Right-of-Way Maintenance

Right of Way Maintenance is responsible for vegetation management (including grass cutting, weed abatement, tree/brush removal), vector control, street sweeping, litter control and downtown maintenance.



Litter Control

Q   How often is litter collected along City right-of-way areas?
A    The litter detail crew is scheduled to patrol the City's streets on a rotating schedule. Please contact our office for further information regarding scheduling, or if you would like to participate in Keep Auburn Beautiful (affiliate of Keep America Beautiful) events geared towards litter reduction and prevention efforts within the City.

Street Sweeping

Q    When does the street sweeper service our area?
A     Barring uncontrollable circumstances that may affect the schedule, the street 
       sweeper is scheduled to sweep most areas on a 4-week rotating basis. For 
       further information, please contact our office.

Vegetation Management

Q. Why is vegetation management important?

A. Safety is a high priority at the City. Vegetation, if left alone will grow out of control, blocking visibility (signs, traffic, wildlife) which could endanger motorists. Weeds must be controlled to avoid impacts on the farming community and native ecosystems. Pride of ownership and the beauty of Washington are also important factors.

Downtown Maintenance

Q. What department maintains the downtown area?

A. The entire City works to maintain the downtown area from Public Safety regarding safety, Public Works regarding sidewalk repairs, and Environmental Services regarding cleanliness including, solid waste collection, litter and graffiti.

Vector Control

Q     What should I do if I have a problem with mosquitoes around my home?
A     Residents should contact our office for further information. NOTE: The City’s 
        integrated mosquito program is coordinated with assistance from the U.S.
        Department of Agriculture and the Auburn University Department of Entomology
        and Plant Pathology.

Q     What can I do to help minimize mosquito activity on my property?
A     Reducing the sources of water, a primary source for mosquito breeding sites is
        helpful. A few steps that can be taken to minimize mosquito populations are 
        as follows: 

       Dispose of unused containers that collect water in your yard such as old buckets, 
       cans, bottles, or jars. 

       Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets, and keep drains and gutters unclogged so
       that standing water does not collect in these areas.

       Change the water and scrub the sides of birdbaths, animal troughs and pet watering
       dishes frequently to eliminate mosquito eggs.

       Properly discard unused tires, make holes in them, or store them in a covered area
       so that standing water does collect in them.

       Turn wheelbarrows, tubs, children’s wading pools, and boats upside down or store 
       them under cover when not in use.

       Keep weeds, vines and grass trimmed since mosquitoes use these shady areas
       as resting places during warm daylight hours.

       Fill tree holes with sand or mortar so that water does not collect in them.

       Change water in vases and pots that hold flowers or cuttings at least twice weekly.