The Public Works Department provides services in the best interest of the community. They maintain streets, storm drains, streetlights, traffic signals, sidewalks, water treatment/distribution, parks, recycling, and Capital Improvement projects. While working with our citizens, Public Works professionals are dedicated to providing high-quality services with integrity, creativity, and excellence.
Fleet Management maintains the City's vehicles and equipment, including police vehicles. The primary responsibility is to conserve vehicle and equipment value through inspection, periodic preventative maintenance, and repair. This responsibility includes annual smog inspections, quarterly commercial vehicle safety and maintenance inspections required by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and related record-keeping and data management.
The City provides sweeping service to curbs of residential, business districts, and main arterial streets. They remove debris from our streets and prevent it from entering storm drains. Street sweeping also helps the City comply with state and federal stormwater quality requirements.
The primary mission of park maintenance is the maintain the City's park and open space assets. The work includes regularly scheduled turf and landscape management, vandalism repair, tree, irrigation system, playground, and, lighting system maintenance.
The Public Works Department conducts an ongoing program of replacing damaged sidewalks, curbs, and gutters; performs patching and crack-sealing on City streets, trims trees, maintains the City parks, sewer collection, and treatment system, water storage and distribution system, storm drain system, City fleet, and equipment, and performs the on-going maintenance on the City facilities inclusive of the emergency standby power systems.
Public Works is responsible for maintaining the City's storm drain system and monitoring stormwater quality. The storm sewer system is an important infrastructure that prevents flooding when it rains. The system works to move water away from an area to a local storm drain basin. It is important to note that the City of Kerman has no receiving water sources such as creeks, rivers, lakes, or canals to which stormwater can be directed. The storm sewer system includes the inlets (storm drains) and gutters on your street as well as pipes and outfalls, where the stormwater enters the Storm Drain Basins.
The City of Kerman is dedicated to protect our water supply while practicing water conservation. To ensure that our community complies with state conservation laws and to conserve this priceless resource, water conservation limits, and enforcement processes have been put in place. This will ensure its availability for future generations.
The Public Works department is responsible for City wells, distribution lines, water meters, and back-flow prevention systems. We strive to operate a quality water service by providing safe drinking water and excellent customer service at reasonable prices.
Encroachment Permits are required to ensure any work that occurs on public streets and sidewalks are performed according to the current City of Kerman's construction standards and codes. An encroachment permit is necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public, workers, and permittees, and to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of the City roadway system during and after the permitted work.
The City of Kerman encourages participation in Neighborhood Block Parties. It is our hope that citizens who participate in this program will develop better feelings of neighborhood unity along with an increased sense of community pride. Block parties should be held on private property whenever possible. If the party cannot be adequately handled on private property, the City will consider the temporary closing of public streets for a block party event.