Public Works

Public Works

Our Public Works consist of four different departments:

Click on the department links to view to each department's page.

PUBLIC BUILDINGS & GROUNDS

A department within the Public Works Division

 Report a Problem

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Building Section: 

    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • Safety related devices
    • Work requests for other departments as needed
    • Execute facility moves
    • Assists in setup of community events such as festivals and town meetings
    • Assists in the installation of holiday decorations in the downtown area

 

 

 Grounds Section:  

Town Hall

  • Responsible for vegetation management program of the town properties
  • Litter removal within town limits
  • Mowing, mulching, fertilizing, and plantings of town owned properties
  • Herbicide applications – licensed through the NC Department of Agriculture.
  • Town Arborist and is certified through the ISA.

WATER AND SEWER CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT

A department within the Public Works Division

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Our Water and Sewer Construction Department was initiated in 1996 to place an increased emphasis on customer service by minimizing water and sewer disruption, ensuring a quality service and product at a minimum cost to the citizens of Wilkesboro. This in-house crew accomplishes great progress: 

  • Replaces and installing approximately 4-5 miles of water and sewer lines annually
  • Repair water leaks
  • Install meter settings
  • Install water and sewer taps
  • Sewage stoppage responsibilities
  • Preventive maintenance program by NC DENR involves approximately 6 miles of jetting annually
  • Visual inspections of the entire collection system (approximately 50 miles)
  • Maintain all sewer line easements by mowing, clearing and cleaning several miles annually.
  • Installation of all new curb and gutter, sidewalk and storm drains.

The Public Works department is staffed with 10 employees and someone is available 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Due to the nature of the business, it is crucial to have the rapid response of this department’s manpower and equipment on a day-to-day basis to business owners and residents of the Town of Wilkesboro.

If you should experience an emergency during or after hours, click here.    

STREET DEPARTMENT 

A department within the Public Works Division 

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  Report a street light or traffic light outage      Report a Missing Sign        Report Pothole or Sidewalk Issue

The Town of Wilkesboro Street Department is a division of Public Works and has the responsibility of the following within the town limits and right-of-ways:

  • Public roadway maintenance
  • Street resurfacing
  • Street Sign Maintenenace
  • Existing sidewalk and alley maintenance
  • Maintenance of storm water and drainage
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Trimming and mowing of right-of-ways and sidewalk edging
  • Fleet Maintenance  
  • Powell Bill Allocations