Public Works

Public Works

Public Works Service Center
1001 Long Lake Avenue
Alpena, Michigan 49707
Phone:   989.354.1780
Fax:  989.354.1799
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Public Works Division Head
Sean McNamara

Division Head Responsibilities
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 Duties

Street Systems

  • Pothole patching
  • Crack Filling
  • Sweeping/cleaning
  • 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
Maintenance and Repair for the Following

  • Sewage/Storm Water Collection System
  • Water Distribution System 
  • City Buildings

  • 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



Department Personnel

Rich Sullenger
Public Works Department Head

Tami Romel
Tech I/Store Clerk

James Kochanski
Tech I/Cemetery Leader

Doug Roznowski
Tech I/Lead Mechanic

Jeffrey Tingler
Tech I/Asst. Mechanic

John Nye
Tech I

Michael Mischley
Tech II

Kevin Alexander 
Tech II

John Brodziak
Tech II

Justin Godin
Tech III

Don Gosselin
Tech I

Gene Northrup
Tech I

Greg Nowak
Tech II


Robert Wheelock
Tech III