The Street Department is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and repair of sidewalks, streets, and storm sewers. Additionally, the Street Department maintains City buildings and grounds. The Department is also responsible for all snow removal. The Street Department has seven full-time employees. In addition, the Street Department uses inmate labor when feasible. – Location: 625 East Washington Street – Contacts: Phone: (608) 326-2525
Your Responsibilities as a Property Owner
Grass Clippings and Leaves – Grass clippings and leaves shall not be blown, raked, or placed in the streets, as they can clog gutters and storm sewers. Grass clippings and leaves that are appropriately bagged in paper bags can be placed along the curb for collection on Tuesdays by Town and Country Sanitation. Paper bags can be purchased at Nelson True Value, Walgreen’s, Piggly Wiggly and Wal-Mart. Leaves and grass clippings can be hauled to the compost site on Vineyard Coulee Road.
Snow and Ice Removal – Property owners are responsible for keeping the sidewalks that border their property free of snow and ice. If ice cannot be removed, the property owner is responsible for sprinkling it with sand or other similar materials. If the snow and ice are not removed within 3 hours of daylight after it ceases to fall, the City will remove it and charge the cost of removal to the property owner. In addition, please do not blow or shovel snow into streets or alleys.
Obstruction of Intersections – No tree, hedge, fence, sign, or any other obstruction is allowed that prevents persons driving vehicles on public streets, alleys, or highways from obtaining a clear view of traffic when approaching an intersection or pedestrian crosswalk. The “vision triangle” is the area bounded by the street lines (curbs) and a line joining points along the street lines twenty-five (25) feet from the point of intersection. In case of major streets and highways intersecting with other major streets or railways, the distances defining the “vision triangle” are increased to fifty (50) feet.
Pruning of Tree Limbs – All limbs of trees must be pruned at least 10 feet above any sidewalk and 15 feet above a street or other public place.
Compost Site – The compost site is located ½ mile east of Marquette Road on Vineyard Coulee Road. The site is for leaves and grass only. Leaves and grass need to be removed from plastic bags. Persons found dumping materials other than leaves and grass will be fined.
Brush Site – Located on Vineyard Coulee Road (½ mile east of Marquette Road) adjacent to the city compost site. This site is for brush and tree limb disposal only. Persons found dumping materials other than branches, limbs, and trees will be fined. Available to City of Prairie du Chien residents only. Commercial businesses will be charged a fee for tree and brush disposal. Effective in generally in April, the site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Saturday’s from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. These hours will be in effect at least through November. The site is closed on Sundays and Holidays. Please be at the site at least 15 minutes prior to close for disposing of materials * NO Plastic Bags, only paper lawn bags allowed. * NO other refuse to be disposed of at the site. * NO construction waste or lumber, brush must be dirt free. * Stump disposal is by appointment only; please call 326-2718 at least 2 days in advance. The brush/compost site is for the residents of the City of Prairie du Chien only. Access to the archery range will be on Wilderness Road, east of the brush site entrance. Call 326-8534 for information.
Used Oil Site – Located at the City Street Department, 625 East Washington Street. The site is for used engine oil only. No dumping of fuels, kerosene, antifreeze, water, paint, thinners, etc. Persons found dumping materials other than used engine oil will be fined.
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