Public Works

Mission Statement

The Public Works Department is comprised of a team of dedicated individuals committed to serving the citizens of Mascoutah at the most effective level possible.  The health, safety, and welfare of each resident are foremost in our minds as we perform our important daily tasks.  We understand the enormous responsibility that we have to provide safe drinking water, an efficient wastewater treatment process, safe dependable electric services and a well maintained roadway system within our community.  Public works department employees realize that in order to keep up with today’s changing environment, we must possess vision and exercise creativity.  Other employees within our organization are treated with respect and cooperation as we work together with them as a unified group of individuals committed to improving the quality of life for each resident of our community.

Public Works Department employees strive to inspire public confidence and respect for government and believe that honesty, integrity, loyalty, and courtesy form the basis of our conduct.  Our residents are not an interruption of our work, they are the purpose of it.

Summary of Basic Functions

The public works responsibilities are a substantial part of the City’s “core services” activities. All utility services (sewer, water, electric) are staffed within this department. Streets, storm drains, building maintenance, park maintenance, and cemetery are also service activities.

This department is staffed by 23 full-time employees and 3 part-time dispatchers.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jesse Carlton Public Works Director (618) 566-2964 ext. 140