General Street Cleaning Information
The Streets Division is responsible for the daily maintenance of over 258 miles of road! Clean streets and gutters not only give the City an overall clean appearance, but reduce traffic accidents and air pollution caused by fine dust particles or debris on the roadway. Cleaning streets and gutters also prevents blockage of storm drainage structures as debris in the storm drains lead to costly repairs, cleaning, and often times flooding.
Keeping the roadways free of illegal signs, deceased animals, and large debris is an integral part of street cleaning. While thoroughfares are checked frequently, the Streets Division also accepts citizen requests.
Rain and cold temperatures may restrict street sweeping operations.
When a deceased animal is retrieved and may be someone’s pet, the breed, color, and location of pick-up are recorded. If a collar with identity tags is present or if a micro-chip is found through scanning, Animal Control will be notified at (937) 296-3266. This information is kept on file for approximately (30) days.
Private or commercial yard signs cannot be placed in the City right-of-way (ROW) which is the area of land between the road edge and the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk present, contact the Engineering Department to determine ROW width.