The Sandersville Public Works Street Department is broken down into three components:
- Street Construction
- Street Maintenance
The Street Construction Department is supervised by Wayne Johnson. While the Street Maintenance and Cemeteries Departments are supervised byEllen Salter. Although these two departments operate from the same facility and share several resources, they perform completely unique tasks and operate independently. But through the combined efforts manage to maintain the roads, ditches, right-of-ways, sidewalks and cemeteries throughout our city.
The Street Construction department is responsible for the development and maintenance of the roads, sidewalks, storm drains and ditches in the City of Sandersville. This department is one of the construction-oriented divisions of the Public Works complex.
Employees of this department build new sidewalks and maintain and repair existing sidewaks, install and maintain storm drains, clean and maintain ditches and repair potholes and utility cuts in city streets. They work closely with other internal departments and utilities as well as the Georgia Department of Transportation. This division also operates the city’s mosquito control program.
If you should have any concerns or issues involving your street services call 478-552-3459 during normal business hours or 911 for after hours emergencies.
Street Maintenance workers provide the beautification aspects and general lawn care needs oc the city. They keep the right-of-ways mowed and address vegetation and litter issues. The department, headed by Ellen Salter, makes our city an award winner as one of the cleanest in the state. Salter oversees city employees as well as community service workers and inmate laborers to keep up with the pace of the wild growing Georgia grass and weeds.
Cemeteries abound throughout the City of Sandersville. The city's Street Department maintains three of the main cemeteries:
- Brownwood Cemetery
- Hall Street Cemetery
- Old City Cemetery
Dating back to 1831, the Old City Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the sites on the March to the Sea Heritage Trail through Georgia. The cemetery has become a well known tourist attraction.
The Hall Street Cemetery is also a historic cemetery rich with African-American heritage. Grave markers and tombs retell stories of the past long forgotten.
Our staff understands the value and heritage of these landmarks. We make extra effort to maintain our cemeteries to preserve them for future generations. Ellen Salter supervises the staff and crews that maintain these memorial gardens.