Public Works Manager, Gregory W. Huffman
As Public Works Manager for the Township and over 30 years of Public Sector experience, Greg manages the activities of maintenance and improvements for the road department, cemetery, public right of ways, and fleet maintenance. Previously Greg worked for the City of Sylvania Street Department and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Committee memberships include: Lucas County Storm Water Action Group, Floodplain Management, Ohio – American Public Works Association, The Olander Park Oversight Committee, and Lucas County Township Road Department Association.
Greg is a graduate from the University of Toledo, Engineering College with a Bachelor Degree in Construction Engineering. An active member in the Ohio Army National Guard since January 2, 1980. Greg serves as a Sergeant Major with 31 years of service which includes the 16th Engineer Brigade and currently assigned to Ohio Joint Force Headquarters. Greg deployed to Afghanistan September 2003 to June 2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and performed engineering service in many Forward Operation Bases. "Peace Through Service", ESSAYONS!
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Sylvania Township Road Department provides several types of maintenance services such as; snow removal, traffic signs, storm sewers, right of ways, road repair, roadside mowing, and leaf pickup. Please report damaged traffic signs to 419-882-0031, ext. 1503. The Township Road Department maintains Township residential roads.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (419-825-1383) maintains the interstate system and state highways such as:
The Lucas County Engineers Office (419-213-4540) maintains main arterial roads such as:
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The Road Department consists of: the Public Works Manager, a road foremen, seven (7) utility workers - class “A” driver’s license, and one (1) building maintenance person. In addition, seven (7) part-time employees are utilized throughout the year. Many road department personnel have won trophies and recognition for their equipment operator skill sets in the Ohio Department of Transportation equipment rodeo challenges.
The road department has a 70-piece fleet inventory that includes eight (8) heavy duty dump trucks, four (4) light duty dump trucks, seven (7) leaf loaders, two (2) backhoe tractors and numerous other pieces of equipment valued at $935,000.
The Service Department consists of: four (4) full time Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) mechanics and provides fleet maintenance for road, police, and fire department vehicles valued at $4,400,000. Also, one of our mechanics has secured a Master Technician Certificate from the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission.
The Service Department performs timely repairs to all Township vehicles and equipment for the police, fire, and road departments. Proper maintenance will ensure the longevity of our capital equipment investments and provide reliable service to our community. Various types of equipment such as a plasma cutter, welders, grinders, diagnostic meters, scan-type machines, and overhead cranes, are utilized to perform these tasks.