Public Works: FAQs
If you think a tree needs cutting, contact the Street Department at (706)859-0907. They will get your name and address and send a representative out to see if the tree is on City right-of-way. If the tree is on City right-of-way, the Street Department representative will determine if the tree needs cutting. If the tree does in fact need cutting the City will cut and remove the tree. However, if the tree is not on City right-of-way, it will be the property owner’s responsibility to have the tree cut and removed.
Unfortunately, the City does not dispose of contractor waste. If the property owner cuts or trims themselves, the City will be happy to remove the waste.
The City will pick up and dispose of the animal carcass provided it is in a City Street. If the carcass is in a County Road or State Highway, that respective Department is responsible for it.
I have trimmed my shrubs and trees and have a large pile of limbs, where should I put them for the City to pick them up?
Place the limbs on the edge of your yard as close to the road as you can get. Please remember not to mix junk or other debris with brush and limbs.
The City does not pick up junk. The only exception is one time per year the City holds a “clean up week”. During this period is permissible to place junk on the roadside for removal. Any time other than “clean up week” the property owner will be fined and charged for the removal of the junk.
Unfortunately the City can’t monitor all of its Streets continuously. If you hit a pothole or even just see one, please call (706) 859-0907 and report its location to us and we will be happy to repair it.
Please contact the Street Department at (706) 859-0907 and they will send someone out promptly to repair it.
Please contact the Street Department at (706) 859-0907 and they will send someone out promptly to replace or repair it.
Actually, the Cemetery does not belong to the City of Summerville. The Summerville Cemetery is owned and operated by a private group called the Summerville Cemetery Corporation.
Public Works & Utilities
Tony Carroll, Director
P.O. Box 180
Summerville, GA 30747
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If you can not reach a staff member, AND it is after hours, on a week end, on a holiday, or if it is an emergency, call 911. The 911 center will dispatch an “on-call” employee 24 hours a day.