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Dept of Public Works

What's in the Works

Staff with the Department of Public Works restores, protects and improves our natural and historic resources, adopts and enforces codes and regulations, and builds and maintains the infrastructure needed for County government employees to serve the community. 

Our staff members address the issues that every citizen may encounter . . .  from trash disposal to mosquito control to tall grass to graffiti to water pollution.  We strive to improve the living conditions of our community.  View a list of common community concerns for who to call and additional information.   

We, as Public Works staff, pledge to continue to build public confidence, conquer all challenges, and demand the best of ourselves. 

We will honor our pledge by empowering all employees to provide information and services that exceed our customers' expectations and make our community the best. 

Public Works pursues excellence and will be recognized as a leader for our innovative strategies and programs.

An Accredited Agency through the American Public Works Association
Take an interactive tour of our stream restoration projects
​Learn more about our efforts to protect and preserve local waterways. 
Goats help control overgrown vegetation

​In a pilot program, Public Works hired a team of goats to munch down overgrown weeds and invasive plants.  The goats are part of our green initiatives to reduce emissions from the use of gas powered mowers and lessen the impact on the soil from heavy machinery.  We will explore future opportunities to control overgrown vegetation with the help of goats.  Learn more about our first program.   

Discover the Importance of Tree Roots

​Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn more about tree roots, the important role in a community and how to make good decisions about trees during projects.  The workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 11 starting at 9 a.m. at the County Complex.  Learn more

Turn in Unused or Expired Medicines

.​On September 26, 2015, several organizations are working together to offer a program to turn in your unused or expired medicines for safe disposal.  Learn more.

Take a step back in time!
​Visit one of our community's historic treasures.  We offer tours, special programs, lectures and camps.  Learn more.     


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