Streets and Storm Drains

The Streets section of the Maintenance Division is responsible for providing safe, clean, and accessible streets and alleys for the public.  One staff person is permanently assigned to the sign shop covering the repair, replacement, installation, fabrication, and graffiti removal of approximately 10,000 city regulatory, warning, advisory, and street name signs. 

The remaining staff are tasked with the following activities:

  • Patch paving including water patches and crack sealing
  • Weed abatement/mowing
  • Alley maintenance
  • Pot hole repair
  • Pavement striping and marking maintenance
  • Sidewalk survey
  • Garbage removal on roadways
  • Banner installation
  • Holiday decoration placement
  • Special events
  • Miscellaneous street maintenance (downed trees and fences)
  • Spill cleanups
  • Catch basin and storm drain cleaning. 
Other activities include maintenance and operation of traffic signals and streetlights.  Public Works Maintenance crews are key first responders in the early stages of an incident such as threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, flooding, and other emergencies.  They are also responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, the environment, and provide immediate support services during response and recovery operations.