Public Works

Public Works

The Mounds View Public Works Department is responsible for the reliable and long-term operation, maintenance, repair, improvement, construction, and management of all municipal infrastructure involving:

  • Drinking collection and treatment
  • Wastewater collection
  • Streets, trails, and right-of-way
  • Stormwater conveyance, ponds, and treatment systems
  • Parks and athletic facilities
  • Buildings and grounds
  • City owned vehicles and equipment
  • Urban forestry
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Public Works staff provide residents and businesses with clean drinking water, safe collection of wastewater, clear passageway of streets, reliable flood protection, beautiful parks, groomed athletic fields and recreational facilities, comfortable building spaces, and cost-effective, sustainable solutions for the long-term performance and delivery of these services. Click here for an overview of services provided by the Public Works Department.

The value of Mounds View’s current infrastructure easily exceeds $100 million. This value represents the cost in today's dollars to replace the entire public works infrastructure that currently exists. A vast majority of this infrastructure was originally built in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Therefore, it is imperative that periodic inspections, proper treatment, and performance monitoring is conducted to extend its useful life as long as practical.

Public Works is divided into three divisions:

  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Operations & Maintenance
All divisions work closely together to ensure the infrastructure is reliable, efficient, and provides the lowest life cycle cost.

Public Works Administration
The Public Works Administration Division is responsible for department activities involving personnel, budgeting, policies and procedures, municipal code review, reporting, public communications, and administrative support to other public works divisions. 

The Engineering Division is responsible for:

  • Planning, design, and construction of all municipal infrastructure
  • Mapping, surveying, and as-built records management
  • Right-of-way management and permitting
  • Pavement management
  • Stormwater management
  • Traffic and transportation engineering
  • Grading and utility permits
  • Coordinating projects with other government agencies
  • Activities associated with park planning, building facilities, and forestry. 
  •  Permits (ROW, land disturbance, utility) and Forms
Operations & Maintenance
The Operations & Maintenance Division is responsible for:

  • Operating, maintaining, and repairing
  • Municipal infrastructure
  • Parklands, and associated equipment/facilities
  • Fleet management
  • After-hours and weekend urgencies
  • Storm and disaster clean-up