Public Works Department
ROAD & BRIDGE MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
John Phelan, Road Director (503) 434-7515
Weekly Work Schedule
This department maintains the County road system. Paved roads must be patched,
overlayed, chip-sealed or recycled as required. Pavement markings need to be
applied as needed given the traffic volumes and paint condition. The county
uses the Bay Area M.T.C. software system to prioritize the maintenance and
rehabilitation of paved roads subject to annual budgetary constraints.
Ditches need to be cleaned on a minimum 8-year cycle. Gravel roads need regular grading.
Routine bridge maintenance includes cap replacement, wooden deck and stringer
replacement, and repairs to spalling concrete as well as repair to guardrails.
Cove Orchard Sewer Service District
Cove Orchard Sewer Service District budget (PDF)
ENGINEERING AND ADMINISTRATION
Engineering Technicians survey and design all engineering projects.
Much of their time has been spent engineering slide damages on various
county roads as well as inspecting contract overlay work.
Employees deal with the daily interaction with the public, as well as
other public entities and our employees. They also perform accounts
receivable and payable functions and payroll submission for the department.
Fleet and Motor Pool Maintenance
The department repairs and maintains its vehicles as well as county pool
vehicles and outside agency vehicles. Vehicles and equipment from these
outside agencies include fire departments, State of Oregon, YCAP, City Police,
Park and Recreation and Public Works departments and Chehalem Valley Transportation.
Vehicle and equipment accounting is done through Ron Turley & Associates (R.T.A.)
maintenance management program. The purchase and disposal of county vehicles and
equipment are managed through a replacement pool.