Whenever the legislative authority of any city, by ordinance, declares it essential to the best interests of such city, the duties relating to the management and operation of municipally owned public utilities . . . shall be vested in a board composed of three members (ORC 735.03).
Utilities Supt.: Donald R. Weingart, Ext. 235
Assistant Superintendent: Matthew Hoopes
Waste Water Treatment Plant Manager: Jeff Zimmerman
Waste Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator: Timothy Rininger
Water Plant Manager II: Larry Sebrell
Water Distribution General Foreman: Terry Endsley
Senior Clerk: Lynn Raymond
Junior Clerks: Ext. 237 & 238
The Utilities Commission oversees the Utilities Superintendent. Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. Don Weingart has served as the Utilities Superintendent since 1985; he started his career with the Salem Utilities Department in 1952.
Report Street Lights
Through this service provided by First Energy, Salem residents can report a street light that is out. Follow the link below.
FirstEnergy Street Light Report (updated 9/2014)