Business, Permits & Technology
The Business, Permits & Technology Division is responsible for: Department-wide budgets, coordination and technology efforts, Public Service Department-related permitting, soil erosion and sediment control enforcement, the snow and ice on sidewalk program and Public Service administrative support.
The Engineering Division is divided into two sections; (1) Transportation & Non-Motorized and (2) Infrastructure & Environment. The Engineering Division manages between 35-70 million dollars in Capital Improvement projects annually.
Transportation & Non-Motorized is responsible for traffic operations in the city such as: Installing and maintaining traffic signs, signals and pavement markings, coordinating the city’s sidewalk repair and maintenance program, neighborhood study, traffic calming programs, provides Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) support for the Public Service Department, providing design recommendation for roadway projects, sidewalks, pathways and bike lanes, developing the specifications for construction and checks that the contractors are complying with those specifications. Infrastructure & Environment is responsible for planning, designing, and the construction management of streets, bridges, sidewalks, sewer systems and flood control structures, working on Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) elimination programs, environmental remediation and brownfields redevelopment construction projects and other special city construction projects.
The Property Management Division is responsible for maintaining about 750 City owned properties and 223 buildings. This includes making recommendations to administration on which properties to purchase or sell as well as recommendations for maintenance or repair buildings. They are also responsible for facility operations of special events, which includes providing power, lights, water, sewer, and other work necessary to make the special events operate and run smoothly. In addition, working with the City’s energy usage and makes recommendations to reduce our energy consumption, use alternative fueled equipment, influence designs in green roofs and green buildings, purchase energy star rated equipment and various other earth friendly actions, managing the City identification card systems, building alarm systems, security services, and environmental issues related to properties Building Maintenance Group - made up of licensed trade personnel that facilitate maintenance activities and repairs and works with contractors to complete large repairs to acceptable standards. Building Service Group - made up of janitorial staff and outside contractors that continue to assist maintaining buildings and properties.
Operations & Maintenance
The O&M Division is responsible for: Public Service emergency response operations, street maintenance: repairs, sweeping and cleaning activities, flood control activities, Sanitary sewer maintenance, residential trash and garbage pickup and disposal, collecting and transfer of recyclable materials (CART), winter operations: snow removal, street salting, etc., parks grounds maintenance, and Sustaining the urban forest O&M Consists of Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART), forestry & grounds, sewer services, street services, and surface maintenance.
Fleet Services are responsible for: Preventative maintenance and repair of all vehicles and equipment owned by the city and maintaining a fleet of approximately 482 pieces of equipment.
The Wastewater Division is responsible for: Collecting, pumping, processing and treating the City’s wastewater, compliance with State pollution control regulations and the National Pollutants Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, and monitoring the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) systems alongside the engineering division.