Neighborhood Makeover Program

The Neighborhood Makeover Program Team continues to deliver swiftly on Mayor Wild's plan to makeover every neighborhood in the city.

All neighborhoods in our All-American City are unique, and Mayor Wild's Neighborhood Makeover Program will address all that is needed to beautify each and every neighborhood.

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Working Throughout the City

Work crews are working throughout the entire city, neighborhood by neighborhood. City work crews have a 50 point checklist to follow that includes checking all catch basins which will be inspected and cleared of debris, sand, and water. All leaning or damaged street signs will be straightened or replaced. All trees with limbs obstructing roadways, sidewalks, signage, or street lights will be trimmed.

Track Our Progress

We're excited to share with you the real tangible results of this unique program! We're betting you want to know how we're doing, where we've been, and where we're heading next. We invite you to use our interactive dashboard to track our results both at a local neighborhood level and city-wide level.

Services Included in the Program

Trees

  • Remove dead trees from right-of-way
  • Trim trees from around street signs
  • Trim trees from around streetlights
  • Trim low tree branches hanging over roads and sidewalks
  • Ask residents to bring cut tree branches to curb for chipping

Signs

  • Straighten leaning signs
  • Repair damaged and worn signs
  • Place new additional signs where needed

Roads

  • Survey road conditions
  • Identify failing sections of roads
  • Identify joints and cracks for sealing
  • Identify catch basins that need repair
  • Identify storm manholes that need repair
  • Identify pavement marking where needed
  • Televise storm sewer where needed
  • Clean storm sewer where needed
  • Repair drainage problems where needed
  • Vactor catch basins where needed
  • Sweep roads
  • Inspect street lights
  • Patch potholes
  • Grade dirt roads
  • Apply calcium chloride on dirt roads where needed
  • Mow road right-of-way where needed
  • Replace guardrails where needed
  • Clean out ditches where needed
  • Identify culverts that need repair

Water Distribution System

  • Inspect hydrants
  • Paint hydrants
  • Identify curb boxes that need repair
  • Locate curb box (GPS)
  • Document/replace known/discovered lead water service lines
  • Exercise water gates where needed

Sanitary Sewer System

  • Clean/jet sanitary sewer mains where needed
  • Inspect/clean sanitary manholes where needed
  • Identify sanitary manholes that need repair / adjustment
  • Televise sanitary sewers as needed

Sanitation

  • Replace broken garbage bins as needed
  • Replace broken recycle bins as needed

Parks

  • Maintain neighborhood parks

Neighborhood Services

  • Inspect private properties for high grass
  • Inspect/verify vacant home registration
  • Insure vacant homes are in safe and secure condition
  • Mow tall grass on private property where needed
  • Remove illegal signs from right-of-way.
  • Identify and remove inoperable vehicles
  • Investigate animal control complaints and respond to rodent complaints
  • Inspect for junk and debris on private property
  • Inspect for illegal outside storage
  • Check for non-permitted construction activities and rental properties