Welcome to Municipal Services, proudly providing a variety of important services essential to your daily living needs.
Municipal Services manages a variety of areas which are vital in having a clean, safe, healthy and thriving community. The Department consists of five Divisions and 144 full-time employees who implement, deliver, operate and maintain the city's infrastructure systems and facilities. We also provide wholesome activities for youth and families.
Michael Cooke Municipal Services Director City employee since 1992
I have the privilege of working with incredibly dedicated and hard-working professionals who are responsible for providing water, wastewater, and stormwater services to our community. Our Department is also responsible for the maintenance of the City's streetlights, traffic signals, vehicles and buses. No matter how difficult, challenging or unpleasant the task, the employees of Municipal Services strive to do whatever it takes to get the job done in a cost-effective and timely manner. It's a real pleasure to be a part of such a fine team.
CITY OF TURLOCK URGES MOTORISTS TO SLOW DOWN
The City of Turlock Municipal Services Department is coordinating a "Slow for the Cone Zone" outreach campaign in an effort to encourage motorists to slow down and use caution when passing City construction and maintenance zones. During the week of August 5th-11th the City will increase outreach efforts through billboard displays, newsletter articles, etc. to encourage motorists to stay alert, obey the traffic laws and signs, and pay attention to their surroundings, especially in work zones.
The following tips (provided by The California Department of Transportation) are strongly encouraged to help motorists stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones:
• Do not speed in work zones; obey the posted speed limits.
• Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
• Watch for workers; drive with caution.
• Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
• Avoid using mobile phones, particularly while driving in work zones.
• Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
• Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
• Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
• Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
• Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so.
• Be Patient!