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Department of Public Works
New Location:  3865 W. Jefferson (Next to City Hall)

Department of Public Works
Kevin Lawrence

Wanda Jones

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Contact Information:
Phone (313) 294-3731 Fax (313) 928-0179

To Report a Water Main Break Contact:
(313) 294-3707

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the administration of trash collections services, water and sewer system maintenance, Ordinance enforcement, roadway maintenance, parks grounds and facilities maintenance, boat launch operations, special events and other projects. The DPW responsibilities are further described below:

Ordinance Enforcement

Upkeep of vacant lots and houses are the responsibility of the owner. If vacant properties are found in violation of the Blight or Noxious Weed Ordinances, the owner will receive a violation notice and the lot will be cut and/or cleaned at the owner’s expense. Complaints should be directed to the Code Enforcement Officer at (313) 436-4009 or DPW (313) 294-3731.

Roads/Parks & Grounds

The DPW is responsible for roadway maintenance such as repairing potholes, street sweeping, street signs, snow and ice control on streets, parking lots and City owned sidewalks, tree trimming and removals. Parks and grounds maintenance includes clean-ups of illegal dumping, park mowing, landscaping, fencing, bleachers, playground equipment, and other special projects.

Trash Collection

Trash should be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day or the night before.

Place all rubbish in cans no larger than 32-gallons, with lids or tied in plastic bags weighing no more than 50 pounds each.

Holiday Delays for Trash and Yard Waste

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

All pickups will be delayed by one day following these holidays. Friday collections will be on Saturday.

Yard Waste Collection

Yard Waste Service runs from the first full week in April to the last full week in November each year.

Yard Waste consists of grass clippings, leaves, garden debris, shrubs, brush & branch trimmings (under two (2) inches in diameter and no more than four (4) feet in length).

Use 20 to 32 gallon cans clearly marked “Yard Waste” or designated paper yard waste bags. Brush & branch trimmings (under 2 inches in diameter) may be tied in bundles (2 foot diameter x4 foot length).
Do not use plastic bags for yard waste.

Boat Ramp

The City boat ramp is open seasonally from April through October. Ramp fees are: $10.0 for a boat day pass and $5.00 for a jet ski day pass.


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