DPW (Department of Public Works)


The Department of Public Works has myriad responsibilities; Central Maintenance, and the Engineering, Highway & Traffic, Parks & Forestry, and Water Divisions all have their own pages specifically outlining what they do.

In general, the responsibilities of the DPW include:
  • Maintaining City infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, building maintenance, and storm water systems.
  • Maintaining all green space areas, including trees, parks, benches, municipal cemeteries, the Greenfield River Swimming & Recreation area, and splash pad at Hillside Park.
  • Maintaining 120 miles of roadways and 78 miles of sidewalks.
  • Fabricating street signs and painting crosswalks and stop bars.
  • Maintaining parking meters and kiosks.
  • Filling potholes, digging trenches, paving, crack sealing, street sweeping, and snow/sanding operations.
  • Operating the Transfer Station.
  • Curbside collection of rubbish and recycling, and daily transportation of recycling and rubbish to processing centers.
  • Maintaining the City's water supply (including treatment and distribution), 103 miles of water mains, 1,029 fire hydrants, and 5,697 water services.
  • Performing hydrant flushing.

You can download the 2024 Recycling calendar here