Public Works Department

 

To schedule a trash pick-up, report problems or for more information, 

call 251.580.1848 or email jpeed@ci.bay-minette.al.us

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Our Public Works Department will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage service will resume Monday, Nov. 28, on its regular schedule.

Trash pick-up takes place Monday and Thursday on the west side of Hand Avenue and South U.S. 31 and Tuesday and Friday on the east side of Hand Avenue and South U.S. 31. 

Debris pick-up for limbs, trees, mattresses and other items will be handled Monday through Friday in order of the council districts: Monday, District 1; Tuesday, District 2; Wednesday, District 3; Thursday, District 4; and Friday, District 5. Click here to check for your district.  

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Public Works Department

Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


John Bower, Director
jbower@ci.bay-minette.al.us
251.580.1848

Jessica Daniel Peed, Assistant
jdaniel@ci.bay-minette.al.us
251.580.1848

Parks, Grounds and Mowing


Joseph Hall, Superintendent
jhall@ci.bay-minette.al.us
251.580.1848
 

Sanitation, Streets, Garage 

Murray Stewart, Superintendent
mstewart@ci.bay-minette.al.us
251.580.1848

Bay Minette Public Works 

 

John Bower, Public Works Director

John Bower earned a degree in Agronomy and Soils from Auburn University and brings more than 10 years experience in municipal parks maintenance to the Grounds Department.

He began his career as a laborer then foreman for the City of Fairhope’s Parks Department. From there he went to work for Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS where he served as an Operations Superintendent and then Deputy Director of the Parks and Recreation Department.

 He has professional work experience in the areas of parks and building maintenance, public horticulture, urban forestry and turf management. 

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    Bay Minette in Bloom

The “Bay Minette in Bloom” campaign began in 2013 as a way to bring beautiful hanging baskets to downtown Bay Minette. The project has continued to blossom under the guidance of the North Baldwin Chamber Foundation.

The Foundation works with the City of Bay Minette, Bay Minette Beautification Committee and other community partners to make it happen. Foundation Director Ashley Jones Davis said the project originated from discussions on beautification projects for the area.

The Chamber Foundation continues to raise funds to install and maintain the Bay Minette in Bloom hanging baskets.  For a donation of $250, individuals or businesses can sponsor a basket display which consists of one pole with two hanging baskets.

Sponsorships can be made in memory or honor of someone and a sign will be hung at a basket location upon request of the donor. Sponsorships are then renewable each year for $150 to help with the upkeep of the basket.

Since its inception the “Bay Minette in Bloom” project has raised more than $13,000 to install and maintain the baskets and flowers. For more information about making a donation toward the project or becoming a sponsor, contact the North Baldwin Chamber Foundation at 251-937-5665 or visit its website.

Important Information

The City of Bay Minette has adopted ordinances and regulations pertaining to areas covered by our Public Works Department. A brief description of those related to garbage and debris removal and container usage is included here. For additional questions, contact the Public Works Department at 251-580-1848.

  • Sec. 21-2. - Depositing tree limbs, etc., on streets or sidewalks.

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, deposit, or sweep or otherwise convey into any ditch or gutter, or upon any sidewalk, street, avenue, or alley in the city any tree or bush limb, pine cone, leaves or straw in or about his premises. All persons having such tree or bush limbs, pine cones, leaves or straw in or about his premises shall place the same in concentrated piles at convenient locations near a street or alley where they can be reached by the garbage collectors of the city.

  • Sec. 14-17. - Use of containers.

It shall be the duty of every person in possession, charge and control of any premises where refuse is created or accumulates, at all times to keep or cause to be kept a sufficient number of garbage cans for the deposit therein of refuse and to deposit or cause to be deposited the same therein to prevent the spreading or scattering of such refuse upon said premises, or upon the premises of others, and the lids or covers of such garbage cans shall be kept tightly closed thereon at all times other than when garbage is being deposited therein or removed therefrom.

Containers used for the deposit of garbage for collection by the sanitation department shall be in good condition so that collection therefrom shall not injure the person collecting the contents thereof. Containers having ragged or sharp edges or other defects must be promptly replaced upon receipt of notice from the director of the sanitation department or his agent and if not so replaced within ten days of receipt of such notice, such nonconforming or defective container may be collected by the director of the sanitation department or his agent, disposed of as waste and every person in possession, charge or control and in the event of multiple occupancy, the owner of the premises, shall be held responsible.

  • Sec. 14-21. - Depositing refuse into streams, water drains, sewers, etc.

It shall be unlawful for any person to sweep, throw, or otherwise deposit or cause to be swept, thrown or otherwise deposited into or on any canal, stream, public water drain, sewer or receiving basin within the corporate limits and police jurisdiction of the city any garbage, rubbish, or other refuse or to permit same to accumulate in such manner that it may be carried and deposited into or on any of the above places by action of the rain or wind.

  • Sec. 14-32. - Building debris.

Building debris such as scrap lumber, plaster, roofing, concrete, brickbats or similar materials resulting from the construction, repair or demolishing of any building or structure on private property and dirt and rocks will not be removed by the sanitation department, but the owner himself must cause this waste to be removed, provided, however, that the sanitation department may remove the same by payment of the owner of a reasonable fee therefor, said fee to be established by the sanitation department.

  • Sec. 14-33. - Tree surgeons, landscapers, etc., duty of removal.

It shall be the responsibility of all fence companies, tree surgeons, nurseries and landscape contractors or any individual or company doing such work on private property to remove from the premises all residue and rubbish resulting from said work.

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Park Rentals


For information on renting any of our city parks, contact Rhonda Akins at the Building Department at 251-580-1891.

Basic Park Information:

Birthday Parties - $15.00 for two (2) hours; $5.00 for each additional hour. Family Reunion/Class Reunion/ Wedding/Baby Showers - $30.00 for two (2) hours; $5.00 for each additional hour.

***Must call to check availability***

 

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Arbor Day Proclamation

 

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