Public Works plays an important role in protecting the public’s health and safety by providing clean drinking water, ensuring proper wastewater treatment, maintaining the streets, and managing storm water. The Public Works Department operates and maintains the village’s infrastructure including streets, parking, traffic signals, signs, bridges, city facilities, storm water drainage system, water treatment, and wastewater treatment facilities. The department coordinates development through facility planning efforts, ensures environmental compliance, and manages the construction of capital improvements, such as new roads, bridges, water mains and sewer lines.
The Public Works Department consists of four individuals who are dedicated to the village. Stryker appreciates the service that Jeff Schlosser, Alan Riegsecker, Mike Rodeheaver, and Wes White provide.
Wes White is the Village Public Works Supervisor. Wes has over 25 years of experience in public works. He is experienced in water, sewer, highway maintenance and drainage. Wes has been farming his entire life, and is also a certified welder and a fabricator. Some of Wes’s inventions include a special applicator for treating our catch basins that could harbor mosquitoes to a mechanical apparatus to help make leaf collection more ergonomic.
Mike Rodeheaver is the Village Street Superintendent. Mike has 16 years experience in public works and 7 years as a local businessman. Mike’s strengths are in auto mechanics and highway maintenance. Mike’s common sense approach in addressing the village’s day to day problems are invaluable.
Jeff Schlosser is a village part-time employee. He brings 36 years of public service experience. Jeff retired from Bryan Municipal Utilities in 2006 and has been with the Village of Stryker as a part-time employee since. Jeff brings experience to the group in several facets and is a valuable team member on many levels.