Public Works (DPW)

Capital Improvements Plan

Current DPW Team

Director Lance Cherven:  direct- (989) 808-5002;
Water Operator Gary Boyle:
DPW Technician Andrew Haeftling:
DPW Technician Debbie Emery:
Lab Tech Elizabeth McLeod:
Grounds Maintenance Jerry Lyden: 

On-Call Number: 989-889-1328

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all village infrastructure including but not limited to streets, street lights (decorative light poles only), Wallace Park, wastewater treatment, and the water and sewer mains, lift stations and wells.

The DPW is available Monday through Friday from 6:00 am. – 4:30 pm.

If you need your water turned on or off, please call Village Hall to set up an appointment. If we are closed and you have a water or sewer emergency, please call Central Dispatch on their non-emergent number at 275-0911 and someone from the DPW will be paged. The On Call number for DPW is 989-889-1328.

Inside the DPW Lab


The Village DPW Specialist performs tests on wastewater samples from different sources to monitor what is flowing in and out of the sewer system and the lagoons. These complex tests are done several times a month.

Wastewater Testing Performed Daily

  • PH Levels- acidicity and alkanility
  • DO Levels- Dissolved O2 in water

Wastewater Testing Performed Every Wednesday

  • Suspended Solids- measures various solids
  • BOD’s- measures biochemical O2 Depletion
  • Phosphorus- soaps, detergents & other products
  • Amonia Nitrate- amonia levels
  • Fecal Coli-Form- bacteria levels