Town of Brookfield, Wisconsin

From left to right: Terry, Tom, Superintendent Jeff Golner, Scott, Brian, Steve, Ken, Rick, and Jim.

 

Department of Public Works

 
Jeff Golner, Superintendent 262-796-3795
Tom Truse, Assistant Superintendent 262-796-3795

The Department of Public Works is responsible for all road repairs, street signs, road markings, weed control, grass cutting, tree removals, snow plowing, building maintenance, mosquito spraying, and equipment repairs.  The DPW is also responsible for all storm water related issues like street sweeping, culvert replacements, storm sewers, ditch cleaning, erosion problems, waterway monitoring, pond inspections, and any flooding problems.

For normal winter operations, the town is divided into five plow and sanding routes.  For heavier snow events, we divide the town into six plow routes.

The DPW has seven full time and one part time employees to perform these duties.  They are dedicated and ready for any challenge that may occur.

The DPW/Storm Water Utility District #1 hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

 

Department of Public Works Ready For Winter

The primary goal of our snow and ice program is to provide the public with a safe roadway system, regardless of winter weather conditions.  The Public Works Department has been working diligently on the fleet and is ready for the upcoming winter season.  The Departments goal is to have all streets cleared in an 8 to 10 hour period after a normal snowfall event.  However, please understand that it will take longer for snow events over 6 inches or more and equipment availability.

The Town has established a priority plowing system for its roadways so that main traffic routes and thoroughfares such as Davidson Road, Watertown Road, Brookfield Road and Janacek Drive are plowed first followed by side streets and cul-de-sacs.  During light snow events the department crews will plow and salt these roadways first and then move into subdivision streets.  During heavy snow events the department crews will plow and salt main roadways more often than side roads leaving more time between side street plowing. The department has six patrol trucks, two loaders and a pickup truck to accomplish snow removal in the Town.   The Town would like to remind residents of the following tips to make winter snow removal operations safer and more efficient for all:

  • There is no parking on Town roads from November 1 through April 30.  Vehicles parked on the roadways are a hazard to other motorists, plow drivers and the equipment.  It also leaves areas of snow ice in the roadway were the vehicle was parked and dangerous conditions.
  • Property owners are responsible for snow removal in commercial parking lots, driveways, mail boxes, fire hydrants and public side walks adjoining there homes and businesses.
  • Shoveling or plowing snow into a public roadway creates a dangerous condition for passing motorists and pedestrians.  This is a town code violation.
  • Help your neighbors.  For many residents age and medical conditions make it difficult to shovel snow without risking health.
  • When approaching a snow plow vehicle give them room to do their job.

 
For more information on the Town of Brookfield’s snow removal program you can call the Department of Public Works at 262-796-3795.

-Supervisor Jeffery G. Golner

Frequently Asked Questions

Please do not plow snow across any right-of-way throughout the town as it against town ordinance.  Report mailbox or lawn damage from snow plows to the town hall at 262-796-3788.

Remember that there is no parking on any town streets at any time from November 1 - April 30.

If there is a fire hydrant on, or near, your property, please remember to keep it free from snow during the winter months. In doing so, you could save your home, your neighbor’s home, or possibly lives!

 

Stormwater Utility District #1

The Stormwater Utility District #1, also under DPW direction, is in charge of street sweeping and waterway cleaning.  Keeping our ditches, storm sewers and waterways free-flowing contributes greatly to our water quality and prevents flooding.

Contact them for any drainage issues you have in your storm sewers, ditches and waterways.  Additional storm water information is available here.

 

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