Operations Division

Streets

The Division evaluates, maintains, and repairs the City of Medford’s existing utilities (storm drains and sewers) to provide quality public infrastructure at the lowest life-cycle costs. This is accomplished by proactively working with other City divisions and departments to respond to citizen reported concerns, infrastructure issues, safety hazards (including weather related damage and snow response), and performing routine scheduled maintenance. Additionally, Operations maintains an Inter-Governmental Agreement with several local agencies and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). This agreement is important as it provides uninterrupted safe, timely, cost effective, and professional services to citizens of the Rogue Valley when their local agencies don’t have the resources to do so.

 

Public Works Administration 

This Section provides management, administrative support, and procurement services for the staff that maintains the public infrastructure necessary to make Medford a Fantastic Place to Live, Work and Play. The infrastructure includes the storm drainage system, the sanitary sewer system, and the transportation system. The division also provides management and support for fleet maintenance. 

 

Surface Maintenance 

This Section maintains public street pavements and associated infrastructure in good condition. Good pavements are critical to providing access to the businesses, homes, and recreational opportunities that make Medford a Fantastic Place to Live, Work, and Play.

 

Traffic Maintenance

This Section maintains safe and effective traffic controls which comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and maximize capacity of existing transportation infrastructure. Safe and effective traffic controls provide access to the businesses, homes, and recreational opportunities that make Medford a Fantastic Place to Live, Work, and Play.

 

Storm Drain Maintenance

This Section provides preventative maintenance and repairs of the City of Medford’s storm drainage system in order to provide a drainage system which ensures pavement subgrades do not fail due to moisture and mitigates high storm water flows while maintaining regulatory compliance. Protecting property and the environment helps to make Medford a Fantastic Place to Live, Work, and Play.

 

Sewer Collection System Maintenance 

This Section provides preventative maintenance and repairs of the City of Medford’s sanitary sewer collection system in order to provide a sewer system operating at design capacity, protects the environment as well as public health, and maintains regulatory compliance. Providing sewer system capacity for businesses and residences and protecting the environment helps to make Medford a Fantastic Place to Live, Work, and Play.

 

Fleet Maintenance 

This Section provides high quality vehicle and equipment maintenance for the City’s fleet as well as for external customers such as Fire Departments, local government agencies, and municipalities.  There are a total of 959 fleet vehicles supported; 554 belonging to the City of Medford, and 405 outside agency vehicles.