Public Works

Public Works Will Be Closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22

Office will reopen at City Hall (300 Park Ave.) on Tuesday. April 23; Operations Division will remain open at the Property Yard

The City Hall renovation project is almost complete, and the schedule is set for reopening the building to the public.

The last day of City Hall offices (including DPW) open at 400 N. Washington St. will be Thursday, April 18. 

In addition to DPW, the following offices will be closed to the public on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, and will reopen at regular hours at 300 Park Ave. on Tuesday, April 23:

  • Commissioner of the Revenue (Vehicle Registration, Business Licenses)
  • Treasurer (Tax Payments, Dog Licenses, Vehicle Decal)
  • Voter Registration
  • Planning (Permits, Building Safety, Zoning)
  • Police Records
  • Public Works (Permits, Solid Waste)
  • Sheriff
  • Administration (City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, Communications, Finance, HR, IT)
The Operations division of DPW will remain open at the Property Yard (7100 Gordon Road) during the City Hall transition. 
DPW Mission Statement
"Working together to sustain and enhance our community's infrastructure and provide a safe, green and clean environment."

Message from DPW Director 

The Department of Public Works (DPW) has a commitment to the public for maintaining core infrastructure and basic services for our citizens.

These commitments encompass the administration, planning, maintenance, construction management and technical engineering of the City's infrastructure including the transportation system, storm water collection system, sanitary sewer collections, solid waste/recycling management and other capital facilities. 

Core Functions:

  • Streets and Sidewalks
  • Traffic Signals, Streetlights, Pavement Markings, and Street Signage
  • Storm Water and Sanitary Sewer
  • Buildings and Facilities
  • City Fleet & Equipment
  • Urban Forest and Green spaces
  • Solid Waste and Recycling

The Department of Public Works is structured to meet the needs of the citizens. Two core functional divisions provide all services within the City. The division preforming Public Services for Administration, Contracting, Engineering, Construction and Permitting are located at City Hall. The Operations Division is located at the Property Yard on Gordon Road in the West end of the City.

Engineering & Construction Division:

The Public Resources for Administration, Contracting, Engineering, Construction and Permitting staff provide management of numerous programs, including contractual Services, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) management, Construction Management and Permit regulatory compliance and inspection of public and  private development.

Operations Division:

Robert Goff, Superintendent of Operations heads up this division. The Operations Division is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the infrastructure, fleet and facilities. Providing services on 24-hours, 365 days a year, for emergencies and storm events. In addition to their daily operations, the crews successfully handle seasonal events, such as leaf collections, snow plowing and storm cleanup.

With the support of our citizens, the men and woman of DPW are here to serve and provide the best quality of life for the Little City.

Mike Whitfield, CCM
Director of Public Works

Various Citizen Committees 
Providing staff support for various citizen committees including the Environmental Services Council (ESC), Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation (CACT), and Tree Commission.

Online Citizen Reporting

To report potholes, streetlight outages, and more, please use the Request Tracker

Online Right of Way Notification Submission
To submit a required notification for work within the City Right of Way, please use this form.
Licenses and Permits
To find all Public Works permits (Grading Plan, Right-of-Way, etc.) please click here.