Mission Statement: The Public Works/Engineering team will utilize technical expertise to enhance the efficiency of city operations while providing professional customer service to ensure the safety and quality of life for the people who live, work and visit in Branson. We do this with an environmentally sensitive conscience to benefit the community.
Public Works/Engineering has the primary responsibility for construction and maintenance of the City's infrastructure. This department also provides routine maintenance and repair of city vehicles, right-of-ways, streets, and city buildings.
The Public Works Facilities Maintenance Division provides custodial services, repair, and maintenance of city buildings and facilities, including City Hall.
The Public Works Street Division duties include pavement preservation work, storm sewer installation and maintenance, and pavement striping. Winter operations involve ice and snow removal from all city streets and city owned parking lots. Street signage is also an important component of this division to ensure that all signage is in compliance with federal standards, and that motorists are provided the information they need to keep the city streets as safe as possible.
The Public Works Service Center (fleet maintenance) Division ensures that the city's cars, fire engines, police vehicles, trucks, and heavy equipment used in the daily operations of the city are all operating well and maintained properly.
The Stormwater Division is responsible for the development and management of the stormwater management plan. In 2013, Branson became a regulated Missouri Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) community and must comply with water quality through the Department of Natural Resources. This plan will include public education and outreach, public involvement and participation, and revising of the City's Technical Specifications and Design Criteria for Public Improvement Projects.
The Sustainability Division manages the recycle center and works to promote sustainable practices in the city including the implementation of curb-side recycling.
The Engineering division is responsible for managing the public and private capital projects. These efforts encompass the entire life span of the following projects from design, to property acquisition to construction:
- New sewer lines and water systems
- New or expanding water or wastewater facilities
- Public facilities
This division also provides the in-house engineering for the city including such diverse projects as wastewater lift station design, traffic signal timings, and trail design. The division also monitors and evaluates traffic, signalization of intersections, and traffic congestion mitigation.
The GIS (Geographic Information System) Division of the Engineering Department manages the GIS for the benefit of the city and its citizens. The computer based maps provide the information critical for proper planning and preliminary design work to assist in the development of street, property, aerial, zoning, and other types of city maps available to the public.
Each April and November, public works conducts a city-wide cleanup free of charge for residents where city trucks pick up large items such as appliances, mattresses, and furniture in addition to brush and tree limbs.