Phone: (586) 445-5470
The Public Works Director is Gary Bierl
Statement of Services: The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of most of the City’s infrastructure.
This is done by five (5) divisions within the Department.
The Highway Division maintains the 130 miles of roadway within the City. This includes repair of potholes, painting of crosswalks, repair and / or replacement of roadway signage, cutting of Right-of-Way grass, snow removal, and street sweeping. We take great pride in providing prompt snow removal in the winter to allow safe passage for all who travel through or live in Roseville. Street sweeping is done to both keep our neighborhoods looking clean and to remove debris that would be washed into the storm system
and into the lake. We also take great pride in this division’s maintenance of the Gratiot medians including grass, trees, and all
plantings in order to provide a pleasant environment for our residents.
The Forestry Division maintains the approximately 9,000 trees within the City's Right-of-Ways (the area between the curb and the sidewalk).. The Division trims low lying branches and removes dead and / or dying trees as well as trees causing problems with sewers and sidewalks. The City offers suitable trees for a nominal fee to our residents to plant in the Right-of-Ways in the spring and fall of each year. The successful performance of these services has earned the City of Roseville recognition as "Tree City USA" by The National Arbor Day Foundation.
The Parks Maintenance Division's main responsibility is to take care of the nine (9) parks located in the City. This Division maintains everything in the parks from general upkeep to grooming the baseball diamonds and soccer fields. The efforts of this Division ensures that our residents have a wonderful place where they can enjoy sports activities, gather for a picnic with family and friends or just take a leisurely stroll on one of the walking paths.
The Sanitation Division oversees the trash removal and recycling done by Waste Management. The Division is also responsible for the Storm water system within the City which includes the cleaning, repair and replacement of all catch basins as necessary. As part of the DEQ Phase II Storm Water Permit System, illicit discharges into the storm system are investigated. Should anyone notice anything being poured into the catch basin, please notify the DPW at once. Remember, “ONLY RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN”. For more information on Water Quality Efforts in our area - click on the following link to the Clinton River Watershed Council: www.crwc.org
The Mechanics Division maintains the City’s vehicles and equipment. From a fire truck to a lawnmower, all are kept in excellent running condition, increasing the useful life of our fleet.
Through the work of the above divisions, we are proud to keep Roseville a community that is a pleasure in which to work and to live.