Engineering/Public Services

Engineering & Public Services

The primary responsibility of the Engineering Department is to plan and maintain the City's infrastructure system to protect the safety, health, and welfare of its citizenry. The Department implements the Capital Improvements Program for the City's vital infrastructure including streets, water mains, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, parking lots, bridges, dams, retaining walls, and airport and park facilities. The Engineering Department also provides technical support and responds to the needs of the Mayor, City Manager, City Council and many City Departments.

The Department of Public Services (DPS) is responsible for a wide range of maintenance services throughout the City. These services include year-round street maintenance and winter operations, traffic signals and signs, storm sewers and drains, trees and floral displays, large-scale and specialized tasks for parks and grounds, administration and maintenance at Custer Airport, oversight of the refuse collection, lawn maintenance and any other service contracts, fleet maintenance, and maintenance of City parking lots. Additionally, DPS forces maintain City alleys, conduct mosquito control activities when funding allows, provide support for special events and festivals, install street banners and seasonal decorations, and the Department assists with enforcement of high grass through providing clerical support for tracking, and enforcement of blight remediation through clerical tracking and often staff physical cleanup efforts as well.

For a full list of Engineering Department pages, please select "More Engineering/Public Works Links" on the upper right hand side of this page.

Contact Information

Patrick M. Lewis
Director of Engineering and Public Services:
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. through 4:30 P.M.
Phone: 734-384-9126 (Engineering)
734-384-9125 (Public Services)
Email: [email protected] (Engineering & DPS)
Email: [email protected] (City Engineer)