Street Department

Freeport Street Department

Public Works Director
Dennis Carr

The Freeport Street Department is responsible for:

  • Street
  • Forestry
  • Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance
  • Leaf Collection Program
  • Cemetery
  • Animal Control

Duties and responsibilities

The Street Division maintains:

  • 210+ miles of roadway including: pothole patching, plowing, paint striping, sweeping, and leaf removal
  • All traffic signal maintenance including repairs, painting, and bulb changing
  • 4,461 street signs (stop, yield, no parking, etc)
  • 1932+ storm inlets
  • 9+ miles of alley
  • 12 city parking lots
  • 43,700 sf of storage and equipment buildings
  • Clean up orders (trash, brush, etc)
  • There are 8 employees in this division. They plow snow as needed>

The Forestry Division maintains:

  • 6,300 trees including trimming and removal
  • Stump removal
  • Sidewalk removal (both around stumps and sidewalk program)
  • Banners across Stephenson street
  • 150 American flags displayed on Holidays and special occasions
  • 80 Christmas trees
  • 3 NOEL decorations
  • All downtown banners
  • Clean up orders (trash, brush, etc)
  • There are two employees in this division. They plow snow as needed.

The Vehicle and Equipment Division maintains:

  • 85+ Street, Forestry, and Animal Control vehicles
  • 27+ Police department vehicles
  • 5 vehicles used for public works, building inspection, nuisance department>
  • All smaller misc. equipment (cement saws, lawn mowers, weed whips, etc.)
  • There are two employees in this division. They plow as needed.

The Cemetery Division maintains:

  • 25 acres of grounds located between Lincoln and American, Prairie and Burchard mowed and trimmed as needed

  • 30,000+ headstones to weed whip around

  • 40 graves per year to open and close

  • 2.5 miles of roadway

  • 1 mile of fence line to trim

  • 5 mausoleums

  • This division has one full time employee and summer help when necessary. This employee plows snow as needed.

You can report missing or stray animals by calling 815.235.8210 or the non-emergency number of the Freeport Police Department 815.235.8222.
Animal Control Officer duties include answering calls to pick up stray or biting animals, delivering such animals to the appropriate facility, and issuing violations according to city ordinances and state statutes. To notify the City about a stray or to file a complaint relating to animals, please call 815.235.8210.

Address

Street Department
1001 North Island
Freeport, IL 61032

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