Public Works Responsibilities

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS DUTIES

Major and Local Street Maintenance
 Maintains 46.15 miles of major streets Patching Street sweeping Crack sealing
 Maintains 69.77 miles of local streets  Storm Sewer Cleaning  Snow removal Paving

Motor Pool Equipment
Staff maintains 213 pieces of equipment for the DPW, Police and Fire Departments

Building Maintenance
Building Maintenance has 2 full time employees that maintain 5 city buildings. Staff is also responsible for 10 contracted services and event setups. 

Sign Shop
4,000 signs citywide Order and pre-make signs Design and produce signs
Vehicle detailing Center line painting/markings Cross walks

Parks
157 acres of city grounds Maintains 4.75 miles of bike/walking trails
Maintains 106.83 acres which includes 10 parks, 3 cemetaries, 2 off site firestations and the City Hall Complex


DDA
Maintains irrigation, streetlights, banners and snow removal from sidewalks
The City has a contracted maintenance agreement for mowing and planting flowers.
 
Events/Programs
Adopt A Road Clean Up Days Easter Egg Hunt Leaf Recycling Program
Memorial Day Pumpkin Bash Standale Summer Concert Series Winter Fest and Tree Lighting
Block Parties Kent District Library Events 59th District Court Community Service Workers Voting setup and tear down

Collaboration
The DPW works closely with the City Engineer's Office on road projects, easements and plan review
DPW crews also assist the Police and Fire Departments with various emergency incidents. 
         
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