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The half-cent sales tax funds 60 percent of the Street Department budget. The Street Department also receives a transfer from the general fund and a small portion of gasoline tax.
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The reclaiming process provides opportunity for collaboration between the City and County and results in effective road repairs. The City also saves tax dollars by not having to pay for County labor, contractor overhead or profit.
Yes, the City has plans to reconstruct North Front Street from McDonald’s to Champlin Street. The City also plans to mill, patch and overlay South Front Street between Centennial Drive and Champlin Street.
Yes. Unfortunately, trucks cannot be prohibited from driving along public streets.
Because alleys are considered public right of ways, a homeowner cannot keep motorists from using an alleyway as a street.
No, there is not a published street sweeping schedule at this time. However, the City is considering posting a schedule on the website.
Because salt causes pavement deterioration, the City uses salt brine to pre-treat road surfaces before predicted storms. Salt brine uses less salt and allows efficient ice removal from the road surface.
Accumulations of less than 6 inches of snow result in the Street Department clearing primary routes. When there are six inches or more of snow accumulation, residential streets are cleared.
A City ordinance allows swimming pool water to be drained into the storm sewer; however, swimming pool water may not be drained into the sanitary sewer system.
Yes, quadrant and project maps are available to the public and can be obtained by calling the Public Works Department at 620-245-2545.
Potholes are continually being filled, but are not a permanent solution. Pothole concerns should be reported to the Public Works Department at 620-245-2545.