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Department Director

Director of Public Works
Dale L. Houdeshell, PE, F.ASCE, PWLF

Contact Information


Assistant Director/City Engineer
John Wulf P.E.
John Wulf

Public Works Superintendent
Gary Scheipeter
Gary Scheipeter

Civil Engineer
Spencer Litteken

Administrative Assistant
Daneen Schlereth
Daneen Schlereth

Public Works

The City of Clayton and the Public Works Department are saddened by the sudden death of Jim "JD" Heard, who suffered a heart attack on October 25th.  JD was with the City of Clayton for 35 years, starting out as a seasonal laborer, and later becoming Construction Inspector.  JD was well-known both around Clayton and in the construction community as "the guy with the ponytail" who ensured all work was performed up to Clayton standards.  He was also full of random facts, puns, and movie and music trivia.  He will be missed greatly.

JD Heard

The Public Works Department is committed to customer service.  Please call us at 314-290-8540 if you have public works questions or need information.  If you get voice mail, please leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible.  

2012 Public Works Staff

Public Works Organization

The Department of Public Works is divided into four divisions.

The Engineering Division is responsible for the overall administration and coordination of departmental activities and is responsible for the implementation of all design, construction, permitting and service contracts. This division also administers the refuse/recycling collection contract.

The Operations Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all public streets, alleys, sidewalks, parking facilities, street lights, traffic control, forestry, public landscaping, snow/ice removal and the leaf collection program.

The Building Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of City buildings; which include City Hall, the Police Department building and the Public Works facility.

The Equipment Services Division (Central Garage) is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all City-owned vehicles and equipment.

Public Works Organization Chart

Should you have any questions on any of our operations or services, please call Public Works at 314-290-8540.