The Public Works Department is responsible for administering the City’s public works program and for providing engineering functions. The Department is primarily responsible for the design, preparation and checking of plans for all facilities within street rights-of-way, including those within private developments and City-owned property. The Department prepares necessary plans, designs and specifications for streets, sidewalks, storm drains, sewers, parks, parkways, medians, signing and striping. The Department administers contracts with other agencies or entities for the cleaning of public streets, alleys, storm drains and for the repair to streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters. The Department is also responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of City-owned properties, facilities and equipment, as well as City parks, parkways, trees and grounds landscaping, joint use facilities and City Trails.