The Public Works Department’s mission is to manage, direct and provide technical support and administration for city and utility construction projects, mapping, snow removal, weed cutting, refuse and recycling; conduct studies of infrastructure, prepare grant applications, file reports with governmental agencies, and provide support to committees and commissions; respond to inquiries from citizens, realtors, contractors and other departments.
Wisconsin Statute 66.615 and Chapter 4.09 of the Municipal Code requires all property owners to keep public sidewalks cleared of snow and ice. The sidewalk must be cleared of snow and ice the entire width and length. Wisconsin Statute 66.615 also gives the City the authority to have unshoveled sidewalks cleared and billed to the property owner. If the bill is not paid, it will be subject to be placed on the tax roll.
Municipal ordinance states that all sidewalks shall be cleared of snow and ice. The Director of Public Works may direct staff to clear the sidewalks. Clearing will start after consideration has been given to local conditions (amount of snowfall, street conditions, weather reports, etc.).
PLACING SNOW AND WASTE ON CITY STREETS
Chapter 4 (4.03) No person shall remove or cause to be removed from any private property any snow, slush, or waste material of any kind into the city streets or onto other public property of the city.
Direct any questions to the office of the Director of Public Works, 608/348-9741, Ext. 2238, or e-mail at email@example.com
Christmas Tree Disposal
The City of Platteville Street Department will be picking up Christmas trees (weather permitting) on the following Mondays: January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017. Trees should be placed at curbside for pick up. Questions, call 348-9741, Ext. 2238.
Chapter 11 - Garbage and Refuse Collection and Disposal - Updated 11/21/07
Chapter 11 – Garbage and Refuse Collection and Disposal
Chapter 4 - Streets, Alleys, and Sidewalks - Updated 6/5/13
Chapter 4 – Streets, Alleys, and Sidewalks