Public Works

The Village of Harrison has approximately 100 miles of public roads, ditches, and trails as well as several ponds. The Department of Public Works oversees the maintenance and repairs of the village roads, ditches, public right-of-ways, public parks & trail system. The department performs maintenance on village-owned vehicles & equipment and is responsible for snow removal on village roads.

The Public Works Department employs an Operations Manager, an Engineering Technician/Code Enforcement Officer, 6 full-time laborers, and many seasonal employees to manage Harrison’s infrastructure and to oversee the Yard Waste Site.

2023 Road Projects - Creekside Estates(PDF, 15MB)
2022 - 2026 Road Reconstruction Plan(PDF, 71KB)
2023 - 2027 Road Maintenance Plan(PDF, 72KB)
2023 - 2027 Road Paving Plan(PDF, 100KB)

Drainage Complaint Form(PDF, 465KB)

Standard Specifications Manual(PDF, 10MB) for Storm Sewer & Street Construction

Right-of-Way Information

The right-of-way (ROW) on most Village of Harrison roads is a 66’ wide path dedicated to the village for roads and their maintenance. The ROW on village roads with curb and gutter is typically 37’ of hard surface plus approximately 14.5’ of terrace on each side. On village roads with ditches, the ROW is typically 30’ of hard surface plus approximately 18’ditch or terrace on each side. ROW areas are not privately owned property, but are public property controlled by the village.

Any alterations taking place within the Village's ROW, outside of mailbox placement or mowing, must be approved by the Department of Public Works for village roads, by Calumet County for county roads, and by the Department of Transportation for state highways.

For questions regarding ROWs call (920) 989-1062 x 6

Right-of-Way Permit Application(PDF, 219KB)


Damaged Mailbox Policy

If you live on a county or state highway and your mailbox has been damaged by a snowplow, contact the Calumet County Highway Department at (920) 849-1457.

If you live on a village road and your mailbox has been damaged by a snowplow, contact the Public Works Department at (920)989-1062 x 6 with the address and the date of the incident.

Once confirmed, the department will replace the mailbox and wooden post. If you prefer to replace the mailbox yourself, the Village will reimburse up to $60.00.

A receipt for the mailbox must be provided to the Village Office or the Public Works Operations Manager in a timely manner to be reimbursed. Reimbursements are for damage caused only by plows/wings hitting the mailbox, not by snow being pushed up to or against it.