The Streets/Parks Department consists of a Streets/Parks Supervisor, three full-time Streets/Parks Workers, and one part-time Maintenance Worker.
The Streets/Parks Department is responsible for all maintenance, sweeping, and repairs of 29.49 miles of streets, 3.01 miles of alley ways, all sidewalks within the City's sidewalk program, bituminous pedestrian & bike pathways, and City-owned parking lots.
The Department also performs maintenance, repairs, and cleaning of the City's storm sewer system, three area parks, and conducts all snow plowing/removal operations.
The Streets/Parks Department workers cut and trim approximately 85 acres of grass within the City including parks, street right-of-ways, Lake Wobegon Trail, and Utilities-owned property.
The Streets/Parks Department has equipment such as two loaders and three dump trucks to help them with various projects such as snow removal and dirt work. The Streets/Parks Department also has a street sweeper, three mowers with various accessories, and three new work trucks.
The City of Melrose is committed to providing quality streets for years to come. We have developed a detailed street maintenance program that is annually reviewed. Special funds have been set-a-side to ensure proper planning can occur to ensure the road are maintained. The staff and consultants work hard to ensure repairs are made that will have lasting impacts versus a short term affect. We have invested in municipal equipment that will allow the City to conduct a great deal of maintenance with City Staff versus contracting out the work to keep costs within reason.