The Engineering Division provides professional engineering, architectural, landscape architectural, and floodplain development management services in addition to enforcing the floodplain ordinance and National Flood Insurance Program regulations for the city. Additional duties include the design and construction of a wide variety of capital improvement projects throughout the city. Projects range from drainage improvements, street construction, traffic signal improvements, city buildings, city parks. This division also provides in-house professional services for support of maintenance activities and to other departments.
The Engineering Division plans, designs and manages the construction of the City's infrastructure. Engineering's responsibilities are divided into several categories:
- Engineering and Architectural - This section is responsible for all engineering, architectural, and landscape architectural work for the City, including the design and construction of the City's capitol improvement projects.
- Floodplain Management - The Engineering Division is responsible for managing the City's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program and providing information about and regulations regarding the use of floodplains.
- Stormwater Management - The Engineering Division administers some of the requirements of the City's NPDES Permit.
- Traffic Management - The Engineering Division manages traffic operations, which include the installation of traffic control devices to ensure safe and efficient use of public streets/right-of-way. The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program and the Decorative Street Sign Program are a part of Traffic Management.
- Survey - The Engineering Division provides surveying services for city projects. In addition, the City Surveyor reviews and approves all plats including preliminary and final subdivision plats.
- Engineering Technicians - The Engineering Division is the City's on-site representative for the construction, alteration, and repair of buildings, highways, streets, sewer systems, water systems, and any other capitol improvement project.
- Traffic Studies - The Engineering Division conducts traffic counts, intersection warrant studies, and speed studies to determine if there is a need for traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
- Administrative - The Engineering Division's Administrative staff manages office activities.