Engineering Department 

The Engineering Department plans and oversees the city's streets, water, wastewater, landfill, and storm drainage projects. It is also responsible for the construction, inspection, and administration of capital improvements. 

Engineering also enforces the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and provides floodplain information to the public. Comprehensive system planning, engineering design, design review and implementation systems in accordance with local, state, and federal laws are also provided by the Engineering Department. 

Other Engineering Department responsibilities include:

  • Identifying needed projects to improve and maintain streets, oversee construction of water lines to increase system capacity, rehabilitate existing infrastructure, address drainage issues, oversee construction of sanitary sewer lines, sidewalks, and trails.
  • Reviewing and approving all engineering design plans for public improvements in new residential and commercial developments.
  • Reviewing design plans for compliance with ordinances, standard construction details, state and federal laws and sound engineering practices.
  • Overseeing a variety of contracts, such as contracts with cellular providers for small cell nodes.
  • Review plats and engineering plans for all new construction.
  • Assess, and collect impact fees (roadway, water and wastewater) on all new development.

Engineering Construction Team

The Engineering Construction Team works closely with the engineering team to provide input regarding the sound construction of engineering designs. The Construction Inspector enforces public works related ordinances and ensure construction occurs per "released for construction" plans. They also inspect, approve percentage of work completed, and approve contractor payments throughout the project construction phase. 

The Engineering Department responds to resident inquiries and complaints regarding construction, post-construction clean-up and site rehabilitation.