Terry Hopkins, Service Director
Darren Willey, Service Superintendent
The Granville Service Department is responsible for maintaining approximately 26 miles of roadways within the Village's corporate limits. Normal maintenance includes repair, patching, sealing, berm work, and drainage. The life span of a new asphalt surface is approximately 10 years, but that average will be impacted by the amount and type of traffic, the location of the road, the adequacy of the drainage, and weather conditions.
The Service Department strives to keep all Village roads at above average conditions and has made significant progress in the number of roadway miles that are maintained and improved each year. Most of that progress has come as a result of new and improved equipment that has allowed the maintenance crews to approximately double its maintenance and improvement work.
The Service Department is also responsible for salting and plowing the roadways during the winter months. The winter weather is unpredictable and, therefore, Service Department employees remain on call throughout the winter season take care of icy and snowy roads. The Service Department has three trucks that are used for plowing and salting the roads. For additional information on the winter services provided by the Service Department, please click on the "Winter Services" link below.
Each spring, the Village has a designated Clean-Up/Fix-Up weeks during which time the Service Department crews will pick up unwanted wood, construction materials, and household waste and then properly dispose of those materials. The wood and construction materials are typically picked up in late April and the household materials are picked up in early May. Residents are responsible for placing the unwanted materials at curbside during the designated weeks. For more information about the annual Clean-Up/Fix-Up weeks, please click on the "Fix-Up" link below.
Every fall, the Service Department devotes many hours to picking up and hauling away the leaves that fall from Granville's beautiful trees. Two crews spend approximately eight weeks vacuuming up the leaves that residents rake to the tree lawns. (The tree lawn is the area adjacent to the roadway that is between the sidewalk and the edge of the curb or pavement.) During 2008, over 1500 employee hours were devoted to leaf pick-up during the eight-week program and 135 loads of leaves were hauled away for recycling. Leaf pick-up information.
The Service Department provides maintenance for the trees that are located in the public rights-of-way. (Generally, the public right-of-way along a street runs from the back edge of the sidewalk on one side of the street to the back edge of the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street. A typical local street may have a pavement width of 26 to 36 feet, but the right-of-way for that street is typically 50 to 60 feet wide. Trees located within the right-of-way are maintained by the Village.) The program consists of trimming, pruning, shaping, cabling, and removing deadwood from the existing trees. When necessary, due to age, decay, or if unsafe conditions exist, the Village will remove such trees. Before a tree is removed, the Village will contact adjacent property owners to explain the reasons why the tree must be removed. If the property owners desire, they may have the wood. For more information, click on the "Tree Maintenance" link below.
In addition to the foregoing, the Service Department also maintains traffic signals and picks up trash from the Village containers in the downtown and park areas. In addition, street signs are placed and maintained, and streets are swept once each week as weather permits. During the warm months, Service Department crews mow grass on the Village rights-of-way in the rural areas.
Granville Service Department
1833 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023
Phone: (740) 587-1880