The Public Works Division is an element of the Community Development Department. The division is responsible for park, fleet, equipment, right of way, street, and storm drain maintenance activities throughout the city.
Planning for a winter storm event can be difficult. The variations in rate of snowfall, moisture content, air/surface temperatures, micro-climates, time of day and wind velocity make each storm a unique challenge.
It is the goal of this plan to establish general policies and procedures that help make travel within the city as safe as possible and to minimize economic hardship during those events.
By ordinance, trees planted in the public right of way adjacent to private property are the responsibility of the adjoining property owner. The City is responsible for trees planted within the downtown core area. Two specific purposes of the ordinance is to establish the maximum amount of tree cover on public and private lands in the city and to provide tree lined streets. Typically trees are planted as part of new development by the developer, or by property owners.