DPW (Department of Public Works)

Frank Wenzel
DPW Supervisor

The DPW maintains and operates the Villages physical infrastructure, including parks, major and local roads, water, sewer,  storm drains, recycling and the public cemetery.  Our staff is dedicated to providing the community with clean and safe roads, safe drinking water, unrestricted sanitary sewers, adequate storm drainage that are free of pollutants, clean and functional parks, easy access and user friendly buildings and facilities.

Snow Removal
Seniors and/or disabled residents may be eligible for snow removal services.  You must be 65 years and/or disabled and have no additional persons residing with you that are able to shovel snow. Those ages fourteen to sixty five must submit a signed form from their physician describing the disability that limits their ability to shovel.  You must provide a doctors slip confirming disability. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Village Hall.  

Driveway cleaning is a courtesy and not a mandatory service that the village is obligated to provide.  The purpose of this service is to enable senior citizens and disabled residents to get out in case of an emergency situation. The village council would like to continue this service. However, after every snow event the office is inundated with calls wanting to know when the driveways will be plowed.  The DPW must clear the main roads and perform other necessary duties prior to driveway plowing.  

Only one driveway per residence will be plowed and no driveways will be cleaned after regular business hours.

It is the responsibility of the resident to make sure the full application and waiver are submitted each year.  Village staff will try to send out applications and waivers in October each year. You can also print one from this website by clicking below. 

Snow Removal Application

Snow Emergencies
If there are four or more inches of snow, cars are not allowed to park in the road right-of-way. Vehicles parked in the right-of-way during a snow emergency will be towed. To confirm that a snow emergency is in effect, listen to WJR or WWJ.  We ask that property owners use caution when plowing or removing snow from your driveways.  PUSHING SNOW INTO THE SPREE T IS A VIOLATION OF LAW - Section 257.677A(4) of the Michigan Penal Code and Motor Vehicle Law states "A person shall not deposit, or cause to be deposited, snow, ice, or slush on any roadway or highway."

Snow Plow
Our DPW would like you to remember that the snow plows used to keep the roadways clean and safe can damage garbage cans placed near the road. Please be aware that during snow emergencies trash cans should not be placed near the roadway until snow plows have cleared the road, and must not be left out during a snow emergency.