The St. Matthews Public Works Department is located in the maintenance facility in the eastern section of Community Park, just off of Ten Pen Lane.
The works group is made up of fifteen full time employees and is supervised by Mr. Terry Ridgeway who has been an employee and resident of St. Matthews for over 30 years. These employees provide service to our residents and businesses on a daily basis. Their responsibilities include tasks such as street patching, ice and snow control, installation of regulatory and identification signs, emergency storm services, tree planting, mowing, care of city parks and green spaces, city building maintenance, graffiti removal and all other calls for service within the city.
Throughout the year, as weather permits, the St. Matthews Public Works Department performs new installation and maintenance of storm water drainage systems, sidewalk repairs and new sidewalk installations, along with other construction related concerns.
During the summer and fall months, this department may utilize seasonal help. Summer is a busy time for these employees who are responsible for maintaining the city’s four major parks, many green spaces and floral islands throughout the city, along with all other functions of the department.
When fall season arrives, these workers carry out the city’s leaf pick up program, where they utilize large vacuums to remove piles of leaves that have been placed along the street edges by residents. This can be a challenging and lengthy process, due to possible inclement weather conditions and the unpredictability of the trees to shed their leaves in a timely fashion.
Terry Ridgeway- Public Works Supervisor (502) 895-9444