The Public Works Department maintains all of the streets within the city limits of the City of Walcott including Sterling Drive, Walker St., Soenke St., Clarke St. and Interstate St. at the Iowa 80 intersection.
The Public Works Department is responsible for proper drainage, cleaning, and regular maintenance of all streets. The City of Walcott has a street sweeper and schedules an annual spring and fall street sweeping program and when needed will be swept in between these times to help maintain the beauty of Walcott.
The Public Works Department’s goal is to insure safe and drivable streets during the winter months. Major Streets are plowed and/or salted/sanded anytime unsafe conditions exist. We do have a planned route for our plows to follow to assist the general public in leaving or returning to town.
During a snow emergency, all vehicles and equipment shall be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street for odd-numbered calendar dates and on the even-numbered side of the street for even-numbered calendar dates. Snow emergencies shall commence on 6:00 p.m. on the day the snow emergency is declared and shall continue until 6:00 p.m. of the next day. The applicable calendar date for designated parking sides shall be the date the snow emergency is declared.
Property owners are reminded to have your sidewalks maintained at all times and remember that it is illegal to shovel or blow snow onto city streets.