In 2014 the Public
Works Department constructed a salt storage and liquid material storage
facility. The facility is located at 1803 Lowell Road next to the Public
Works main campus. The salt storage building holds 1,000 tons of road
salt and the liquid storage tanks hold 6,500 gallons of beet juice and
6,500 gallons of magnesium chloride (Freeze Guard).
Also, in 2014 the Public Works Department upgraded our fleet of
material spreaders and snow plows. Currently we have 6 salt spreader
trucks and 8 snow plows 4 of which are "belly plows" or under body
The spreader trucks and snow plows are equipped with vehicle tracking
devices to insure that all of our pre-treatment routes are documented as
treated and plowed in a timely manner as accumulations warrant.We
usually start plowing when accumulations reach 2-3 inches of snow. The
vehicle tracking devices also provide a measure of safety for the
vehicle operators if they have any trouble. We know where they are in
the City at all times.