Street Department

Contact

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John “Tony” Shanks
Street Commissioner
jshanks@cityoflogansport.org

Darla Powlen
Administrative Assistant
dpowlen@cityoflogansport.org

Phone:
(574) 753-4610
Fax: (574) 753-4600

Staff Directory

Department Hours:
7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Monday thru Friday

612 Race St
Logansport, IN 46947
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Who Do I Call For:

Street light that is out?
Municipal Utilities 753-6231

Potholes, holes in alleys or pull-offs?
Street Department for city streets. If on a state highway, you can call them at 753-3592 or call us and we will inform the State Highway Department.

Stop lights flashing?
Street Department for If it is a State light, the Street Dept. will inform the State Highway Department.

Street signs that are down?
Street Department. If it is on a state highway, we will inform the State Highway Department

Low hanging tree limbs in vehicle travel areas or unsafe tree limbs along street/sidewalk?
Street Department if it is a safety issue. They will work with Logansport Utilities in removing unsafe limbs. Otherwise, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to have trees in the tree lawn trimmed or removed.

Street Department

The Street Department employs 14 full-time employees which includes of the Street Commissioner, Foreman, Administrative Assistant, 10 drivers, a laborer plus 3-4 seasonal laborers.

In addition to the duties listed, the department operates the county compost site and oversees the city’s 50-50 sidewalk and curbing program and the Litter Critter Program.  They also assist other departments such as Code Enforcement, Utilities Department and Parks Department as needed.

Street Department duties include:
*Oversees paving of city streets
*Patches potholes in the streets
*Maintains alleys by patching potholes in paved alleys and grading/stoning gravel alleys
*Plows snow
*Sweeps streets
*Vacuums leaves in the fall
*Picks up brush, yard waste bags and Christmas trees
*Assists Code Enforcement with property clean-ups
*Picks up appliances/recycles freon from refrigerated items (there is a fee for freon removal)
*Installs and maintains street, information and warning signs on city streets
*Paints lines, crosswalks and arrows on city streets and curbs
*Removes debris from ground level catch basin grates
*Removes dead animals from city streets and alleys
*Operates the city’s composting/mulching site
*Assists in the approval process for street closures, street or curb cuts and dumpster requests
*Mosquito control

Street Department News & Updates

FAQS

Trash/Recycling/Appliances, Chemicals, Paints, TVs:

Brush and Yard Waste Bags:

  • Brush pick up routes run every other week from April 1st to October 31st. Brush should be piled butt end out and stacked as neatly as possible with NO TRASH, WIRE or other debris as the brush is fed into a grinder to make mulch that is made available to the city and Cass County residents at no charge.  Brush should be placed either curbside or along the alley.  If you hire a contractor to trim or take down a tree, it is the contractor’s responsibility to remove the debris.  You may call the Street Department for brush pick up November 1st through March 31st.

  • Leaves, grass and flower/garden debris should be placed in biodegradable bags and placed in the same location as your trash toter (curbside or along alley). The Street Department bag pick up routes are the same day as your trash collection.  Biodegradable yard waste bags are available at McCord’s, Marsh, Martins, Arone Hardware, or Home Depot.  

    • Bags must be less than 50 pounds
    • No dirt, rocks, walnuts, animal feces, trash, concrete or plastic in the bag.
    • No plastic bags – yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up.
  • If you pay someone to do the work, the contractor is responsible to dispose of the yard waste and/or brush.  The Street Department does not clean up after contractors.

Free Mulch and Compost:

  • The Street Department grinds the brush that is picked up into mulch and turns your yard waste to compost.  Both are available to Logansport city residents and Cass County residents at no cost.  Both are available at the Street Department Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.   This is on a “load your own” basis.

Dumpsters:

  • If a dumpster is placed in the street, you must contact the Building Commissioner’s office at 753-4381 for a Request for Dumpster and obtain Board of Works approval.

Snow Removal:

  • The heaviest traveled streets and hills will be plowed and salted/sanded first.

  • Although our driver’s do not purposely throw snow onto your property, the snow has to go somewhere. It is helpful when you are shoveling your sidewalk, to shovel the snow onto your property and not into the    street or along the curbside; driveways should be shoveled to the side of the driveway the snow plow would be heading.  This will reduce the amount of snow thrown back onto your sidewalk and driveway. 

Street Sweeper:

  • The street sweeper is run throughout the city to clean debris from our streets when weather permits. The routes are done in sections. You may visit the Street Department’s facebook page as we plan to post a few days in advance as each section will be started.  Please keep in mind that weather may dictate when the sweeper is running.

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