Public Works


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The Department of Public Works has five divisions:  Streets, Water Supply, Parks and Forestry, Motor Pool, and Facilities Maintenance.


Streets Division

The Streets Division’s major responsibility is construction, operation and maintenance of over 86 miles of residential and major streets and City sidewalks. This includes, snow removal, sidewalk maintenance, traffic sign installation, pavement striping, refuse collection stations, and supervision of rubbish and disposal service contracts.


Water Supply

This division is responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of City water mains, service connections, meter installation, and all other facilities pertaining to the City water supply system. The Water Supply Division is also responsible for all pumping and storage facilities and is responsible for the pumping of water into and through the City water distribution system. All of Oak Park is served by public water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer facilities. Water is supplied to Oak Park by the City of Detroit.


Parks and Forestry

This division is in charge of the control and regulation of trees, including planting. This Division is also responsible for the removal, development, maintenance, management and operation of parks, boulevards, municipal parking lots and markets.


Motor Pool

The Motor Pool Division is responsible for the purchase and maintenance of the City’s fleet.

 
Facilities Maintenance

The Department cleans and maintains 115 acres of public land, comprising nine City parks and the property around municipal offices and facilities. This responsibility includes services ranging from cutting the grass and landscaping to maintaining and cleaning park pavilions and picnic tables.



Contact Us

Department of Public Works

City of Oak Park
10600 Capital
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 691-7497

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every Other Friday, 7:30 to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Closed.




 Public Works Important Dates

January
Jan 1                            New Year’s Day – NO DELAY FOR TRASH PICK UP
Jan 13                          Brush pick-up (Holiday Trees) ends
February
Feb 16                         Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Feb 21                         Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7pm
April
Apr 3                          Waste & Brush Pick Up Begins
Apr 12                        Healthy Lawn Seminar
Apr 18                        Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Apr 20                        Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Apr 7 - 10                   Haul Your Own Junk Away Days 4 days
Apr 28                        Arbor Day
May
May 16                        Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7pm
May 28                        Flower Sale                                                                                                           May 29                        Memorial Day – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
June
June 9 - 11                  Haul Your Own Junk Away Days
June 11                       Electronic Recycling & Paper Shredding Event***
June 15                       Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
June 20                       Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
July           
July 4                          Independence Day – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
August
Aug 17                       Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7pm
September
Sept 4                        Labor Day – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
Sept 19                      Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Sept 15 - 17               Haul Your Own Junk Away Days
October
Oct 16                         Curbside Leaf Pick-up Begins
Oct 19                         Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7pm  
November
Nov 23                        Thanksgiving – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
December
Dec 8                           Curbside Leaf Pick-up Ends
Dec 15                         Yard Waste & Brush Pick-up Ends
Dec 19                         Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Dec 21                         Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Dec 25                         Christmas – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY 
** (To ensure leaf pick pick-up, Residents of final section should have leaves raked to the curb by Dec 4th)


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