Friday, August 22, 2014
     

 

GEARY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS

DEPARTMENT

310 East 8th St., Junction City, KS  66441

Phone: 785-238-3612
FAX: 785-238-2334

Dennis Cox, Administrator

DIVISIONS

Road and Bridge - 20 employees

Traffic Control/Sign Shop  - 1 employee **

Rural Water District #2 -  1 employee **

Sewer District #4 -  1 employee **

Solid Waste Transfer Station - 1 employee

Building Maintenance - 1 employee

Noxious Weed - 3 employees *

1 employee seasonal 6 months Noxious Weed/6 months Road & Bridge

1 employee performs all required tasks

DIVISION SYNOPSIS

The Road and Bridge Division maintains 125 total miles of asphalt roadway, 255 total miles of rock roadway, 5 total miles of dirt roadway and 85 twenty foot and longer bridges.   They provide in-house bridge, ditch and culvert maintenance and installation; snow removal and roadside mowing.   Maintenance of 10 motorgraders, 9 sandspreader/plow trucks and 6 mowers is also done in-house.

Rural Water #2 and Rural Sewer #4 serves 26 homes in the Laurel Canyon Housing Area located on the west side of Milford Lake.  Geary County maintains a 98’ water tower and a Smith and Loveless Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The Traffic Control/Sign Shop fabricates, installs and maintains all County roadside markers, street signs and traffic control signs.

The Building Maintenance Division provides routine maintenance on all county office buildings, which include the Geary County Courthouse, Pennell Building, County Office Building, Ag Extension office, District Court office, Health Department and the 4-H Senior Center.  Building Maintenance also oversees the lawn care, snow removal, janitorial and pest control contracts for all county buildings.  They also oversee Freedom Park and the Fairview Cemetery.

The county owned Solid Waste Transfer Station provides municipal solid waste removal for the citizens of Geary County.  The county provides a scalehouse attendant and billing staff.  N.R. Hamm Quarry, Inc.  has a 3 year total operations contract and transports a daily average waste of 105 tons to the N.R. Hamm Quarry Inc. at Perry, KS.