Departments

The City is comprised of essentially 4 departments and a governing body.  The Administration (City Hall) is the hub of all departments.
 
The Administration consists of the City Manager, the Clerk/Treasurer, the Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, and the Administrative Executive Assistant.  These individuals are the people that run and oversee the daily operations of the City.  Some of their responsibilities include receiving and distributing finances as instructed by City Council, implementing and advocating the Ordinances set forth for the City, and assisting residents with their concerns and business connection with the City.

The Police Department is the head of our public safety.  The department consists of a Chief, Sergeant, and Patrol Officers.  The Police Department is responsible for keeping order and enforcing the laws of the State as well as the ordinances set forth by the City of West Branch.  They are extremely visible to the public and can be seen at most all community events held within City Limits. 

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is in essence the maintenance department for the city.  The department is made up of a Superintendent, Heavy Equipment Operators & General Laborers.  Their responsibilities can be extensive depending on the day and the needs of the City.  They are responsible for maintaining the roads & its lighting, water & sewer mains, maintenance of all the municipal buildings as well as all the grounds that are deemed City property.  Although this list may sound minimal, there is a tremendous amount of work that goes into keeping the City looking beautiful and all equipment, fixtures, buildings, etc. operating as they should.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) is in charge of disposal of all waters that pass through the City.  This includes all sewage intake as well as storm waters.  This department is operated by a Plant Manager, and multiple Waste Water System Operators.  Since waste waters are recycled and deposited back into the ground water, this department is required to follow very strict guidelines from the DEQ as well as other higher authority agencies.  All current employees are certified in waste water treatment at some level or another.  Although you may never see or hear of the workings of this department, they serve an extremely important part in the big picture keeping our community safe and viable.