The Street Division is responsible for roadway maintenance on city owned streets, as well as drainage ditches, storm drains and storm pipe in city right-of-ways and easements. The Division has two street sweepers and one flusher truck for street cleaning and provides snow and ice removal during inclement weather. During the spring months, the City Engineer assesses all city streets to determine which streets are to be included in that year's paving program. Street signage, leaf collection, mowing, and construction of small drainage projects are a few of the responsibilities of the Street Division.
The Street Division provides an annual leaf collection in the fall (usually late October and November). Residents can rake their leaves out to the curb and leaf vacuums will come by to collect them. This is done on a schedule determined by the Public Works Department and published in the local newspaper during leaf collection season.
In addition to mowing city right-of-ways, the Street Division also mows private lots/yards that have not been properly maintained. The Planning and Building Codes Department receives the complaint/notice and a Codes Enforcement Officer verifies the complaint. A service order is then issued by the Codes Enforcement Officer to the Street Division to mow the lot/yard. Once the property has been mowed, the Planning and Building Codes Department then bills the property owner. If the property owner does not pay, a lien is placed on the property. Questions regarding mowing of private lots or to request a lot be mowed call the Planning and Building Codes Department at (502) 352-2095.
Street Division personnel operate and maintain four Kentucky River flood pumping stations and three floodwalls. These flood protection works were built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and pumping stations are operated during flood events.