"Public Works Employees recognized by City Commission during National Public Works Week. "
"Public Works Connects Us". This year National Public Works Week celebrates the vital role public works plays in connecting us all together. As the cornerstone of civilization, public works provides, maintains, and improves the structures and services that assure a higher quality of life for our communities. Its streets, roads, bridges, and public transportation keep us linked together from coast to coast, and its clean water and sanitation services keep us healthy and allow our communities to grow and prosper. APWA proudly salutes and thanks the tens of thousands of public works professionals who work tirelessly throughout North America every day to strengthen the bond that keeps us all connected.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Public Works Department consists of six divisions: Administration, Streets, Forestry/Trees, Urban Beautification, Fleet Maintenance, and the Stormwater Enterprise Fund. The Street division is responsible for the maintenance of all City owned roadways and sidewalks, to ensure safe access to motorist and pedestrians. The Forestry/Tree division handles all trimming, removal and replanting of City owned trees. The Urban Beautification division is responsible for all landscape maintenance for select City parks, City facilities, and the downtown streetscape. The Fleet division is responsible for the maintenance of all City owned vehicles and equipment. The Storm Water division, which is separately accounted for in an enterprise fund, is responsible for
the maintenance of City retention areas, the City owned storm water drainage system, and street sweeping throughout the city.
Public Works Mission: Providing quality service and striving to plan, build, maintain, and operate public infrastructure in a manner that respects the environment and preserves the right-of-way for future generations.
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