Public Works is one of the most visible departments within the City government, yet many people are unaware of the operations that Public Works performs. It is important to understand what Public Works does and how they work for the City and its citizens.
There are seven divisions within the City of Kirksville Public Works: Wastewater Treatment, Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection, Central Garage, Street Maintenance, Engineering and Administration. The Administration division oversees all other divisions. Each performs public service functions which are essential to the daily lives of Kirksville residents.
Public Works is constantly evaluating work processes and procedures. Projects that the City cannot handle efficiently are contracted out to private businesses. Other times, department personnel can perform certain tasks at a lower cost than outside companies. This balance produces the most efficient type of operation, thereby keeping costs at a minimum. In turn, this means fewer tax increases, and lower water and sewer rates for the citizens of Kirksville. Public Works is working for you by ensuring quality living in Kirksville and its surrounding communities.
For emergencies after 4:00 pm, or on the weekends, please call 660.665.5621 (E-911 Central Dispatch). Examples include water main breaks, flooding issues, trees/limbs down blocking road, water quality complaint, etc…
Questions about any areas of Public Works can be answered by contacting the Public Works Department at 660.627.1291.
Problem with potholes, street repairs or traffic signal's that needs attention? Complete a Citizen Service Request.
2001 N. Osteopathy Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glenn Balliew, Public Works Director
Len P. Kollars, P.E., City Engineer