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Department of Public Works

Public Works

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

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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 26 full-time employees, 7 part-time, 12 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 maintenance schedule is published in the summer issue of the Update.

Approved Construction Projects for 2019/2020

Below is the list of approved construction projects:

  • Miscellaneous Concrete Pavement Repairs and Sewer Structure Repairs throughout the city
  • Replacement of the water main on Bournemouth, Raymond, Linville, Kingsville, and easement water mains that run between homes on South Renaud, North Saddle Lane, and Lakeshore Lane.

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.

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