Public Works

City Hall - What to Know Before You Visit

City Hall will be closed to the public through January 1, 202. Public Works Department staff can be reached by phone or email (see contact information below) during regular business hours. Appointments can be made for in-person service if needed.  

  1. Petra Schuetz

    Public Works Director
    Phone: 503-874-2210

  2. Bart Stepp

    City Engineer
    Phone: 503-874-2209

  3. Chelsea Starner

    Public Works Coordinator
    Phone: 503-874-2206

  4. Travis Sperle

    Maintenance Division Supervisor
    Phone: 503-874-2280

  5. Steve Starner

    Water Quality Supervisor
    Phone: Wastewater Treatment Plant 503-873-5439


The goal of the Public Works Department is to provide citizens with the best quality product and service possible and do it at a fair and reasonable cost. We are committed to providing service beyond what is considered the normal standard of the industry in the delivery of public improvement projects, drinking water quality, wastewater treatment, maintenance operations, and all other services. 

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The Public Works Director oversees the management of the City’s public infrastructure systems via three Public Works divisions. The Director is responsible for developing long range capital improvement plans and budgets based on Silverton master plans, and provides professional and technical support to the City Manager, City Council, and Committees on all public works activities.

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Public Works after hours emergency contact number:

Maintenance Division - (503) 991-9795, please call and leave a message including: name, phone number, brief description of problem and location. Thank you