About Public Works
Arbor: This section, headed by the City Arborist, is part of the Operations Division and provides certain services for the maintenance and planting of trees and green spaces and for operation of a county-wide landscape recycling center.
Engineering: This division is headed by the two Assistant City Engineers and provides city-wide mapping support, infrastructure design and construction management, subdivision/private development plan review and public infrastructure construction review and approval, and maintenance of the Capital Improvement Plan.
Environmental Sustainability: This section is headed by the Environmental Sustainability Manager and oversees certain recycling and solid waste programs as well as sustainability efforts.
Equipment Services: This section, headed by the Fleet Supervisor, is part of the Operations Division. The Fleet Section maintains and coordinates equipment replacement of the City's fleet.
Operations: This division is headed by the Operations Manager and is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the City's infrastructure, which includes streets, sidewalks, alleys, municipal parking lots, traffic control signs and signals, and storm and sanitary sewers.
Public Facilities: This section, headed by the Public Facilities Supervision, is part of the Operations Division and provides a comprehensive program of management and maintenance for all municipal buildings. The Public Facilities Supervisor also oversees the municipal parking system, as reported in the Motor Vehicle Parking System section of the budget.
The Urbana Public Works Department is a member of the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN).