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Second Annual Public Works Report and Infrastructure Report Card

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The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide and maintain public infrastructure, services, facilities, and equipment that contribute to the health, safety, and well-being of the community in an efficient and cost-effective manner with minimal detrimental effects on the environment.​

Modeled after the American Society of Civil Engineer’s nation-wide Infrastructure Report Card, the Public Works Report and Infrastructure Report Card reviews the condition of six (6) key infrastructure components across the City:

  • Streets and Pavement
  • Drainage System
  • Facilities
  • Fleet
  • Forests/Parks
  • Beach/Shoreline

School grades from A to F were assigned to each infrastructure component. These grades were compared to last year’s baseline year to track progress. Costs for rehabilitating infrastructure increase as infrastructure decays; therefore, reviewing the state of the infrastructure each year is essential for maintaining it at a reasonably satisfactory level to be economical in the long run.​

Overall, the City’s infrastructure has improved from a C- to a C+ (fair), which indicates we are moving in the right direction.

Check out the full 2nd Annual Public Works Infrastructure Report for more detail or watch the presentation of the report given by Public Works Director, Bob Harary, at the last City Council meeting.