Public Works

Kerry Tharpe  – Superintendent

The Public Works Department is in charge of residential and commercial sanitation, streets, a maintenance shop facility and recycling. An average of 26 full time employees work in this department that operates on an average annual budget of $1,200,000.


  • Twice weekly residential garbage pick up
  • Bag of 50 trash bags distributed twice a year to residents
  • Once weekly residential brush and trash pickup at curb
  • Commercial brush and trash pickup available at request, billed according to volume
  • Chip site available for use by all city residents and contractors working in the city limits free of charge
  • Commercial garbage pickup according to customer need


  • Street development within the city limits
  • Street, ditch and storm drain maintenance
  • Maintenance of city owned lots
  • Operation and maintenance of flood pumps
  • Sweeping of city streets weekly


  • Operation and maintenance on city equipment