SERVICE DEPARTMENT                                                                       5200 Dover Center Road North Olmsted, OH 44070                              Office Number: 440-716-4151                                                                                                                             Fax Number: 440-777-0480                                                                                                                Email:  Public Service Director Donald Glauner                                                                                          The Department of Public Service is responsible for Streets Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, Forestry, Storm Sewer, and the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Our mission is to provide the highest quality municipal services to our residents and businesses through planning, fiscal responsibility and leadership.  We strive to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the residents and businesses of North Olmsted.  


Street Maintenance Department

The Street Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining safe roadways by filling potholes, cracksealing, paint striping, and repairing street signs and traffic lights in the public right-of-way. Streets are kept free and clear of debris or any hazards that could cause harm to the motoring public.  

Large street rehabilitation projects performed in the summer months are publicly bid and let to the lowest and best bidder.  The contractor awarded the project is held responsible for maintaining safe and passable construction zones.  

Please report any problems to the Service Department at 440-716-4151 or submit a request through the Action Request Line.


2014 New 4 Ton Falcon Asphalt Recycling Hot Patcher

  • The Falcon Asphalt Recycling Hot Patchers are used for repairing pavement with recycled asphalt to reduce both material and labor cost




Winter Snow Plowing and Salt Operations

The Service Department commences snow plowing and road salting operations during the winter months as needed.  This service affects the safety of all residents and motorists.  Following City Ordinances for winter parking allows us to serve you better. Remember: No parking on hydrant side of street. No parking between 2:00am and 6:00am or when the snow depth exceeds two inches. (Codified Ordinance 351.13)

The City road salting policy is as follows: 
All main routes/streets will be plowed and salted.

All school zones will be plowed and salted.                                              

All interior streets will be plowed and salted ONLY at intersections, grades, curves, deep roadside ditches and mains leading out of developments.  This policy may change at the discretion of the Foreman.

DO NOT approach operational plow trucks on the street.  This is extremely dangerous.  Complaints or concerns should be made by telephone by calling the Service Department at 440-716-4151 or in case of after hour emergencies 440-777-3535 Police Station.

Forestry Department

The Forestry Department is responsible for maintaining all municipal grounds and properties such as grass mowing and trimming, landscaping and tree maintenance.

North Olmsted Forestry Department provides the following residential services:

2015 Curbside Brush Chipping Season is COMPLETE.

2016 Curbside Brush Chipping - CLICK HERE for schedule  CLICK HERE for Street/Ward listing

First City-wide collection the week of April 25, 2016 - all brush needs to be curbside by 7a.m. Monday the 25th.

Final City-wide collection the week of September 19, 2016 - all brush needs to be curbside by 7a.m. Monday the 19th.

Ward One Ward Two Ward Three Ward Four
May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23
May 30 June 6 June 13 June 20
June 27 July 4 July 11 July 18
July 25 August 1 August 8 August 15
August 22 August 29 September 5 September 12

  • Brush must be out on tree lawn by 7a.m. on the start date for each ward
  • Brush must be piled on the tree lawn in a neat and orderly way with the cut ends pointing the same direction
  • Keep branches as long as possible. Do not impede the sidewalk or street
  • Maximum branch diameter eight (8) inches. Wood larger than eight inches will be picked up separately at a later date.
  • Items not chipped: stumps, lumber and piles of leaves or grass
  • Keep all foreign materials such as metal and paper out of the brush piles
  • Brush generated by a professional tree service or landscaper will not be chipped

Wood Chip Delivery - CLICK HERE for order/waiver form

The Forestry Department delivers the leftovers woodchips from the Brush Chipping Service to residential homes for personal use.  These leftovers are not finely ground and do not work well for landscaping flower beds. 

Best uses for woodchips are playground bedding, walking paths, or filling in a low spots where water problems may occur in back yards.

To receive wood chip delivery please complete the Wood Chip Order/Waiver Form and return to the North Olmsted Service Department.  

Tree Lawn Tree Maintenance

The City of North Olmsted has proudly been designated as a Tree City USA municipality over 20 years by the National Arbor Day Foundation.  The Forestry Department plants, trims and prunes tree lawn trees throughout the City to enhance the look of our neighborhoods.  Tree planting takes place in the spring and fall months.  Trimming is typically done in the winter months.  
Many residents take it upon themselves to trim their tree lawn trees to assist the City in our efforts to beautify the streets.  Residents in need of assistance should contact the Service Department to schedule tree lawn tree service.  

Please contact the Service Department at 440-716-4151 or submit a request through the Action Request Line

Storm Sewer Department

The Storm Sewer Department inspects, flushes, vacuums, films, and repairs the city's storm sewer systems. The crew maintains and repairs catch basins and retention basins and remove blockages to creeks and streams.

If you have problems or questions about the storm sewers, please contact the Service Department at 440-716-4151 or submit a request through the Action Request Line.


Fleet Maintenance

The Fleet Maintenance Department is comprised of several full-time mechanics who keep the City's Fleet operational. Their duties include preventative maintenance, repairing, reconditioning, painting, fabricating and routine maintenance of all City vehicles and equipment. There are approximately 140 vehicles and 360 pieces of equipment in the City's Fleet. The mechanics prepare new vehicles before putting them into service. Police vehicles are customized along with some of the Fire Department vehicles. This includes modifications, installing equipment, and painting. Service Department trucks are equipped with snow plows and salt spreaders before winter sets in and removed for summer use.

To view some of the restoration projects click here.