Department of Public Works

Donald Stanley

Phone: 517-645-7641
Fax: 517-645-7810

Don Stanley is the Director of the City’s Public Works and responsible for delivering public works services while supervising City  maintenance crews, street technicians, and water /wastewater operators.

It is also the duty of the Director of public works to superintend the construction and repair of all City sidewalks and streets and see that they are constructed and repaired with materials and in the manner specified according to City Ordinance and State Law.

The Public Works Department is responsible for overseeing the following public works operations:

  • Potterville DPW SNow PlowMajor and Local City Streets
  • Water
  • Storm Sewer and Sanitary Sewer operations
  • Park Buildings and Ground Maintenance
  • City Vehicle and Large Equipment Maintenance & Repair
  • General Mechanical Maintenance and repairs
  • Winter Maintenance
  • Street Lights
  • General Labor Activities
  • Supervision of Construction
  • Utilities
  • Geographical locations and studies

2023 Water Quality Report  

This report covers the drinking water quality for City of Potterville and is filed annually with the State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. This information is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided to you in 2021. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and state standards. 2023 Water Quality Report for the City of Potterville.

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 Hall.

Driveway, Sidewalk and Right-of-Way Form

Complete the Driveway, Sidewalk and Right-of-Way Form and return to the City Hall.

Water/Sewer/Storm Drain Connection and Grease Trap/Backflow Prevention Permit 

Complete the Water/Sewer/Storm Drain Connection Permit prior to any connection to municipal utilities. This connection permit w/fee does not include the “Tap Fee” that is determined by water meter size. It is required by contractors and/or residents to obtain an authorized Grease Trap/Backflow Prevention permit prior to any use of a City water hydrant. Private unauthorized use of the City’s water systems, including hydrants, is a serious health hazard and prohibited by law and City Ordinance.

Leaf and Brush Pick-up and “Dump your Junk” Events (City residents only) 

Leaf and stick pickup is conducted  in the fall and spring throughout the City. Check for the annual pickup schedule online or at City Hall. The City also operates a compost site at Lake Alliance for yard refuse. City Residents may drop off lawn clipping and/or leaves that are un-bagged at the City’s compost site upon appointment with City Hall. A new schedule for curbside pick up days and “Dump your Junk” Days are available at City Hall and online at Curbside Pickup and “Dump your Junk”.

Curbside brush collection rules are as follows:

  1. Brush and branches must be at the curb by 9:00 a.m. 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 stick cleanup only, not tree removal.