Public Works Program Information

Address: 12831 Nett Lake Road, PO Box 16, Nett Lake, MN 55772
Phone: 218-757-0193
Fax: 218-757-0198


The Public Works Department works to provide quality service for water supply, wastewater treatment, water and septic system assistance, solid waste disposal, maintenance of the roads, water and sanitation systems, and burial coordination.  The administration of the Indian Reservation Roads program develops roads projects to meet the needs of the Band through planning, design, and construction.  

 

Bois Forte Water Supply, Waste Water Treatment, and Solid Waste Disposal

Indian Point, Nett Lake, Palmquist, and Vermilion Water, and Wastewater Sanitation, and Solid Waste Disposal.  Maintains the community water and wastewater systems and oversees the operation of the solid waste canister sites.

 

PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE

Public Works Maintenance staff makes sure that the water, waste water, and road systems are safe and properly maintained. The maintenance foremen oversee the utility and road maintenance, construction, and repair projects. Activities include snow plowing, culvert replacements, roadside mowing, repairing water main breaks, replacing defective water and sewer components, and general maintenance to the Band’s public works infrastructure.

WELLS & SEPTICS

Provides assistance for the installation of water supply and wastewater systems for permanent residential requests.  Also helps to trouble shoot water supply and wastewater treatment systems that are failing. Funding for new home construction and failed existing systems is secured through the Indian Health Service.

 

INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS

This program is under self governance by the Band.  All activities associated with roads projects for the Band through the BIA are contracted through the Band.  From the planning of projects through the administering projects through the Construction phase.

 

Employee Name Title Phone Ext Email

Joel Astleford

Commissioner of Public Works

218-757-0193

11

Email

Ellen Little

Administrative Assistant

218-757-0193

10

Email

Floyd Morrison

Foreman - Wells & Septics, Public Works, Funeral Fund

218-757-0193

13

 

John Whiteman

Maintenance Worker

218-757-0193

13

 

Janice Connor

Water and Sanitation Supervisor

218-757-0193

14

Email

 

Transfer Station Nett-Lake

218-757-0193

 

 

 

Transfer Station-Vermilion

218-753-4542

 

 

George Mihelich

Vermilion Water & Sanitation Operator

218-750-7354

 

 

Travis Morrison Maintenance Worker 218-757-0193    
Brian Whiteman Maintenance Worker 218-757-0193