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Department of Public Service
duties and responsibilities

The City of Norton Department of Public Service
is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the City's streets
(approximately 280 road miles and growing),
storm sewers, drain systems,
9 municipal buildings, 7 parks and 2 cemeteries.
This department also maintains all City owned vehicles and equipment
(approximately 100 items)
for Fire, EMS, Police, Administrative and Service departments.

All of the duties listed, and much more, are accomplished with 10 employees,
who are on call 24 / 7 - 365 days a year.


What does the repair and maintenance of the City's streets mean?
► Pot hole repairs
► Sinkhole repairs
► Berming the edge of roadways
► Striping of roads
► Bridges cleaning
► Weed control around guardrails and fences
► Guardrail repairs (approximately 14 miles of guardrail)
► Street and warning signs, repair and replacement
► Mowing SR-21(approximately 150 acres) and site-clearance areas throughout the City of Norton
► Clearing and trimming of brush and trees
► Traffic control and cleanup from accidents
► Clean up of dead animals in the roadway
► Roadside trash cleanup
► Emergency response to storm damage

What does the repair and maintenance of the Storm Sewers and Drainage systems mean?
► Replacement of collapsed and rotted storm water culvert pipes across streets
► Repair or replacement of broken and failing storm water tile lines
► Repair or replacement of storm water catch basins
► Cleaning of storm water culvert lines
► Cleaning of storm water tile lines
► Cleaning of storm water catch basins
► Storm water ditch cleaning
► Storm water ditch enclosures
► EPA Phase II Storm Water Management Program (EPA Mandate)

What does the repair and maintenance of the 9 municipal buildings, 7 parks and 2 cemeteries mean?
► Mowing and weed cutting approximately 90 acres
► Mulching of flower beds (with approximately 60+ yards of donated mulch)
► Tree and hedge trimmings
► Trash pick-up at all parks and buildings twice a week, and as needed for the Community Center or Park Pavilion rentals.
► Repair of turf damage to soccer and football fields
► Keeping Tennis courts clean and free of debris and nets properly adjusted
► Repair of fences on City properties
► Williams Park community notice sign changes
► Replacement of U.S. Flags that fly year round and flags that are raised during holidays. (Completed as an Eagle Scout project)
► Mowing of high grass from complaints throughout the City of Norton
► Repair of playground equipment in parks
► Repair and replacement of picnic tables in parks
► Snow and ice removal from sidewalks and parking lots of City properties
► Downspout and Gutter cleaning of City buildings
► Christmas decorations and lights in the parks
► Cider festival
► Routine maintenance for all buildings (painting, lighting, plumbing, electrical, HVAC)
► Most of the buildings are 30+ years old and are in need of major repairs beyond normal day to day maintenance.
► Roof repairs of City buildings
► Entry doors at City buildings
► Concrete sidewalks on City properties
► Gutter and down spouts on City buildings
► Outdoor lighting at City properties
► Painting of City facilities and buildings


What does the repair and maintenance of the City owned vehicles and equipment (approximately 100 items) for Fire, EMS, Police, Administrative and Service departments mean?
► Anything associated with the preventive maintenance of vehicles and equipment
► All repairs as needed as breakdowns occur
Currently our equipment is in "fair" to "good" condition; we strive to properly maintain this equipment and to plan for the replacement of this equipment in the future.