That’s according to Dave Dietrich who gave his annual report to city council on Wednesday. Dietrich says the city requires the same upkeep from year-to-year while the dollars to pay for improvements keeps shrinking. He cited his workers efforts to rehabilitate public parks, install new sidewalks, fix broken road signs and street lights and to care for 181 miles of roadway.
Dietrich says the somehow get it all done – and then some.
The city is in the process of installing LED street lights to conserve energy and cut electricity use. And the department has moved to an online auction format to generate more money when selling off surplus equipment.