The Public Works Superintendent is Mr. Harry Hadikin. The Workforce is comprised of 4 full-time Public Works Operators, 2 each are stationed primarily at either of the main municipal garages: Ward 1 Garage in Little Rapids and the Ward 3 Garage in Iron Bridge; and 4 part-time Landfill Site Attendants.
The Public Works Department provides the following services for the Municipality:
- Road Maintenance which includes grading, ditching, pavement and gravel patching, roadside brushing, road signs, erosion control, dust control and flood control;
- Winter Road Maintenance which includes snow removal, sanding (treated sand), culvert thawing, ice scarifying;
- Road Construction;
- Road Patrolling;
- Bridge and Culvert Maintenance;
- Municipal Equipment Service and Maintenance;
- Garage Maintenance;
- Municipal Drains;
- Landfill Maintenance for 4 sites and oversight of Municipal Recycling Program
- Parks and Recreation;
- Providing maintenance assistance to Municipal cemeteries.
The Municipality maintains 458 lane kilometres of roads as well as 17 bridges, and 8 railway crossings.
Public Works Equipment consists of:
- one 730 A Grader
- one John Deere 2013 Model 770GP Grader
- two Handy Hitch Roller/Packers for the Graders
- one Single-Axle Combination Plow/Dump Truck
- one Volvo Backhoe
- one 2013 Case Model 580 SN WT 4-Wheel Drive Backhoe/Loader
- two Tandem Combination Plow/Dump Trucks
- two Half-Ton Service Vehicles
- one One-Ton Dual Wheel with Flat Deck
- one International Tractor
- one Propane Culvert Steamer
- one 20-Ton Tag-a-Long Float Trailer
- The following is valuable information for residents that will assist Public Works maintain your municipal infrastructure:
Nuisance beaver can create potentially dangerous hazards resulting in personal or property injury to the traveling public from flood waters that can be produced from beaver dams. Case law reveals that as a landowner, there is obligation to ensure that water retained on property does not negatively impact adjacent properties and land, which includes public roadways. The Municipality respectfully requests that all landowners monitor, maintain and/or remove beaver and/or dams on their properties to keep water to levels that will not create flooding hazards and/or dangerous erosion to public roadways. This could significantly limit your risk of liability for personal injury and property damage that could result from breach of beaver dams. If you are an absentee landowner, it may be beneficial to have another individual monitor your property in your absence to deal with potential situations that could reduce liability risks. Here is the Ministry of Natural Resources information on maintaining and controlling beaver activity on your property. You may also call the Municipal Office for contact information of local trappers that you can consult for assistance. In the interest of keeping our community a safe one, we appreciate and thank everyone for co-operating in this matter.