The Public Works Department maintains and repairs all village streets and alleys, public parking lots and the Miami & Erie Canal, along with water and sewer lines and traffic signs. Leaf collection, mowing of grass, street sweeping, snow plowing and brush chipping are also included.
Public Works gets involved in such diverse activities as maintaining the Village owned Library Building, and anything else that doesn't exactly fit into the other Village Departments.
The staff includes six full time, year around employees plus seasonal help.
Ben Krieg, Superintendent Steve Bornhorst Tim Garman
Elaine Lampert Jon Moore Ryan Olberding
Public Works also has the biggest roster of Village equipment including dump trucks, pickup trucks, snow plows & salt spreaders, mowers, two backhoes, a street sweeper, a sewer cleaner, street striping machine, brush chipper, leaf machine, and lots of smaller equipment.
The Department is based at 304 South Herman Street.
For after-hours emergencies, please call 419-394-2874
Brush and limbs are picked up curbside on Mondays There is no charge for this service but they must be placed in the treelawn between curb and sidewalk. Please do not place them along the alley.
Curbside leaf pickup is offered at no charge on a seasonal basis. The beginning and ending dates will be announced. Leaves are to be put in a windrow on the street once the curbside pickups begin. Do not mix any grass or brush with the leaves. Brush pickup is suspended during leaf pickup season.
If you have a major tree and/or limb removal project, the Village will park a dump truck at your property overnight or over the weekend. The truck will be locked and you cannot move it but you can fill up the bed with limbs and firewood. On the next business day, the Village will drive the truck away and dump the material. There is no charge for this service but you must schedule an appointment by calling the Public Works garage at 629-2802.
Grass clippings, leaves, or firewood may be brought to the Village Yard Waste Facility on N. Walnut Street, near the wastewater department facilities. There is no charge to dispose of yard waste this way, but absolutely no plastic bags or other foreign material may be mixed with the yard waste.
Village of New Bremen Yard Waste Facility
Rules and Regulations:
VILLAGE RESIDENTS ONLY: This facility is for the use of Village Residents ONLY.
YARD WASTE ONLY: No dumping of garbage, construction material, junk or demolition. debris is permitted.
NO PLASTIC BAGS: Do not leave material in plastic bags. Empty the contents of the bags and place the empty plastic bags in the barrel provided.
Observe the signs and place material in the appropriate barrel provided.
Only mulch and firewood may be removed from the facility, and is only for use on residential properties in the New Bremen village limits. There is a limit of two pickup truck loads of mulch per year.
Violations of these Rules and Regulations will be prosecuted as Misdemeanors.