Department of Public Works

The Public Works Department is Responsible for overseeing the following public works operation:

  • Streets
  • Water
  • Storm Sewer and Sanitary Sewer operations
  • Park Building and Ground Maintenance
  • Equipment Maintenance & Repair
  • General Mechanical Maintenance and repairs
  • Winter Maintenance
  • Street Lights
  • General Labor Activities
  • Supervision of Construction
  • Utilities
  • Geographical locations and studies

Don Stanley is the Public Works Superintendent who is responsible for managing the public works technicians, and water and wastewater operator.  

It shall be the duty of the superintendent of public works to superintend the construction and repair of all sidewalks and streets in the city and see that they are constructed and repaired with materials and in the manner specified according to ordinance and state law.

2015 Water Quality Report for the City of Potterville

Application for Driveway Plowing

The city offers driveway plowing at no cost for individuals that are unable to shovel driveways on their own due to their age, disability or illness. To qualify, please complete an application(pdf) and return it to the Public Works office.

Sewage/Water Event Claim Form

In order to make a claim for compensation for property damage or physical injury caused by a sewage or water system event you must notify the City of Potterville of the claim of damage or physical injury, in writing, within 45 days after the date the damage or physical injury was discovered.

Complete the Notice of Sewage/Water System Event Claim Form and return to the City Manager at: 

Wanda Darrow, City Manager
City of Potterville
319 N. Nelson Street
Potterville, MI 48876

Leaf and Brush Pick-up

Leaf pickup is conducted once a year in the fall and chipping and brush pickup twice per year in the fall and spring. Check for the pickup schedule posted in the newspaper and at City Hall. The City also operates a compost site at Lake Alliance for yard refuse.

Curbside brush collection rules are as follows:

  1. Brush and branches must be at the curb by 9:00 AM on the given date.
  2. Place materials  with cut ends in the same direction. Branches cannot exceed 8-10 inches in diameter.
  3. Only clean, dirt-free material will be collected. Do not mix leaves, grass clippings, yard waste or stumps with brush. No lumber, fencing, etc. will be collected.
  4. Only orderly, manageable piles will be collected. Piles of no more than 3 feet high.
  5. If brush pile has been tagged because of one or more of the collection rules property owner has 24 hours to fix problem so the DPW will be able to chip. If not it will be up to the property owner to take care of brush.
  6. This service is for cleanup only, not tree removal.
  7. City employees will clean up each street only once.