Street Sweeping

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for street sweeping.  Every spring, sweeping begins on the main lines of the city, followed by side streets on a ward-by-ward basis. The schedule rotates every year, so that the first ward done in one year is moved to the bottom of the list in the following year.

Please keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change due to weather or equipment problems. In 2019, DPW is accelerating the schedule by adding a night shift from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Monday - Thursday nights) in addition to the usual shift from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The night shift enables DPW to complete sweeping streets in June instead of August, resulting in a cleaner city and less sand in the catch basins and storm drains.  This will also bring the city into compliance with the new EPA stormwater permit. 
 

Yearly Schedule (Updated 5/20/19)-

The 2019 schedule includes:
      

  • Ward 3: April 1 - April 10     DONE
  • Ward 4: April 11 - April 18   DONE
  • Ward 5: April 22 - April 25   DONE 
  • Ward 6: April 26 - May 1     DONE    
  • Ward 1: May 1 - May 10     DONE    
  • Ward 2: May 13 - May 17   DONE
  • Spot sweeping will be done as needed
  • Residents are asked to sweep sidewalks in front of their homes.  Sand should be placed in wind rows- not in piles-  so that the equipment can successfully remove it.