Duties and responsibilities of the street department include maintaining the streets and alleys of Kimball. There are approximately 30 miles of street in Kimball which translates into about 106 lane miles that we maintain. Some of the maintenance done by our department includes pot hole repair, removal and replacement of bad curbs or gutters, street sweeping and snow removal. We also maintain the downtown area, which includes taking care of the trees, bushes, and mowing the grass. In addition to these duties, the Street Superintendent enforces some of the city ordinances such as dead tree removal, properties with tall weeds, and overhanging tree limbs that can affect our equipment while sweeping and removing snow.
Jim Shoup is the Street Superintendent and has 7 years on the job. John Heidemann is the Parks Superintendent, taking care of both Gotte and City Parks. He is also the city Building Inspector and during the winter he returns to the Street Department where he has worked for 18 years. Larry Janicek has been with the department for approximately 1.5 years. John and Jim have weed licenses through the state of Nebraska. All employees have CDLs for driving city trucks.