Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works is staffed by seven full time and five seasonal employees. The Department is responsible for the following diverse range of services:
The Department of Public Works is responsible for all facets of maintenance and operations of streets within the Village limits. This includes maintenance of traffic signals, and signs, winter maintenance consisting of salting and snow plowing, and surface maintenance. The surface maintenance involves street sweeping, clearing streets of debris after accidents, crack sealing, and pothole patching. The Department of Public Works is responsible for management of the Village’s storm water system that involves maintenance of catch basins and cleaning debris from storm water lines. Public Works Administration is also involved with planning, inspecting, and contract administration with all street construction projects.
Right of Way
The Department of Public Works Superintendent is responsible for the issuance and administration of all Right of Way Permits. Any work done in the Village Right of Way is subject to requirements listed in the Right of Way Ordinance. Contact the Department of Public Works with any questions regarding Right of Way requirements.
The Village contracts with Consumers Energy for many it's municipal street lights and also maintains the decorative light poles. If you notice that a street light is not functioning please contact the Department of Public Works so the problem can be addressed in a timely manner.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for the inspection and replacement of hazardous sidewalks. In addition, should they receive notice of a raised sidewalk representing a hazard, they will schedule its repair or replacement if deemed necessary.
Buildings and Grounds
The Department of Public Works is responsible for all facets of building and grounds maintenance for Village Hall, DPW buildings, and Public Restrooms. This would include mowing grass, planting and maintaining landscaping, maintaining public parking lots, small remodeling projects, custodial services, and maintenance of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems.
The Village has Lakeview Cemetery which it is responsible for maintenance of. There are approximately 7500 gravesites in the Cemetery. The Village is responsible for the mowing, trimming, leaf removal, and burials at the Lakeview Cemetery.
The Village of Mackinaw City has 11 parks in which it is responsible for the maintenance: Alexander Henry Park, Conkling Heritage Park, Gary Williams Park, Indian Pathways Park, Maritime Park, McRae Nature Park, Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, North Central State Trailhead & Trail, Old School Park, Recreation Complex, and Wawatam Park. During the summer months, the DPW crew is involved with mowing grass, emptying waste receptacles, maintaining playground equipment, planting and maintaining flowers, tree trimming, cleaning restrooms, and assisting in set up for numerous special events. In the winter months, the DPW repairs and paints trash barrels, benches, and picnic tables.
Water and Sewer
The Public Works Department works in conjunction with the Water and Sewer Department and is responsible for providing reliable potable water for the Village’s residents and businesses, and also maintaining the wastewater collection system for transmission to the wastewater treatment plant.
Leaf and Brush Pickup
Village Department of Public Works is responsible for curbside leaf and brush pick-up in the spring and fall. This program is intended to assist village residents dispose of seasonal yard waste. Yard waste generated at times when the pick-up is not scheduled can be taken to the Village Stump Dump, located off of Trails End Road. The Stump Dump is intended for Village residents only. No commercial or non-resident is permitted and violators will be prosecuted. Please obey all signs and rules posted on site.