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Public Works

​​​ 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.  


Street Light Outage Report (last reported December 2021)

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

​30 East High Street

In vicinity of 408 N Maysville Road

Corner of Maysville Road and Cardinal Lane (2 lights out)

Corner of Terry Drive and Virginia Avenue

609/613 Bayberry Court

807 Dresden Way

225 E Sunset Ridge

Twin Lakes Drive/Reid Alley

Indian Mound Drive (By-Pass in vicinity of No Maysville Road)

603 Chenault Drive

Indian Mound Drive (By-Pass in vicinity of West Main Street)​

​149 Swiss Stone Way

Corner of West Main Street and Samuels Avenue

#105 Larkspur Drive 

Wingtip Way (in front of Wendy's)

Corner of Stone Trace Drive and Maysville Road (in vicinity of Shell Station)

Evans Avenue in vicinity of Holiday Inn Express and Vendor's Market)

* 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