Public Works Department

Address - 644 Washington Street 

Rhinelander, Wisconsin  54501

Phone Number - 715.369.4727

Alt. Phone Number - 715.362.2728

Fax Number - 715.365.8630

Department Contacts and Email: 

Tim Kingman, Public Works Director, 715.362.4731

Email - tkingman@rhinelanderutilities.org

Dan Mulhern, Street Department Foreman, 715.369.4727

Email - dmulhern@rhinelanderutilities.org

Tom Froehlich, Public Works Leadman,715.362.2728

Email - tfroehlich@rhinelanderutilities.org

Justin Ernst, Fleet Manager, 715.369.4727

Email - jernst@rhinelanderutilities.org

Office Hours - Winter: Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day: Monday-Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our Goal:

To work in coordination with City Utility Departments to maintain the City of Rhinelander streets, sidewalks, curbs, storm sewers and trees in an effort to provide safe passage for all through our city; and to present an attractive and welcoming appearance. 

Services: 

Water and Sanitary Sewer Utility Departments in the City will routinely combine efforts with the Street Department to form the Public Works Department.  The Street Department is responsible for maintaining the City’s streets, sidewalks, curbs, storm sewers and trees in order to provide inviting and safe travel throughout the City. 

Duties:

  • Maintain streets, alleys and residential sidewalks
  • Maintain storm water drainage (culverts, ditch lines and street drains)
  • Street & traffic signs
  • Traffic lights
  • Street sweeping
  • Snow plowing, sanding, and snow removal
  • Trim trees and brush to keep streets and sidewalks clear of obstructions
  • Repair potholes, crack sealing and line marking
  • Mow city-owned land and problem areas

Examples of Street Department Responsibilities: 

  • Long Term Street Construction and Maintenance Planning
  • Road Construction
  • Storm Response
  • Maintenance of Streets and City Owned Alleyways
  • Pavement Marking (crosswalks, parking lots, lane division markings)
  • Traffic Light Maintenance
  • City Owned Street Light Maintenance
  • Street Cleaning (one of our staff members works for the Stormwater Utility during Summer months)
  • Repair and Maintenance of Storm Sewer System for the Stormwater Utility
  • Snow Plowing, Sanding, and Snow Removal of Streets, Alleys, Bridges, and Parking Lots
  • Spring and Fall Leaf and Brush Pick-up
  • Maintenance of Limbs/Branches within the Public Right-of-Way
  • Street maintenance including Pothole Patching and Crack Sealing
  • Sidewalk Repair and Construction
  • Curb and Gutter Repair and Construction
  • Enforcement of Weed Control Ordinance
  • Mowing of City Owned Property (excluding Parks)
  • Maintenance of Ditch Lines to Enhance City Storm Sewer Drainage
  • Oversee Garbage and Recycling Services
  • Oversee Bridge Maintenance Program
  • Vehicle Maintenance for All City Owned Equipment
  • Assist Water Department During Water Breaks and Thawing Season
  • Assist Police and Fire Departments During Times of Crisis
  • Assist Parks/Forestry Department With Tree Removals and Stump Grinding

Public Information

The City's garbage collection contractor is Advanced Disposal (715) 369-1390

Garbage Collection Information:

Garbage and Recycling Contractor Information:

 Snow & Ice and Winter Parking Information:

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