Whenever you drive down the street, walk on a bike trail, go to the park or flush a toilet - you are coming in contact with the City of Delano's Public Works Department.
The Public Works Department is comprised by seven divisions:
- Streets and Storm Sewer
- Sanitary Sewer
- Fleet Maintenance
- Park Maintenance
- Building Maintenance
- Waste Water Treatment
One of the biggest goals and responsibilities of the Public Works Department is to protect the City's investment in its infrastructure and of its building and equipment.
The Public Works Department follows the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which incorporates plans for capital expenditures for the City's streets, storm sewer system, sanitary sewer system, park system, waste water treatment and all public buildings. The CIP is generated through the efforts of the Finance and Public Works Departments. Although the CIP outlines projects, equipment purchases and replacements - each project needs specific review and approval from the Delano City Council, Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Committee. The Delano City Council along with City Staff review and update the CIP on an annual basis.
The Public Works Department is always first in line to use volunteer services. The City has in place the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) program that has assisted during flooding and other civic related activities. Public Works has also benefited from programs such as Sentence to Serve (STS) and the Work Force.
The Delano Compost Site is used for residents within City Limits. Those who are within Wright County, but outside the City's limits, can use the site by purchasing a punch card.
Learn about any ongoing construction projects in the City.
The City of Delano Parks and Trails Plan is intended to set forth a vision of a fully developed park, trail, and open space system.
Here you can find out more information regarding our policy on public art.
Environmental changes in the spring warrants certain changes to truck loads. Here you will find information on the City's spring load restrictions.
Follow the relevant links on this page to find out further information on establishing services, garbage information, sewer rates and more.