In early 2005, the Public Works Division was reorganized to provide more efficient operations and use of staff.
The Utility related functions, including Water Production, Water Distribution, Sewer Collection, the two Waste Water Treatment plants and solid waste collection were consolidated under the operations of a new Utilities Director position.
The Streets and Traffic Control divisions were re-organized and moved under the Engineering department to allow consolidation of new street construction, street maintenance and traffic control.
The Parks and Cemetery divisions were re-organized and moved under the Planning department which has historically been responsible for creating new parks and recreation for the City.
For practical purposes the ''Public Works'' Department no longer exists as the various departments and duties have been re-organized under differing areas.
The City of Shawnee Public Works is not longer a full department with the various sub-departments having been allocated to other department heads around 2005. The follow links will provide more information about some of these sub-departments.
City Streets Department- Directed by the City Engineer