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Department of Public Works

Public Safety

Director of Public Services:

Water Billing:

Office Hours:

Frank Schulte
1200 Parkway Drive
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

(313) 343-2460
(313) 343-2622
(313) 343-2430

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,

*Please check the City Calendar for holiday office hours.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the following:

  • Local and major streets
  • Forestry
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Recycling
  • Parking maintenance
  • Solid Waste
  • Leaf Disposal
  • Water/sewers

View the 2018 Water Quality Report here

The department is also responsible for maintaining all city buildings, grounds, and providing its expertise throughout the 53.95 miles of city streets and 3.28 square miles of land. Total manpower consists of 23 full-time employees, 3 part-time, 6 seasonal/temporary.

The Department of Public Works handles all street construction projects. City employees inspect driveway approaches and sidewalks. They also handle care of grass, flowers and sprinkling systems.

The department operates on an eight-year rotating schedule for maintenance and capital improvements. Areas covered include water system repairs, tree trimming, replacement of street signs, concrete sidewalks and miscellaneous street repairs, asphalt street resurfacing or chip and seal maintenance, maintenance of the sewer system and fire hydrants. The rotating schedule is published in the summer issue of the Update.

Vehicle Maintenance

This area is responsible for preventive maintenance and daily repairs on some 175 vehicles and pieces of equipment, including, autos, buses, trucks, lawn mowers, street cleaning and other specialized equipment.

Sidewalk and Driveway Approach Replacement

As part of an eight-year rotating schedule the city makes sidewalk and driveway approach repairs in one of eight city districts each year. For the 2018 construction period, the program has been delayed/postponed. When inspections resume we will be working in District 4 (City Hall to the north city limits - west of Mack).

Approved Construction Projects for 2018/2019

Below is the list of approved construction projects:

  • Miscellaneous Concrete Pavement Repairs throughout the city
  • Joint Sealing in District 6 (Mack to Fairway from Vernier to Torrey) and throughout city as needed.
  • 2018 Road Program – resurfacing of Anita (Mack to west city limit), resurfacing of Brys (Mack to Helen), resurfacing of Lochmoor (Sunningdale Park to Fairway), reconstruction of Stanhope (Chester to west city limit), and joint repair of Cook Road (Mack to Wedgewood)
  • 2018 Water Main Capital Improvement Program –replacement of water main on Fairholme Road (Mack to Fairford), including the cut-de-sacs to the south (Marford Ct., Baltree Ct., Ghesquiere Ct., and Berns Ct.)

Wood Chips and Compost

Wood chips and compost are available to residents free of charge at the DPW yard, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Residents must supply their own shovel and container.

Pear Tree Trellis Rust

Trellis Rust (aka European Pear Rust), caused by the fungus Gymnosporangium sabinae (Gymnosprangium fuscan), has spread throughout Southeast Michigan. Originally from Europe, the disease may represent a serious health threat to Pyrus species, both ornamental and fruit pear types.

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