Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of our community's infrastructure, and plays a key role in long range planning for future infrastructure needs.

Public Works duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Streets - Repairs, preventative maintenance, snow plowing, roadside trimming to prevent sight line obstruction, street sweeping, street signage, street and signal light maintenance. 
  • Parks and Trails - Maintenance of the City's public open spaces including parks, City trails, and sidewalks. 
  • Water, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Systems - Maintenance of the City's water production, distribution, sanitary sewer collection, and storm water systems; water meter reading and repairs when needed, fire hydrants, and utility locates.
Snow and Ice Removal Policy - Click link for full policy - summary points listed below:

The City of Montrose believes that it is in the best interest of the residents for the City to assume basic responsibility for control of snow and ice on City streets. The City will provide such control in a safe and cost effective manner, keeping in mind safety, budget, personnel and environmental concerns The City will use city employees, equipment and/or private contractors to provide this service. The snow removal policy does not relieve the operator of private vehicles, pedestrians, property owners, residents and all others that may be using pubic streets, of their responsibility to act in a reasonable, prudent and cautious manner, given the prevailing street conditions.

When will the City start snow or ice control operations?

  •  Snow accumulation of two (2) inches or more;
  •  Drifting snow that causes problems for travel;
  •  Ice conditions which seriously affect travel; and
  •  Time of snowfall in relationship to heavy use of streets

Cul-de-sac Policy:

Snow in cul-de-sacs will normally be plowed to the outside of the cul-de-sacs. In heavy snows, if necessary, snow will be plowed to the center of the cul-de-sac and be removed at a later time.

Mailbox Policy:

The Public Works Department makes every effort to remove snow as close to the curb line as practical and to provide
access to mailboxes for mail delivery. However, it is not possible to provide perfect conditions and eliminate damage to mailboxes with the size and type of equipment the City operates. Therefore, the final cleaning adjacent to mailboxes is the responsibility of each resident.

2018 Montrose WWTP Compliance Award

2019 Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Information for New Well House

Watch a video of why it is important not to flush so-called "flushable" wipes - CLICK HERE

Mosquito Spray Information

Please click link above for the Safety Data Sheet for the chemical we use to spray for mosquitoes in the city. We dilute this chemical with water and typically spray twice a week during peak summer months.

Public Works Director:
Dan Remer
Office Location:
311 Buffalo Ave S, Montrose, MN 55363