Street Maintenance is responsible for paving, street repairs, crack sealing, pot hole repair, tree removal, bulk trash removal, brush cleaning and removal, retention basin, pathway maintenance and many other city services including street cleaning and sweeping of approximately 35 miles of the city streets. Streets also manage the regular maintenance of these streets and oversee rebuilds and resurfacing during the summer months. In the rainy season, the street division mobilizes to remove water from city streets, allowing citizens to safely conduct the business that drive Somerton.

The Street Division is also responsible for the placement of all city signs. As City Council passes ordinances to control traffic flow, the Street Division maintains the signage to guide drivers in the safe operation of vehicles on the street. Street Division also is responsible for the Graffiti Abatement Program, it works with concerned neighbors and business-owners to identify report and remove graffiti from public and private spaces.

Graffiti Abatement Program

Our Goal
To provide graffiti eradication services to residents so they can live in a city free of graffiti. This program is based on obtaining permission from residents and businesses to allow City crews to remove graffiti on their property "at no cost" so they won't be inconvenienced with removing graffiti themselves.

Graffiti Abatement Program
In the on-going battle against graffiti, Somerton has implemented a new policy and weapon for the graffiti abatement program. Both are designed to take the sting out of being a graffiti victim by providing a free removal process for residents and businesses targeted by taggers.

The new policy speeds up the process for getting rid of graffiti in our neighborhoods. As soon as the graffiti is reported, the City asks the property owner to sign a consent form. Once that permission is granted, a City crew will remove the graffiti-- at no cost to the property owner --within 24 hours. The consent form remains on file, and if the vandals strike again, the City will be able to take immediate action. Property owners who prefer to do the job themselves, without help from the city, must take action within 24 hours.

Only through a cooperative partnership with the residents of Somerton can we succeed in eradicating this problem.

City of Somerton Graffiti Hotline
To report graffiti for removal, call the Graffiti Hotline at (928) 627-2011, (928) 627-2012 or to Public Works Department at (928) 722-7322 Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The 24-hour Graffiti Hotline is the vital link between City staff and the residents of Somerton. Residents and businesses may report graffiti or request assistance with graffiti removal at this number. If you witness any acts of vandalism and defacement of public or private property, please call 911.