The Engineering Division consists of the Engineering Section, city Construction Crew Section and the Geographic Information System (GIS) Section.
The Engineering Section provides the city with professional and technical services in the fields of civil and traffic engineering. The Engineering Section oversees the design and construction of various municipal infrastructure and utility improvements within the city. These include capital projects initiated by the city and portions of projects built for city ownership by private developers. The Engineering Section provides 2 major services:
- Design - surveying, preparing and/or reviewing construction plans and specifications, estimating costs, monitoring city construction contracts and updating maps and records
- Development review - reviewing preliminary and final subdivision plats, inspecting water, sewer, street
anddrainage construction within private developments and reviewing construction plans for commercial / industrialprojects.
The goal is to ensure infrastructure and utility improvements which meet established engineering standards and code requirements and serve the community effectively, efficiently and safely on a long-term basis.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) Section provides the city with professional and technical services by maintaining and expanding the city's GIS. The GIS Section oversees the analysis, support, maintenance, manipulation, improvement
The GIS Section also includes teaching and instruction of other municipal employees in the use of the GIS. The goal is to provide the city with an accurate GIS that allows city staff to access data which will allow them to perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
The city Construction Crew Section provides the city with the ability to construct various infrastructure projects utilizing city manpower and equipment. The city Construction Crew Section allows the city to utilize monies more effectively due to the reduced cost versus contracting out construction to a private company.
Stormwater Management and Quality - Information regarding the city's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and stormwater regulations can be found on our stormwater information page.