The City of Marshall Department of Public Works (DPW) is composed of the following main service areas:
- Sewer Maintenance
- Compost Center
The Public Works garage is located at 619 Homer Road across from the Oakridge Cemetery. The DPW is responsible for the maintenance and repair of 56 miles of streets, 34 miles of sidewalks, 36 miles of storm sewer pipes, 42 miles of sewer mains and 233 acres of designated public parks. Other responsibilities include management and care of the cemetery, parks maintenance, snow and ice removal, fall leaf pick-up, spring brush pick-up and street sweeping. The 7 full time and 11 part-time seasonal employees of the Public Works Department will continue to provide high quality customer service to the citizens of Marshall that residents have come to know and to expect.
- Does the City of Marshall rent any of the parks?
No, the City of Marshall does not rent out any of the parks for special occasions. You are more than welcome to use our beautiful parks for your function but they operate under a first come first serve system.
- What do I do about a Sewer Back up?
Sanitary Sewer Backups-Call the City First
The City of Marshall no longer has a sewer backup reimbursement policy. The insurance carrier for the City follows the guidelines in Public Act 222 of 2001 to determine whether the City of Marshall is liable for any claims. View the Act (PDF).
To paraphrase the act, the City can only be held liable if all of the following conditions occur.
- The sewage disposal system has a defect.
- The City was aware of the defect or exercised reasonable diligence in identifying the defect.
- The City failed to respond in a reasonable amount of time after the defect was detected.
- The defect was a substantial proximate cause of the event.
- The claim is made in writing with 45 days of the discovery of the damage. View the City's Incident Claim Form (PDF).
The City of Marshall attempts to minimize the frequency of these events by cleaning sanitary sewers on a regular basis but incidents may still periodically occur. If you experience a backup please call the City first:
- 269-781-8631 (7 am to 11 pm)
- 911 (11 pm to 7 am)
In order to ensure protection the City of Marshall encourages residents to add a rider for sanitary sewer backup coverage from an independent insurance agent. The estimated cost of this rider is approximately $6 a month depending on the agency selected.
- Where can I find Information about the Adopt-a-Park Program?
In order to enhance the quality of our parks, the City of Marshall Department of Public Works encourages volunteers to assist with litter pickup, preservation and maintenance of landscaped areas, increased landscaping, and general upkeep and repair of equipment and facilities.
The Adopt-A-Park Program allows for individuals or groups to adopt a specific park. Through adoption, these individuals or groups may assume the responsibility for any or all of the eligible activities, which will lead to:
- Reduce litter in parks
- Enhancement of the environment
- Beautification of the green space
- Broad-based community support
For more information, view Adopt-a-Park (PDF).