Central Maintenance
Vehicle Maintenance
Water Reclamation
Water Treatment

Public Service
Melanie Baker, Director

930 Overholt Road                                                                   
Kent, OH 44240                                                                                 
Phone:  330-678-8105

Fax:  330-673-1893


The Public Service Department of the City of Kent is in charge of all public works and improvements, construction, engineering, and inspections.  They oversee road constructions, repairs and maintenance; sidewalk construction and maintenance; the City's water distribution system; the water reclamation system, and the storm water management.

The position of the Public Service Director was established by the Kent City Charter Section 54. The Public Service Director is in charge of the making and the preservation of all surveys, maps, plans, drawings and estimates for public work, the cleaning, resurfacing, repairing, striping and lighting of streets and public places; and the preservation of all property belonging to the City and pertaining to the functions thereof. The Director performs such other duties consistent with the office as may be required by the Charter, by ordinance of the Council, or as directed by the Manager.

The Public Service Director reports directly to the City Manager.