4722 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Lawndale CA 90260
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The Public Works Department is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life in Lawndale by planning for future needs, promoting environmental quality, building and maintaining municipal infrastructure, managing public capital improvement projects and protecting health and safety. In addition, the department provides for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of public works and related services within the city of Lawndale in a manner consistent with the desires of the residents and business community and the standards of the professions governing our activities.
The Public Works Department is divided into three divisions: administration, grounds maintenance, and streets maintenance.
The administration division provides management and administrative functions for the fiscal operations of the department. The division manages the City's Capital Improvement Program and administers the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works service agreement that provides for traffic advisory services; traffic signal, signage, stripping, storm drain, catch basin, and sewer maintenance; monthly street inspections; and minor pavement, sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs.
The administration division chairs and provides staff support for the City's Traffic Committee and represents the City with various inter-governmental planning and regulatory groups and agencies. The division provides engineering support for the street maintenance, and grounds/facilities maintenance divisions. The administration unit also maintains the integrity of the public right-of-way through the issuance of permits and the inspection of construction activities, and reviews property development plans for offsite street, storm drain and utility connections.
The grounds maintenance division is responsible for all maintenance services (custodial, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting) for City Hall, the Community Center and Annex, Sheriff's Substation and the Public Works buildings and grounds. It is also responsible for the maintenance of all City parks including park buildings, sports fields, benches and play equipment. Included in this program is the responsibility for the planting, staking, trimming and general care of trees within the City's parks, street landscaping and open space areas. The division is also responsible for special event set-ups and takedowns. This unit is augmented with the services of contractors.
The streets maintenance division is responsible for the routine maintenance of all City streets and sidewalks. Mechanical sweeping is scheduled in both residential and commercial areas on a weekly basis under contract. Storm inlets and sidewalk culverts are cleaned from August through October in preparation for the rainy season. The unit is also responsible for the installation and maintenance of City traffic signs and pavement markings.
Manage and supervise all aspects of the Capital Improvement Program projects. Manage and control a variety of maintenance and service contracts for infrastructure maintenance.
Prepare environmental compliance documents for Capital Improvement Program projects.
Administer permits and perform permit inspections for construction activity and usage of the public rights-of-way.
representation to City Council, City Commissions and City Management
Provide City representation to intergovernmental councils and commissions relating to City streets, highways, sewers and drains and franchises for utility services.
Respond to public inquiries regarding street and/or other public infrastructure maintenance and/or usage.
Respond to public complaints or requests, evaluate problems, and contact appropriate LA County departments, Caltrans or contractor representative to handle.
Schedule workload, process payments, inspect work, retain quotes and purchase materials as necessary.