Operations & Maintenance

The Public Works Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division is responsible for the maintenance of the City's infrastructure including roads, storm drain, roadside facilities, and municipal-owned facilities and equipment. Along with routine maintenance and construction, the Public Works O&M Division is the first response team for wind and rain storms, icy and snow conditions, fallen trees on the roadways, and other unplanned events that disrupt or impact the functioning of the City's infrastructure.

Areas of Responsibility

The Operations and Maintenance Division covers four major components of Public Works activities.


Operation and Maintenance is responsible for the upkeep of all municipal roadways. This responsibility includes:

  • Asphalt and concrete repair (roads and sidewalks)
  • Crosswalk and other pavement markings
  • Right-of-way mowing
  • Snow and ice control
  • Street name and regulatory signs
  • Street sweeping
  • Vegetation control
  • Other miscellaneous duties that impact the City roads


As well as roadway's, O&M is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all municipal-owned facilities and small roadside parks in the City of East Wenatchee. This responsibility includes:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Exterior facility maintenance and repair
  • Interior facility maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Relocation of equipment


Management of light and heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment owned and operated by the City. This responsibility includes:

  • Acquisition and resale of all vehicles used in City operations (except the Police Department)
  • Contract and vendor management
  • Other fleet-related duties that support City operations
  • Purchasing, storing, and distribution of fuels and automotive parts


O&M is also responsible for the upkeep of all municipal drainage conveyances that collect and discharge surface and storm water. This responsibility includes:

  • Catch basin and storm detention pond inspection/cleaning
  • Roadside ditch cleaning
  • Shoulder grading
  • Street and driveway culvert inspection/cleaning
  • Other miscellaneous duties to prevent flooding and protect the environment