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Department of Public Works (DPW)

Public Works Division Head
Sean McNamara

Public Works Service Center
1001 Long Lake Avenue
Alpena, Michigan 49707

Phone:   (989) 354-1780
Fax:  (989) 354-1799

Directs, supervises, and coordinates the activities of crews assigned to the maintenance, repair and construction of streets, sewers, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, parks and grounds maintenance, and the repair and servicing of equipment.

Provides oversight to contractors engaged by the City to complete public works projects. Conducts field/project inspections to ensure the quality and efficiency of the department.

Coordinates the department's involvement in the preparation and resource allocation for a wide variety of community events.

Serves as on-call supervisor. Responds to emergencies and provides information to public works employees working evening or weekend shifts.

Department Personnel

Rich Sullenger
Public Works Department Head
Tamara Romel
Tech I/Store Clerk
James Kochanski
Cemetery Leader
Doug Roznowski
Tech I/Lead Mechanic
Jeffrey Tingler
Tech I/Asst. Mechanic
Kevin Alexander
Tech II
Michael Mischley
Tech II
Hank LaFleure
Tech III
John Nye
Tech II
John Brodziak
Tech II
Brian Beatty
Tech II
Garth Grulke
Tech II
Jerry Unwin
Tech II
Don Gosselin
Tech III
Gene Northrup
Tech III

Public Works General Duties

Street Systems
Pothole patching
Crack Filling
Second Avenue Bridge operation and maintenance
Snow removal
Provides seasonal tree and brush pickup
Operates compost site
Annual goose control program
Provides maintenance and repair to the City Marina

Provides beach cleaning
Provides trash disposal
Maintains grounds and buildings
Provides park set-up for various summer activities

Equipment and Vehicle Fleet Maintenance
Public Works
Fire Department
Police Department
Emergency Medical Services
City Hall
Engineering Department

Maintenance and Repair for the Following:
Sewage/Storm Water Collection System
Water Distribution System
City Buildings

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