The City Engineer is responsible for planning and budgeting most of the capital improvement projects such as annual road resurfacing programs, sidewalk and curb reconstruction, drainage improvements and facility upgrades. The Division prepares cost estimates, plans specifications and contract documents for the majority of the City’s public work bids. Many times during the course of construction, the Engineer may serve as a liaison for the City providing information to residents, property owners, and utility members affected by the work.
The City Engineer plays an integral role in providing technical assistance and support to the City’s many other departments. The City Engineer attends all of the monthly Planning Board meetings and oversees the technical review of all of the permit applications for Fresh Water Wetlands, Site Plan, Land Subdivision, and Special Use.
The City Engineer monitors construction activity and provides all of the necessary inspections and oversight to ensure that project goals are achieved and specification compliance is met.
The City Engineer stores and maintains the majority of the City’s mapping such as topography, sewer, and drainage systems. Availability for map research and viewing can be scheduled by contacting the Development Services Department. Mapping is primarily archived in paper form however some maps are available digitally in GIS format.
The Engineer often interacts with the community and is available to offer information and advice should a resident, property, owner, or contractor need assistance.