The Public Works Department is responsible for the daily operation of the city’s streets, right-of-ways, drainage, cemeteries, and maintenance shop. These responsibilities include about 125 miles of streets, 2,000 catch basins, 70 miles of storm sewers, numerous miles of ditches and canals, 4 storm water pumping stations, traffic signals, traffic signs, and a large acreage of land to maintain vegetation within the corporate limits of Cleveland.
Traffic Calming Policy
The City of Cleveland has adopted a Traffic Calming Policy for areas experiencing excessive vehicular traffic and speeding. Residents making requests for traffic calming measures such as increased police presence, speed bumps, and other devices should carefully read and follow the policy and contact Public Works to request consideration of a traffic study. The policy and forms for this can be downloaded on the right side of this page.
Public Works Administration
Citizens are encouraged to contact the Public Works Department if they see problems with streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, traffic signs, cemeteries, or drainage. Complaints or concerns may be made by contacting Public Works Director Raphael Bell or Public Works Clerk Brandy Murphy. Public Works hours of operation are from 7:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 Monday through Friday.
Scott Fuquay serves as the StreetSuperintendant. The Street Division of Public Works performs a myriad of daily tasks such as:
·Repairing or patching streets
·Repairing or replacing sidewalks
·Sweeping city streets
·Maintaining traffic signals, street painting, and signs
·Keeping right-of-ways in neat and orderly appearance
·Maintaining the multitude of storm drains, pumps, culverts, ditches, and canals
·Litter and limb pickup
The City of Cleveland owns and operates four cemeteries. The Cemetery Division under the management of Benji Morgan sees to the daily operation, burials, arrangements, and locations in all city cemeteries. The four city cemeteries in operation at this time are:
·New Cleveland Cemetery - Located at the corner of Rosemary Road and N. Bayou Road
·North Cleveland Cemetery - Located further north along N. Bayou Road from New Cleveland Cemetery
·Old Cleveland Cemetery - Located on the west side of Jones Bayou at Cemetery Drive
·Westlawn Memorial Gardens - Located on Mullins Road
Plot cost where deceased lived in Cleveland ……………...$550.00
Plot cost where deceased lived outside Cleveland …….. $650.00
Opening and Closing fee during week ………………........…$325.00
Opening and Closing fee during weekend …………….......$400.00
NOTICE OF INCREASE:
As part of the approved FYE 2020 budget, the listed cemetery fees will increase effective October 1, 2019.
Plot cost where deceased lived in Cleveland ……………...$650.00
Plot cost where deceased lived outside Cleveland …….. $750.00
Opening and Closing fee during week ………………........…$375.00
Opening and Closing fee during weekend …………….......$450.00
The city maintenance shop is located at Public Works and is managed by Shop Foreman B. J. Horne. The primary responsibility is to keep city vehicles and equipment in good working order.
Grounds Keeping Division
The Grounds Keeping Division is primarily responsible for the upkeep of the downtown green strip, the bicycle trail, and all city horticulture.
1098 Old Highway 61 North
P. O. Box 1439
Cleveland, MS 38732
Raphael Bell, Public Works Director
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m