Public Works Department
Community Transportation Construction Projects
Public works is comprised of a total of eight departments, all of which are under the supervision of the Director of Public Works.
A closely linked, yet separate department, is the Capital Project Department under the supervision of John Rae. This is an overview of each department and their responsiblilties:
Direct Phone Numbers
Direct lines are accessible
by dialing 442-5 + extention.
- PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - 442-5200
- PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR - 442-5201
- CAPITAL PROJECTS - 442-5202
- CAPITAL PROJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - 442-5221
- CITY PLANNER - 442-5203
- PROJECTS ASSISTANT - 442-5204
- MECHANIC'S SHOP - 442-5205
- BUILDING MAINTENANCE - 442-5206
- STREETS DEPT - 442-5207
- LINE MAINTENANCE - 442-5208
- WATER PLANT - 442-5209
- CITY ATTORNEY - 442-5210
- INSPECTOR - 442-5211
Responsible for all the positions and work done in each of the departments.
John Rae - Public Works Director
e-mail - pwdir(at)otz.net
Lorraine Hunnicutt - Administrative Assistant
Assists with purchasing, records-keeping, and personnel.
e-mail Lorraine Hunnicutt - pwotz(at)otz.net
Building Maintenance & Repair
Responsible for maintenance of all City buildings, including boiler systems,
and operation of the vehicle gas & diesel fueling system.
Billy Reich - Supervisor
Responsible for all land-related issues, building permits; variance requests and Planning Commission;
self-contained, but under Public Works budget.
Jim Balcerek - City Planner
e-mail - cityplanner(at)otz.net
Responsible for developing, securing funds and following to completion all capital projects. This includes all engineer-related issues, maps & as-builts, grant-writing and project management.
Derek Martin - Capital Projects Manager - kotzengs(at)otz.net
- Capital Projects Assistant
Jason L. Jessup (Capital Projects Assistant)
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Responsible for all light vehicle, heavy equipment, and generator repairs,
as well as welding projects for buildings.
Dierk Woodard - Shop Supervisor
Joseph Eldred -Heavy Equipment
Maintains streets, roads and snow removal; also abandoned vehicle and boat removal;
assists with large item removal at Spring Clean-up.
Terry McCall - Streets Supervisor
Municipal Utilities Services (MUS)
Solid Waste Department
Responsible for solid waste disposal, includes the baler building and landfill,
trash pick-up, spring clean-up & hazardous waste.
Enoch Shiedt, Jr.
Jim W. Beasley
Gus Nelson, Jr.
Kotzebue Sanitary Landfill
South of town.
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Trash pick-up schedule and container information
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Water Treatment Plant
Responsible for producing potable water for the City, includes Devil's Lake pumphouse, Vortac Lake pumphouse, water transmission line to town; Water Treatment Plant and Water Storage Tank.
Built Summer 2004
Randy Walker - Supervisor
e-mail Randy Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
Jody A. Sours
Responsible for maintenance of all City water & sewer mains; water & sewer hook-ups & disconnections; honey bucket pick-up & disposal, and sewer lagoon.
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