Thank You, Essential Workers!

December 30, 2022

We’d like to give a big shout out to our unsung City heroes in our Public Works and Parks Maintenance departments, who work behind-the-scenes to ensure our community has essential services and maintains our quality of life. They have been working tirelessly over the last week in back-to-back storms to keep us safe, along with our Police and Fire departments.

And even though the storms have passed, our dedicated crews are focused on cleanup efforts, which will continue over the next few weeks.

A breakdown of statistics from Public Works:

  • Assisted with more than 50 water shutoffs due to freezing pipes
  • Repaired three water main breaks on Tuesday evening alone, repairing all three in less than 8 hours!
  • Received more than 100 calls for service from residents/businesses on Tuesday
  • Responded to 14 downed trees in roadways and five downed street signs
  • Assisted in clearing clogged or overflowing storm catch basins and localized flooding throughout the city
  • Crews worked 24/7 in two 12-hour shifts for multiple days straight

A breakdown of statistics from Parks Maintenance:

  • Cleared ten trees in parks, natural areas, and facilities, with more to come
  • A tree fell at the Adult Community Center, hitting a parked vehicle (no injuries)
  •  A tree at the Tennis Center fell onto the roof
  • Since Tuesday, parks staff have spent more than 100 hours on storm-related issues

Also, a big thank you to community members for staying home and off the roads when it counted, for reporting issues as they arose, and for helping your neighbors!