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Water Main Repair – Miller Road – September 7, 2018

Update (11:30am):  The water main leak is still affecting approximately 26 houses in the Miller Hill area, from Hewlett Road to Wilbur Blvd. It is a broken section of pipe that is a larger job than we anticipated. The goal is to get this section repaired and back in service
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Bulk Service Program – Week of September 10th

The Bulk Service Program is an opportunity for City residents who pay the sanitation user fee to drop off household bulk items at the Transfer Station at no cost. The program is available during regular Transfer Station hours of operation. The program runs twice a year, May and September. Curbside pick-up of
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Milling & Paving Notice – August 9th-10th

Please be advised that on Thursday, August 9th and Friday, August 10th, the following roadways will be closed from 6:00am to 5:00pm due to milling and paving work (weather permitting). Thursday, August 9th – North Cherry Street, South White Street (between Main Street and the Arterial), and Reservoir Square Friday,
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The Public Works Department oversees multiple divisions including:

Parking Water Distribution
Recycling & Sanitation Transfer Station
Sewer Maintenance Urban Tree Division

Administration and Permits Division

The Administration Division provides a Work Center for basic customer complaint service and administers four (4) important permitting programs for Excavating in the Public Right-of-Way, Underground City Utilities Mark-outs, Temporary Dumpster Placements, and Temporary Sidewalk or Street Closures.

Work Center

The Work Center handles most incoming calls, logging almost 2,000 service requests from the public each year.  These requests for service are directed to any one of the Public Works Divisions or Subdivisions:  Water, Sewer, Storm, City Electric, Buildings and Grounds, Urban Trees, Street Maintenance, Sign Shop, Sanitation, and Enforcement. The Work Center also coordinates emergency requests for city underground utilities mark-outs during regular working hours.

Administration and Permits

Excavation Permit:
Provides permission to excavate in the public right-of way; commonly called a street opening. Doing work on city property requires proof of liability and workers compensation insurance.  The fee for a street opening depends on the age of the pavement and requires a security deposit. (Note: this also requires a permit from the Dept of Building, Planning & Zoning.)

Utility Mark-outs:
Notifications of upcoming excavations in the city are transmitted to the Department of Public Works via the Underground Facilities Protection Organization (UFPO).  The department requires the UFPO No. on the Excavation Permit Application.

Dumpster Permit:
Provides permission for a homeowner or resident to temporarily place a dumpster on a city street or sidewalk.  The application and permit fee is $50.

Sidewalk or Street Closure Permit:
Provides permission for a homeowner or resident to temporarily block a city street or sidewalk.  The application and permit fee is $100.