Public Works

2023 Fee Update - Building, Planning, Fire, Public Works, and Animal Control Departments

The Public Works Department is responsible for operating and maintaining the:

  • Parks and the City's Municipal Service Center
  • Storm Drain System
  • Street Lights
  • Streets and Alleys
  • Traffic Signs
  • Wastewater Collection System
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Water Distribution System
  • Water Supply and Treatment Facilities

It is also responsible for maintaining certain city buildings and assists other departments with the maintenance of their buildings. Public Works maintains all City vehicles, motorized equipment and heavy equipment.


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Public Works is also responsible for all engineering functions of the City including:

  • Review and approval of parcel maps, subdivision maps and plans for public infrastructure improvements
  • Issuing encroachment permits and inspecting encroachment permit work
  • Inspecting the work for all other public infrastructure improvements
  • Managing the city's transportation improvement program
  • Managing the design and construction of City capital improvement projects


The Department has four Divisions in addition to Administration and Engineering. The divisions are:

  • Fleet Management
  • Maintenance
    • Buildings
    • Parks
    • Sewer
    • Storm drains
    • Streets
    • Traffic
    • Water
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Water