The Street Maintenance crews are responsible for a wide variety of activities that keep the City's streets safe, clean and functional in all kinds of weather. The Street crew repairs damaged asphalt and potholes. They also complete minor asphalt overlays and crack sealing in the summer months. Street sweeping is a year round task, except when snow and ice conditions exist. Street Maintenance is also responsible for the Inert Landfill and Street Waste Facility. During the snow season, Street crewmembers respond to snow and ice storms twenty-four hours a day to ensure that roadways are safe and passable. Storm Drain maintenance is performed to ensure that the system is operating properly during inclement weather to prevent flooding.
The Traffic Division consists of three main sections comprised of signs and striping maintenance, electrical maintenance, and traffic engineering and operations.
The Signs and Striping section maintains the City's traffic control signs (regulatory, warning, guide), long line stripes (center-lines, lane-lines, edge-lines) and pavement markings (crosswalks, stop bars, arrows, etc.) The Electrical section maintains the City's street lights; traffic signals and signal system; the school speed beacons (flashers) and all electrical for City buildings and facilities (including all parks, water filtration and wastewater treatment plants, water pumps, sewer lift-stations). The Traffic Engineering and Operations section serves as the management arm of the Division. It establishes policies and procedures; administers the budget; assists in grant applications; responds to citizen requests and complaints; and represents the City at public meetings on transportation issues. Among its other duties are: sight obstruction abatements; conducting collision and safety investigations; maintaining and analyzing crash data; conducting delay studies; providing advance transportation planning; obtaining and analyzing traffic volume data; performing speed surveys; designing traffic signals, signing and striping and work zone traffic control plans, providing condition diagrams, collision diagrams and intersection and roadway improvements plan; developing traffic signal timings and coordination plans; and assisting in the inspection of traffic signals.
Engineering acts for the community as stewards for the planning, design, construction and inspection of the City's infrastructure. Among the services provided are project design, construction inspection and surveying, developer plan review and Public Works permit administration. Our goal is to improve the quality of life and to enhance the spirit of the community through personalized services, citizen involvement, planning for the future and commitment to timely action. Engineering is striving to be recognized as the premier City agency providing responsive and responsible customer service.