WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
The Jackson County Public Works Department is responsible for all county roads, highways, streets, sewers, bridges and dams in the unincorporated part of the County. In 2018 the department completed nearly 90 miles of road improvements.
Along with those duties the department’s nearly 120 associates are responsible for project engineering and construction administration, building maintenance and repair, snow removal, planning, building permits, code enforcement, animal control, nuisance abatement, storm water and sanitary sewer operation.
“It's our job to care for your county home like you care for your personal home,” Director Brian Gaddie said. “We repair and maintain; we make sure businesses and citizens honor the codes; we cut back growth, clear unsightly weeds and plow the snow in the unincorporated areas in which the County has possession and control. We take care of your county government buildings, and plan for future growth.”
“We're a ‘hands-on’ department that takes pride in giving citizens a great place to live and work,” Gaddie said.
The American Public Works Association has declared May 19-25, 2019 as National Public Works Week. According to the organization’s website, APWA announced “It Starts Here” as the theme for the 2019 National Public Works Week. “This theme represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals across North America. What starts here? Infrastructure starts with public works... Growth and innovation starts with public works... Mobility starts with public works... Security starts with public works... Healthy communities start with public works... The bottom line is that citizens' quality of life starts with public works.”