The Public Works Department is responsible for a number of maintenance and service programs, as well as the administration and implementation of the City´s Capital Improvement Program. The Department administers contracts for street repairs, street sweeping, traffic signal maintenance, and other related maintenance and repairs. Department personnel perform minor street maintenance, stenciling, sign installation, roadside weed and litter abatement, graffiti abatement and fleet maintenance.
The various funding sources for Public Works activities include: General fund - this is all unrestricted revenue that comes to the City, Gas Tax fund - this is the City´s share of the motor vehicle gas tax imposed under the provisions of the State of California State and Highway Code, Traffic Safety fund - funding from the State of California, State Local Transportation funds - these are monies received from Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), and Areas of Contribution (AOC) funds. "Areas of Contribution" are established within the City as a means of financing street-related improvements and traffic signals, and are funded by new development.
Street Maintenance and Improvement The Street Maintenance Division, as part of the Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining all City streets and rights-of-ways and for administering related capital improvement projects, including graffiti removal. Division personnel perform minor street maintenance stenciling, roadside litter and weed removal, storm drain maintenance, and street sign installation as required to facilitate traffic flow and safety within the City. Major street repairs, street striping, street sweeping, and traffic signal maintenance are contracted to private firms, as is the design and construction of major street improvement projects. The Gas Tax fund, State Local Transportation fund, Traffic Safety fund, and Area of Contribution (AOC) funds support street maintenance and improvement projects.
Crossing Guards The Public Works Department administers the Crossing Guard Program within the City. Currently, crossing guards are at two locations (Tierra Rejada Road/Mountina Meadow Drive and Los Angeles Avenue/Moorpark Avenue) on a part-time basis to help school children cross intersections. Crossing Guard activities are coordinated by the Crossing Guard Supervisor. Developer fees support the cost of crossing guard services at one of the two locations, with vehicle fine revenues supporting the other location.
Stormwater Management The Stormwater Management Program, administered by the Department of Public Works, provides for the implementation and management of a number of federally mandated programs under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). These programs are designed to improve the quality of urban stormwater run-off.
Parking Regulation Enforcement The Public Works Department provides a portion of the manpower allocated to the enforcement of the City´s parking regulations. Parking enforcement is also provided by the City´s contract Police Service Center. Maintenance costs for the Radar Speed Display Trailer are also budgeted here.
Radar Speed Advisory Signs The department is responsible for the maintenance of eight permanent radar speed feedback signs, plus the deployment of two trailer-mounted mobile speed feedback signs at selected locations.
Street Sweeping Parking Restrictions All residential streets in the City have a twice a month, three hour per week parking prohibition to facilitate for street sweeping, as a NPDES requirement.
Solid Waste and Recycling Division The Solid Waste Division plans and implements solid waste and waste reduction programs. It monitors compliance with the City´s Solid Waste Ordiance. The City has agreements with private refuse haulers to provide residential and commercial collection services throughout Moorpark. The Division is responsible for administering and monitoring the City´s franchise agreements, developing quarterly financial reports, and conducting the annual refuse rate review. To contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, please call (805) 517-6241.
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