Left to Right: James Morris, Adam Torreyson, Don Golian, Phil Hoffman-Foreman, and Raymond Nichols
Centralia's Street Department consists of 3 full time employees who have been
employed with the city for an average of 10 years. As one of the most visible
departments around town, our Street Department always has a check-list of tasks.
The day-to-day projects of the Street Department employees are widely varied. On
any given day, here are a few examples of the work assignments for this mobile
- Maintenance of city streets
- Conducting street over-lay projects as prioritized by the Board of Aldermen
- Making, installing, and maintaining all the signs
- Cleaning ditches
- Installing driveway culverts
- Mowing and weed eating
- Snow removal (i.e. plowing, spreading materials, and hauling off snow)
- Street sweeping
- Construction of new storm sewer projects
- Maintenance and up keep of the city's 3 closed landfills
- Hauling tree limbs after storms
- Replacing or replacing curb and gutter
- Removing sidewalks for homeowners to replace and replacing sidewalk sections
- Painting all the pavement markings
- Maintaining the city's 2 compost facilities
- Operating the residential recycling program, 5 days a week, every other week
- Operating the business cardboard recycling program, 3 days a week
- Maintenance of all street department's equipment (grader, loader, backhoe, mower
tractor, 3 pickups, 3 dump trucks, street sweeper, dozer, paver, )
- Oversee and run the annual Spring Clean-up
- "Anchor Fest" preparations every year
If you have concerns about street repairs or sign conditions, please contact the
City of Centralia Public Works Department at
If you have concerns about major, safety hazards that need immediate attention,
please contact the Centralia Police Department at 573-682-2132 and the Public
Works Department will be notified.
Street crews installing drainage lines and widening the W. Lakeview Street in preparation for the new 3-5 grade school.
Visit our community and see the recent accomplishments for the street
- Have added 2 snow plows and 1 spreader to our fleet of snow removal of
equipment in order to clean streets a little quicker.
- Built a new brush/yard waste drop off site on North Street
- In the process of installing over 4,000 feet of storm sewer on Lakeview
- Numerous street overlays
- Built new curb and gutter along Singleton in front of the Prenger's
- Numerous small drainage projects for homeowners and businesses of less than 200
- Helped the Park Department with tearing down houses and old shelters, building
parking lots, new playgrounds, paving, and so much more!
Street and Sanitation Department Foreman
Phillip started with the city street department in 1991 working summers while he
was in college. At that time, he did all of the weed eating, recycling, filled
in on the trash truck, and what ever was needed of him. In 1996 Phillip
graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in geography, and related
fields in surface water. He was offered a full time position with the Centralia
Street Department and was only too happy to live in his hometown and use the
knowledge and resources he had gained. In 2000 the foreman position came open
and he has held this department leadership role since then. His city crew has
been with him almost the whole time he's been the foreman.
Philip was born and raised in Centralia. He and his wife are both graduates of
Centralia High School and both graduated from MU. They make their home in
Centralia, with their 2 daughters. The community of Centralia provides their
family with the environment that is important to them.
"I enjoy working here with all the new challenges that arise,
getting to see the town grow and knowing that I was a part of that growth and
Come visit our City of Centralia and see what we have to offer!"