Street Maintenance

Fiscal Year 2023

Department Overview

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to provide the residents and businesses of the City of Owatonna with high-quality, efficient, and responsive services in engineering, street maintenance, stormwater and wastewater.


  • Implemented Cartegraph to replace Manager+ for fleet management along with incorporating Petrovend Phoenix software
  • Completed annual overlay project
  • Aggressively removed damaged or compromised trees
  • Purchased vbox sander and v plow for better snow and ice control in alleyways


  • Implement Cartegraph for street sign and tree management
  • Continued evaluation of fleet purchasing and attempting to stay ahead of extremely long lead times for equipment
  • Implement new snow removal practices for downtown streetscape area
  • Continue sign replacement/updating in logical fashion
  • Continue treatment for emerald ash borer and aggressive removal of ash trees

Financial Information



Staffing Analysis