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Stayton's Department Public Works is the proud steward of the city's water system, sanitary sewer system, streets and storm drainage systems, water quality and detention facilities, rental facilities, and city parks. We strive to provide these services to our citizens in a safe, efficient, courteous, and professional manner. 
Services provided by the Public Works Department include:



The Department manages the City's Public Works Design Standards and Construction Specifications which were revised in September 2021. See the Engineering site for the Standards and Specifications.
If you have any questions regarding Public Works, please contact us at (503) 769-2919.
If you need assistance from the Public Works Department after hours, please call the non-emergency line at (503) 769-3421.





Public Works Activities for Fiscal Year 2023-2024


Public Works Activities for Fiscal Year 2022-2023


Public Works Activities for Fiscal Year 2021-2022


Public Works Activities for Fiscal Year 2020-2021


Public Works Activities for Fiscal Year 2019-2020


Public Works Activities for Fiscal Year 2018-2019





Lance Ludwick has been the City’s Public Works Director since 2015. As a lifelong Oregon resident, Lance has been working in the public works construction field on and off since 1978.

After a four year term in the United States Air Force working on fighter jets for the18th Tactical Fighter Wing on Okinawa and the 912th Aircraft Maintenance Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Lance returned home and entered college. He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.

For the past 28 years Lance has been working in public works / land development field performing many different duties. He has worked as a land surveyor, construction inspector, project engineer, senior level civil engineer and a project manager. He has worked in both the private and public sectors but primarily as a civil engineering consultant in the private sector.

Lance is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the States of Washington and Oregon.

He’s also an active member of the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers and the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies.

City of Stayton Fees and Fines

City of Stayton Fees and Fines

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Lance S. Ludwick P.E.

Director of Public Works



John Ashley P.E.

City Engineer



Michael Schmidt

Senior Engineering Technician



Ian Kintz-Stormo

Engineering Technician



Windy Cudd

Permit Specialist



Danielle Emmert

Sewer System Supervisor


Kendall Smith

Streets, Water and Parks Supervisor





Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Public Works Administrative Office

311 N. Third Avenue

Stayton, Oregon 97383


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