The Operations Division performs the daily routine activities of the Public Works Department that ensure the roads and right-of-way are passable and that the drainage systems are functioning. The activities repair/maintenance of County roads include signs, signals, canals, drainage systems, driveway/culvert repair, adopt-a-highway program, and receipt of household waste and recyclables at the Citizens' drop-Off Area (CDA).
The Operations Division staff oversee the County Bridge Maintenance Management Program, the on-call traffic signal contractor, the repair and maintenance of the guardrail contract, the major County route mowing contract, the street-sweeping contract, and the recently added highway lighting maintenance contracts with the electric utility service providers.
Operations is responsible for:
- Construction, resurfacing, and striping of County maintained roads
- County-maintained roads
- Culvert Installation
- Driveway, pothole, and sinkhole / depression repairs
- Driveway installation
- Right-of-way maintenance
- Traffic Signals
- Driveway Permitting
Americans With Disabilities Act Coordinator (ADA) and Information
Under the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Sumter County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities based on disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: Sumter County does not discriminate based on disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: Sumter County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communications for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Sumter County’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Sumter County will make all reasonable modifications to policies or procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcome in Sumter County’s facilities/properties, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of Sumter County, should contact the County’s ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Contact information for the ADA Coordinator is as follows:
7375 Powell Road
Wildwood, FL 34785
The ADA does not require Sumter County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Sumter County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator as listed above.
Sumter County will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.