Public Works

The Public Works Department provides effective management and maintenance of public infrastructure and facilities with the goal of protecting the health and safety of our residents and employees while providing a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Our staff takes pride in maintaining and improving the City of Lauderdale Lakes and serving the residents. The Department consists of six visions: Administration, Facilities, Fleet, Landscape, Streets, and Stormwater Visions.


Administrative

This vision's mission is to provide efficient and effective administrative, budget, and other support for the various departmental visions.

This vision provides overall administrative direction, support, planning, supervision, contract management, payroll, budget development, solid waste contract administration, and other functions.

Facilities

This vision's mission is to maintain city buildings and facilities in an efficient and economical manner that serves the needs of all end-users.

This vision is responsible for janitorial services, minor construction and renovations, electrical and air conditioning system maintenance, space planning, security, and maintaining of city facilities including City Hall, Public Works, Public Safety, and Alzheimer Care buildings. Services are provided in cooperation with all city departments, the Broward Sheriff's Office, and numerous private contractors and vendors.

Fleet

This vision's mission is to provide reliable transportation and functional equipment utilized by various city departments, minimizing downtime and ensuring reliability.

This vision is responsible for all repairs and maintenance of city vehicles, small and heavy equipment, fuel systems and emergency generators. In fiscal year 1999, the vision began incorporating the repair and maintenance responsibilities for the Fire Department fleet, and currently performs 100% of the preventative maintenance. They are also responsible for recommending, when necessary, vehicle replacement based upon condition, mileage, maintenance costs, and serviceability.

Landscape

This vision's mission is to maintain and enhance landscaping in public rights of way and medians owned by the city.

This vision is responsible for the preservation and aesthetic quality of medians, trees, and irrigation systems. Additional responsibilities include mowing, trimming, and litter control. The vision seeks out ways to enhance the beautification of public areas utilizing environmentally sound, aesthetically pleasing, and safety conscious designs. These services are provided by working in collaboration with other city departments, government agencies, and various private contractors and vendors.

Streets

This vision's mission is to maintain the streets and traffic system in a responsible manner and provide timely repairs as needed.

This vision is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and construction activities for all city dedicated streets, public parking lots, sidewalks, guardrails, curbs, concrete walls, right of ways, street lighting, and street signs. In addition, the vision coordinates the repair and maintenance of traffic control with Broward County Traffic Engineering Division. The goal of our Street vision is to maintain all roadways in accordance with codes and regulations.

Stormwater

This vision's mission is to protect the city against flooding by establishing and maintaining efficient stormwater collection, routing and pumping systems, and to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the city's waterways by maintaining them free of debris and aquatic vegetation.

This vision is responsible for treating the canals for aquatic plants, debris removal from the city's waterways, cleaning and repair of drainage structures, pipes and construction of minor drainage infrastructure. The vision is also responsible for evaluating the capacity of existing stormwater systems, production and periodic updating of accurate stormwater plans, the design of in-house drainage construction projects, and administration of contracts for stormwater-related capital improvement projects. This vision also handles all new installation of stormwater pipe, catch basins, and manholes.

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