Main thoroughfares through town and emergency routes are the first to be treated, followed by access to schools, and secondary roadways. Emergency routes include access to nursing facilities, the hospital, public works facilities, and police and fire stations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserve-A-Truck

The City of Iola provides at no charge to residents of the City of Iola, use of a city dump truck for carting of residential yard, and certain household debris. Waiver agreement required. For more information, please inquire through the City Administrator's Office at (620)365-4900.

Clean- Up Week

Twice annually, once during spring, and once during the fall season, the City hosts Clean Up Week. Streets and Alleys personnel along with the Solid Waste Department pick up yard and certain household debris from the roadside of your property free of charge. Sign up is required. Future announcements will be made on the home page.

 

 

 

 

Streets and Alleys Department

Staff

A Superintendent, an Assistant Superintendent, and Equipment Operators with various levels of expertise in heavy and light machinery.

Equipment

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.

Service

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