Engineering's Mission & Goals:

  • Provide excellent customer service through a respectful, responsive, and predictable decision-making process
  • Promote the efficient use of resources
  • Ensure a well-planned community that is safe and functional

To support these goals, department staff facilitate the development and implementation of long-range plans and policies such as the City’s various public infrastructure master plans and long-range capital improvement plans; help shape the physical environment through reasonable enforcement of codes and standards; and ensure high quality development.

Engineering's responsibilities include:

  • Developing the City’s overall Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for ultimate review and approval by City Council
  • Overseeing the design, bidding, and construction of various CIP projects
  • Performing a wide variety of tasks related to land development, and ensuring newly constructed public infrastructure and utility systems conform with applicable local, state, and federal regulations
  • Managing the City’s water resources, analyzing water-centric data for strategic planning purposes, and promoting sound water use and conservation strategies
  • Studies and develops solutions for traffic safety enhancement and multi-modal mobility improvement
  • Reviewing and issuing development permits for subdivision, site, off-site public infrastructure, public right-of-way, and general civil construction projects
  • Reviewing construction plans for compliance with applicable design criteria
  • Supporting negotiation of a variety of development agreements
  • Maintaining the city-wide Geographic Information System
  • Enforcing codes related to protection of life, health, safety, environment, and other related matters
  • Monitoring proposed and actual land use within Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulatory special flood hazard areas, ensures the City’s good standing as a participant community in the National Flood Insurance Program, and acts as repository of FEMA Flood Insurance Study and related flood hazard data