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What does Engineering do?

Category: Engineering
The Engineering Division is responsible for delivering a cost-effective infrastructure system. The Division assesses the condition of the present road, sidewalk, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main systems; establishes a priority for system upgrades, pursues avenues for construction funding, designs and specifies the proposed construction work; and oversees the contract work that provides an improved infrastructure system.

In addition, the Engineering Division services all of the other city Divisions, Departments and Commissions as they seek to restore, maintain and upgrade the city facilities and properties under their jurisdiction. The Division is working in a concerted effort with the Public Service, Assessing and Planning Departments to computerize all city zoning, parcel and infrastructure system maps to develop an interactive information system to better manage our city's resources.

The Division maintains and upgrades all records of city utilities, streets and addresses, as well as all project specific contract records and "as-built" construction information. All such records are available to prospective developers, builders, architects, engineers, commercial and industrial facility operators and residents. All private development site plans, including subdivisions, condominium projects and commercial and industrial facilities are reviewed by the Engineering Division for impact to the surrounding area, and compatibility to the local infrastructure system. All work within city right-of-ways and easements are inspected by the Engineering Division.
Updated 4/4/2013 3:39 PM
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