The Public Works Commissioner is responsible for maintenance of city owned and operated buildings, grounds, utility services, and general code enforcement for nuisance and zoning violations. Specifically, the Public Works Commissioner has first-line responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of city-owned buildings and grounds, management of designated city-wide services contracts including mowing and snow removal. This department also is currently responsible for monitoring compliance with all manner of nuisance and zoning issues and violations. The Department, either personally or through its designated agents, completes surveys of the condition of all city buildings and grounds and works in cooperation with the other Department heads to coordinate appropriate action to address repairs and improvements. The Department head administers grounds and building maintenance contracts. The objective of this Department is to ensure a clean, orderly, and well maintained buildings and grounds throughout the city, and to develop and administer an effective Departmental budget.