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Germantown adopted a council-manager form of government on June 8, 1976. The City is governed by a mayor and six council members, all elected at large. The city manager supervises the daily operations of the government. Departments include Service Department, Planning & Zoning, Finance Police, and Fire.

The Service Department is responsible for the streets, water, sewer, and parks. The Service Department maintains the streets, plows snow, coordinates leaf pick-up, maintains the water system, chlorinates and fluorinates the water, and maintains the sewers. The Service Department oversees and maintains Veterans Memorial Park, Kercher Community Park, and the Germantown Aquatic Center.

The Planning and Zoning Department promotes safety through the enforcement of codes, ordinances and regulations.

The Finance Department ensures the City of Germantown’s financial resources are protected through strong financial management. The Finance Department oversees various essential business services of the City including budgeting, purchasing, utility billings, tax collection, and financial reporting.

The Police Department is responsible for protecting the persons and properties within Germantown City limits; enforcing criminal and traffic laws and city ordinances; maintaining peace and order; preventing and solving crime and working with residents to solve problems that threaten safety or lead to crime.

The Fire Department performs the function of fire suppression, rescue, and other related services within the City of Germantown and German Township. The overall responsibility is conducting annual safety compliance inspections for each business, new construction, and renovations. The department investigates all fires and provides fire safety education to the citizens of Germantown.

A number of citizen organizations are established by ordinance with advisory or decision making responsibilities. They include the Board of Tax Appeals, Board of Zoning Appeals, City Beautiful Commission, Economic Development, Fire Oversight Committee, Parks Board, Parks Oversight Committee, Personnel Board, Planning Commission, and Pool Board. Pool Oversight Committee, Records Commission, and Senior Oversight.

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Stormwater Education & Outreach

Stormwater Education & Outreach

Storm Water Friendly Watering Tips

  • Direct your downspouts to a depressed area or a garden bed so water soaks into the yard instead of rushing out into the streets.
  • Use rain barrels to store rainwater from downspouts
  • Do not over water. Excessive watering can lead to runoff, which wastes both water and chemicals you may have added to your lawn.
  • Incorporate swales and berms to your landscaping so runoff is contained and does not leave your yard.

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