Streets

Functions  

Among the services provided by the Public Works Department is the maintenance of about 50 miles of roads and alleys. Maintenance activities include the following:

  • Crosswalk maintenance                 
  • Snow and ice removal                
  • Maintenance of sewer, water and storm facilities located beneath the streets, sidewalks and alleys                
  • Shoulder maintenance                
  • Sidewalk & pathway maintenance 

Funding

The City’s Street Fund (a category of the General Fund) pays for all maintenance described above as well as for administration and capital projects. Revenues for it come from three primary sources:

  • Arterial fuel tax
  • Local sales tax collections
  • Motor vehicle fuel tax

Capital projects are often financed through Street Fund revenues, through grants from other government agencies, or through private development.


Report an Issue

If you have a street maintenance problem you’d like to report, please contact the Public Works Department at (360) 683-4908 and include a description of the problem.