Street, Park, Fleet Maintenance
The mission of the Street, Park, and Fleet Maintenance Division is to provide quality and timely maintenance to the cities infrastructure and equipment fleet in the most efficient manner while ensuring the safety of our residents. We accomplish this by utilizing a combination of proactive maintenance strategies, routine inspections, and prompt reactions to citizen requests and concerns.
The Street maintenance crew maintains 180 lane miles of streets, 220 cul-de-sacs, and 20 parking lots. Priority functions of this division includes snow and ice control, crack filling, pothole patching, street sweeping, right-of-way maintenance, traffic sign management, and maintenance of storm water infrastructure. Along with these core functions, the division also conducts gravel road maintenance, right-of-way mowing, striping of roadways and parking lots, and assists with city beautification efforts.
The Park maintenance crew maintains 41 city parks consisting of nearly 1400 acres, 15 playgrounds, 16 athletic fields, 35 miles of paved trails, 7 miles of mountain bike trails, and 11 miles of cross country ski trails. Priority functions of this division include playground inspection and maintenance, athletic field maintenance, turf and irrigation maintenance, vegetation management, and snow and ice control. Additionally, the division maintains the downtown fountain, conducts general grounds maintenance, maintains landscaping throughout the city, and assists with reservations and special events.
Fleet Maintenance is responsible for maintenance of the entire fleet of City owned vehicles and equipment. Some of the equipment serviced includes small engine equipment, trailers, police cruisers, lawn mowing equipment, plow trucks, and fire engines. In addition to servicing city equipment, the mechanics also service the Sherburne County Soil and Water Conservation District and Elk River Municipal Utilities fleets.