The main duties of the
Engineering Department are planning, designing and supervising
construction of City infrastructure improvements including
streets and thoroughfares, water and sewer systems and other
public facilities. The engineering department also conducts and
directs field studies, surveys and other field information for
use in public infrastructure improvements and any other proposed
Department prepares drawings and overlays for reports, maps,
charts and other illustrations, and prepares and maintains
up-to-date maps of the City's thoroughfares. underground
utilities and zoning. Engineering responds to questions from
residents and contractors regarding City utility locations and
construction requirements. The department develops long range
planning reports on projected municipal needs.
Engineering reviews and
evaluates subdivision and building plans for conformance with
City Ordinances and makes recommendations to the Planning
Commission and City Council.
Department issues excavation permits when residents or
contractors will be opening earth on public lands (City Right Of
Way) and also conducts inspections on these permits to ensure that
the construction is done in compliance with City Ordinances.