The City of Goddard Public Works Department supports the community vision through effective management of the city's infrastructure. In an effort to support a vibrant community that is growing and accessible to our neighbors, the department provides professional maintenance services with a focus on the beautification of city corridors, neighborhoods, public spaces, and our high-quality parks and recreation system. The City of Goddard Public Works Department believes that by directly contributing in these areas, we are promoting a safe, vibrant, and accessible community for both our residents and our visitors.
Maintenance of City Corridors, Neighborhoods & Public Spaces
With a focus on ensuring that the City of Goddard remains safe and accessible, the public works department regularly provides maintenance to city streets, including pothole repairs, street sweeping services, street sign maintenance, and streetlight maintenance. The public works department also oversees the Pavement Preservation Program, an annual street rehabilitation program in which public works staff works closely with local contractors to provide large-scale improvements to streets throughout the city in need of repair.
Recognizing that public meeting spaces are an integral part of community connections, the public works department provides regular professional custodial maintenance to all community facilities, including City Hall, the Goddard Community Center, the Goddard Public Library, and the Goddard Community Pool.
Beautification & Maintenance of Our Parks & Recreation System
The public works department regularly maintains the city's high-quality parks and recreation system, which includes Linear Park, Means Park, the Goddard Community Pool, and the Prairie Sunset Trail. The public works department oversees the health and well-being of trees on city property. In addition to overseeing the annual tree trimming program, staff regularly engages in the mulching, watering, removal, and planting of all public trees.
The public works department works closely with the Pool Manager to ensure that the community pool is properly treated and safe for use by our residents and visitors. The department's management of our parks and recreation facilities reinforces the city's commitment to providing amenities designed to promote a family-oriented, active lifestyle.
Management of Public Utilities
The Public Works Department maintains and operates a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility, four wastewater stabilization ponds, four wet wells, three lift stations, and a 500 kilo-gallon elevated water tank.
The department is responsible for providing underground utility locates for both water and sewer service lines, conducts water service line repairs, and regularly performs sewer jetting work throughout the city. The department services water main breaks and maintains 24-hour on-call staffing in the event of an after-hours emergency.
As a courtesy to our residents, the public works department operates a burn pile for tree limbs or brush on Friday's from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.(by appointment only) and on the second Saturday each month from 9 a.m. until noon.
As the City of Goddard continues to develop, our public utilities and staff are equipped to meet the demand of a growing and accessible vibrant community.