The Grove City Public Service Department was recently awarded Full Accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA), a prestigious honor considered the “Hallmark of Professionalism” among public works departments throughout North America.
The voluntary and exhaustive path to achieving accreditation involves a multi-year self-assessment, driving the Service Department to objectively analyze hundreds of internal policies and procedures to verify and recognize compliance with APWA’s recommended management practices. The APWA then rigorously evaluates the Department and its application to determine if accreditation status is warranted. The distinction is currently held by only six other agencies in Ohio and 202 in North America.
The Grove City Service Department performs a wide range of services including the maintenance and repair of city streets, maintenance and repair of street and traffic lights, snow removal, seasonal curbside pickup for leaves, management of the contract for weekly curbside rubbish and recycling pickup, and inspecting and maintaining main sanitary and storm sewer lines in the city right-of-way. The forestry staff plants, prunes and maintains trees on city properties, tree lawns, medians and rights of way. Approximately 200 trees are planted annually. In addition, department personnel also maintain 21 city parks and all municipality-owned vehicles and buildings.
The Grove City Service Department takes great pride in providing assistance to the residents. We continually strive for ways to enhance and improve the community. The Service Department oversees the following divisions:
- Fleet Maintenance
- Parks and Building Maintenance
- Street Division
- Storm and Sanitary Sewer Division
- Traffic and Street Light Division
- Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste Pickup
- Urban Forestry