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​​​​ street dept pic1.jpg                                                                                         The Public Works Department is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the city's infrastructure. Services include but are not limited to: storm drain maintenance; street and sidewalk maintenance; emergency response for snow and ice, flood, severe weather mitigation; maintenance of city facilities; mowing; code enforcement abatement; sanitation; and oversight of city projects. 

The Department sponsors and supports several programs and services to city property owners and residents. The annual "Spring Clean Up" , "Paint Pick-Up" , and "Leaf Pick-Up" are three programs which greatly benefit the citizens of the city.  


Paint Pick-Up schedule is announced!

​Public Works will be providing paint pickup and disposal for city residents and property owners (HOUSEHOLDS ONLY, NO BUSINESSES) from June 6-17, 2022. The service will be provided for two weeks only. Please remember these things:

1) Pick-up begins at 7AM daily. Have your paint out by that time.

2) Please place your paint in a location by the curb well away from your regular trash.

3) There is a ten (10) gallon limit.

4) The city will pick up latex paint. The city will not pick up oil base paints; blacktop sealer; paint thinners; or mineral spirits.

5) Contact Public Works at (859) 498-8744 if you have any questions.

MONDAY (6/6 and 6/13) pickup- Apperson Drive, Apperson Heights, Barnard Avenue, Brookmede Drive, Brooks Avenue, Brookview Drive, Brown Street, Chenault Lane (city limits), Clearwater Way, Cobbler Lane (East and West), Darley Creek, Estill Terrace, Floyd Drive, Larkin Bay, West Locust Street, Madison Springs, Meadow Court, Richmond Avenue (city limits only), Short Street, Skyview Drive, Spring Street, Springview Court, Summit Drive, Tighlman Way, Wade Court, Whitledge Heights, Willin Way, Winchester Road (city limits).

TUESDAY (6/7 and 6/14) pickup - Ann Street, Anson Place, Box Alley, Bridgett Drive, Broadway Street, Como Street, Court Street, Denby Place, Estill Street, Fox Street, Hamilton Avenue, Harrison Avenue, East High Street, Jackson Place, Jackson Street, Jamison Street, Kasandra Way, Kennedy Court, East Locust Street, Mackie Street, East Main Street (city limits), MLK Boulevard, Mitchell Street, Montgomery Avenue, South Maysville Street, Queen Street (North and South in city limits), Railroad Street, Rapid Crossing, Rose Court, Scott Street, Sophia Court, Strother Street, Tenny Avenue, Tipton Street, Trina Court, Trojan Avenue, Willow Street, North Wilson Alley, Wykagyal Place.

WEDNESDAY (6/8 and 6/15) pickup - Applewood Lane, Ashlyn Drive, Azalea Court, Bayberry Court, Bob O Link Court, Candlewood Court, Cardinal Drive, Cardinal Lane, Culpepper Avenue, Dare Drive, Dresden Way, Durbridge Drive, Equestrian Way, Garden Springs Drive, Hinkston Pike (city limits), Johnson Avenue, Juniper Court, Larkspur Drive, Magnolia Drive, Nevada Avenue, Primrose Way, Ridgecrest Drive, Shoe-Moore Drive, Sidney Drive, Sierra Court, Spring Court, Sundown Court, Sunset Ridge Drive (East and West), Tamarix Drive, Wyandot Way.

THURSDAY (6/9 and 6/16) pickup - Alexa Drive (city limits), Arrowhead Trail, Augusta Drive, Bigstaff Court, Chenault Drive, Clearbrook Court, Clubhouse Lane, Deepwood Court, Elizabeth Court, Everett Court, Garden Home Alley, Greenfield Trail, Hawkins Drive, Hunter Trail, Maysville Avenue, Medina Court, Mt Ayr Drive, North Maysville Road, Oakmont Drive, Old Silo Hill, Old Silo View, Pinehurst Drive, Reid Alley, Saratoga Court, Silver Lake Drive, St. Andrews Drive, Sterling Avenue, Sycamore Street, Terry Drive, Twin Lake Drive, Virginia Avenue, Virginia Court, Winn Street.

FRIDAY (6/10 and 6/17) pickup - Antwerp Avenue, Bank Street, Clay Street, Collier Way, Elm Street, Hamlett East and West, West High Street(city limits), Holt Avenue, Howard Avenue, West Main Street, Reid Avenue, Rogers Avenue, Ronameki Drive, Samuels Avenue, Summer Street, Swiss Stone Way, Vista Court, White Avenue.

​If you have any questions, please phone (859) 498-8744.​

Street Light Outage Report (last reported March 2022)

The following street lights have been identified and reported to KU for maintenance (marked with YELLOW tags).

​East Main Street (front of billboard across from Old Red Head Station)

East Locust Street (pole by cemetary bridge)

North Maysville Road (between Mannix Lane and Family Dollar)

North Maysville Road/Terry Drive

Corner of Hunter Trail and Clearbrook Court

Corner of Stone Trace Drive/N Maysville Road

Corner of Young Lane and Vance Drive

Corner of Culpepper and Durbridge Drive

Corner of North Queen Street and Jameson Street

30 East High Street

831 Cobbler East

Corner of Bypass and Chenault Lane (front of bank)

334 Hamlett East

Trojan Avenue (all lights are off)

* Pole needs repair at 483 Pinehurst

Report all street light outages to Public Works at (859) 498- 8744 between 8am-4pm, or submit a notification online below.

Frequently asked Questions

Who takes care of curbs in the city? Curbs are considered part of the street and a portion of the right-of-way. The city is responsible for curb maintenance on city streets only.  

Who takes care of the sidewalks in the city? The property owner has responsibility to maintain a safe sidewalk adjacent to their property. The sidewalk is to remain at the established grade, be in good working order and be free of ice, snow, earth, obstructions, etc. Property owners are responsible for any sidewalk repairs. 

What is a Right-of-Way? Right-of-Way is the city-owned strip of land from the edge of the street back several feet. Its purpose is to allow the city to build and maintain the street, curb and gutter, storm sewers and possibly underground utilities. This land is the responsibility of the landowner but the city has the right to determine what takes place there. A right-of-way may include curbs, sidewalks and utilities. 

Who is responsible for sight obstructions? Landscaping is the responsibility of the property owner. Landowners need to ensure that trees, bushes and other landscaping do not interfere with a driver's safe view of the streets. 

What is a utility easement? Utility easements are areas where a utility has permission to enter a property to mark or maintain utility lines. A utility easement may or may not be in the right-of-way. 

Who helps keep our city clean? To prevent accidents or further accumulation, Public Works does pick up trash dumped illegally on right-of-ways, clears tree limbs blocking the road and removes signs illegally posted in right-of-ways, but it is every resident's responsibility to help keep our city tidy and presentable. If you catch someone dumping illegally, please call City Hall immediately.

I Wish To Put a Dumpster In Front of My Property

dumpster ordinance.pdf

Report A Problem




Nathan Boston, Director
Public Works
110 Willow Street
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
(859) 498-8744