The Public Works Department is comprised of four divisions of work which are made up of 112 full time employees:
The Beautification and Facilities Division encompasses several elements of the Public Works Department, to include, but not limited to: Parks Maintenance, Athletic Facility and Grounds Maintenance, Tree Beautification, Streets Maintenance, Right-of-Way Maintenance, Mosquito Control, Gateway Enhancement Projects, Downtown District Beautification, Sign Shop, Special Event Planning/Setup, and the Jayne Boswell Animal Shelter.
The Equipment Maintenance Division provides and operates the City garage which provides integral services and maintenance to the City’s fleet of 900 vehicles and pieces of equipment.
The Recreation Division is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, supervising and coordinating a comprehensive plan of leisure activities for the citizens of Florence. The Division is also charged with the responsibility of providing safe, well-maintained parks and facilities that serve the City of Florence neighborhood residents.
The Sanitation Division provides garbage, recycling and yard debris removal services to 14,000 residents weekly as well as dumpster service to 560 commercial entities.