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Street Division

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Beginning Monday, October 26th and continuing through November 24th, the Street Division will be picking up leaves.  At least 2 passes will be made on all streets.

Residents should rake their leaves to the edge of the street. However, in order to prevent plugging of catch basins, please refrain from raking them INTO the street.  Any leaf piles that contain grass clippings, sticks, brush or garden refuse will NOT BE PICKED UP.  As in previous years, the City will NOT be collecting bagged leaves.  City compost site at 26273 St. Rt. 281E is available for disposing of leaves, grass clippings, sticks, brush & garden refuse on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.  

Compost site last day will be Saturday, December 5th 9-2:30 pm.


Welcome to the Street Division

The mission of the street division is to provide the safest and most efficient means of travel possible. We also provide services directed toward the public health for our citizens. As the seasons change, so do our priorities. Should a special project, such as the K of C ball field complex, need our assistance our priorities can, and do, change weekly.

There is an administrative assistant, 1 service director, 1 assistant service director, a mechanic, 1 crew leader, and equipment operators. Our responsibilities include 200 lane miles of streets, over 4000 traffic signs and 19 miles of guardrails. That’s only the beginning.

During December through March, our attention is directed toward snow and ice control. It takes 10 - 12 hours to clear all residential streets. As the temperatures rise, pothole patching in streets and alleys begin. Also, the street sweeper begins operating on a daily basis.

After that, we begin what is referred to as our construction season. These are jobs we will concentrate on until leaf pickup season. We reconstruct an average of 100 curb inlets per year. The street and water crews work together repairing distressed asphalt pavement and any necessary repairs due to water main breaks. In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, we construct approximately 50 wheel chair ramps.

Throughout the season, we do pavement marking of crosswalks, stop bars arrows, and school zones. During the summer evenings 3 operators, licensed with the state, perform mosquito-spraying program. Beginning in late October, the entire crew is devoted solely to leaf pickup. This is a six-week program.

The employees understand that many of the operations are time sensitive. However, each person possesses knowledge and skills that enhances our ability to meet these challenges. That’s what makes the division work.