Street Department

Photo: Hermiston Streets1100 NE 4th Street Hermiston, OR
97838 Phone: 541-667-5062
Fax: 541-567-8607
E-Mail: rsivey@hermiston.or.us

Mission Statement

To protect, maintain and improve the largest single asset owned by the residents of our community: the asphalt, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and storm drains in our community.

Staff

  • Ronald E. Sivey, Street Superintendent
  • Jerry Drinkwater, Municipal Service Worker
  • Al Netherda, Mechanic/Municipal Service Worker
  • Alan Phillips, Municipal Service Worker
  • Roberto Herrera, Municipal Service Worker

Department Hours

7:00 am to 3:30 pm weekdays

Responsibilities and Activities

The street department is responsible for the equipment maintenance program, the maintenance of all roads and alleys, the maintenance of municipal buildings, storm drainage programs, and a wide diversity of similar activities. This is the City’s most diverse department with the exception of finance and administration.

The city-wide goals of enhanced livability and economic development directly affect the operation of this department. Among the many activities of the street department are:

  • Daily street sweeping with concentration on arterial and collector roadways
  • Roadway repair
  • Provide support for community events in the form of manpower and equipment
  • Respond to problems with available manpower, recognizing roadway, building repair and maintenance as a higher priority
  • Provide annual grading and repair of gravel roadways
  • Continue with the current crack sealing and resurfacing programs
  • Provide pavement striping and marking
  • Provide street sign installation and repair
  • Clean, repair and replace storm water catch basins, distribution boxes, piping and dry wells

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