Department of Public Works
Tim Metz – Department of Public Works Supervisor
Donna DeNise – Department of Public Works Administration
The Village of Romeo Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of all Village properties, buildings, Iron Removal Plant, wells and well pumping stations, water distribution system, village streets, sidewalks, alleys, right of ways, parks, parking areas and signage. Other activities include utility billings for water/sewer, water/sewer taps, connections, shut offs, and repairs, hydrant maintenance and flushing, meter reading, meter installation and repairs, cemetery burials and grounds maintenance.
Maintenance of Main Street (Van Dyke) and 32 Mile Road (East/West St. Clair) are not the responsibility of the Village. These major thoroughfares are maintained by the Macomb County Road Commission and any issues relating to them should be directed to the County at 586-752-3662.
Questions or issues relating to infrastructure improvements, repairs, comments and/or concerns within Village can be directed to either the Department of Public Works or the Village Clerks office.
Waste Management handles trash pick-up in Romeo.
Please see this page - Trash Pick-Up
NON-EMERGENCY AFTER HOUR – WATER & SEWER REQUESTS
Due to recent budget constraints, the Village of Romeo Department of Public Works will no longer schedule NON-EMERGENCY after-hour water requests such as having the water shut off or turned on for what is considered a non-village repair.
Please note, normal business hours are 7:00 am through 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Any requests should be scheduled during those times, preferably before 3:00 pm.
For all after-hour water and/or sewer emergencies, please continue to contact the Romeo Police Department at (586) 752-3587.
Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
Posted June 2009
Billed the 1st of the Month following end of period, due 30th of the month to avoid penalty assessed the 15th of the month after the due date
PERIOD COVERED: BILL DATE
Dec 16 to Mar 15 April 1
Mar 16 to Jun 15 July 1
Jun 16 to Sep 15 October 1
Sep 16 to Dec 15 January 1
PLANNING ON MOVING
Remember to call in for a final bill. A 48-hour notice is required for processing of all final bills and shut off notices, unless determined an emergency.
NAME OR ADDRESS CHANGE
Contact either the Department of Public works or the Clerk’s Office so that we may update our records.
Routine hydrant flushing is done annually, in the fall. Notices are published in the Romeo Observer a couple of weeks in advance.
(Spring leaves may only be disposed of by burning or preparing as instructed by
Waste Management**. Leaves are not picked up by the DPW in the spring)
The Village of Romeo Department of Public Works will begin leaf pickup the last week of October and will continue until the end of November, weather permitting. Please have your leaves raked to the edge of the curb. If at all possible, DO NOT rake your leaves into the streets as this could cause parking/and or traffic issues as well as blocking of the catch basins.
You may continue to bag your leaves in the approved recyclable paper bags and containers marked or stickered as YARD WASTE or you may choose to burn your leaves throughout the month of November. Burning Permits may be obtained through the Bruce/Romeo Fire Department, please call (586) 752-2520 (Non emergency number).
After the November deadline, we suggest that the remaining leaves be used as compost for your gardens, or continue to bag the remaining leaves, tie and bundle the yard waste and store them until the pickup by Waste Management resumes again in April.
Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (586) 752-2684, Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.
**Waste Management instructions as follows:
# Place yard waste in paper yard waste bags, containers (32-gallon or less) clearly marked “Yard Waste”, with a large “X” or with a “Yard Waste” sticker (available at the Village Office). Full containers many not exceed 50 pounds. Small tree limbs and brush, less than 2″ in diameter, may be tied securely in bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length or 50 pounds. Please note that Michigan law prohibits mixing solid waste with yard waste for disposal. Do not place yard waste at the curb after the yard waste collection program has ended in November of each year. It will not be picked up.
There is no parking allowed on village streets between the hours of 3am – 6 am. Street maintenance includes sweeping, snow and ice removal, paving, road cuts and repairs and signage.
Village Ordinance requires the owner/occupants of any premises or property within the Village limits to clear snow, ice and debris from sidewalks adjacent to and abutting their property. Snow must be cleared when there is an accumulation of 2″ or more. The occupant or owner must make a prudent effort to control ice accumulation by either removing or applying sufficient amounts of deicing material or sand.
Scheduling of grave openings and closings, foundations and general maintenance questions regarding the cemetery should be directed to the Village Clerk/Cemetery Sexton at the Village Hall.
OTHER USEFUL ENVIRONMENTAL AND STORM WATER LINKS