Valdese Public Works is one of the most visible departments in Town government. This department is composed of five divisions:
Public Works Administration office receives all calls, request, and/or complaints and dispatches them to the proper division for resolution. Public Works personnel also enforces the town's animal control ordinance protecting citizens by removing stray and dangerous animals from our neighborhoods. Public Works Maintenance services all town vehicles and equipment.
The Street Division is responsible for cleaning and making minor repairs to the town's streets and sidewalks, replacing street and highway signs, mowing public right-of-ways, cleaning debris from storm drainage system, picking up brush and junk, collecting leaves from roadside with a vacuum during the season and clearing ice/snow from streets during the winter months.
The Sanitation Division collects the town's residential and commercial solid waste and transfers it to the Burke County Landfill. Recycling facilities are available to the residents of Valdese through this division.
The Water/Sewer Construction Division - SEWER LATERAL POLICY -repairs water line breaks, installs new water and sewer lines, clears sewage lines, installs water and sewer taps, locates underground water and sewer lines for public utilities by request, and reads residential and commercial water meters.
Building & Grounds The Valdese Buildings and Grounds Department maintains lawns at Town Facilities including Valdese Town Hall, Public Parks, Cemetery and Street Right of Ways. The Department works with funeral homes and monument companies to assist families in their burial needs. In addition to maintaining and beautifying all town entrance ways, shrub and flower beds, the Building and Grounds Department also maintains the Central Business District and downtown planter beds. The Department assists all town departments and facilities with Building Repairs and Maintenance, including plumbing, electrical and all other general maintenance.
Litter Sweep In Valdese: Public Works will have supplies for anyone interested in volunteering time to help beautify our community. Please come by our office or call and we will deliver supplies to your group. Litter Sweep - Biannual Statewide Roadside Litter Cleanup. Help beautify your community by volunteering locally to participate in the Governor proclaimed LITTER SWEEP to remove litter from North Carolina's roadways. Litter Sweep is a statewide roadside litter cleanup drive sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and is administered by its Office of Beautification. Litter Sweep is usually scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September.
Treats in the Streets
The Town of Valdese invites you to enroll in CodeRED, our community notification system.