The Public Works Department is responsible for promoting safe and environmentally sensitive development within the community, as well as planning and overseeing the construction of streets, sidewalks, and other public utilities. In addition to future planning, this department is also responsible for identifying and correcting safety and functional deficiencies in existing roadways and infrastructure systems. In order to accomplish these tasks, the Public Works Department has been organized into the following divisions:
With respect to future development, the City of Oskaloosa has taken a large step forward by completing a $400,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant, which was awarded in 2014. In 2019, the City was awarded an additional $300,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant. Follow the link above to learn more about what these grants mean for our community.