Perry City Hall * 203 W. Polly Street * Perry, MI 48872-9503 * Phone: (517) 625-6155 * Fax: (517) 625-6157 * Hearing Impaired may Dial 711

DPW Mission
The DPW is on-call around the clock to maintain the infrastructure that supports the daily life of City residents.

The water system, streets and public services in our community are managed with the  highest consideration for quality,
convenience and efficiency.

DPW Superintendent John Souder

     DPW Superintendent John Souder and his staff are available
to see that services in the City are maintained at the
level residents expect.
His first priority is "Service to the Community."

    The dedicated team working in the field to provide service to City   
     residents is comprised of Superintendent John Souder,
Assistant Superintendent Jim Dunn
Eric Smith, Tony Davis and 
Tim Beduhn.
Phone: (517) 625- 4500
                                                                *Quick Links*
   The Following Documents   
are also Available at
Perry City Hall
203 W. Polly Street
or may be Downloaded
by Clicking the Link
Trash Opt Out Form
(Commercial Accts. Only)

2020 Water
Quality Report

(Data Collected in 2020)
 (The lastest Information Available) 

Lead & Copper
Monitoring Report

Test Results for
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl



Location and Hours

The Department of Public Works is headquartered at the southwest end of Lamb Street immediately west of City Hall.
DPW Staff is on duty 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, a staff member is always on call for emergencies.
To contact the DPW, persons may call (517) 625-4500, 24-hours a day.

New Rule: Yard Waste Disposal
(Effective January 1, 2020)

                                                                                                                             Rules and Regulations for Section 4 of Ordinance No. 235
                                                                                                               The Rules and Regulations listed below were effective January 1, 2020:
Yard Waste -
  1. Collection. Yard Waste shall be collected beginning the first week of April through the last week of November, pending weather permitting and holidays, according to the following rules:
   All materials for collection shall be placed at the edge of the street no later than 7:30 a.m. of the day scheduled for collection (see yearly calendar on city website at for pick up
  dates) and not sooner than the day before the scheduled collection, except for fall leaf pick up.

                                                                                                                                     *NOTE: Piles with Pet Waste will not be picked up.

   2. Loose Leaf Collection will be done in the month of April and begin again in October through the end of November.
   3. During the month of May through the end of September, all ELIGIBLE YARD WASTE items below must be placed in a DISPOSABLE PAPER YARD WASTE BAG, including the following items:
 a) Grass clippings   
   b) Garden Waste   
   c) Leaves   
    d) Twigs       e) Pinecones      f) Walnuts      g) Apples   

   4. Eligible items to be Chipped include: 
   a) Branches-4 inches in diameter (maximum) and 8 foot in length. (April through November) 
  b) Christmas Trees (January)
5. Ineligible items to be picked up include:   
  a) Plastic bags
  b)*Black Top 
  c) Lumber/Building material (not eligible with Granger) 
  d) *Bricks  
  e) Concrete   
(Note: Items * can be picked up in small quantities or delivered to the DPW yard during City’s Clean-up Week and must be scheduled for pick-up.)
    6. Guidelines.
      a) All eligible yard waste material shall be placed in paper bags with a maximum weight of 35-lbs. during the month of May through September.
      b) LOOSE LEAVES ONLY (SPRING collection) may be left at the edge of the street during the month of APRIL.
There will be no specific pick up date scheduled. This will be done as needed and weather permitting.
      c) LOOSE LEAVES ONLY (FALL collection) may be left at the edge of the street beginning the first week in OCTOBER THROUGH THE END OF NOVEMBER.
          There will be no specific pickup date scheduled. This will be done as needed and weather permitting.
      d) Whole CHRISTMAS TREES will be collected in JANUARY.
      e) Not more than one (1) pickup truck load of BRUSH AND LIMBS shall be set out for collection at any one address for each collection.
      f) Trees cut by a contractor shall not be eligible for collection. Depending upon volume, the Superintendent of Public Works may authorize disposal of said materials at the
          City DPW Lot.

IMPORTANT: Click Here to Read the Amendment to Ordinance 235 Section 4 to provide for
Opt-Out of Yard Waste Service for Non-Residential Properties (ONLY) - Effective October 1, 2020

For additional information, call:
Perry City Hall * 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday *
Ph: (517) 625-4500 -Or- log onto the City Website:

** Click Calendar to Enlarge/Print **

** Paper Refuse bags are available locally at Darling Hardware **

Snow Removal ~ "Avoid the Second Shovel"

Most residents who have lived in Michigan during winter knows how it feels to put on their winter clothing and
head out with snow shovel in hand to clear their driveway ...
As they return to the comfort of their home ... they hear it ... that dreaded snowplow undoing all their hard work
and again plugging-up the end of the driveway.
There are some ways to help avoid this from happening! 

 In 2014, the County Road Association of Michigan published the following infographic explaining how to avoid this:

         * Shovel in the direction of traffic.   
In other words, as you look at your
driveway from the road, clear out the
right corner as much as possible.
* Place more snow on the left side of
the driveway.  

ALSO - If a Snowblower is being Used -

* The Missouri Department of Transportation has provided a video at the following link to visually show how to
"Avoid the Second Shovel":

Snow Removal ~ Parking Prohibited
Overnight Parking is PROHIBITED 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on City streets, in public parking lots and in road right-of-ways.
To facilitate Snow Removal by the DPW, special enforcement of this ordinance is practiced from
November 1st through April 1st.
Businesses and residents are responsible for the removal of snow and ice on sidewalks abutting their property.

Hydrant Flushing
Hydrant flushing is done on a routine basis, as determined by the DPW Superintendent.
Whenever possible, hydrants are flushed as needed beginning in April and ending in October.
Flushing is generally done over a 4-Day period.

When the Hydrants are being Flushed - USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DOING LAUNDRY!!

Wood Chips
The City maintains a Wood Chip Pile for residents use. Residents may load their own chips or
DPW personnel will load the chips in a truck or trailer at a cost of $2 per (equipment) bucket.
Hours to have wood chips loaded in your vehicle are 7:30 to 8 a.m. or 3 to 3:15 p.m.
Please contact the DPW 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to arrange an appointment.

Water System and Water Quality

 The City of Perry Water System has a 200,000-gallon storage tank and an average daily flow of about 210,000-gallons which increases
during warmer weather. The water system is monitored daily to assure the highest quality of water possible, and to meet standards set
by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 

Meter Reading has been updated with time-saving devices added to all water meters. This device (transponder) allows the meter to be
read from the road via radio transmission to a handheld computer.

This process has allowed staff to dedicate more time on regular maintenance and less time walking door-to-door to read meters.

City of Perry Sewer System

The City of Perry Sewer System, maintained by the DPW, is comprised of seven pump stations located throughout the city, which requires
constant monitoring and maintenance to assure continuous 24-7 operation.

The DPW staff also maintains a Lagoon system on Bath Road near the railroad tracks, which also requires constant maintenance to
assure proper operation.
In early Spring, when the ice melts, the warmer water rises to the top of the pond. Because this is a natural process, there usually is an
odor emitted.  This is called the 'rollover,' and should only last a few days.
Necessary steps are always taken to assure this process occurs quickly so the odor problem is  present for the shortest time possible.
For questions or concerns about the City sewer system and how it operates, please call
Superintendent John Souder, (517) 625-4500.


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Page Updated 09/21/2021


203 W. Polly St.
Perry, MI. 48872


Phone: (517) 625-6155
Fax: (517) 625-6157
Hearing Impaired:
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