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The City of Okmulgee Public Works Department is headed by Public Works Director, Rick Miller. The department consists of six main divisions and are listed below.
- Public Works Operations
- Central Repair (Fleet Maintenance)
- Property Maintenance (includes parks & animal control)
- Sanitation (refuse removal) & Recycling Center
- Water & Sewer (line maintenance)
To contact any of the above listed departments, call (918)-756-4159
Public Works Operations
This department consists of the Public Works Director and support staff. The Director plans, directs, and oversees the activities and services provided by all departments within Public Works and coordinates departmental activities with other city departments and state and federal agencies, as required. This department communicates and participates, as a member of the City Management Team, in reviewing and recommending revisions to city ordinances, policies, and procedures in accord with the City Manager and the City Council. This department also analyzes current and future city infrastructure needs, capacity growth needs, and participates in and helps develop improvement plans to address those needs.
This department is also responsible for handling incoming telephone calls, preparing work orders for the various departments, and support for city residents and their concerns. They maintain official records, are responsible for the administration of standard operating policies and procedures, and provide support for all other departments.
This department is responsible for the maintenance of fleet vehicles and equipment for the city. The department obtains fleet tags, maintains and repairs city vehicles, and initiates requisitions and other procurement actions for the supplies and equipment needed to operate the department.
This department consists of Park and Building Maintenance, Animal Control, and Traffic Control.
Park and Building Maintenance is responsible for the servicing and maintenance of all city parks, which includes routine mowing, weed eating, spraying, and trash removal. Maintenance of city buildings includes electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and construction and general preventative maintenance.
Animal Control is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the operation of the City Animal Shelter, which is utilized by the Humane Society. The Animal Control Officer (ACO) enforces the city ordinance regarding animals within the city limits. The ACO is empowered to issue warnings or citations to animal owners that are in violation of these ordinances.
Traffic Control is responsible for the maintenance, fabrication, installation, or removal/replacement of all traffic and street signs within the city. Traffic Control maintains and monitors all traffic signals and school zone lights within the city, paints school crossing and center lines, installs/removes barricades, and assists with directing traffic when needed.
This department is responsible for the collection and removal of refuse (trash) for all citizens and businesses in the city. The department makes special collections as assigned (i.e., bulky item pickups, managing the city's Recycling Center, and participating in special recycling events when required).
This department is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of the streets, drainage systems, and storm sewer systems within the city limits. During inclement weather, the department is responsible for keeping catch basins open and streets passable.
Water & Sewer
This department is responsible for the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of all city water and sanitary sewer lines, insuring continuous water and sewer service for the citizens of Okmulgee.
During weekdays, those experiencing sewer problems/backups or no water/water leaks, should immediately call the Public Works office from 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at (918)-756-4159 for assistance. After hours, on weekends, or on holidays, call the Police Department at (918)-756-3511. City crews are on call 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.