October 15, 2021

Public Safety

The challenges faced by our city seem perpetually unchanging, but with thoughtful action and dedication, we may alter our fortunes for the good. I believe these times demand invention, innovation, imagination, and decision. We must focus on short-term and long-term solutions to give our citizens confidence that priorities are being addressed in a timely manner.

  • Over 100 hydrants replaced as well as damaged valves, water mains and laterals. Replacement is ongoing.
  • Strategic action plan implemented for targeted water, sewer and fire prevention system improvements. Over $2,000,000 of systematic replacements all over the city, including Guy Park Avenue, Market Street Hill and the South Side.
  • Our drinking water is of the finest quality in our state upon completion of upgrades to our Water Filtration Plant.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements completed.
  • Dispatching & tracking software in place for fire & emergency response, as well as code enforcement departmental operations.
  • Demolition of over 100 dilapidated and dangerous structures completed ten more planned for this construction season.
  • Laborers trained to protect residents and employees in confined space rescue and workplace violence prevention.