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The Public Works Department directs and oversees the administration and strategic operations of the Animal Care and Control Division, Facilities Maintenance Division, Fleet Maintenance Division, Parking Facilities Division, Sanitation Division and Street Division. 

Public Works Department is also tasked with providing staffing resources and logistics support to the Board of Public Works, which is the chief administrative body of the City and has control of the day-to-day operations of the Department of Public Works.

The role of the Public Works Department is to provide essential infrastructure, services, and daily operations to both visitors and the residents of Bloomington in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient, transparent and cost-effective manner.

Important Message: learn more about how you can protect City sanitation crews from the COVID-19 virus.

Animal Care and Control Division

The Animal Care & Control Division operates the City of Bloomington's Animal Shelter and is the primary provider of animal-related services for Bloomington and Monroe County.

Fleet Maintenance Division

The Fleet Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair services of over 400 vehicles and specialized equipment. This includes preventative maintenance (both major and minor repairs), emergency call out service and maintaining two fueling sites. 

Parking Facilities Division

The Parking Facilities Division provides safe and accessible garage parking throughout downtown Bloomington. Learn more about monthly parking garage permits.  If you are experiencing issues or problems in any of the City's parking garages, please contact (812) 369-3622 for assistance 24/7.

Sanitation Division

The Sanitation Division provides curbside collection of trash, recycling and yard waste to single-family residences (4 units or less) that are located within the City limits. Please use the myBloomington tool to find your trash and recycle day.
 

Street Division

The Street Division provides maintenance and repair for the City's 237 miles of streets. Specific functions include street resurfacing; applying pavement markings; the repair and construction of sidewalks and curbs; snow removal; street sweeping; leaf collection; planning, maintenance, and operation of traffic signals and street signs. In addition, the department provides care and maintenance of trees in the public right-of-way.

Sidewalk Information

Information about sidewalk maintenance, as well as the City's Sidewalk Assistance Repair Program.

Surplus City of Bloomington Real Property

Information regarding current surplus City of Bloomington properties that are now available for sale, as approved by the Board of Public Works.  At this time, there are no surplus properties available.  

Staff

Melissa Hirtzel

Title
Customer Service Representative III
Email
hirtzelm@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3410

Michael Large

Title
Special Projects/Operations Manager
Email
largem@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3410

Nate Nickel

Title
Data Analyst and Manager
Email
nickeln@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3410

April Rosenberger

Title
Office Manager
Email
april.rosenberger@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3410

Christina Smith

Title
Special Projects Coordinator
Email
smithc@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3410

Michelle Wahl

Title
Parking Services Director
Email
michelle.wahl@bloomington.in.gov

Adam Wason

Title
Director
Email
wasona@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3410