City of Gladstone Public Works


Public Works

Barry Lund, Public Works Superintendent
30 Michigan Ave
Gladstone, MI 49837
906-428-3131 Public Safety for emergencies

Normal shop hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

The Department of Public Works (DPW) operates from facilities located at 27 Delta Avenue near the Bay Campground.   The DPW provides essential services to City residents throughout the year with maintenance and upkeep of much of the City infrastructure including: City street system, storm water system, cemetery operations, compost site maintenance, and trash / recycling collection.
Other responsibilities include the forestry and equipment maintenance.   We assist other departments, civic groups, merchants, business owners and residents.   We also provide mutual aid to other units of government.

Gladstone has three street classifications: Arterials, Major Streets and Local Streets.  
The State of Michigan and Delta County are responsible for the care and upkeep of the Arterials U.S. 2, U.S. 41 and M- 35.   The City of Gladstone does mow the arterial streets.
Major Streets make up over 17 miles of our City streets.
The remaining 30.5 miles of primarily residential streets are classified as Local Streets.
The DPW is responsible for maintenance and repair of City streets and alleys and Downtown Development Association parking lots.   The work consist of paving projects, pavement maintenance activities such as seal coating and crack sealing, street sweeping, maintaining pavement markings and traffic and street signs, trimming and removing trees within the street right-of-way and maintenance of gravel shoulders and ditches.   In the winter, the DPW performs maintenance such as plowing snow, spreading sand/salt and removing snow piles that accumulate.

Road Ratings
Click on the banner below, then the tab for Pavement, then under Geographic Area choose: City, and under Name choose: Gladstone


Storm Sewers/Drains

Storm sewers collect and channel storm water run-off from City streets to our retention areas, ditches, creeks and ultimately to Little Bay De Noc.   DPW crews clean and maintain catch basins, storm sewers, leaching catch basins and retention areas.   Since storm water is not treated, anything such as oil, pet waste, grass clippings, and leaves, etc. placed into these structures flows into our watershed and ultimately Little Bay De Noc.   If you see this happening, please call Public Safety at (906)428-3131.   In addition, over-fertilizing lawns can cause excessive non-source point pollution into our watershed.   Use of fertilizers with low or no phosphorous is encouraged to protect our watershed.   See the Composting Site and Yard Waste section below to learn about other concerns related to storm water pollution.  
Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner.   This includes snow removal and replacement.  
The City is proud to be a Tree City USA community.   The City is committed to providing a sound community forestry program.   Trees in the City Right-Of-Way are City property and will be maintained by the DPW and Electric Departments.   If a tree is diseased or dangerous to the public, the City will remove the tree.   The City adheres to professional arboricultural standards for tree care.
Buildings and Grounds
The DPW is responsible for maintenance of DPW offices and garage, the Downtown Development Association sidewalks and parking lots.
Special Events
The DPW crew participates in the background of many special events held in the City each year.   We cooperate with civic groups and other departments, by providing support for their projects.
Barry Lund - Public Works Director
Joe Quinn -  Lead Heavy Equipment Operator
Casey Shope - Heavy Equipment Operator
John VanBrocklin - Mechanic
Kyle McIntyre - Heavy Equipment Operator
Austin Wickland - Light Equipment Operator
Morris Sanderson - Light Equipment Operator
Nicholas Snowaert - Sanitation Operator