Located at the Public Works building is the Central Services Shop where there are four full-time mechanics who provide fleet maintenance for the more than 200 vehicles used by city staff. These vehicles include police squad cars, heavy duty equipment, lawn mowers, refuse scooters, pick-up, and fire trucks.
The City of Red Wing routinely flushed hydrants and water mains twice per year. However, the new Water Treatment Facilities have improved the water quality in Red Wing, and as a result the need to flush the hydrants has been reduced to ONCE per year. Some areas such as dead-end streets may be flushed multiple times during the year depending on the specific needs of the area.
Hydrant flushing is done to maintain water quality, remove accumulated rust from water mains and to ensure that the hydrants are working properly. Typically dead end lines have a higher potential for iron build-up due to a lower volume of flow.
For the most current Notice of Hydrant and Main Flushing, please click on the link below.
While property owners are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their abutting sidewalks and drive aprons in the right-of-way, the work must be done by either the City of Red Wing or a licensed and bonded contractor. Requests for repair or replacement of either the sidewalk or drive apron should be directed to the Engineering Department at the Public Works Building by calling 651-385-3674.
The Public Works Department is responsible for assuring safe vehicular and pedestrian travel on city streets and right-of-ways. During the winter months, this means that staff/crews plow and treat city streets to remove snow and/or ice, and monitor sidewalks to assure that they meet standards to allow for safe pedestrian traffic. For additional information on the City’s snow & ice operations, please press the link below.
Public Works crews provide a variety of street maintenance services throughout the year. These services include: City-wide street sweeping and flushing, weekly sweeping of the downtown core area, pothole repair, crack sealing, seal coating, overlays, rural road grading, roadside brushing and mowing, curb and gutter repair, street lighting and sign maintenance. Click the link below for additional information on these services.
Lynn Nardinger is the Deputy Director of Public Services for The Public Works Department. Lynn began his career with the City of Red Wing in 1992. He started working with the Refuse/Recycling Division in 1994. For the next 7 years he worked in various departments such as streets, cemetery, and in the maintenance shop. Lynn became the Marina Manager for Ole Miss Marina in 2002. He spent 5 years working in the marina which is owned by the Red Wing Port Authority. He then took the position of Superintendant of Streets and Utilities for the next year and a half. Lynn became the current Deputy Director in 2008. He now oversee operations and staff insuring that all the work gets done in the various areas of the Public services Divisions such as streets, parks, utilities (collection and distribution), and the cemeteries.
Lynn Nardinger, Deputy Director