Public Works Department
The Public Works Department is made up of seven divisions that provide services within the City limits. Call the Public Works Office at 270-737-7890 for services from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or emergencies after normal business hours, call 270-765-4125.
The Administrative division is responsible for dispatching, material acquisition, utility locating, clerical duties and records. This division also coordinates contract street paving, pavement marking and the safety/employee training programs.
The Fleet Management division maintains and repairs all non-emergency vehicles and equipment for the City.
Sewer Service division maintains the municipally owned wastewater collection system. This includes, but is not limited to connections, blockages, preventive maintenance and new line construction for utility improvement projects.
Sewer Maintenance division is responsible for the inspection, evaluation and treatment of the wastewater collection system. This includes, but is not limited to, chemical treatment for grease and roots, maintenance of cleanouts and manholes, and data collection for mapping and prioritization of capital improvements for the wastewater collection infrastructure.
The Street Maintenance division performs snow and ice removal, pothole repairs, general asphalt repairs and maintenance of right-of-way drainage. This division also coordinates the right-of-way tile repair program, concrete work, drainage projects and erosion control.
Multi-Purpose Storage Facility Operations (MPSF)
The Multi-Purpose Storage Facility Operations division maintains the municipally owned and disposal facilities located at Vaughn Lane and at Water Works Drive. This division is responsible for brush processing and disposal and for waste earth fill disposal.
The Street Services division performs duties such as right-of-way mowing, litter abatement, sign program and street sweeping. This division is responsible for year-round brush pick up, fall leaf pick-up and spring clean-up programs. The Public Works Department pick up by area according to the City’s street area map.
Brush collection is a service that is provided year-round. Place brush as close to the street as possible, avoiding drainage facilities and traffic lanes. Cut limbs into sections that do not exceed 12 feet in length and separate loose brush from bagged debris. Place bagged debris in clear plastic bags that do not exceed 50 pounds.
The City’s Leaf Pick-Up Program occurs during the fall season. Place loose and bagged leaves as close to the street as possible, avoiding drainage facilities and traffic lanes. Place leaves in clear plastic bags that do not exceed 50 pounds. The City will pick up loose leaves placed at the street curb. Please separate brush and debris from loose leaves piles.
The City’s Spring Clean Up Program occurs during the month of April. The first three weeks the City will pick up junk and debris. Place loose junk and debris in clear plastic bags that do not exceed 50 pounds. Garbage, hazardous materials, liquids (paint, oil, antifreeze, etc.) construction debris, tires or automobiles will not be picked up. Place items as close to the street as possible, avoiding drainage facilities and traffic lanes. The last week of April City residents can call 270-737-7890 for appliance pick-up including de-humidifiers, washing machines, dryers, ranges and water heaters. Appliances containing Freon will not be picked up without a tag indicating the Freon has been removed.
Garbage, hazardous materials, liquids (paint, oil, antifreeze, etc.) construction debris, tires or automobiles will not be picked up. Appliances containing Freon will not be picked up without a tag indicating the Freon has been removed.