CITY TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK
WITH MAIN STREET SQUARE EVENT MAY 23
Event will include displays, booths, staff interaction
RAPID CITY, SD--In observance of National Public Works Week, the City's Public Works Department is hosting an event at Main Street Square next Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include static displays of City Public Works trucks, informational booths and availability of City staff to share information and address questions from the public.
Trucks made available for viewing include:
*City Street Sweeper
"Public Works Week is a great opportunity to showcase the people and the vehicles that are at work every day in our city," said Dale Tech, City Public Works Director. "The City's public works department is responsible for maintaining the public infrastructure which includes the roads, streets and bridges in our community. They sweep our streets, fill the potholes and clear the snow.
"With public transit, they get people to doctor's appointments and students to school. With solid waste, they operate and maintain our City landfill and collect, recycle and process the community's trash. Public Works staff are responsible for maintaining quality water and wastewater systems. They map our city through a very efficient geographic information system."
In addition to the static displays, staff will be available to visit with the public, showcase some of the tools they use to maintain the City's service systems and provide important recycling information and activities. In addition, Mayor Steve Allender will provide a mayoral proclamation at the May 20 City Council meeting, declaring May 19-25 as National Public Works Week in Rapid City.
For more information, contact the City's Public Works Department at 394-4165.