Equipment Maintenance & Rental Department
The City’s Equipment Maintenance and Rental Department (EMR) oversees the maintenance of all public works, facilities, parks, and administrative vehicles and equipment. EMR provides three primary areas of service:
The City purchases its own fleet of vehicles and large equipment (more than 80 units not including police and fire vehicles). EMR provides services including, but not limited to, regular vehicle tune-ups, lube, oil and filter changes, brake service, and engine diagnostic and repair services.
This department oversees and administers the City's fuel system, which ensures the best use of tax dollars for fuel needs. By utilizing State contracts already ensuring "Best Buy" conditions, and maintaining a fueling station at the City Shops, EMR reduces fuel costs for regular operations.
Sometimes Public Works projects encounter unexpected twists and turns resulting in the need for imagination and fabrication skills. Fabrication includes complex design, welding and other skills necessary to meet the City’s needs.
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Need to talk to someone as soon as possible? In the event of an emergency, please call Public Works directly at 426-9731 to report the incident. After hours, you can report emergency or urgent situations to (360) 426-4441. Examples of emergency or urgent situations include: serious water leaks, fallen trees in the roadway, sewage backing up into a household or business, water across the roadway or flooding buildings, hazardous material spills on the roadways, dangerous city street roadway conditions, such as sinkholes and potholes.