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.
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 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.
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:
|Ward One||Ward Two||Ward Three||Ward Four|
|May 5||May 12||May 19||May 26|
|June 2||June 9||June 16||June 23|
|June 30||July 7||July 14||July 21|
|July 28||August 4||August 11||August 18|
|August 25||September 1||September 8||September 15|
- Brush must be out on tree lawn by 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 and 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.
Leaf Humus Distribution
The fall leaves are composted and turned during the winter months, which creates a nutrient rich soil. Residents may use this soil to mix into their gardens. The humus becomes available April 1 every year and is available on a first come, first serve basis. The Forestry Department dumps loads of it every Friday at the compost site across the street from the Barton/Bradley Soccer Fields. It is not available for delivery.
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.
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.