Are Public Works employees really considered trained professionals?

Although not widely regarded in the eyes of the public as trained professionals, Public Works employees at Miami Township do complete routine formal/ informal training to hone construction skills and pursue educational opportunities to stay current to industry specific trends and techniques. Employees are Class A Commercial Drivers and some are certified through the State of Ohio in commercial pesticide application. Road Department employees complete Ohio Department of Transportation LTAP coursework, attend APWA (American Public Works Association) seminars and complete on-line coursework yearly. Each employee in Public Works has been certified in NIMS (National Incident Management System) training and CPR. Some of the Road Department staff participate in a leadership-in-training program to increase skills, expand knowledge and are challenged in entry level managerial situations to develop future leaders. Mechanics in the department hold numerous ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications.

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1. Why are my tax dollars spent on Austin Landing?
2. Am I allowed to have a basketball goal in or near the street?
3. Who is responsible for sidewalk and curb repairs in front of my home?
4. Why does the snowplow driver push snow back in my driveway?
5. Why doesn't the snowplow driver plow to the center of the street or cul-de-sac?
6. What do I do if my mailbox is knocked over during a winter weather event?
7. How do I report a pothole in the street?
8. Why did leaf crews collect in front of my house only 1 time this season?
9. Why did the township cut my leaf collection services?
10. What is considered the road right-of-way and whose responsibility is it?
11. Who do I call for refuse collection scheduling and questions?
12. My street was recently resurfaced. Why isn't it smooth?
13. What is Slurry Seal? Why does the Township use Slurry Seal?
14. Who is responsible for the roadway drainage system?
15. Who do I call if the street is flooding?
16. Who maintains my sanitary sewer system?
17. Do I need a permit for upgrades to my property?
18. Who do I call for a water main break in the street or a damaged fire hydrant?
19. Who do I call for a street light outage?
20. Who is responsible for a tree down blocking in the road?
21. Who is responsible for maintaining trees and vegetation on my property?
22. What do I do if I have a problem in my backyard?
23. Are Public Works employees really considered trained professionals?