Douglas Public Works
Hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Location: 486 South Water at the corner of 130th or Wiley Road
Max Rodgers, Director
The City of Douglas Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the 17 miles of streets and roadways within the City limits. Street sweeping, paving, snow removal and salting, pot hole repair, crosswalk maintenance, traffic sign placement and striping fall under the DPW responsibilities. As well as maintaining streets, the DPW is also responsible for performing the following tasks:
- Maintenance of City Hall, DPW Garage and the Saugatuck-Douglas Police building.
- Maintenance of parks, playgrounds, ball fields, boat launch facilities, bridges, public restrooms and beach.
- Planting new trees in public rights-of way and maintenance and trimming of City owned trees.
- Maintenance of downtown street lighting, landscaping, hanging seasonal banners and parking lots.
- General setup, assistance and clean up of civic events.
- Maintenance of City owned equipment.
Because we live in a “winter wonderland”, one of the most important jobs is keeping our City streets safe and passable for motorists. Overnight parking is prohibited on City streets from November through the month of April so that we may plow the streets during the early morning hours. In an average year the City uses 350 to 400 tons of deicing salt on the streets to keep them clear.
Director Max Rodgers
Max Rodgers began working for The City of Douglas as the Director of Public Works in April of 2006. He has experience with a wide range of issues pertaining to planning, maintenance of buildings and equipment, OHSA, safety and training.
Max and wife, Cindy, live in the country on the North side of Allegan. In his free time he enjoys fishing, golf, and working on his hobby farm.