The Department of Public Works is responsible for all public works projects within the City of Slidell. In order to accomplish this mission, the department has control over these divisions: Streets, Bridges and Drainage, Electrical, Vehicle Maintenance, and Sign Shop.
The Streets Division is responsible for concrete street panels, sidewalk and curbing repairs. This division also maintains all asphalt streets and new asphalt overlays. The street sweeper is assigned to this division, cleaning and sweeping all curbed streets within the City of Slidell on a yearly schedule.
Bridges and Drainage Division
The Bridges and Drainage Division is responsible for the following: cleaning storm drains, catch basins, culverts, and roadside ditches, repairing drainage related cave-ins, and installation of small sub-surface drainage projects, including reinforced concrete pipe of various sizes, and appropriate drop inlets. This division also maintains all canals within the City of Slidell by cleaning and reshaping all major drainage arteries throughout the City on an eighteen-month cleaning cycle. It is also responsible for the maintenance, inspection, and repairs to all drainage pumping stations within the City of Slidell. This division inspects all City-owned bridges, within City limits, every two years and maintains bridges as needed.
The Electrical Division is responsible for electrical maintenance of all existing equipment, plus installation of new equipment in all City buildings, recreation facilities, water wells, lift stations, and sewer treatment plants.
Vehicle Maintenance Division
The Vehicle Maintenance Division is responsible for the routine and timely maintenance of all City vehicles and equipment, as well as the maintenance of appropriate records for each vehicle. The computer program, NOLA Computer Services, Inc. “Fleet Management System” is continuing in full operation including Fuelman interface.
Sign Shop Division
The Sign Shop Division is responsible for assisting the Departments of Public Works, Public Utilities, Recreation, and the Chief of Staff in placing barricades with flashing lights for various projects and street block functions. Additionally, it maintains and builds the barricades, maintains all signs throughout the City of Slidell, and paints all school crossings.
Ground Maintenance Division
The Ground Maintenance Division cleans debris and cuts the grass on medians, side streets, and sidewalks around the city throughout the year. The crews also maintain plants in city medians, by trimming and planting. Additional areas covered include Greenwood Cemetery, all lift stations, and schools in the city.
General Maintenance Division
The General Maintenance Division is responsible for the regular maintenance, repair, and cleaning of the Slidell Municipal Auditorium, City Hall, City Hall Annex, Recreation Hall, Rufus Viner Center, and meeting rooms on a daily basis. Another responsibility of the General Maintenance Division is the setting up of tables, chairs, and some audio equipment for all scheduled events in the Auditorium and some in the Recreation Hall.