The Public Works Department for Woodland has remained busy during the coronavirus pandemic, even though it’s created staffing and work challenges.
According to a quarterly report for June through August, released this past week to the Woodland City Council, the department has received 921 service requests and 2,196 work orders for the three-month period.
That brings to 2,967 service requests for the entire year, through August and 5,688 work orders, or 14 requests per day.
The primary service requests received were for water problems (288), and administrative problems (309). The number of work orders centered around water problems (504), fleet issues (481), sewer problems (361), signs and markings (226), and street issues (165).
Fleet & Facilities Division
Fleet Services: Electrical Services received their new Hybrid Aerial Truck and the Water Group received their new Vac-Con truck. Both trucks are fully operational and have been put into service. Fleet Services is currently in collaboration with the Sewer Group to purchase a replacement Closed-Circuit Television Truck that will be equipped with more a reliable camera system that incorporates labor-saving ‘lateral launch’ capabilities that allow crews to gather additional information without multiple setups.
The City should receive the new CCTV truck before the end of the year, according to the schedule.
Facilities Services: The City Hall Roofing project is over halfway completed; asbestos was found in small portions of the roof area and has already been removed by a specialized asbestos abatement contractor. There were a few areas of the roof that showed signs of water intrusion that are currently being repaired. The project was scheduled to be complete by Sept. 18, 2020. Meanwhile, Facilities Services is preparing a project to paint the exterior of City Hall in the fall after the roofing project is completed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Right-of-Way projects have been hindered. Though most full-time employees were able to continue working from the office or home, temporary employees were unable to do so, causing a decline in project completion. As we all start working toward a new normalcy, we continue moving forward to completing our goals.
Geographic Information System (GIS): The GIS Group has completed 85% of the creation of new informational maps for Admin, Electrical, Facilities/Parks, Sewer/Storm, Signs & Markings, and Water. These maps provide all City departments with current Public Works assets and division information.
GIS – Blight: The Blight Group is now working with the Police Department, HOST team, Code Enforcement and Public Works Groups to report graffiti, illegal dumping, trash and debris. Though this project is still in its infancy, we have all been able to start the process of having blight within the City cleaned up quickly and efficiently.
GIS – Sewer/Storm: Working with Sewer, the GIS Group has completed 90% of the Sewer Tap…