Better service through cooperation
Before the Interlocal Agreement, maintenance staff sometimes had to stop cleaning a street halfway through, hand it over to the City of Olympia to continue on for a section, and then the street would be handed back to Tumwater once again to finish the maintenance for the rest of the street. Now, with the new boundaries in place, the responsibility of maintenance for the entirety of a street will lie with only one city, not both. This also means that the City of Tumwater will help to maintain not only our own streets, but some of the City of Olympia’s as well – so long as it produces a more efficient route. The City of Olympia will also be responsible for maintaining some of our streets as well, again, in an effort towards maintenance efficiency.
- Pavement maintenance; pothole repair, sealing cracks in the road surface and any patching that may be required
- Vegetation control
- Snow and ice control
- Stormwater runoff; minor street flooding, and clearing of plugged catch basins
- Pavement markings; striping, crosswalk markings, etc.