Hopkinsville Celebrates the Power of Public Works
City of Hopkinsville officials join the American Public Works Association in celebrating the theme “It Starts Here” as part of this year’s National Public Works Week which runs through Saturday, May 25. Mayor Carter Hendricks stated, “What an appropriate reminder of the vital role our Public Works professionals play in building and maintaining the community’s infrastructure. From streets to sidewalks to drainage, it starts here.”
Hopkinsville Public Works Department is comprised of four divisions: City Maintenance (including Cemeteries, Grounds, and Streets), Parks & Recreation (including the Sportsplex), the Service Center, and Public Works Administration.
Under the leadership of Public Works Director Mike Perry, the department has much to be proud of. Below is a sample of the team’s accomplishments in 2018.
- 26 drainage projects completed
- 300 tons of salt poured
- 5.4 miles of roadway paved
- 3,200 feet of sidewalks replaced
- 2.2 miles of new sidewalk constructed
- 642 overgrown properties abated
- 580 street signs replaced or installed
- 3,900 miles of streets swept
- 4,180 hours spent toward tree trimming (much of which for tornado clean-up)
- 108 trees planted
- 906 vehicles serviced or repaired
- 62 special events hosted or supported
Last year, department staff also unleashed the power of Public Works for several special projects such as the construction of an 18-hole disc golf course near Trail of Tears and reclamation and ongoing maintenance of Union Benevolent Cemetery #5, a 5.295 acre property.
For additional information, please call (270) 890-0200.