Parks/ Streets/ Drainage
The Storm Drainage Division is responsible for storm water management. The division plans and works closely with the city's engineer. The division monitors flood control and mitigation, responds to citizen's drainage concerns and improves storm drainage quality within the City of Hewitt.
Hewitt Park and Warren Park host a wide variety of activities and events, throughout the year, ranging from community-wide cultural events to individuals relaxing in the park. The City of Hewitt's Park and Recreation Department strategic goal has been to improve the maintenance and stewardship of our parks. Parks Maintenance staff and feedback from our community have been making our parks clean, safe and secure. The Parks Department also maintains the pavilions before and after all reservations. The City of Hewitt Park ordinances are available to view HERE. To view and reserve a park for an event or activities click HERE.
The Street Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for keeping all city streets in good repair and serviceable condition. With the goal of preserving street surfaces to avoid more costly reconstruction, the Street Maintenance Division uses a variety of techniques to extend the life of Hewitt roadways. The Street Maintenance Division devotes the majority of their time to street maintenance. As weather permits, we use a variety of techniques to repair streets, potholes, curbs and signage where needed. Citizens can help by reporting any necessary repairs.
In an effort to keep our City streets clean, we will be sweeping the streets every 3-4 months.
Right of Ways
Right of way maintenance ensures the roadside vegetation is properly maintained to allow safe and efficient use of city streets and sidewalks by the public. The Street Division trims and maintains trees and other vegetation within the city ordinance.
This division is also responsible for the following:
1. Cleaning debris from the right of way before mowing;
2. Mowing ditch banks and retention basins;
3. Mowing city properties;
4. Applying herbicide to problem areas as needed.
Mowing consists of drainage ditches and retention ponds throughout the city. Ditches and retention ponds drain from city streets and neighborhoods. Crews are assigned to an area, where they mow ditches and retention ponds, check ditches for erosion and blockage and report back any necessary repairs.